|ABOUT THE LIBRARY
The David A. Howe Public Library is the
largest public library in Allegany County. The collection has over
110,300 items which are available through
STARCat, the Southern Tier Automated Regional Catalog. Highlights of
the collection include Allegany County local history materials, popular
and educational DVDs, a large print collection, music on compact disc,
electronic and print magazine subscriptions, and current local and
regional newspapers. The David A. Howe is a New York State Document
The library offers a wide array of cultural and educational programs for
people of all ages in the community. Programs include academic lectures,
book discussions, musical recitals, how-to workshops, children's
entertainment, pre-school story hours, and summer reading activities.
From NY 17/86, take exit 30 onto Route 19 South.
Proceed 9.5 miles through the junction of Routes 19 and 417. At the next
light (Madison St.), turn left. Immediately turn left again onto the
Pearl St. Extension. Parking is located on the north side of the
building in the library parking lot or on Main St.
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|Five Year Strategic
Public computer workstations provide access to productivity software and
electronic business, magazine article, and health reference resources
through the Internet. The library holds free, introductory public
computer and Internet classes.
The Georgian Colonial style building, begun in 1935 and opened in 1937,
is a landmark on Main Street, visited by over 100,000 people every year.
The heart of the library is in its Reference and Reading Rooms and
Children's Section. The library building also includes meeting rooms, a
local history room, an exhibition room where art shows are held
throughout the year, and an auditorium which seats 340 people.
The David A. Howe Public Library provides books and other materials of
popular interest and permanent value for the informational and
recreational needs of all ages. Programs and services encourage reading
and research for students starting with the preschool level. The library
facilities afford a meeting place for cultural, social, and educational
The David A. Howe Public Library is a member of the Southern Tier
Library System which provides services and support for 48 libraries and
reading centers in Allegany, Chemung, Steuben, Schuyler, and Yates