Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library

28 School Street / PO Box 185, Delevan, NY 14042
Phone: 716-492-1961
Fax: 716-492-3398


Member of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System

Library HOURS:  Mon & Wed: 1:00 - 8:00 PM

               Tues: 9:00 AM - Noon; 2:00 - 8:00 PM
Thurs: 12:00 - 8:00 PM

Fri: 1:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday:  9 AM - 1:00 PM; Sunday:  Closed

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March 29, 2016

Elaine Stumpf, a member of the Board of Trustees since 2008, is the current Board President, and the immediate past Treasurer.

Cheryl Dash, of Delevan, is pictured with her quilt, "No Diamonds in the Sky," which is the 2016 People's Choice Award Winner, in this year's Quilt Show at the Library.

Have you visited our "Story Walk" yet?

The current classic story is "Millions of Cats" and will be displayed through Saturday, Aug 6. A new "Classic" will replace it and be on display for 2 weeks. There will be a total of five classic stories displayed over the summer.

The 2016 summer reading themes are: "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!"(children to grade 4), "Get in the Game, Read!" ('Tweens & Teens), and "Exercise Your Mind, Read!" (adults). The Story Walk is the Library's way of encouraging the community to "Read & Exercise!"

The walk around the library & parking lot is about one-quarter mile .

Tell us what you thought about the Story Walk on our Facebook page! Or submit a picture of your family on the walk!

Join our Summer Reading Incentive programs for all ages, toddler to adults!

The more you read (or are read to) the more chances you earn to win one of ten

Summer Reader Gift Bags to be given away "By the Luck of the Draw" on Sat., Aug 6th.

See details on the Summer Reading page.

Upcoming Events at the Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library!

Mon & Wed, July 25th & 27th;  5-8 pm.  TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion, formerly G.E.D.) class meets in the Anderson Community Room. Led by an instructor from B.O.C.E.S.

Tuesday, July 26th, 10 am, Story Program for Summer School Students in the Anderson Community Room, featuring sports-related stories and activities. (About 30 minutes of reading to count for reading incentive program prizes!)

Tuesday, July 26th, 11 am, Preschool Storytime in the Anderson Community Room. Age-appropriate stories, crafts and a snack for children ages 3 + up.

Tuesday, July 26th, 12:30 pm, Story Program for School-age children (grade k-4) meets in the Village Park (by Fire Dept & Village Office), featuring Sports-related stories and activities. (About 30 minutes of reading to count for reading incentive program prizes!)

Wed, July 27th, 6:30-8:30 pm, Music in the Village Park (bring your own chair), featuring Route Two40 Ride, hosted by Boy Scout Troop #627. Snacks available for purchase from the Boy Scouts. (See the full concert schedule here.)

Thursday, July 28th, 6:30 pm, Eagle Dream presents "Birds of Prey-Up Close & Personal" on the Library's north Lawn-Rain location: Anderson Community Room.

Friday, July 29, 3pm, Family Flick Day, showing "Angels in the Outfield" in the Anderson Community Room on our BIG Sceen. Free Snacks.

Sat, July 30, 10 pm-Midnight, Happy Birthday Harry Potter Party, in the Anderson Community Room. For ages 10+up (younger may attend if accompanied by an adult).Participate in Hogwarts Academy classes, enjoy birthday cake & punch, & MAYBE, you will be one of two luck-of-the-draw winners to get to take home a copy of the new book, "Harry Potter & the Cursed Child" at 12:01 a.m. on July 31st! Pre-registration REQUIRED by Thurs, July 28th.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 10 am--Jim Cruise, the "Spoon Man," performs in the Delevan Elementary School Auditorium.

Tuesday, Aug 2, 6 pm--Tie-Dye Tee-Shirt Night for 'Tweens & Teens (ages 10+up). Bring your own 100% Cotton tee-shirt, or $5 to purchase one at the event. Free snacks!

Wed, Aug 3rd, 6:30-8:30 pm, Music in the Village Park (bring your own chair), featuring Patrick Johnson as Elvis, hosted by Boy Scout Troop #627. Snacks available for purchase from the Boy Scouts. (See the full concert schedule here.)

Thurs, Aug 4th, 6:00 pm,Teen Movie Night, showing "Rudy" in the  Anderson Community Room. Free snacks!

Fri, Aug 5, 3 p.m., in the Anderson Community Room - this week's Family Flick is "Space Jam!" Free Snacks!

Sat, Aug 6, 10 a.m., Join us in the Anderson Community Room for Nels Ross and The InJest Comedy Variety Show. Names will also be drawn for the winners of the Summer Reader Gift Bags, followed by an Ice Cream Social on the Library Lawn--Make your own Sundae!

"People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned."
(Saul Bellow, Quoted in The Reader's Quotation Book)

Holiday Closings:January 1 - New Year's Day; Sat-Mon, May 28-30 - Memorial Day Weekend;  Sat-Mon, July 2-4 -Independence Day Weekend;Sat-Mon, Sept 3-5 - Labor Day Weekend; November 24 - Thanksgiving; December 23 -26 Christmas;  December 31 - New Year's Eve.

The Library is OPEN on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Columbus Day & Veterans' Day

Emergency Closings are also reported on (Channel 7-TV) & (Channel 4-TV).

Michael Giles,a member of the Board of Trustees since 2006, is the immediate past president of the Board.

Gwen Bixby joined the Library as Director in March 2007. She shares her love of reading and life-long learning by selecting materials and planning programs for toddlers to adults.

Our Staff

Our mission is simple: To provide materials and programs for members of the community for educational, informational and recreational use.


The Delevan-Yokrshire Public library is located at 28 School Street in the Village of Delevan, NY. It is chartered by the New York State Education Department to serve the population of the Village of Delevan and the Town of Yorkshire, population 4210.

The Library has books, magazines, audio books (on CD's and cassettes) movies (in DVD& VHS formats), and puzzles available for loan for users of all ages.

Library card holders may also borrow e-book titles in reader or audio formats for tablets, smart phones and other electronic devices.

Welcome to our Library!