Summer Reading Challenge

Congratulations to all of our Patrons who participated in our Summer Reading Challenge! you did an excellent job reading!

We had a total of 110 people signed up this year! With a total of 759 books read in 5 weeks! These are numbers that make us feel proud of each one of you!

For all, Keep reading, keep discovering fantasy worlds, and growing culturally through books!

Gowanda Free Library will always be here for you, offering a safe place with educational and cultural collections and programs.

The winners of the raffle are:

Group 1:

1st Place: Emma C. (Tablet sponsored by Gowanda Kiwanis.)

2nd Place: Edgard V. ($20 Tim Hortons Gift card)

Group 2:

1st Place: Dakota S. (Tablet sponsored by Gowanda Kiwanis)

2nd Place: Xenia T. ($20 Tim Hortons Gift card)

Group 3:

1st Place: Seth S. (Tablet sponsored by Gowanda Kiwanis)

2nd Place: Grace C. Gift Certificate sponsored by Cappozzis Pizzeria.

Group 4:

1st Place: Sam B. (Tablet sponsored by Gowanda Kiwanis)

2nd Place: Angelina S. ($25 Gift Certificate Sponsored by Olympia Restaurant)

Group 5:

1st Place: Karla F. (Tablet sponsored by Gowanda Kiwanis)

2nd Place: Marcia Z. ($25 Gift Certificate sponsored by Jesse’s Home and Gifts)

Special Raffle for those who over exceeded their goal:

Samuel M. ($20 Mc. Donalds Gift Card).

All the winners have been contacted.

Thanks again to all of our sponsors and volunteers for your generous support! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you to Olympia Restaurant who provided the Vanilla Ice cream for our Party!

Go to Facebook to check out the pictures! (and to like/follow us)

Thank you all for participating in our Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Program August 2023 Calendar

Here is our calendar for August 2023 Summer Reading Program!

*Craft Mondays: Join us anytime between 10:30 am & 4:30 am for some crafting in the library!

*Tuesdays: Spanish club from 3 pm to 4pm.


  • – The 2nd and 9th: Creative Storytime from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • – The 16th: Summer Program Closing Party! from 4:30pm to 6:30 pm.

*Thursdays: Riddles / Scavenger Hunt! anytime between 3 pm & 4:30 pm.


  • – The 4th: Petting Zoo with Mike Morton – Sun Dance Kids Farm! @2pm.
  • – The 11th: Little Chef: Rainbow Cookies and Veggies Tasting! from 2 pm. to 4 pm. Registration Required

*Saturdays: Family Movies Matinee and popcorn! @ 10:30 am.

Summer Reading Program runs for 5 weeks, from July 3rd to August 12th. Our Summer Reading Program Closing Party (with a public Drawing and Prizes for Summer Reading Challenge, Social Ice cream, Face Painting, music and more) will be on August 16th!

After August 16th, we will keep offering more regular programming. Follow us on Facebook!

Come to your Library!


Summer Program July 2023 Calendar

Gowanda Free Library invites you to join us and participate in our Summer Programs!

Here is a calendar for July 2023 that you can print out (or come over and get your copy from our circulation desk!), with all of our programs, so you don’t miss out any date!

Please message us on Facebook, email, or call 716 532 3451 with any questions or to sign up for any of our programs.

Please share it and help us spread the word!

Let’s celebrate, learn, grow and have fun this summer and get #alltogethernow at the library!

Creative Storytime!

Join us for a Creative Storytime every Wednesday, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Children of all ages are welcome!

We will have Storytime games, Puppetry, Micro Theater, Reading Circle, Crafts, Special Guests and more! something different every week!

Call us at 716 532 3451, message us on Facebook, email or stop by the library for more information!

Let’s get “All Together Now” at the library!