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.
Make plans to Shop at our Book Fair in the Anderson Community Room. It will be open Fri, Feb 15 - Sat, Feb 23, during regular Library hours!
Save the Date! Pizza Hut FUNdraiser Night, Mon, Feb 18, 4-8 pm!
Eat-in or Carry-out meals, hand them one of our tickets at check-out time and 20% of the cost of your meal will be donated to the library. Thanks for supporting the library!
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!
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.
"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)
A variety of K-cup flavors are available whenever the Library is open.
Occasionally there are also cookies or pastries; donations appreciated.
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.
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.
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."
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
meets one Saturday per month in the Anderson Community Room, 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. 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.
Upcoming Meeting Dates: Feb 9, March 9, and April 6th.
For more information or to R.S.V.P., call the Library : 716-492-1961,
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.
(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 information, call 716-376-8293.
Story-time is lead by Library Director Gwen Bixby in the Anderson Community Room.
For children, ages 2 + up: age-appropriate stories, songs & rhymes, craft activities & a snack.
(Younger siblings welcome!)
(No story-time during holidays, breaks or when school is closed due to bad weather.)
Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library
Family Fun Basket
The drawing for the Knowledge Seekers' Society annual theme basket raffle was held on Dec 13th.
Pictured at right is Dorothy Titus, accepting the Family Fun basket for her Granddaughter Shaune.
On the left is Kathy McDaniels trying out the antique rocking chair that is part of the WNY Favorites basket won by her daughter Megan.