Mission Statement:

The Round Lake Library delivers quality library resources and services, preserves a link to our local history, and functions as a contributing partner with the Southern Adirondack Library System in order to meet the needs of our ever-changing community

Round Lake Library provides equal-opportunity access to information, high quality book and multimedia materials, programs, exhibits, and online resources to meet the needs of our diverse community, supporting lifelong learning, cultural enrichment and intellectual stimulation.

To fulfill its mission, the Round Lake Library, supported by the Board of Trustees and the Women’s Round Lake Improvement Society, employs a knowledgeable, well-trained staff committed to excellent service.

Pen and Ink drawing of Round Lake Library
Line drawing of Round Lake Library’s Clark House branch by Paul Marchand

The Round Lake Library is a member of the Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS).

We are a function of the Woman’s Round Lake Improvement Society (WRLIS) and governed by a Board of Trustees.


Established in 1896, WRLIS is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is “to make Round Lake a more desirable place to live.”

The Woman’s Round Lake Improvement Society (WRLIS) not only operates the library, but also coordinates all fundraising activities for the library and other events in the village of Round Lake.

More information can be found on the WRLIS website.

Board of Trustees

The Round Lake Library is governed by a eleven-member board who are involved in governance, fundraising, and special projects for the Library.

Board meetings are open to the public and held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the Community Room at the Village Hall.

If you’re interested in becoming a member of this active board, please contact us at

Bylaws of Round Lake Library Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees’ Meeting Minutes and Documentation

Both branches CLOSED September 3-5 for Labor Day weekend

Both branches OPEN 10AM - 3PM on Indigenous Peoples' Day (October 10th)

Both branches OPEN 10AM-3PM Veterans' Day (November 11)

Both branches CLOSING AT 3PM Wednesday, November 23rd and CLOSED for Thanksgiving (Nov 24th)

Both branches CLOSED Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24th)

Both branches OPEN 10AM - 3PM on New Year's Eve (Saturday, December 31st)

Both branches open 10AM-3PM on HALLOWEEN (Monday, October 31st)