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. 

Population Served: 309,251

Land Area Served: 2,500 square miles

Member Libraries: 42

Counties Served: Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, Livingston

Central Library: Geneva Public Library


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


Carolyn Meisel, President
Joanna Whelan, Vice President
Cornelia Schade, Treasurer
Mary Ellen Darling
Patricia Edwards
John Lester
Carolyn Lyons
Christine Ryan


Board Meeting Minutes
Plan of Service 2012-2016