Various children’s programs are held throughout the year. All programs are free to the public and include stories, simple games, snacks and related age-appropriate activities. These programs are:
Free To Be Me: every Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM. Specifically prepared for birth to 3-year olds, this program is a good introduction to the Library and its services. Please register at the Library prior to bringing your child to the program.
Library Story Hour : every Friday morning from 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon. Story Hour is held year-round for children 4 & 5 years of age. Please register at the Library prior to the program.
For further information about these or other Library programs, you may call the Library at 486-8011 or visit us during regular Library hours.
Approximately 40,000 items, books, talking books, and DVDs are shelved in various collections: picture books, fiction, non-fiction, and reference in the Juvenile Section; fiction, non-fiction, reference, local history, and Large-Print in the Adult Section.
The Pennsylvania History Area contains state and local historical materials. A bibliography of pamphlets in the local history collection is available at the check-out desk.
The Audiovisual Collection includes materials for adults and children of all ages. There are over 600 DVDs on a wide range of topics including instruction, feature films, music and children's stories. Other audio cassette materials include language instruction and a growing collection of audio books-on-tape, many of which are now in CD format.
The Library receives over 55 magazines and 4 newspapers (Cameron County Echo, Bradford Era, Olean Times-Herald, and USA Today). Magazines are kept on file for three years. Available for usee is EBSCO, a comprehensive online periodical and reference database. The Library staff will assist you with EBSCO if you are not familiar with its use. The Cameron County Press (from Jan 2, 1964 through Aug 12, 1971) and the Cameron County Echo (beginning 11/11/64 to present) as well as the Cameron County Endeavor (beginning April 12, 2003 to present) are on permanent file. The USA Today, Bradford Era, and Olean Times Herald are kept on file for six months.
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