About the Pioneer Library System:

The Pioneer Library System (PLS) is a New York State chartered, cooperative public library system serving the forty-two public libraries in Livingston, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming counties. One of twenty-three public library systems in New York State, it was created to enhance the service of and promote cooperation among its member libraries.

Each public library is governed by its own board of trustees. A nine member board representing the forty-two member libraries oversees the administration of the Pioneer Library System. 


To improve and expand library service in Livingston, Ontario, Wayne and Wyoming counties through leadership, education, advocacy and enhanced resource sharing.


Carolyn Meisel, President
John Lester, Vice President
Joanna Whelan, Treasurer
Mary Ellen Darling, Secretary
Merton Bartels
Patricia Edwards
Carolyn Lyons
Ruby Morrison
Christine Ryan


Board Meeting Minutes
Plan of Service 2012-2016
Central Library Plan of Service 2012-2016
Free Direct Access Plan
2015 System Goals
2014 System Satisfaction Survey

Pioneer Awards:

2015 Pioneer Award Nominations