In June 1997, the residents approved a bond resolution to construct a new one-story Library and Town Hall facility on 24 acres of land donated by Wegmans, and in 1998, the 16,600 square foot library building opened its doors to the public.
Services to the Community
With almost three times the space of the former library, the new facility includes a separate Children’s Room, story time room, multipurpose room and space for computers, materials, patrons and staff. The Town and Library Boards, staff, volunteers and Friends of the Chili Public Library have worked diligently to provide first rate materials, programs and services to those in the community.
2010 Public Library of the Year
In 2010, the Library was presented with the first Rochester Regional Library Council Public Library of the Year award.
2014 Public Library of the Year
In 2014, the Library was presented with another Rochester Regional Library Council Public Library of the Year award.
New Chili Community Center
On June 19, 2018, the residents of Chili voted to bond $20 million to be used to build the new Chili Community Center. The proposed plan will bring the town’s library, senior center, and recreation departments under one roof, off Old Scottsville Chili Road. The town court will move to the Town Hall, filling the space left by the current library. The new library will be 27,059 square feet, with two additional study rooms, a quiet reading room, a makerspace/craft room, and additional space for the Children’s and Teen areas.