Lego Bricks Wanted!!

lego rectangle-1We are looking for permanent donations of new or gently-used LEGO bricks. Old sets, new sets, mismatched jumbles, wheels, people, specialty sets, Duplo – we’ll be thrilled to accept all the LEGO bricks you can find!

Please bring donations to the Olean Public Library’s Information Desk.
We will happily provide a receipt for your donation.

Watch for LEGO Club coming this summer @ the library…

Part Time Librarian Position Available

The Olean Public Library is seeking a part time librarian to provide reference service and computer instruction.


  •  Provide reference and readers’ advisory service
  •  Provide instruction in both print and electronic resources
  •  Provide individual assistance and instruction, including one-on-one computer tutoring, to meet the needs and abilities of patrons using the library’s public computer center. Areas of instruction will include, but not be limited to, the following: basic computer skills; setting up and using e-mail; searching the Internet; and using Microsoft Office applications.
  •  Other duties as assigned

Skills Required:

  • Strong public service orientation
  • Tact and courtesy in dealing with the public
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to communicate library policies and procedures to the public
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Includes some evenings and weekends.

ALA accredited MLS and NYS Public Librarian Certificate preferred, but will consider a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited library school.

Position available immediately. Resumes accepted until position is filled. Send resume and cover letter to:

Kim Mahar
Assistant Director
Olean Public Library
134 N. 2nd Street
Olean, NY 14760

Pictures from Author Ann McCauley’s vis

Pictures from Author Ann McCauley’s visit this weekend:


During the next few weeks the Library is replacing its boiler.  We will not have heat in the building.  We hope to stay open as much as possible although if it gets cold we may close.  Changes to Library hours will be posted.  Please monitor the Library’s website, this page, and the news media for developments on Library Hours during this period.

We are sorry for the inconvenience!

New Large Print Books November 2010

BLOWN AWAY by Sharon Sala

BODY WORK by Sara Paretsky

DJIBOUTI by Elmore Leonard

EXCLUSIVE by Fern Michaels


GHOST MOON by Heather Graham

HEART’S DIVIDED by Joanne Sundell

LOST EMPIRE by Clive Cussler

MIDNIGHT CRYSTAL by Jayne Castle (Jayne Ann Krentz)

MY NAME IS MEMORY by Ann Brashares

RULE’S BRIDE by Kat Martin

THE SEARCH by Nora Roberts

THE SECRET DUKE by Jo Beverley

SUMMER BRIDES by Susan Wiggs

TORN APART by Sharon Sala

Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm—Author Book Talk and Signing

What I Never Told You: A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father. by Candy Kyler Brown

Author Candy Kyler Brown will give at book talk and signing at the Olean Public Library on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Art Gallery . Ms. Brown will talk about her recently released book, What I Never Told You: A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father.

Ms. Brown spent five years researching the story of her father, Salamanca resident John Kyler’s experiences as a B-17 ball turret gunner during World War II and the time he spent as a German prisoner of war after being shot down.

John Kyler learned at 20 years of age what it felt like to assume the role of a ball turret gunner on a B-17 in WWII, as well as the feeling of terror when shot down and taken prisoner of war by the German Army.  Over a brief but deadly fifteen months he was then to face extreme fear, pain, starvation, cold, loneliness, sadness, and despair — an existence that was to define him for his post-war roles of son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather, friend and worker.

He left Salamanca , New York , a boy and returned a man having lived and witnessed many life-changing events that he did not choose to put into words.  His experience remained untold throughout his life, and his death at age 81 might have left his story unknown, but for the decision by his daughter and wife to uncover the truth. Together they retraced his steps, paralleling his route and resurrecting his deeply buried memories.  After over five years their very “sentimental journey” became a mission completed, enabling the spirit of John Kyler to enjoy peace, having at last told his story with the confidence that the memory of what he and many others did will live on.

Candy Kyler Brown was born and raised in Salamanca , NY .  The mother of two resides in Kill Buck, NY, with husband, Bradley.  She retired from National Fuel after 37 years of service and is currently employed as a Field Representative for Green Thumb Environmental Beautification, Inc.  Her last 6 years have been dedicated to researching and writing about her father’s wartime experience resulting in her first published book What I Never Told You:  A Daughter Traces the Wartime Imprisonment of Her Father.

Signed copies of the book will be available after the program, hard covers $20 & soft $15.

Do the Dewey!