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Mayville Library
4th Annual Fundraising Dinner and Auction
Webb’s Restaurant
Friday, September 23, 2016

Silent Auction Items – Bidding Closes After Dinner

 Black Fleece Sweatshirt

Donor – Pat’s at Chautauqua – Value $36

 Green Fleece Sweatshirt

Donor – Pat’s at Chautauqua – Value $36

Beige Button Necklace

Donor – Pat’s at Chautauqua – Value $26

Black Button Necklace

Donor – Pat’s at Chautauqua – Value $26

Green Button Scarf

Donor – Pat’s at Chautauqua – Value $28

Black Button Scarf

Donor – Pat’s at Chautauqua – Value $28

Timeless Treasures $15 Gift Certificate

Donor – Timeless Treasures  – value $15


Donor – Art Loft – Value $32

Cadwell’s Cheese House Gift Certificate

Donor – Jane Currie – Value $20

Live Auction Items:

Pottery Plate

Donors and Artists – Jim and Pat Reno  – Value $88

One Night Stay at The Maple Inn

Donors – Todd and Susan Bauer – Value $125

4 Chautauqua Golf Course greens fees and carts

Donor – Chautauqua Golf Course  – value $170

Turner Fitness Center Debit Card

Donor – Turner Fitness Center  – value $85

Stained Glass Piece

Donor and Artist – Jude Ostrander – Value $75

Stainless Steel BBQ Tools Set

Donor – Anonymous – Value $50

Gleeful Peacock Necklace

Donor – Chautauqua Wearhouse – Value $88

Wooden Chair

Donor – Fancher Chair – Value $175

One night stay at Chautauqua Suites

Donor – Chautauqua Suites – Value $179

4 Chautauqua Belle Tickets

Donor – Chautauqua Belle – Value $90

All Day Package for 2 at Chautauqua Institution

Donor – Chautauqua Institution – Value $173

Mobius Scarf

Donor – Joette Henderson

His and Hers Knitted Hats

Donor – Joette Henderson

Uptown Dresser Gifts

Donor – Erika Beckman – Value $146


Monday   10 am – 7 pm
Tuesday     10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday     10 am – 5 pm 
Thursday    10 am – 8 pm
Friday    10 am – 5 pm
Saturday   10 am – 2 pm
Sunday        Closed
Melissa Bartok – Director
Elizabeth Schmitz – Assistant Director
Fran Miller
Diane Paulus
Board of Directors
President – Randy Henderson
Vice President – Charlie Schiller
Secretary – Anastasia Klossner
Treasurer – Gregory Hunter  
Leslie Johnson – Trustee
Deborah Kushmaul – Trustee
Marsha Pritz – Trustee
Beth Chase – Trustee
Kimberly Klaes – Trustee
Board meetings are on the third Monday of each month (except July and August) at 7 pm.

The Mayville Library had its beginnings in 1895 when a group of area women formed a reading circle. They decided to call themselves the Tuesday Club (because they met the first Tuesday of each month) and in 1901 began taking steps to start a community library. The Tuesday Club Library received its official charter in 1906.  This library had many temporary homes, the last being the site of the old County Clerk’s Office from 1910 until 1961.

Meanwhile, Emma K. Tourgee, widow of Judge Albion W. Tourgee and a Tuesday Club member, bequeathed much of her estate to the library. After all conditions of the estate were met, the Tuesday Club Library was given the parcel of property on which today’s library is located.  It is on the corner of Evans and South Erie Street, immediately next door to the Thorheim; the original home of Judge Tourgee and his family.

In 1960, a new library building was constructed on this site. The Tuesday Club Library moved into this location in 1961 and in 1962 changed their name officially to the Mayville Library.

For more details of our library’s history, read Devon Taylor’s book: Mayville, “A View Through Time”.  It may be borrowed or purchased from the library.

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