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.


CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LEGISLATORS!!!

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 $1336.25 during Give Big CHQ 2023.

Give Big CHQ

Thank You for Your Wonderful Donation!!

716 Stretch Pool Award $201.25

Five Anonymous Donors

One Double-Up! Donation Match

Paul Leone

Craig & Shirley Stratton

Pat Kirell

The Huling Family

Lynn Ann Faber

Catherine Obert

Pat Pihl

Ainsley Smith

Peter & Peggy Skillman

James and Beth Hadley

Jessie Andersen

Joan Stroh

Amanda Telford

Marsha Sullivan

Linda Dunn

Gloria Andrulis

Karen Oberst in Honor of Beth Hadley

Jerrie Frank

 


GRANTS AND SPECIAL FUNDING

American Library Association: Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessibility 2023-24

American Library Association (ALA): Libraries Transforming Communities: Education 2021-22

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System Adult Literacy Grant  2021

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

Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System Grant: Digital Skills Outreach to Seniors 2022-2023

Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation: Community Grants Program 2021 – 2022

The Pilcrow Foundation: Children’s Book Project 2019 – 2020

The Pilcrow Foundation: Children’s Book Project Grant October 2023

State Aid for Library Construction 2020-2021