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MARCH 10, 2006

Claudia (Lady Bird) Johnson once stated, "Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest." Mrs. Johnson could not be more correct. The David A. Howe Public Library stands as a meeting place for all community members. It is an institution that allows all residents to learn about and discuss their issues and opinions in a safe and non-threatening environment.

Your public library is a place of freedom. It is a place where ideas are born and character is revealed. Your public library is the mirror of your community, but most importantly, your public library is yours.

The library will be hosting a computer class on Monday, March 13 at 7 pm that will teach patrons how to find files on their desktop and other content storage areas. The class is one hour long and requires patrons to register before attending. Please call the library for more details.

The Investment Club, which is a non-library sponsored organization, will be meeting in the library’s Local History Room on Thursday, March 16 at 6 pm. This organization is currently accepting new members for 2006. The Investment Club is a group of local residents that meet once a month to discuss and invest personal finances. If you are interested in participating in this established organization, please visit the library for March’s meeting.

Another computer class will be held on March 20 at 7 pm in the library’s Monday Club Room. This class will teach patrons how to insert photos and graphics into text documents. Registration is required for this class.


This "Spotlight on the Library" article was written by Brian Hildreth, the David A. Howe Public Library director. Articles are written and published biweekly in the Wellsville Daily Reporter.

Click on a date below to read a recent article. 

Find a complete list of articles on the Search the Library page.

Click here to read the Wellsville Daily Reporter online

A local history lecture will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 7 pm. County historian Craig Braack will visit the library to discuss the origins and growth of counties and towns in Allegany County. This highly informative lecture is being offered in conjunction with Allegany County’s Bicentennial Celebration. Registration is not required, but is appreciated. Please call the library for more details.

The new issue of Howe Happenings has been printed and is available at the library’s Circulation Desk. Howe Happenings is a bimonthly newsletter that highlights programs and events that are occurring at your David A. Howe Public Library. Some upcoming events include: a book discussion of the DaVinci Code, a family nature program by the Wild Thing Rehabilitation Center and a workshop for grandparents on selecting and purchasing children’s books.


In addition to ongoing programs, the library always makes available popular, entertaining or enlightening reading material. Please check out some of our new arrivals and bestsellers. The top five new nonfiction books include: (1) Marley and Me by John Grogan, (2) The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman, (3) Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, (4) You’re Wearing That? by Deborah Tannen and (5) Manhunt by James Swanson. Fiction books include: (1) The 5th Horseman by James Patterson, (2) Cell by Steven King, (3) The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, (4) The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry and (5) The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury.


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Search by title or author and limit the year to 2006 to search for recent materials.

Although July is four months away, the library is now accepting donations for this year’s annual book sale. The library relies on book sale proceeds to purchase new books for the library’s collection. Please call the library if you have used or new books, video, DVDs, audio books or musical compact discs you would like to donate. As always the library appreciates your generosity.

The library is open: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am until 9 pm, Fridays from 10 am until 6 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am until 5 pm. The library is closed on Sundays and Wednesdays. You may contact us at (585) 593-3410.

This page was last updated August 19, 2011.

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