Help Wanted

The Cattaraugus Free Library is seeking a Director. We are a small non-profit Association Library. The job includes the day to day management of the Library. Example; purchasing, scheduling, researching, grant writing. Computer knowledge and customer service experience is preferred. The job is approximately 30 hours a week. Pay is based on experience. Send resume to

Find new things at the library!

Many new titles have been added to our circulation. Books, DVDs and new magazines!

New magazines include;

  • Good Housekeeping
  • Country
  • Readers Digest
  • Consumer Reports
  • Birds & Bloom
  • Woman’s Day
  • All Recipes
  • Guideposts

Stop in and see our improved Children’s Corner. Plus, children’s activity kits and crafts!

Free Family Event! July 14th at 6 PM

The Cattaraugus Free Library and Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church present


Thursday, July 14th   –  6 PM

Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church

111 South Street, Cattaraugus

Springville Center for the Arts/Artsapalooza is a free, outdoor, multi-arts program for families with younger children. The two-hour program brings interactive art-making stations, a chance to explore  the drums and ukulele, theater games and more, culminating in a giant-puppet performance of an original play!

This is a free family event!

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an evening of fun!

   Refreshments will be available for purchase at

the participating food trucks.

Enjoy your dinner or dessert while watching the play!

The Summer Reading Program Has Been Announced!

“Oceans of Possibilities” 

Registration is required.

Please call the library at 716-257-9500


7/12:  Glow in the dark jelly fish                                                              

7/15:  Ocean layers & oceans in a bottle

7/19:  Clay animals & Lego challenge

7/22:  Sea creature trivia & crab craft

7/26:  Sea Bingo – everyone wins new books!

7/29:  Animal show by Repco Wildlife Encounters!


Reading * Fun * Games * Crafts * Prizes

The more you read, the better the chance of winning a prize!

Library Receives a $1,000 Walmart Community Grant

The Cattaraugus Free Library was recently named a recipient of a $1,000 Walmart Community Grant from Walmart Store #2164, Springville, New York. The library will use the funds to host several free community-based programs. Highlights include a one-hour long animal show by REPCO Wildlife Encounters during the library’s annual summer reading program and an interactive, larger-than-life puppet show by the Springville Center of the Arts.

The Cattaraugus Free Library has been undergoing a major transformation over the past several years and is constantly trying to improve and adapt to the ever-changing needs of the community. Library director, Lori Antholzner, states this “generous donation from Walmart will help further our commitment to offering free programs and learning experiences to all age groups within the community.” The library also creates monthly craft bags for children to take home or finish in the library. Weekly programs such as the Crafter’s Club, Adult Coloring, Children’s Board Games and a Middle School Drawing Club have also resumed. The popular Story Time for preschool children returns on Friday, May 6th.

The library is open Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11 – 4 and Tuesday/Thursday 11 – 6. Computer help is also available at the library and appointments are encouraged. 716.257.9500