Dolgeville-Manheim Public Library

Family Passes for Various Attractions available

We now provide Library Passes for discounted entry into Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, Adirondack Experience at Blue Mountain Lake, The Wild Center, The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, and The Empire Pass.

These passes are available to an adult with a valid Mid-York Library Card. They are loaned for a week with no renewals. Please take advantage of these passes and explore our beautiful state.

Munson -Williams-Proctor Arts Institute:  This pass is equal to a family pass offering free admission and discounts on purchases made on the premises in the art and book shops. It is also listed in the Empire State Museum Reciprocal Program which allows this pass to be used in 18 museums in New York State. A list is available at the library.

Empire Pass: This pass allows free entry of a vehicle on a first-come, first-served basis, considering the maximum capacity of the facility. When the card is presented at most NYS parks, DEC forest preserve areas, Boat Launch sites, Arboretums, and Park Preserves. The Empire Pass is usable at the facilities listed on the website and at most NYS Department of Environmental Conservation facilities found at:

Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo: This pass is valid for 50% off the cost of admission for up to 4 adults and 6 children per visit. More details are available on their website

Adirondack Experience at Blue Mountain Lake:  This pass is valid for 50% off the cost of admission for up to 4 adults or 2 adults and all children aged 17 and under. Children under 5 years old are get in free. More details are available on their website

The Wild Center Discovery Pass: This pass is valid for admission fee of 2 adults for $10.00 and 4 children free, under the age of 17. The Wild center is open late May through Mid-October. Visit the website for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation

We are now offering Mindfulness Meditation Sessions on Wednesday Mornings from 9:45 to 11:00. 

This is free, and open to the public. The Library will be closed, but the door will be unlocked for you when you get here. 


Viewing has been suspended until further notice, due to Coronavirus precaution.



During the COVID-19 Pandemic we regret that we need to not allow use of these materials until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Through The Health and Wellness Community Choice Award, given to the MidYork Library System by the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, we were able to purchase games that can be taken out for personal use.

Any adult person with a library card can borrow these items for one week.  Make your summer parties even more fun with these games.

Corn Hole
Ring Toss
Tumbling Towers (Jenga)

Inquire at the Circulation Desk.


Toddler Tales N Travels Program
Pre-school Reading Program

9:30 A.M.  FRIDAYS
April 2nd, April 9th, April 16th, April 23rd, April 30th.  

Designed for children from 18 months to 3 years old.

Free and open to the public

Pre-registration is required, Masks will be required. One adult to accompany each child, please.

Story time, songs and crafts are included.

Bring your toddlers and tell other families about this wonderful opportunity!

Library Book Group

The Book Group will be meeting at 1:00 pm.,  on the following dates: 

June 2nd:A Painted House, by John Grisham

July 7th: The Dutch House, by Ann Patchett

August 4th: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, By Betty Smith

September 1st:  The Last Thing He Told Me, by Dave Laura





DONATIONS In recent years we have been gifted funds in memory of several wonderful people in the Dolgeville area. Among them are Marie Haughton, Esther and Larry Austin, Rosemary Reimer, and Cathryn White, just to name a few. With these generous donations we have been able to build our Large Type collection, purchase a sofa for the children’s area as well as two chairs for your leisurely comfort while reading. Thank you all for your support.  

Looking for something to read?

Check out:
Never start a series in the middle again.  The Fantastic Fiction website has all the information you will need.  This site is a reader’s dream come true.
Bibliographies for over 30,000 authors. Use the browse menu to find an author by surname, or use the search boxes to search for an author or book.
Information on over 350,000 books. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details.

We are also pleased to announce that MidYork now offers this same capability on their website as well!  ( When you are researching to order or put a hold on a book, there is now an “Enhanced Content” Tab that gives you all the same type of information that Fantastic Fiction does.

Used Books Available

Please note that we are once again, accepting donations of GENTLY USED, UNSTAINED books for our book sale area. We cannot take Magazines, Text Books or Encyclopedias. 

However, thanks to the tremendous generosity of our community and patrons, we are able to offer a very large selection of books to purchase now. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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