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Ann Mahaney named Hannibal Woman of the Year

Ann Mahaney was named the Hannibal Free Library’s Woman of the Year during a ceremony Saturday at the Community Center in Hannibal.
Ann Mahaney was named the Hannibal Free Library’s Woman of the Year during a ceremony Saturday at the Community Center in Hannibal.

by Terri DiGregorio

Ann Mahaney was named the Hannibal Free Library’s Woman of the Year during a ceremony Saturday at the Community Center in Hannibal.

Librarian Shelly Stanton started the tradition five years ago as a way of recognizing outstanding women in the community.

“I thought it would be a nice way to honor someone and it ties in perfectly with Women’s History Month,” said Stanton.

Mahaney grew up in Hannibal and attended school local schools. She is a teaching assistant at Oswego County BOCES.

She and her husband, Dan, have a daughter Kara, who is now a dancer in New York City.

While she was growing up, Mahaney began volunteering at Kara’s activities.

“I helped out with whatever my daughter was involved in like nursery school, Girl Scouts and I volunteered at our church,” she said.

She is now a member of the Hannibal Historical Society, Friends of the Library and the Community Park Committee. She also chaired the Winter Fest this year.

When presenting Mahaney with a Certificate of Recognition from the Oswego County Legislature, Legislator Terry Wilbur said, “We’d all like to thank Ann for her participation in various organizations — and I say various because the list just goes on and on.”

Hannibal Mayor Fred Kent added, “For as long as I’ve been mayor, Ann has been volunteering and heading up committees, always giving generously of her time.”

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Valley Viewpoints: Small-town library

by Jack Pope, President of the Board of Trustees at the Hannibal Free Library

The Hannibal Free Library Board of Trustees would like to thank the voters in the Hannibal Central School District for their support.

The affirmative vote in favor of the small library levy we requested indicates to us that the Hannibal community realizes the value of the Hannibal Free Library and understands that our expenses, like everyone else’s, continue to increase from year to year.

The board of trustees and our very dedicated library staff work very hard to provide excellent library service at the lowest possible cost to the taxpayers.

We believe that Hannibal has one of the best small-town libraries in the North Country Library System region and we intend to continue to provide the very best library service possible.

The very much appreciated support from the community will help us do so.

Hannibal, Phoenix libraries receive state funding

by Andrew Henderson

The Hannibal and Phoenix libraries are among a handful of Oswego County libraries to receive construction grant funding, according to state representatives.

Senator Patty Ritchie announced that more than $100,000 in funding will be awarded to libraries in Oswego County through public library construction grant funds.

The grant funds are from $14 million in capital funds for public library construction provided in the 2011 state budget.

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Hannibal Free Library to have proposition on school ballot

by Andrew Henderson

Hannibal Free Library will have a proposition on the 2012 Hannibal Central School District Ballot.

Outlined in New York State Education Law as a means of acquiring local funding support, the board of trustees of the Hannibal Free Library is asking voters to approve additional annual funding through the school district referendum.

The library has been funded with $35,000 annually through a proposition that passed in 2006.  An additional $10,000 is now being requested.

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