Batavia library to honor Daniel Russo as 'Library Leader' June 2
On Sunday, June 2, Batavia Public Library will host a reception to recognize Batavia resident Daniel R. Russo as a "Library Leader" at 2 p.m. in the Founders Room at the library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. The public is invited.
Russo was named a "Library Leader" at the library board's April meeting.
During Russo's seven-year term as president of the Friends of the Batavia Public Library, he was instrumental in securing financial support for several initiatives: Alphabet Garden, "Young Friends" program, and the book sale areas known as FriendSpace and Book Sale Corner.
Russo served as co-chair of the "Speak Up!" community engagement sessions, the purpose of which was to research opportunities for the library to improve its services and develop a set of goals for the board's consideration.
And in 2018, as chairman of Citizens for Batavia Public Library, Russo took on the challenge of continuing the community's financial support of the library through passing a successful Zero Tax Rate Change referendum.
Russo served the community for many years as an exemplary educator and Learning Center Director at Batavia High School.
The "Library Leader" program was established in 2002 to honor persons who have made outstanding contributions to the Batavia Public Library District.
Nominations for "Library Leader" are accepted annually between July 1 and Dec. 31. Criteria and application forms are available at the library.
The reception will include a brief program and refreshments. Registration is not required.
For more information call George H. Scheetz, (630) 879-1393, ext. 350.