40 Day – Winter Reading Challenge – sponsored by the Gowanda Kiwanis

December 1st through December 23rd sign up for the Gowanda Free Library 40 Day – Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Gowanda Kiwanis.
This program is for patrons 18 and under and registration required. For every 200 minutes read from December 27th through February 4th you will win a prize up to 800 minutes total. If you read an average of 20 minutes every day of the program you will earn 4 prizes! We are so grateful to the Gowanda Kiwanis for valuing our library and the growing literacy of our young patrons. Reading is meant to be fun, and all reading is valid, so whatever medium you read is welcome for this program (graphic novels, audiobooks, manga, etc.) Please let our staff know if you have any questions, and please sign up from Dec. 1st – Dec. 27th by calling the library, stopping in during open hours or messaging us on Facebook. (If you sign up over the phone or Facebook please either stop down to the library for a thermometer or print the below PDF!)

November/December Programming


November/December 2021

Meet the Animals Farm Program

Saturday, Nov. 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Knit / Crochet Club

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teen Maker’s Monday

Monday, Nov. 22 @ 2:30 pm

(Our New Maker’s Cart will be ready!)

Adult Book Club

Friday, Nov. 26 @ 7:00 pm

Christmas in Gowanda Kids & Adult Craft

Saturday, Dec. 4@ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Knit / Crochet Club

Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Teen Maker’s Monday

Monday, Dec. 20 @ 2:30 pm

No Adult Book Club in December

Friends of the Library Annual Mum and Bake Sale & Craft and Vendor Show

Join us down at the library for a weekend of fun!

The Friends of the Library will be hosting their annual Mum and Bake Sale this Friday and Saturday from 9:00 – 3:00.

And on Saturday the library will be hosting some amazing crafters and vendors as well as a basket raffle all in support of the Library.

While you are here don’t forget to grab some tickets for our Monday Night Football Chicken BBQ on Oct. 18th. pickup between 4:00 & 7:00pm. This is Pre-Sale ONLY and we will be giving out free desserts for anyone who picks up their dinner in Bills gear or colors.