Would you like to help support your local library? There are many ways to “support” the library. Please contact the library director, Beth Hadley at director@sinclairvillelibrary.org, with any questions.


Here is a document to help say why the library is important to them. You can call. You can email. You can even use snail mail. The more positive contact that they receive about libraries helps them as they advocate for library funding.

Ways to Support the Library:

  1. Join our Ways & Means Committee. The Ways & Means hosts our annual Bake Sale, Plant Sale and Book Sale. Volunteers are always needed.
  2. Join in the FUNdraisers.  Host a table at our Annual Tea Party, buy tickets for basket raffles (held throughout the year), dine on delicious chicken BBQ at the History Fair and spend time reading during our Read-A-Thon.
  3. Donate Books. The library accepts gently used books and DVDs published with-in the last ten years. Donated items not used for our circulation collection may be used for our annual book sale.
  4. Volunteer. Our library could not function without our wonderful volunteers. Volunteers can help out in many ways, from shelving books to shoveling snow.
  5. Host an Event. Do you have a special skill or interest? You can host an event to share your “superskill” with our community.
  6. Get Involved in Local Politics. Sometimes, no matter how much you use and support your library, it still feels like it’s not enough. But you don’t have to run for political office to have your say in politics. Voting in local elections certainly helps, but if you want to get involved year-round, consider becoming a Library Board member.
  7. Donate. We are counting on your contribution to help the library continue to provide the services and programs that our community relies on.  Thank you to the Village of Sinclairville and Towns of Charlotte and Gerry for your ongoing support.  Please join us in keeping this library an important part of serving these communities
  8. Ask Questions, There’s one small way you can support your library: ask questions. Libraries must constantly prove their value to receive funding, and one of the ways they do that is by recording the number of questions they are asked by patrons. 

Library’s Annual Appeal

Wow! We are truly honored by the support we received from our community and patrons. You all helped us raise over $1998 during GiveBig CHQ 2021. We were also granted $317.54 from the 716-Stretch Pool.

Give Big CHQ

Thank You for Your Wonderful Donation!!

Five Anonymous Donors

Lauren Swanson

James Rosenberg

Rich and Amanda Telford

Maren Caulfield in memory of Marilyn MacIntyre

Tami Berg in memory of Pama LeBarron

Jeff Embury

Karen O.

Donna Kibbe Sewell in memory of Bessie Kibbe

The Zlotchew’s

Ruthanne Main in memory of Bob and Jean Smith

Roslin Newton

Ricardo Garfalo & Susan Mehls

Gerry Lions Club

Lori Huckelbery

Betty Jean Ridout in memory of Alan Higgs

Katie Finch

Peggy Minckler

Huling Family

Kathleen Schroeder

Beth Hadley in memory of Neil and Marilyn MacIntyre

Joan Stroh

Jean Oag

Cheryl Swart

Vicki Notaro

George Clever

Jennifer Mikula in memory of Ryan Lattimore

Lucille France

Barbara Pattyson

Vicki Martin

Grace Sam


American Library Association (ALA): Libraries Transforming Communities Focus on Small and Rural Libraries Grant

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System Adult Literacy Grant 2021

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus :Library System Outreach Mini-Grant: Diversity Theme 2021-2022

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation: Community Grants Program 2021 – 2022

Pilcrow Foundation: Children’s Book Project 2019 – 2020

State Aid for Library Construction 2020-2021