The Evans Mills Public Library was granted an absolute charter by the State of New York on January 15, 1962. The Library building is owned by the Village of Evans Mills and until 2005 was housed at 8708 Noble Street. In October of 2001 the Village purchased a building at 8706 Noble Street which is now the new location. Using Village funds, Library funds, New York State Construction grants and funds raised by our “Friends of the Library” group, the building was beautifully renovated. Much of the work was done by BOCES students under the supervision of the teachers. The move to the new library was made in December 2005. The new building is larger more modern and is handicapped accessible. The Village Trustees have agreed to continue paying the operating and maintenance expenses of the new Library facility.
The Evans Mills Public Library is chartered to serve the Village of Evans Mills, which according to the 2010 census has a population of 621. The library also contracts with the The Town of Pamelia (2021 change). The Library serves all persons who come into the Library. No fines are charged. The Library is open 23 1/2 hours per week and is staffed by one Library manager, one Library Clerk working 7 hours per week. There are two substitutes.
Circulation information can be found on our New York State Annual Report.
A six-member Board of Library Trustees meets at least four times a year.
Main sources of funding are: Indian River School District Line Item Vote, Jefferson County, New York State (Update 2021), Town of LeRay, Town of Pamelia.
The Evans Mills Community is an incorporated village in the Town of LeRay, with approximately 600 residents. The Village is situated three miles west of Fort Drum and ten miles north of Watertown. There is no industry within the village. Therefore, most of the residents commute outside of the village for work
Evans Mills offers small town living with short commutes to work. Most of the Village residents are middle class workers, retirees, senior citizens and military families.
Located within the Village is: Milltown Meadows and Northview Apartments, (both are low Income Housing complexes); and the Evans Mills Primary School, a part of the Indian River Central School District.
A taste of the “good life for young and old” is the main goal of the Village of Evans Mills.