No More Flooded Basement

Ellington Farman Library was recently able to complete  installation of  a Stand-by Generator thanks to funding that was made possible by the Karl Peterson Unrestricted Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and a private donation. The generator will allow the library to be fully  operational during times of power outage thereby allowing the community to charge cellphones, batteries, medical  devices and use the library during  regular open hours. It will also prevent flooding issues in the basement by providing emergency power to the sump pump.  Moon-Light Electric of Jamestown was contracted to  install the generator. This project was a demonstrated need for both the safety of the building and the broader community. The grant was a great help  as  the library continues to find proactive ways to serve our community.

Shown standing beside the new generator
installed at Ellington Farman Library are Julia Niles, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation Grants Manager, Mary Jane Griffith, Treasurer from Ellington Library Board of Trustees and Judith Whittaker, Library Director


Summer Is Starting!

Summer is here with the June Library Newsletter out on the circulation desk. It’s packed full of programs and information. You’ll find the Children’s Summer Event Calendar inside but there are a few more programs that we’re waiting on confirmation dates so there will be additions to the schedule.

Summer is the perfect time to become an explorer in your own backyard, and what better place to explore than libraries? Our 38 libraries have so much to offer, from local collections to knowledge of their communities, programs for kids and adults, summer reading programs, books, movies, and WIFI.  The CCLS Lovin’ Our Libraries Campaign kicks off June 1st with all 38  libraries participating. Stop in, pick up your map and start your 2023 library road trip!  You’ll find details at each library and on the link


2022 Annual Report to the Community

Coming off a pandemic year full of uncertainty in 2021, 2022 proved to be full of activity! We provided an abundance of programs for all ages that were well attended by not only our own patrons but folks from every corner of 2 counties. We continued to provide to the community,    programs such as Concerts, the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Santa Pancake Breakfast  and our Potluck Breakfast was back for a few months of the year. Our Community Room was used 37 times by groups such as the Cub Scouts, Bible Study, school tutoring, Town Picnic meetings and more. The full report can be found here:  Annual Community Report 2022