What Can I Borrow?

All types of materials are still available to borrow through our curbside service! You can request DVDs, CDs, Books on CD, and magazines in addition to books. Search the online catalog and place holds or let us know what you would like using the curbside guidelines and we will place the holds for you.

Do you miss your weekly New York Times puzzles?? You can request those too!!

We are getting new materials every day. Check out the Recent Additions tab at the top of the page to see what’s new.  

And as always, digital access is open 24/7. Just download the Libby App. If you are having trouble accessing your account, it’s likely your card has expired. Let us know and we will be happy to renew it for you.

New Historical Museum Curator!

Please join us in welcoming Max Walters, the new curator for the Darwin R. Barker Historical Museum!

Max studied history, archaeology, and museum science at Central Michigan University, and went on to focus in museum collections and curatorial practices at Johns Hopkins. His prior museum work was at the Ukrainian American Museum of Detroit, the Historical Society of the Tonawandas, and Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire.

He was originally introduced to the history of Western New York while doing research on the Erie Canal for the Historical Society of the Tonawandas, situated just north of Buffalo on the canal’s western terminus.

“I pursed a career in museums as a way to apply my lifelong interest in history and create memorable exhibits. During school I was very taken by broad historical topics like industrialization and its impacts on culture and politics, but after my more recent work in museums I’ve become increasingly interesed in narrowing in on the stories of specific people and small communities. This approach reveals fascinating glimpses into life during different eras and it infuses a human element into the broad and abstract historical narratives we study in school.”

Please feel free to stop in and meet Max during regular museum hours, Tuesdays, 4 – 8 pm and Saturdays, 1 – 4 pm. Watch for extended museum hours in the future. We will keep you posted!

 

Call for Artists!

 Are you a local artist who would like to show your artwork at the library?

Mediums include photography, painting, illustration, mixed media, jewelry, small sculpture, ceramics, woodworking, glass arts and fabric arts. Self-taught and professional artists from Chautauqua County are welcome to submit artwork. For more information click here.