The library has an extensive collection of fiction and nonfiction materials for learners of all ages and abilities. We offer 6-week Classroom Checkout for teachers and homeschooling families.
Available databases for kids and teens can be found by visiting DATABASES FOR KIDS. A complete list of the library’s databases can be accessed by visiting our DATABASES page.
Did you know about our Page Turners Collection? We have classroom sets of picture and chapter books! Click to see the full list of materials.
The library has books about education and parenting as well as information about community events and local resources. Stop by the library to see all we have to offer!
Hands-on Learning - available for checkout!
Theme Boxes | Ages 3+
Our theme boxes make it easy to explore everything from seasons and weather to outer space—with comprehensive, hands-on activities that build literacy skills. Each box includes a guide with suggested activities covering ten curriculum areas—from math to dramatic play. Click to learn more about our Theme Boxes..
Science Kits | Ages 6+
Learn about different STEM concepts with hands-on activity kits. Each kit comes with cards that walk children through exciting, skill-building experiments and activities.
These kits are broken down into three groups: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The advanced kits extend to the high school level. Click to learn more about our Science Kits..
Enjoy free or discounted admission to local destinations by checking out an adventure pass! These passes are great for educational outings and local exploration!
Available passes vary. Visit the library or call us at (716) 484-7135 for information on current Adventure Passes.
Library Events and Activities
There’s always plenty going on at the library! Check out our online events calendar or printable calendar for this month’s programs!
Our Makerspace is filled with STEAM-related toys, games, and activities! Stop by for staff-led activities every Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:00, or book the space to use with your family, group, or organization!
Education and Early Literacy
Zero to Three – National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families – Here you’ll find science-based information and tools designed to help parents and caregivers nurture their young children’s development.
DaybyDayNY is a website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries.
Everyday Ways to Support Your Baby’s and Toddler’s Early Learning
Reading Rockets TIPS for parents of Preschoolers: in English | en Español
Department of Education – Reading resources, early childhood education and special education information
Parent Network of Western New York A community resource for families of individuals with special needs
Head Start Promotes school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families
Chautauqua Child Care Council Local resources to help find quality child care and other local parent resources
Parenting Tips and Safety
PBS parents – A resource for parenting tips and advice.
NetSmartz Workshop – Internet safety from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Pathways.Org – Free information about childhood development
Lead Awareness Program Information on how to protect your child from lead poisoning