Society member Robert J. Hubbard, took action and bought and donated John William's Greek Revival house, still the library's home today. Hubbard also contributed a diverse collection of natural history artifacts, objects of local interest as well as his souvenirs from his 1894 Grand Tour.
A construction project in 1996 allowed the library to expand both its space and opportunities for the community. The expansion allowed for more shelf and reading space and added an art gallery, archive, community meeting rooms and a Children's story garden.
"Not only is the library for the community, but it is reliant upon it," Kennedy said. "It really is the people that make the Library great. Without the dedicated staff, weekly volunteers, the Friends and the Trustees, the Library would not function."
The 125th birthday party was complete with a specially-made cake from Pascale's Bakehouse and Cafe, constructed in the shape and style of the library's historic architecture.
For more information on the Cazenovia Public Library's resources and history, visit their website cazenoviapubliclibrary.org, call 655-9322 or stop by their Albany Street location.