Your library is a TREASURE! Help us protect it!

The Western New York Library Resources Council is spearheading a letter-writing campaign to legislators as we head into NYS Budget writing season. Conversations with legislators have told us that direct and personal communications from their constituents is what really motivates them to act on behalf of a cause. So we are asking, please write a simple letter to your representatives in the coming month, describing why you support the library.

FeBREWary Event Will Feature Local Breweries

The Friends of the Olean Library have planned their 2nd annual FeBREWary for Friday, Feb. 21 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.  The library will close at 5 pm that day in order to host the event, which will feature local businesses Four Mile Brewing, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Steelbound Brewery and Distillery, and Sanzo Beverage. Tickets are $20 per person, $35 for 2 tickets, and $10 for designated driver tickets. Tickets can be purchased in person at the library using cash or check, or by credit card online at the following web address. We hope you can join us for one of our best fundraisers of the year!

Library Receives Generous Gift from Hamlin Bank and Trust

In December, the Library was the recipient of a $1,000 gift from Hamlin Bank and Trust Company in Olean. They noted the “hard work and dedication” of our team, and the “time and effort invested in this important institution, along with [our] generous compassion.” We are sincerely appreciative of both the kind words and the donation which will help us provide services and programs to the community. The letter also requested that the “pledge be allocated to programs that service low to moderate income individuals.” The Library provides critical services and resources to members of those income brackets, and so this gift will most certainly provide a benefit to these individuals. We are grateful for the generosity of Hamlin Bank and Trust in selecting the Library for this donation.

Penn Foster Career Skills Courses now available at CCLS libraries

The Penn Foster Foundational Skills Course Pack contains over 300 hours of career skills lessons. These lessons include basic English and reading, basic and consumer math, interpersonal and workplace skills, industrial math, business math, Microsoft Office, and social media. The courses can be checked out individually or as a complete pack. A valid library card number is required to checkout the course pack. To learn more, contact the Information Desk at 372-0200 ext. 2021


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