4 public libraries will serve as tourism information centers for Orleans County

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 October 2019 at 3:39 pm

ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature has designated the four public libraries in the county as official tourism information centers.

Community Free Library in Holley, Yates Community Library in Lyndonville, Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina and Hoag Library in Albion will have displays with brochures and other official tourism marketing materials such as the Orleans County Travel Guide, Explore Orleans County NY Tourism Map, OC Fishing Guide, OC Bicycling Guide and Foods of Orleans County Dining Guide.

Elizabeth Haibach, a librarian at Hoag Library, suggested that the libraries serve as information centers. She is in the current Leadership Orleans class, and discussed the possibility with county leaders.

Dawn Borchet, tourism director for the county, said the libraries serve visitors who are traveling by car, boat or bicycle.

The libraries are popular spots with visitors who need restrooms, WiFi internet access, charging stations for their phones, and use of a copier, she said.

The county will soon have a new guide available for visitors that promotes spots in the county to go cycling, kayaking and hiking, Bouchet said during Wednesday’s County Legislature meeting.

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