Do Not use the Book Drop

Unfortunately our library has to close to fully comply with directives from the Health Department. We also cannot fulfill item requests by phone or email. If you have an item checked out- your due date has been extended until April 20th. In other words- your books are not due now. We ask that you DO NOT put them in the drop box as it will not be checked every day. Too many books in the drop box will damage the spines. If you enjoyed your books then maybe you want to reread them. Remember though they are still checked out in your name so don’t give them to anyone else to read as you are responsible for returning them when the library is open again. We also would not want to spread the virus germs onto the book and then pass it around. Just think- a library that is asking you NOT to return your books! What a novel idea! ( Ok- I couldn’t resist ) All programming is cancelled until further notice but we will be posting to our Facebook site at least two times a day with interesting things for you and your family to do. Keep checking back to

Please follow Health Directives closely. You will find links to them on the right side of this site. I will miss seeing all of you and will look forward to the time we can all be together again!

Libraries have Awesome Resources!

Many libraries, including Ellington Farman Library, are not physically open but we still have some fantastic resources at our fingertips that can help you cope with being a little isolated or cooped up with the kids with not much to do. Libraries and especially Chautauqua-Cattauraugus Library System to the rescue! Click on our Facebook link below this article and stay tuned every morning at 9am and evening at 9pm for some great ideas and links to wonderful resources you can use to keep the whole family entertained and still learning…. but don’t tell the kids about that learning part 🙂 There’s virtual tours to museums, aquariums and zoos for your animal lovers. Read all your children’s books already? Then curl up at night as a family and listen to authors read their books. Check out some links that will help you get the creativity flowing with some average household items. Raining outside? Check out our dance video links, move the furniture and start your own dance party!  There’s lots more and we thank Valle from  CCLS for some great ideas.  Click on the Facebook link, follow us every day, 9am and 9pm. Stay tuned!

Ready for the March Newsletter?

All the way from Alaska to Ellington, Census Kiosk information, Artist of the month and lots of programming are on the schedule for March. Read a letter sent by Karen Land; writer, wildlife advocate and three time Iditarod Participant who will be coming to our library on Saturday March 21st at 1pm. Need help in filling out your 2020 Census online? We have a secure Census  Kiosk available for you to use. The article is on the second page.  Read and see more information on these and other programs  in the March Ellington Farman Library Newsletter- also available in print form on the circulation desk.
March 2020 Newsletter


Ready for the February Newsletter?

February may be a slow time in winter for a lot of places but not for the Ellington Farman Library! We’re starting right off on Saturday February 1st with our celebration of National Take Your Child to the Library Day with a fun time for adults and children alike. Bring your favorite child to the library on Saturday from 10:30am on and you’ll receive an activity sheet with fun things you and your little one can do in the library. For each activity you complete there will be a sticker earned. When you’re all done your child will receive a prize! So stop down and have some fun doing library activities together and help your child earn a prize. More importantly though is the fact that your child will learn that the library is an interesting place to go to and that their favorite adult in their life thinks so too!
We have our new Soup Group up and running every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:30pm. It is a great socializing time and everyone is welcome to attend a soup and bread lunch while in the library. We have a dedicated list of soup and bread makers but we could always use some more. If you have a favorite soup or bread that you like to bake then call the library and check what months we could use some more cook volunteers! Yoga is happening again with a nice group of women who come every Wednesday promptly at 6pm for about 45 minute session. We’ll be crafting again on Saturday Feb. 8th at 11qm. Everyone who attends will learn how to make homemade gift bags and receive all the materials needed to make a few at the library. Soup will be provided with that program also.
Click on the link below for the February Newsletter to learn about these and other interesting things the Ellington Farman Library is doing in February! You may also find us on Facebook.

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Come visit the library on Saturday Feb. 1st on National Take Your Child to the Library day!
There is no app to replace your lap!

January Newsletter

New faces are not the only changes you’ll see around the Ellington Farman library in 2020. We not only have a new library clerk starting in January but also a few new programs inserted in the January calendar and patrons have requested we bring back a few that have been on hiatus. Click on the January Newsletter link or pick up a printed copy while you are in the library. There is always a copy available right on the circulation desk.

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December Ellington Library Newsletter already!

December is right around the corner and we want you to be ready for all the events happening at the Ellington library. The December newsletter is out and it’s jammed full of events, programs, book reviews, book gift choices and a calendar for you to keep track of it all. We’ve got the Red Cross Hands only CPR course for adults and the Disaster Preparedness Pillowcase Project for the kids. Then get ready for some holiday spirit with “A Christmas Carol” presentation from the Traveling Lantern Theater Company. This is for children but feel free to bring the whole family and share with your children the transformation of Ebenzer Scrooge on Christmas eve. The Jamestown Holiday Express Chorus will be bringing their finest holiday spirit music to our library on Tuesday December 10th from 7:30 – 8:30pm. This is a free concert, no tickets needed. Get your “crafty” on because it’s the third annual Ornament Decorating Party! We put all the craft supplies out and you use them to make any kind of ornament you’d like. Hang an ornament on the Town Tree and make a few for yourselves! Cocoa and donuts provided. Come see “Christmas in Yellowstone”, a family movie everyone will love. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes as the animal residents make their way through the most challenging season of the year. From the unique crystals of individual snowflakes to the grand sweep of Yellowstones Hayden Valley, this is Christmas in Yellowstone playing Tuesday December 17th at 6:30pm. And the event everyone has been waiting for….Santa arrives on Saturday December 21 at 9am! We’ll be serving a free pancake breakfast from 8:30 – 10:30am and Santa will be here from 9-10am to visit with all the children. These events and the monthly programs are all free but we do ask that you register for the Santa Breakfast and Red Cross Classes. Call 287-2945 to register. Follow us on Facebook at

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New Month, New Beginnings

The chilliness of November is knocking on our door which means it’s time for another newsletter! Wow, where did the month of October go? We learned from the Red Cross, the Alzheimer’s Association and Sir Ken Robinson from TED Talks. We met the candidates in the upcoming election and 38 of us enjoyed the last Community Potluck Breakfast for this year. It’s time to get ready for the holidays, get crafting, enjoy some classical movies, cribbage, book discussions and more! November is busy and you’ll want to not miss a thing going on at the library.

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Ellington Farman Library October News

It’s falling leaves, pumpkins and jelly making time! That means it must be time for the Ellington Farman Library October newsletter. We have some great informative and fun programs scheduled in October so read the newsletter and keep the library calendar close by. You can also pick up the newsletter in print form at the circulation desk. As usual- call 287-2945 for more information on programming or to register for one.

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Red Cross Disaster Recovery Program

In partnership with New York State, the American Red Cross is offering FREE Citizen Preparedness Corps training sessions entitled Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes. Our library is offering this training program for adults on Tuesday October 8th from 1-3pm. A trained Red Cross representative will conduct a session of the Citizen Preparedness Corps training program, which provides a an overview on how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters common in our area, such as house fires, flooding and more. A light lunch will be served and there will be ample time for questions. Advance registration is requested by calling the library at 287-2945. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. For more emergency preparedness information, visit and

Red Cross Disaster Recovery Program: Are you Ready?