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.

Mark Baker, of Eagle Dream, brings LIVE Birds of Prey to the Library on Thursday, July 26, at 6 pm. Meet Hawks, Owls and other Birds of Prey 'Up Close and Personal'. Photo Opportunities!

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!

Visitors since March 10, 2016

Join Us for Friday Family Flicks, beginning Fri, July 6, at 3pm.

Free Popcorn and snacks!

Other dates are July 13, 27, Aug 3, 10 & 17.

Featured Films are (in order to be shown): Mary Poppins, Frozen, Lady & the Tramp, Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty & Mulan.

Getting to Know Your Smart Phone Tutorials

(or iPad, iPod, Kindle, Nook or other electronic device)  

Do you need help learning how to use the apps, or any of the operational in's and out's of you Smart Phone or other electronic device?

Call the library (716-492-1961) to set up an appointment for an hour-long, one-on-one tutorial.

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens.

Returning April 26 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

List of 2018 Titles:

BAKER’S MAGIC, Diane Zahler (Live Oak Media)
BEING JAZZ, Jazz Jennings (Listening Library)

COME AUGUST, COME FREEDOM, Gigi Amateau (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)
THE CURSE OF CROW HOLLOW, Billy Coffey (Thomas Nelson)

THE DEVIL’S HIGHWAY, Luis Alberto Urrea (Hachette Audio)
DOCTOR CERBERUS,Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (LA Theatre Works)

EVERLAND, Wendy Spinale (Scholastic Audiobooks)
EXTRAORDINARY MEANS, Robyn Schneider (HarperAudio)

GIRLS LIKE US, Gail Giles (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)
THE GREAT WAR, David Almond, et al. (Candlewick on Brilliance Publishing)

HOW TO HANG A WITCH, Adriana Mather (Listening Library)
THE INVISIBLE GIRLS, Sarah Thebarge (Oasis Audio)

JOHNNY GET YOUR GUN, John Ball (Brilliance Publishing)
THE JUST MEN OF CORDOVA, Edgar Wallace (Naxos AudioBooks)

THE LOST WORLD, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Naxos AudioBooks)
LOVE AND FIRST SIGHT, Josh Sundquist (Hachette Audio)

MACBETH. William Shakespeare (LA Theatre Works)
MONSTROUS BEAUTY, Elizabeth Fama (Elizabeth Fama)

MY NAME IS NOT FRIDAY, Jon Walter (Scholastic Audiobooks)
ON TWO FEET AND WINGS, Abbas Kazerooni (Brilliance Publishing)

OPENLY STRAIGHT, Bill Konigsberg (Dreamscape Media)
SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE, Mariko Tamaki (Listening Library)

THE SCARLET LETTER, Nathaniel Hawthorne (Listening Library)
SOLO, Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess (Blink)

A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE, Brittany Cavallaro (HarperAudio)
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, Sandhya Menon (Dreamscape Media)

The REPCO Crew, with LIVE reptiles and amphibians is coming to the Library's Anderson Community Room on Tues, July 31st, at 6:30 pm!

Meet some Snakes, turtles and other amazing creatures, up close!

Photo Opportunities!

"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 9 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.

Next Meeting Date: Sat, July 21, 11 am - 5 pm

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 
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

Thursday, 9:45 am (when School is in session, Oct to May)

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

(Younger siblings welcome!) 

Story-time is held every Thursday at 9:45 am, whenever school is in session.

(No story-time during holidays, breaks or when school is closed due to bad weather.)

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

Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library

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

Thursday is 'Tween/Teen Movie Night, beginning July 5th, at 6 pm.

Free Popcorn & Snacks!

Other dates are: July 12, Aug 2, 9 & 16

Movies to be shown (in date order) are: Mr Holland's Opus, School of Rock, The Soloist, August Rush & Music of the Heart.

The Library's 10th Annual Quilt Show is open for Visitors in the Anderson Community Room, through noon on Saturday, July 21st.

Visitors may vote once a day for their favorite project. The quilt receiving the most votes wins the "Peoples' Choice Award" and

a $25 gift certificate to a local fabric shop.

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


Member of theChautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System