A Big Welcome to our New Director

The Board of Trustees  of the Hyde Park Library is very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jesse Chance as the new Director of our library.  There was an extensive search and interview process and we are convinced that we have hired a Librarian that will help lead the Hyde Park Library to an enriched future and deep involvement in the Hyde Park community.  The Board and Staff are very happy to welcome Jesse.

Jesse comes to us from the New Paltz Elting Library after 17 years working there in various capacities. He brings to us his experience, energy, vision and passion for the library which I know will serve us well.   Jesse received his  Master’s Degree in Information Science and Policy from the University at Albany.  His BA degree is from the SUNY at New Paltz with  a Major in English and Minor in Journalism.  He is a NYS Certified Librarian.  In addition to interests in libraries, English, and journalism, Jesse is involved in music, art, and graphic design.   Community-building is a passion of Jesse’s which will be very helpful as the Hyde Park Library develops our Turning Outward program and plans.

Please come by the library and meet and welcome Mr. Jesse Chance.


Lynn Ruggiero

President of the Board of Trustees

Hyde Park Library