The Thomas Proctor Memorial Room was completed and dedicated in 1919. It was built as an addition to the original library and given in memory of Anna Dalusia Proctor and Lomy Redfield Proctor, the sisters of Thomas Proctor. The beautiful furnishings were part of the personal property of these sisters, and their portraits hang above the fireplaces at either end of the room.
Reserving the Memorial Room
The Memorial Room may be reserved for use by educational, social, civic, cultural and governmental (non-political) groups and functions. All meetings held in the Memorial Room must be open to the public and free of cost. Children’s groups may be allowed use of the room provided that the group is following the guidelines set forth in the Richfield Springs Child Safety and Supervision policy. The Memorial Room is not available for religious services, political or partisan purposes. The library is authorized to deny permission for the use of the Memorial Room to any group that is disorderly or violates the policies set forth by the library.
Reserving the Memorial Room comes on a first-come first-serve basis and must be made with a library staff member. Preference for library sponsored programs will be given. When making a reservation, the library will collect information on: the name of the organization, the number of persons expected, information about refreshments and the name and phone number of the responsible person. The Memorial Room can be reserved outside of regular library hours. If this is the case, the person responsible will need to come to the library 24 hours in advance and pick up the keys to the front doors and lift. At this time the library staff will show the person responsible how to work the lift, lock the doors and turn off any lights. Library keys must be returned by the end of the next business day. If keys are not returned the library holds the right to charge the group for cost of replacement keys and deny the group future use of the room.