About the Library
The library in Ulysses was built in 1918 with a bequest as a memorial to Willis I. Lewis, a descendant of a Ulysses founding family. Previously, the ladies of the community struggled to maintain an inadequately housed collection of books. The building was 550 square feet and was designed to house 4,000 volumes.
In 1989 Laura Lewis bequeathed a sum of money to the Library Association. This was the start of our building fund. In 1999 a building committee was formed. On August 3, 2001, a contract for $196,000 was signed to construct the new 2800 square foot building. In April of 2002 we moved into the new building by forming a human chain to transfer the books.
We are a member of the Potter-Tioga Library System.