Mrs. Crist -1st Grade Class Mrs. DuBois – Pre-K Class
Mrs. Haas – 1st Grade Class
For the last 2 weeks Bemus Point Elementary classes, Pre-k though 2nd grade, have been visiting the library.
Each class was greeted by two library volunteers, Jo Haumesser and Nancy Thoman. Jo and Nancy
discussed where everything is located, children’s area, juvenile area, adult sections. The students were
also told how to apply for a library card ( 1 card works at 38 libraries in the Chautauqua – Cattaraugus
Library System). They were informed that books can be borrowed for two weeks (unlimited) and
DVD’s for 1 week (limit of 3). At the end of the visit the students sat on the floor and were read several stories.
On the way out of the library they were given a library bookmark.
Mrs. Hanson – Pre-K Class Mrs. Johnson – Kindergarten Class
Mrs. Russell – Kindergarten Class
Toddler Time visits the Bemus Point Fire Department. Special thank you to Mr. Steve and Chief Mike
The Bemus Point Library is grateful to Ellicottville Brewing Company along with those who supported the Season Opener Event on May 4th. The event raised $4,305 to support the programs and services of the library. Everyone had fun with good food and drink, great entertainment with Lakeside Stroll and Dan Vogan; and a basket auction with 50 baskets. Special thanks goes out to Topper Clemons, EBC Manager and Kirstie Hanson, EBC Event Planner for their imagination and creativity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.