A Little but Lively Library in the Heart of Upstate New York

Located in the village of Otego, New York, the Harris Memorial Library has a rich history in large part thanks to the lovely and adventurous Daisy or “Dasa” Harris who willed her Victorian-Italianate-style home to the village of Otego in the early 1970’s so long as it became, and remained, a library. Her house became known as the Harris Memorial House, and when it was realized that the small rooms were not conducive to a library’s organization, and that the weight of so many books and their shelves might collapse the historic structure, a modern addition was added to the back of the building to house the library.

We offer free computer and wi-fi access, a small collection of fiction, non-fiction and reference materials for all ages, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and access to the digital and physical collections of the collective libraries of The Four County Library System. Dasa envisioned a library in her home for her community and we are here to carry out her vision and meet the needs of our community.

We invite you to explore our history and bookshelves, learn about our inclusive and varied programs, and get involved with our library, our community, our home. Like us and follow us on Facebook to get the most up-to-date listing of activities and events. Support Public Literacy by supporting your local library.