Cady Library

42 E. River Rd., Nichols, NY 13812



The Cady Library was established in 1941,  however the building itself was constructed in 1828 by Nehemia Platt who was an early settler of the town of Nichols.  The property was passed down generationally from Mr. Platt to his daughter Susan who married the elder Dr. George Cady, then was given to their son Dr. George M. Cady. The younger Dr. Cady generously willed the mansion and all its contents (including the Cady family’s rather large book collection) to the Town of Nichols for the explicit purpose of becoming a library in memory of his parents in 1935. 

In 1975, the building would go on to be listed in the State and National Trusts for Historic Preservation, and thus it retains much of its original charm. The library is a much beloved landmark for the local community as an epicenter of the town’s history. 

For more information about our history:

We are located directly across from the Community Bank & Dollar General in the Town of Nichols! 

Call us during business hours at 607-699-3835
E-mail our staff at
E-mail our board at
Cady Library Hours of Operation 

Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12:00 – 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 2:00 – 5:30 PM
Thursday: 1:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 – 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Library Staff   
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Library Director:

Erica Deretz

Substitute and Volunteer Staff:

Frank Okrasinski

Ginny Okrasinski

Sylvia Deets




Reoccurring Events

Board Meetings are on the third Tuesday of every month, 7:00 PM.

Friends of the Library meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of Every month.

Story Creation Time is Saturdays at 11 AM.

The Bookless Book Club meets the last Thursday of the month at 6 PM.

Keep Calm & Carry Yarn meets Tuesdays at noon.

LEGO Challenge is the last Friday of every month from 4-5:30, ages 5-14.

Library Scavenger hunts are seasonal and available whenever the library is open.

Adult & Kids Craft classes announced and scheduled monthly on Facebook.