July 24, 2014

Olean Public Library presents an Organic Gardening Series

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Children’s Librarian/Librarian II Opening at Olean Public Library

Job Title:  Children’s Librarian/Librarian II

Job Description:

The Olean Public Library is seeking a full-time Librarian II to run our busy Children’s Department.  Work involves supervising the children’s service staff, developing and directing children’s library programs, and selecting materials for the children’s collection.


  • Trains, assigns duties, supervises and evaluates Children’s department staff.
  • Provides reference and readers’ advisory service at the Children’s reference desk.
  • Recommends, plans, implements, and promotes new types of services based on patron needs and early childhood development research. Develops and conducts programs, tours, and story times.
  • Serves as liaison for library services to community groups and other libraries.
  • Prepares reports of activities in the Children’s department.
  • Evaluates, selects, and weeds library materials in the juvenile collection, keeping in mind current trends in children’s literature and education.
  • Writes and implements grants.
  • Keeps informed of professional developments through participation in professional organizations, library system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and professional materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of children’s literature and programming as well as child development
  • Experience providing early childhood or early literacy programming
  • Ability to supervise the work of others
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with the public
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of computers, software applications and emerging technologies

Benefits: 12 paid holidays, 22 vacation days, 3 personal days per year, health insurance, and New York State Employee’s Retirement System. The 2014 hiring range for Librarian II is $37,488 – $39,003.

Minimum Qualifications: A Masters Degree in Librarianship from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association; eligibility for a New York State Public Librarian’s professional certificate at time of application, possession of certificate at time of appointment; and two (2) years of professional library experience in children’s services. Supervisory experience preferred.

This is a civil service competitive title; therefore appointment will be made on a provisional basis only. To be eligible for permanent status, the individual accepting appointment will be required to pass a civil service exam and score among the top three.

Send resume by May 2, 2014 by mail or email to:

Kim Mahar, Assistant Director
Olean Public Library
134 N. 2nd Street
Olean, NY14760

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

Olean Public Library Purchases eBooks

Title Creator(s) Cost (USD)
24 Hours Greg Iles $11.99
The Accidental Bride Christina Skye $7.99
Almost Everything Tate Hallaway $11.99
Almost Final Curtain Tate Hallaway $11.99
Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone Kat Rosenfield $11.99
The American Heiress Daisy Goodwin $40.00
Any Duchess Will Do Tessa Dare $5.99
B is for Burglar Sue Grafton $40.00
Bared to You Sylvia Day $15.99
Before I Go To Sleep S. J. Watson $7.99
Big Sky Wedding Linda Lael Miller $7.99
Blowback Valerie Plame, Sarah Lovett $15.99
The Bonesetter’s Daughter Amy Tan $20.99
Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel $40.00
Caliban’s War James S.A. Corey $48.00
The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns Margaret Dilloway $11.99
A Change of Fortune Jen Turano $14.99
Chasing the Bear: A Young Spenser Novel Robert Andrew Parker $11.99
Close Your Eyes Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen $40.00
Come Home Lisa Scottoline $40.00
Cowboy Take Me Away Jane Graves $24.00
The Cruelest Month Louise Penny $40.00
The Death of Bees Lisa O’Donnell $11.99
Diamond in the Rough Diana Palmer $6.99
Dream Eyes Jayne Ann Krentz $15.99
The Edge of Nowhere Elizabeth George $15.99
Entwined with You Sylvia Day $11.99
The Facades Eric Lundgren $15.99
A Fatal Grace Louise Penny $40.00
The Fear Artist Timothy Hallinan $14.95
Fire Study Maria V. Snyder $9.99
Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes $12.95
For Better, For Worse Elizabeth Jeffrey $24.99
The Glassblower of Murano Marina Fiorato $40.00
God Save the Child Robert B. Parker $23.97
The Gods of Gotham Lyndsay Faye $11.99
Great North Road Peter F. Hamilton $85.00
The Hobbit (Movie Tie-In) J. R. R. Tolkien $14.99
Home Front Kristin Hannah $40.00
The House I Loved Tatiana de Rosnay $40.00
A Hundred Flowers Gail Tsukiyama $40.00
The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty $15.99
I Am the Messenger Markus Zusak $32.97
If You Could Be Mine Sara Farizan $16.95
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln Stephen L. Carter $47.85
The Interestings Meg Wolitzer $18.99
Iron Gray Sea Taylor Anderson $10.99
A is for Alibi Sue Grafton $40.00
Joy For Beginners Erica Bauermeister $15.99
The Kitchen God’s Wife Amy Tan $15.99
Law of the Desert Born Louis L’Amour $17.97
Leviathan Wakes James S.A. Corey $24.00
Limitations Scott Turow $40.00
Live by Night Dennis Lehane $13.99
Lost Memory of Skin Russell Banks $11.99
The Lottery and Other Stories Shirley Jackson, A. M. Homes $40.00
Love in a Nutshell Janet Evanovich, Dorien Kelly $40.00
Magic Study Maria V. Snyder $9.99
The Marriage Artist Andrew Winer $40.00
The Marriage Plot Jeffrey Eugenides $40.00
Middle C William H Gass $32.99
Middlesex Jeffrey Eugenides $40.00
The Midnight Palace Carlos Ruiz Zafon $27.00
Mortal Stakes Robert B. Parker $23.97
A Most Peculiar Circumstance Jen Turano $14.99
Oath of Office Michael Palmer $40.00
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover Sarah MacLean $7.99
One Thousand White Women Jim Fergus $40.00
Only Time Will Tell Jeffrey Archer $40.00
The Paris Architect Charles Belfoure $25.99
A Place in the Country Elizabeth Adler $40.00
The Prince of Mist Carlos Ruiz Zafon $27.00
The Professional Robert B. Parker $11.99
Reflected in You Sylvia Day $15.99
The Ridge Michael Koryta $38.00
Rising Tides Taylor Anderson $10.99
The Ritual Adam Nevill $40.00
A Rogue By Any Other Name Sarah MacLean $7.99
The Rook Daniel O’Malley $39.00
The Secret Keeper Beverly Lewis $14.99
Secret Santa Fern Michaels, Marie Bostwick, Laura Levine, et. al. $13.98
Seven for a Secret Lyndsay Faye $15.99
The Shadow of the Wind Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves $15.99
Shattered Dani Pettrey $14.99
The Sigma Protocol Robert Ludlum $40.00
The Signature of All Things Elizabeth Gilbert $15.99
Silent Night Robert B. Parker, Helen Brann $15.99
The Silent Wife A. S. A. Harrison $11.99
The Silver Linings Playbook Matthew Quick $40.00
The Sins of the Father Jeffrey Archer $40.00
The Song of Achilles Madeline Miller $11.99
Spring Fever Mary Kay Andrews $40.00
Still Life Louise Penny $40.00
Storm Surge Taylor Anderson $15.99
Stranded Dani Pettrey $14.99
Talent for Trouble, a Jen Turano $14.99
This Book Is Full of Spiders David Wong $40.00
The Tristan Betrayal Robert Ludlum $40.00
Twelve Sharp Janet Evanovich $40.00
W is for Wasted Sue Grafton $15.99
Warm Hearts Barbara Delinsky $40.00
The Watcher in the Shadows Carlos Ruiz Zafon $54.00
A Wedding in Springtime Amanda Forester $6.99
Whistling In the Dark Lesley Kagen $15.99
The Winter King Bernard Cornwell $40.00
Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel $40.00
Zoo City Lauren Beukes $6.99
 Total $2,695.01

Olean Public Library Purchases OverDrive eBooks

Title Creator(s) Format Lending model Cost (USD)
The 9th Girl Tami Hoag Kindle,OD READ,EPUB 12 months $15.99
Christmas on 4th Street Susan Mallery Kindle,OD READ,EPUB one copy, one user $12.99
Divergent Veronica Roth Kindle,OD READ,EPUB 26 checkouts per unit $7.99
Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card OEPUB 52 checkouts/24 months per unit $40.00
Everywhere That Mary Went Lisa Scottoline Kindle,OD READ,EPUB 26 checkouts per unit $7.99
Insurgent Veronica Roth Kindle,OD READ,EPUB 26 checkouts per unit $13.99
The Lowland Jhumpa Lahiri OD READ,EPUB one copy, one user $20.00
Miracle Road Emily March OD READ,EPUB one copy, one user $23.97
Never Go Back Lee Child Kindle,OD READ,EPUB one copy, one user $84.00
The Perfume Collector Kathleen Tessaro Kindle,OD READ,EPUB 26 checkouts per unit $19.99
Sycamore Row John Grisham OD READ,EPUB one copy, one user $85.00
The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan Kindle,OD READ,EPUB 26 checkouts per unit $23.99
W Is For. . . Sue Grafton OD READ,EPUB 12 months $15.99
Whiskey Beach Nora Roberts OD READ,EPUB 12 months $18.99
 Total $390.88