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

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.

Preschool Story Time will resume on Tuesdays at 11 am at the Delevan-Yorkshire Public Library in the Anderson Community Room

during the 2017 Summer Reading Program.

Dates are: July 25, Aug 1 & 15th.

On Tues, Aug 8th, at 10 am, Mike Randall & Friends will be guest performers in the Delevan Elementary Auditorium.

To register or for more information, call the Library at 716-492-1961.

Sign-ups for the 2017 Summer Reading Program,

"Build A Better World,"  have begun!

In addition to story times, movies, game nights & other special programs, we also offer Independent Incentive Programs for Preschoolers thru Adults. Read a minimum of one hour per week to earn a small prize, a treat, and chances to win one of ten themed gift bags! Drawing to be held Sat, Aug 19th.

Donations accepted beginning Aug 1st for the annual

Used Book Sale, to be held in the Anderson Community Room, Thurs - Sat, Aug 24 -26.

Thurs, Aug 17th 6pm is the next "'Tween/Teen Game Night" in the Anderson Community Room.

Bring your own Wii Game Controller or use one of ours and play on our big screen. Or bring a favorite card or board game.

Bring a friend or two. Free snacks, or bring some to share.

Join us in the Anderson Community Room!

Watch movies on our Big Screen, in air-conditioned comfort.

Thursday is ‘Tween/Teen Movie Night!
 Free Admission & snacks, starting at 6 pm:

Aug 10th - Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

Friday is Famliy Flick Day

Free Admission & snacks, starting at 3 pm:

Aug 11thSing

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

Joey Hamilton Presents "The Checkers Show,"

Sat, Aug 19th at 11 am in the Anderson Community Room. Followed by the Summer Reading Gift Bag Drawing

& Ice Cream Social at 12 pm! Make your own Sundae! Free!

Computer Camp for Students entering grades 2-6, is offered at the Library by Pioneer Central School District, the week of July 31- Aug 4, or Aug 7-11.Morning sessions are 9-11:30 am, and afternoon sessions are 12-2:30 pm. Cost is $30 per student and includes a field trip to Letchworth State Park on Tuesday and a Pizza Party on Friday.For more information or to register, call the School District at 716-492-9301.

"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. 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.

 Fall dates are Sept 23, Oct 21, and Nov 18.

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

or Jackie Cornwall: 716-492-0890.

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

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

 Story-time is lead by Library Director Gwen Bixby & Melissa Connelly 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 in Sept. 2017--watch for updates.

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