Welcome, Lise Smith!


The Trustees of Cheney Library of Hoosick Falls, NY, are pleased to announce that Lise Smith of Hoosick, NY, has been hired to fill the position of Library Director of Cheney Library, upon the retirement of Carol Gaillard at the end of January. Lise worked with Carol for the first month of her employment, before taking over on her own, February 1, 2018.


Lise is a native of Vermont, graduating from Champlain College with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Psychology. She also pursued a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Cornwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA.


Lise’s extraordinary career to date has provided her with rich opportunities and experiences, including teaching, world travel and ministry. Her colleagues and administrators praised her professionalism, leadership, consistency , enthusiasm and dedication.


Lise relocated to Hoosick, NY, in 2009 when she married Keith Smith of Fox Hollow Road. Being selected as Cheney Library’s new Director fulfills her desire to serve the Community she lives in.


We welcome Lise as our new Director of Cheney Library.

Director Carol Gaillard retires

Carol retired January 31st. We all want to say Thank-You for 18 years of tireless commitment and good memories. Carol brought many smiles to our faces, as we visited the Library.  She knew her books and which to suggest that were just right.  A wealth of knowledge at her fingertips.


Many improvements developed during her years, the Children’s room being one of the highlights and our wonderful fireplace. Kids just loved Carol and Story Time was always well attended and fun for everyone. Making crafts and baking made Story Time even more special.


Carol also maintained the lovely flower garden, admired by all. The flowery path welcoming all on their way to the Library.


Retirement marks the culmination of a career in achieving success and then enjoying its fruits. Now comes the time for new endeavors and another chapter in life.

We will continue seeing Carol coming to the Library, and perhaps in the gardens.


       Happy Retirement, Carol. We will miss you!