Programming Survey and Winter Reading

If you have not been able to get back to the library to get your copy of the survey for your “free” spot on your Winter Reading BINGO card – you can fill it out here. The confirmation page will tell you what to do to get your free spot. Also, if you just want to take the survey to give us your opinion on library programming without participating in the Winter Reading Program, feel free to fill it out!

If you would like to participate in the Winter Reading Program – you can download your BINGO card here. Just give us a call or e-mail reference[at] to register. Please include Name, Address, phone number, and e-mail address.

The Olean Public Library has gone to the dogs

Kids and K-9s Reading Together

 Who says reading is “ruff”?  Not Bree!


Bree is one of several TDI certified, therapy dog/handler teams participating in the Kids and K9s Reading Together program at the Olean Public Library.  Co-sponsored by the Olean Kennel Club, Inc., this program gives children the opportunity to practice their reading fluency and gain confidence by reading to Therapy Dogs.  Participants have 20 minutes individual reading time and may bring their own reading material.  Any school age child may participate.

We are currently scheduling reading times for March 2012.  We have dog and handler teams available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school from 3:30 to 4:30 and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30.  If your child are interested in reading with one of our Therapy Dogs please register by February 29, 2012.  Sessions will start March 5, 2012.  Sessions will not be scheduled unless there are at least two participants for the session.  Register in the children’s area of the Olean Public Library or by phone at (716) 372-0200.  Please remember our dog/handler teams are volunteers.  If your child is unable to make a scheduled session please notify us as soon as possible.