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2016 Summer Reading

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Sign-ups start June 27th and continue thru the summer

Track your school reading lists and recreational reading for this program! Make your reading time count towards an Amazon Kindle Fire raffle and an honor book. Record the time you spend reading with stickers and a reading record that we provide. Sign-up at the Information Desk.

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Teens Write Competition

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Registration begins Friday, July 1, 2016

First submission is due Wednesday, July 13th.

Participants will write short fictional or autobiographical stories, no more than 5 pages weekly. Submissions and anonymous public voting are managed via the competition website. Enter as an individual or as partners. Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate and fame throughout the land.


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OverDrive Teen eReading Room

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An eReading Room for Teens!

New YA Books

  • SEA SPELL by Jennifer Donnelly
  • LEAGUE OF DRAGONS by Naomi Novik
  • Bluescreen by Dan Wells
  • Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by John Boyle
  • Brigands M.C. by Robert Muchamore
  • Bright Blade of Magic by Jennifer Estep
  • Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  • Dark Heart of Magic by Jennifer Estep
  • Fight for Power by Eric Walters
  • Firefight by Brandon Sanders
  • Firstlife by Gena Showalter
  • Games Wizards Play by Diane Duane
  • Golden by Melissa De la Cruz
  • In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken
  • Invision by Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • The Last Star by Richard Yancey
  • Lost in Love by Susane Colasanti
  • Reckless by Cornelia Funke
  • Return to Isle of the Lost by Melissa De la Cruz
  • The Rule of Thre3 by Eric Walters
  • Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstron
  • Sisters of Salt and Iron by Kady Cross
  • Soldier by Julie Kagawa
  • Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood
  • Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
  • Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
  • This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman
  • Unrivaled by Alyson Noel
  • Will to Survive by Eric Walters

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SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.

The 2016 season is May 5th - August 17th 2016.

SYNC 2016 will give away 30 titles - two paired audiobook downloads a week!

And don't miss our Professional Book Nerds Podcast to go behind the SYNC scenes and learn more as we interview Michele Cobb, the program's manager. Listen to it here or anywhere you download your favorite podcasts.

LEGO® Club

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for ages 6-15
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

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Pokémon Club

Watch for Pokémon Special Events this summer!

Pokémon Club is the place to learn about the Pokémon trading card game and to meet other Pokémon fanatics and share ideas.

Bring your own cards and battle it out with your friends. Everyone aged 6-14 is welcome, from those just starting to collect to those who compete in a league.

Bring your hand-held games, trading cards, and anything else you would like to share and discuss.

Librarians love Pokémon since it requires kids to read a lot, calls for strategic thinking, and requires organizational skills. Gameplay involves some addition and subtraction also!

Children 10 and under must have a parent or guardian in the library building at all times. Sign up is required for this free program.

Minecraft Club

Will Return

Compete in Weekly Building Challenges. Players may bring their own device or use one of the Library's notebook computers (limited number available).

Call 716 372 0200 to sign up.

Teen Volunteers

Teens in grades 7-12, get a Teen Volunteer application at the Circulation Desk or print one here.

Shelving/Straightening Volunteer
  • Shelves YA hardcovers, YA paperbacks, and YA Displays
  • Straightens all the above sections
  • Reads reviews then suggests titles for purchase
  • Performs other duties as assigned, ie. copying, displays, stamping
Graphic Novel Area Volunteer
  • Shelves Graphic Novels
  • Straightens graphic novels
  • Reads reviews then suggests titles for purchase
  • Evaluates series to see if new volumes are needed


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