E-Book and Audiobooks training

Megan Disbro, Digital Services Librarian from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System will be at the Bemus Point Library on Thursday, May 3rd from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Ms Disbro will be able to show patrons how to download library eBooks and audiobooks onto their personal devices.  This is an open house format with no reservations needed.  Patrons are encouraged to bring their own:  iPad, iPod, Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Galaxy or other devices.  There is no charge for this event and everyone is welcome.  Call the library at 386-2274 for more information.

Ellicottville Brewing Company hold fundraiser for the Library

Ellicottville Brewing Company will donate to the Bemus Point Library, $1 for each beer sold on Friday, May 4 from 4 p.m. to closing along with all the tips from the bar.  There will also be a basket auction.  These baskets can be seen at the Library before the event.  Music will be provided by Dan Vogan and by Lakeside Stroll.  Come and enjoy a fun evening while supporting the Library.

Bemus Point Library receives grant

The Bemus Point Library received a grant from Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the purchase of two ergonomic office chairs and a paper shredder.  The chairs provide a more comfortable and healthy experience while reading, working or performing other tasks.  The shredder allows for proper disposal of documents.  The Library is grateful for this generous gift.  Pictured is Shannon Donovan, Library Director sitting in one of the chairs while using the shredder.

Arbor Day Celebration

Dave Spann, District Field Manager for Chautauqua Soil and Water Center will give a talk about TREE PLANTING AND SITE SELECTION.  This will include what and where to plant a tree as well as soil conditions.  Also he will discuss disease concepts and what to do.

The first 25 people to attend the event will take home a Balsam Fir Transplant, suitable for planting.  The event will be at the Bemus Point Library, 13 Main St. on Thursday, April 26th from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.  THIS EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

National Library Week

Bemus Point Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.  During the week of April 8-14, celebrate with us the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss

                                       

Toddler Time children celebrated Dr. Seuss’s Birthday.  Volunteer Jo Haumesser read

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and The Cat and the Hat.  Following story time,

the children did finger painting of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish and made a

hat from The Cat in the Hat story.  This was followed by singing Happy Birthday to

Dr. Seuss and cupcakes.

                                     

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 3, 2018 was a great success.  11 Children and 6 Adults, assisted by 6 Volunteers and 2 Staff learned how to take a book and turn it into a fun activity for their child using art, music, movement, language and even math and science.  These activities can aid in making the story come to life and help the child to remember the story.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

On February 3, 2018, public libraries throughout New York State and beyond will celebrate the seventh annual Take Your Child to the Library Day with free events and activities for children and families.

This year on February 3rd from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Bemus Point Library will demonstrate to parents and caregivers with their children how to enhance the reading and learning process by helping the story come alive through related activities.  This event is most appropriate for elementary aged children.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Snacks will be provided including pizza donated by Coppola’s Pizzeria of Bemus Point.

Come on out tonight!

Join us tonight for a presentation on Communication and Dementia!

As Alzheimer’s disease or another related dementia progresses, the communication skills of a person with dementia will gradually decline.  Eventually, he or she will have more difficulty expressing thoughts or emotions.  Learn what works and what doesn’t in communicating with a person who has dementia.

This presentation is offered by Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services.

When:   January 11th (tonight!)
Time:     6:00 – 7:00
Where:  Bemus Point Library