Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library

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

Email: delyorkpublib@yahoo.com

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

The Knowledge Seekers' Society is selling Tickets for a chance to win one of these baskets. Drawing to beheld Thurs, Dec14. Tickets are $2 each for three for $5. Proceeds are used to provide a scholarship to a Pioneer Central Senior and various Library programs and Projects, such as the Summer Reading Program. Tickets are available from any KS Society Member

or at the Library's Circulation Desk.

Here is another resource for helping you reach your goal:


"Day by Day NY" is a Family Literacy Calendar/website for families with young children provided by the Ready to Read Program. It includes daily features, such as a daily  story, videos, songs, poems and other activities. Check it out here.



Take the 1KB4K Challenge!

Read 1000 books to your child Before Kindergarten!


Sound like a lot? You can do it!

You are your child's first teacher! And they are never too young to start. Commit to reading to your child every day.


"The single most important activity for building knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children." --U.S. Department of Education


10 books a week equals 520 books a year!
Reach the goal in two years and help your child build the needed skills for future school and lifelong success.


Your child receives a free book every time they reach a 100 book milestone.


Sign up at the the Library Circulation Desk.


Contents of "To Your Health Basket":
Bear Creek Resort Day Pass   $60 Walmart Gift Card       Ladies’ Socks
15 Kinds of Granola Bars     Fluffy White Bath Towel       Men’s Socks
Exercise Stretch Bands       Yoga Fitness Mat   Jump Rope                        Ankle/Wrist Weights   Lavender Foaming Bath   Lavender Epsom Salts
Ginger & Clay Epsom Salts  Foot Exfoliating Wand   Exfoliating Bath Cloth
Body Exfoliating Bath Gloves  Green Smart Fit Watch   Black Smart Fit Watch
Massage Certificate from Kare ‘N Touch  Glistening Sky Certificate
Fit Stop: 3-day Pass for a Class, Bag, Tee-Shirt, Pencils, Drink Supplement
½ -Hour Massage @Massage Works, East Aurora

Looking for Adventure?
Look no further than Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library!

Check out a Day Adventure Pass and enjoy free or reduced price admission to one of our amazing cultural partners!

Contents of Family Fun & Adventure Basket:

Kindle Fire HD8 Tablet (16g)    One Tablet Case    One Stereo Headphone
One Batman Lego Set     $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate
Two hours of Tubing for Four at Holiday Valley
One Book, “The Candidate,” by Darcin Lewis
Two Chanderson’s Restaurant Gift Certificates ($25 each)
Two Puzzles: “The Liberty Bell,” and “Vision”
Two Card Games      Two DVD’s
Two Solar-Powered Dancing Flowers

Visitors since March 10, 2016

The Library will host "Wrap-Up Christmas" workshops on

Thurs, Dec 12, 6-8 pm, &  Sat, Dec 16, 10 am - 12 noon.

Gift wrap, tape, tags & bows provided in exchange for a donation of any amount. Wrap your own or get assistance from one of Santa's Helpers! Free Refreshments!

"Our libraries are not cloisters for an elite. They are for the people, and if they are not used, the fault belongs to those who do not take advantage of their wealth."
(Louis Dearborn L'Amour. From: Education of a Wandering Man)

K-Cup Coffee in Anderson Community Room

Suggested Donation: $1.50/cup


A variety of K-cup flavors are available whenever the Library is open.

Occasionally there are also cookies or pastries; donations appreciated.


Plant Sale Fund-Raiser

Homegrown (in the Library) Houseplants!


We have Aloe Vera, Mother-in-law's Tongue, Spider plants,  & Wandering Jews. Plants ready for sale are located in the Lobby. Pot-sizes range from 4 to 10 inches in diameter.

Prices are:  10-inch pot = $10; 8 inch pot = $8; 6-inch pot = $6;4-inch pot= $4; smaller than 2 inch diameter =$2.


"A room without books is like a body without a soul."   Cicero

The Knowledge Seekers Society (KS), acting as a "Friends of the Library" group, meets the  2nd Thursday of the month (September to May, no  meeting in January or April), at 7 p.m., in the Anderson Community Room, or a member's home. Monthly meetings include refreshments and an educational program presented by that month's hostesses. Other activities include group field trips (in place of April & June meetings) to area points of interest and fund-raising events to support the library's summer reading program.

Contact person: KS President Diane Battaglia, 585-492-3090


Pictured above is the centerpiece from the K S Society's 100th Anniversary Tea Party, held on September 15, 2007 in the Anderson Community Room.



On-Going Bottle & Can Drive

The Library purchases new DVD's for the collection with refund money from redeemable Bottles & Cans. Help us get some more. . . Drop off your bottles and cans at:   Can & Bottle Return, 106 Route 16, Delevan, and tell them, "They're for the Library."

Thank You!

Delevan-Area Food Pantry


The Library is a collection site for the Delevan Area Food Pantry. Non-perishable items may be dropped off in the box in the foyer.

(The pantry is always in need of tuna and peanut butter.)


Upcoming & Ongoing Events at Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library

Scrap, Craft & Chat Club

meets one Saturday per month in the Anderson Community Room,

either 11 am to 5 pm, or 9 am to 9 pm.


Come spend an hour or the whole day working on your favorite project

in the company of other crafters.

Share a potluck Brunch around 1 p.m., snacks, craft ideas and tips.

Dinner to be ordered in on the long days. RSVP required.

Need room to work on your scrapbook or other crafts?
Then we'd love to have you join us. Bring your own scrap-booking or craft project to work on.
Bring a dish to  pass and your own place setting for the Potluck Brunch.

Check back for upcoming dates.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., call the Library : 716-492-1961,


DYPL Board of Trustees Meeting

Third Wednesday of the month, 4pm, in the Anderson Community Room


Operation of the Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library is overseen by a nine-member Board of Trustees.  Members of the board are appointed to five-year terms by the Town of Yorkshire Town Council. Monthly meetings of the  DYPL Board are open to the public.

TASC Classes(Formerly (GED®)

Meets Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-8 pm,Anderson Community Room

(Except some Holidays-check our Home page for closings.)


An Instructor from B.O.C.E.S. is available to help adult students prepare to take the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™)exam.These free classes are held in the Anderson Community Room. There are no classes when the Library is closed for Holidays or inclement weather.(New York State has selected a new high school equivalency test called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™) to replace the General Educational Development (GED®) as the primary pathway to a New York State High School Equivalency Diploma effective January 2, 2014. The TASC™ is a secure, reliable and valid instrument that is used to verify that examinees have knowledge in core content areas equivalent to that of graduating high school seniors.)


For a TASC Application, go to http://www.acces.nysed.gov/ged/ 
Mail application to: Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES Adult Education Department
1825 Windfall Road
Olean, NY 14760

For more information and the local exam schedule, click here.


For information, call 716-376-8293.

Preschool Story-time Meets

Tuesdays, 10 am (when School is in session, Oct to May)

 Story-time is lead by Library Director Gwen Bixby & Melissa Ludiman in the Family Resource Room of the Delevan Elementary School. For children, ages 2 + up: age-appropriate stories & activities.

(Younger siblings welcome!) 

Story-time at the school will resume on Tues, Oct 3, 2017.

Please register to attend; call 492-9478, or 492-1961.