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May 17, 2019

Headquarters News

Janice Dekoff, Executive Director

NYLA Travel Grants: One Week Left to Apply!
CCLS is offering 13 grants of up to $500 each to attend the 2019 NYLA conference in Saratoga Springs.  Applications will be due on May 31, 2019.  We have moved the application process to May in order to allow all members to take advantage of the early bird registration.   We recommend that you book your hotel early, especially if you want to be in the conference hotel.  Hotels fill up quickly.

WNYLRC List Serv
Have you subscribed to the WNYLRC list serv?  You can register to receive immediate delivery or a digest email. This list serv gives you access to training information, library news, and more.  To sign up visit:

NYS Library Construction Aid
Are you considering applying for NYS construction aid this year?  Reach out to Jan now to discuss your project and schedule a site visit.  Information on the application process will be coming soon.

New Census Information
ALA has released a new Libraries' Guide to the 2020 Census.  Take the time to start reviewing the materials and share them with staff and volunteers.  Libraries will play a major role in the 2020 Census and we want all of the CCLS libraries to be prepared.

Member Library News
Congratulations to the Salamanca Public Library who celebrated their 100th anniversary on Thursday May 23.
The power went out, but the celebration went on!

System Staff News
Adult Literacy Grant Opportunity
 New one-on-one Tutoring Opportunity! 
For the first time, CCLS is working with Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County (LVCC) to find community members interested in becoming a tutor.  No experience is necessary, LVCC provides tutor training  for free! 

Thanks to the CCLS Adult Literacy Grant, literacy tutors from Cattaraugus Community Action, Inc. are available to work with patrons who are in need of tutoring in adult literacy all types. 

If you have questions about the Adult Literacy Grant,
please contact Valle Blair,, 716-664-6675 x230


May 29, 2019 2:00pm PLA webinar, Measuring the Success of Health Programs and Services
To register for, please visit

May 31, 2019 10am-12pm  James Prendergast Library STEAM MAKERSPACES    Flyer
Register with Megan Disbro@ 

June 4, 2019 9:30am-11:30am  WNYLRC Office:  Opioid Overdose Recognition & Naloxone (Narcan) Training (FREE)
Register Here:  

June 4, 2019
1pm - 2pm PLA Free Webinar: The Public Library’s Role during Elections: Voter Education in the Age of Misinformation 
To register: 

June 4, 2019 6:30pm: Prendergast Library -  Internet Safety for Families
Tracy Mitrano will present internet safety tips for parents and kids. Specific issues, including sexting, appropriate use of social networking, how to guard against child predators, and how to protect your identity will be addressed, and Tracy will take your questions. 
June 5, 2019 3pm-6pm  The San Jose State University School of Information’s free web conference: Library 2.019 Open Data Property maps, 311 data, school rating information, and census statistics are all examples of open data. How can librarians use all of this data to help our communities?
Register at:

June 6-8: Prendergast Library -  Half-off bargain book sale
Our daily book sale will feature half-off prices. All books for $1 or less and fill a bag of books for $10!
June 7, 2019 10am-Noon Mayville Library: Library Hacks: KOHA and WordPress with Carolyn Hughesman and Megan Disbro
Q&A session, may register to attend or join via webinar.  To register email: 

June 8, 2019 11:00-3:00pm: Prendergast Library - Summer Reading kickoff
The Jim Roselle Summer Reading Kickoff will feature a petting zoo at 1:00 pm, outdoor games, and Makerspace activities.  

June 12, 2019 10am-Noon Olean Public Library: Library Hacks: KOHA and WordPress with Carolyn Hughesman and Megan Disbro
Q&A session, may register to attend or join via webinar.  To register email: 

June 12 & 19 The New York State Library, through its Ready to Read at New York Libraries initiative, is pleased to offer the following 
Title: An Introduction to STEM in Preschool Library Programming: What It Is, Why Do It, and How to Get Started  Flyer

Part 1: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 1:30-2:30 PM
Part 2: Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 1:30-2:30 PM

Register today by visiting the following link:

June 19, 2019 10am-Noon James Prendergast Library: Library Hacks: KOHA and WordPress with Carolyn Hughesman and Megan Disbro  -  Q&A session, may register to attend or join via webinar.  To register email: 

June 27, 2019 10am-Noon King Memorial Library, Machias: Library Hacks: KOHA and WordPress with Carolyn Hughesman and Megan Disbro - Q&A session, may register to attend or join via webinar.  To register email: 

WebJunction Webinars: Always Free

Do you know a cat who needs to be in the 2020 B&T Calendar??  Send submissions to and include: Cat's name, age, breed, and what makes him/her special.
Submissions close on June 1.
CCLS Website

System Headquarters
106 West Fifth Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Fax: 716-484-1205

Valle Blair, Youth Services,  Delivery, Interim Outreach Coordinator x230 
Wendy Crawford, Processing and ILL x250
Janice Dekoff, Executive Director x 228
Megan Disbro, Digital Services x251
Kathy Gustafson, Business Office x254
Carolyn Hughesman, ILS Specialist x259
Mike Jones, IT Manager x257
Chris Spink, Technical Services Supervisor x248
Jackie VanOrd, Tech Services and Deposits x250

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