April 16, 2014

Join us for a Big Library Read chat with Aida Mollenkamp! Wednesday (Feb. 26) at 8 pm


Big Library Read kicked off on February 17 and in the past week, Keys to the Kitchen has been checked out more than The Book Thief, Inferno and every other title available in OverDrive digital libraries. Keys to the Kitchen has been the most borrowed title thanks to the more than 5,800 libraries who have been participating.

Now you’ll have the chance to get to know the author, Aida Mollenkamp, as she’ll be joining us for a Facebook chat this Wednesday (Feb. 26) at 8 pm ET. Have you been wondering how she learned about the art of cooking or what her favorite dish is? Now is your time to find out! To join simply click on this link on Wednesday evening at 8 and feel free to ask Aida anything that you’re curious about!


OverDrive’s Big Library Read is Here! February 17 – March 5, 2014



Unlock Your Inner Cook with Aida Mollenkamp

As part of the Big Library Read program, your library will be featuring “Keys to the Kitchen” by Food Network star Aida Mollenkamp starting February 17th and concluding the morning of Wednesday, March 5th. During this reading period, Aida’s comprehensive reference guide to becoming a more accomplished, adventurous cook will be available for every patron that wishes to read it—no holds, no waitlists.

Click here for further details on the Big Library Read >> 

Click here to borrow Keys to the Kitchen >> 

2014 Outreach Mini-Grants for Member Libraries

Deadline for applying:  Monday, April 7, 2014.

CCLS’s Coordinated Outreach Advisory Services Council (COSAC) will review the applications and make the recommendations to the System board for their approval at the June 11th board meeting.

2014 Mini Grant Application

2014 Outreach Mini-Grant Information

2014 Outreach Mini-Grant Final Evaluation

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Myers Memorial Library – January Events

Wednesday, January 15  Free Monthly Movie 3:30 & 6:30  Sponsored by Frewsburg Pharmacy

Monday, January 20  Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21—Myers Memorial Library Association Meeting 6:00. Town of Carroll residents are eligible for membership. Annual dues $1.00  Draft 2014 budget will be presented.

Tuesday, January 21–Myers Memorial Library Board of Trustees Meeting 6:30, immediately following the Association meeting. 2014 budget to be voted on.

Monday, January 27 Special Craft Night  5:00-7:00. We’ll be making valentines for Frewsburg Rest Home residents.  All materials provided.  Approximately 70 valentines needed

**Tuesday, January 28  Thank You Reception for our community and patrons 4:00-6:00  Light refreshments provided by the trustees and staff.**

Tuesday, January 28  Writers Group 6:00-7:30 in the community room

February Book: Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth.  I have some copies on interloan. More copies are available if you would like to read this biography also.  Discussion: February 4th 6:30

Every Thursday: Cup of Joe and a Book to Go. Join us for a cup of coffee (or cocoa) and cookies. Best to come before 2:30. The youth enjoy Thursday cookies too for their after school snack!

Basic computer classes available to public

Beginning Monday, February 3rd, basic computer classes will be available for the public at Jamestown (Prendergast Library), Dunkirk Free Library, and Olean Public Library from 10:15-12:15, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for two weeks, as part of the New York State Literacy Library Services grant.

A BOCES instructor will be at the Prendergast Library and the instruction will be video conferenced to the Dunkirk’s and Olean’s PCC lab.

To register, contact the library:

Dunkirk Free Library:  716-366-2511

James Prendergast Library: 716-484-7135

Olean Public Library: 716-372-0200