Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss


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.


Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 3, 2018 was a great success.  11 Children and 6 Adults, assisted by 6 Volunteers and 2 Staff learned how to take a book and turn it into a fun activity for their child using art, music, movement, language and even math and science.  These activities can aid in making the story come to life and help the child to remember the story.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

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.

Come on out tonight!

Join us tonight for a presentation on Communication and Dementia!

As Alzheimer’s disease or another related dementia progresses, the communication skills of a person with dementia will gradually decline.  Eventually, he or she will have more difficulty expressing thoughts or emotions.  Learn what works and what doesn’t in communicating with a person who has dementia.

This presentation is offered by Chautauqua Opportunities Alzheimer’s Services.

When:   January 11th (tonight!)
Time:     6:00 – 7:00
Where:  Bemus Point Library

Book Talk: Loren Mayshark

We will be hosting Loren Mayshark for a discussion about his latest book, Academic Betrayal.  The book talk will be held here at the library on November 30 at 6:30.

Released in April 2017, Academic Betrayal poignantly describes the authors experience while in graduate school and present challenges that other students may encounter as they proceed through the higher education system in the US.  Mayshark shares that “Academic injustice and bullying are problems in the US. The system of higher education in this nation must be reformed. My situation in Graduate School was an extreme case, but one that will resonate with many current students, former students, and faculty. My newest book elucidates many of the problems in our system that tragically go unspoken.”

For more information about this young author from Bemus Point, search him on Facebook: or visit his website:

Please view our calendar for additional details about this event.

Outdoor Chess & Checker Set

We are so happy with this generous donation made by Jon Stahley!

This set was hand crafted specifically for the library and allows patrons and passersby to engage in some casual – or intense – games!  The Black Locust logs used in construction of this set were donated by Tim Lutgen, owner of Maple Springs Tree Service.

Come sit spell and enjoy playing chess or checkers on this creative outdoor board set!  Thank you, Jon Stahley and Tim Lutgen!