October means pumpkins and candy!

Every Monday and Tuesday during the month of October, children are welcome to stop in and create their very own pumpkin craft.

The library will be participating in two trick or treating events! On Wednesday, October 30th from 5 to 7 pm, we will be at the Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School for the Trunk or Treat event. Stop by and pick out a prize and a few pieces of candy. The library will also have trick or treating on Thursday, October 31st from 5 – 7 pm. We hope to see a lot of little monsters, ghosts and ghouls!

September Activities

September Events


Slime Saturdays – September 7th and 28th. Kids of all ages can make and take their very own slime. Registration is required.


Tuesdays at 1 pm – Knitting & Crocheting Club


Thursday, September 12th at 10:30 am – Essential Oils Presentation with Kim Burkhard


Wednesdays at 11 amAdult Coloring Hour – beginning September 18th. All items are supplied!


Fridays at 10 amStory Time – beginning September 20th.


Monday, September 30th from 2 – 4 pm – Medicare and NY Health Exchange Information Session.


All activities are free and open to the public.

July 23rd – The Library Is Presenting A Special Summer Reading Magic Show Open To The Community!

The Cattaraugus Free Library is hosting a professional summer reading magic show, open to the community, on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM, at the St. John’s United Church, located at 28 Ellicott Street, Cattaraugus.

The show, titled “The Spaced Out Magic Show,” is being used as part of the library’s efforts to encourage
children to read more during the summer. The magic show, presented by professional magician Cris Johnson, will feature music, age-appropriate humor, fun magic, audience participation, and more. The show is intended for children ages 4-12 and any fun-loving adults.

Cris Johnson’s “The Spaced Out Magic Show” will be presented on Tuesday July 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM at
the St. John’s United Church, located at 28 Ellicott Street, Cattaraugus, NY 14719 and is intended for children ages 4-12 and any fun-loving adults. Admission is free, seating availability permitting.

The Summer Reading Program at the Cattaraugus Free Library




Cattaraugus Free Library


“A Universe of Stories”

Summer Reading Program


Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4pm

July 9th:  Blast off with the Bensons

Plus a meet and greet with local author Lisa Musall!


July 11th:  Orbital Confusion and Creativity

Intergalactic Scavenger Hunt  – Part 1


July 16th:  Intergalactic Scavenger Hunt  – Part 2

Make Your Own Milky Way


July 18th:  The Artmobile will  be visiting!


July 23rd:  Cris Johnson’s “Spaced Out Magic Show”

NOTE:  3:30 show time


July 25th:  The Final Voyage with Asteroid Bowling

Registration is required, sign up at the Library before July 5th.

 Space is limited.

 The more you read, the better the chance at winning prizes!

All participants will receive smaller awards

 throughout the 3 weeks.

Reading is out of this world!

So many activities!! So many dates! Grab your calendars!

Story Hour – every Friday at 1:30pm. Bring your little ones and enjoy a story or two. Plenty of activities to keep the children busy; games, coloring sheets and a lot of books!

Mother’s Day Craft – Saturday, May 4th. Stop in between 10am and 1pm to plant a flowering pot and decorate a bookmark. Show Mom that your love for her (and for reading) continues to grow!

Thursday, May 30th at 2pm. A representative from the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging will be at the Library to give an overview of the department. She will explain different programs available to the seniors citizens of Catt. County, including HEAP and the Medicare Part B Reimbursement program. She will also be available to answer any questions about the Medicare supplementary insurances. Registration is required, please call the Library.

Father’s Day Craft – Saturday, June 15th. Stop in between 10am and 11:30am to decorate a can cooler for Dad. Dad may not be cool, but his drink will be!

Save the dates for the Summer Reading Program! July 9th, 11th, 16th, 18th, 23rd and 25th. This year’s theme is the “Universe of Stories”. Many activities are already planned, so be sure to visit the Library and register. Space is limited.