Finger Lakes Library System

Public libraries of Cayuga, Cortland, Seneca, Tioga and Tompkins Counties

Below are libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System that will be participating in The Great Give Back 2022! Check back often for updates; details about programs will begin to be shared around the beginning of September. Please contact libraries directly for questions regarding offered programming.

Apalachin Library

Diapers for KIND Project (Kids In Need of Diapers)
September 1 – October 8
The Apalachin Library is collecting diapers of any size to donate to the KIND program in Owego. This program distributes diapers to families in our area who need them. KIND stands for Kids In Need of Diapers.

Aurora Free Library

Give Back to the King Ferry Food Pantry
October 1-22
Help support our neighbors at Thanksgiving. We are requesting donations of pie filling or monetary donations to King Ferry Food Pantry. Items can be dropped off at either Aurora Free Library (315) 364-8074 or Hazard Library (315) 364-7975.

Berkshire Free Library

Berkshire’s Creekside Park Clean Up
October 15 (rain date October 22)
10:00 am-1:00 pm
@ Creekside Park, Berkshire NY
For all ages
Come join your neighbors and help keep our park beautiful. If you have rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows etc., you are welcome to bring them with you.
All are welcome, no registration required. If you need more info, please call 607 657-4418 or look on our website, berkshirefreelibrary.org

Candor Free Library

Bread of Life Pantry Collection Drive
October 1-31
Candor Free Library will be collecting non-perishable food and personal care items for Candor Bread of Life Food Pantry. The collection bin will be in the library lobby.

Coburn Free Library

Diapers for KIND Project (Kids In Need of Diapers)
September 1 – October 15
Coburn Free Library is hosting a DIAPER DONATION DRIVE to support the work of the Tioga County KIND Project (Kids In Need of Diapers).

Wishlist: Diapers (all brands and sizes), pull-ups, Ointment (Desitin or A&D), and baby wipes.

If you’d like to help, drop donations by the library during open hours.
Coburn Free Library is located at 275 Main Street, Owego and open MWF from 10am-5pm, T/Th 2pm-7pm, and Saturdays from 1pm-4pm.
Donations may be mailed to Coburn Free Library 275 Main Street, Owego, NY 13827 c/o The KIND Project.

Cortland Free Library

Finger Lakes Library System

SPCA Donation Drive
September 16 – October 15
We will be collecting urgently needed items for our local SPCA. Our building is closed to the public so participation is restricted to staff.

Hazard Library

Give Back to the King Ferry Food Pantry
October 1-22
Help support our neighbors at Thanksgiving. We are requesting donations of pie filling or monetary donations to King Ferry Food Pantry. Items can be dropped off at either Aurora Free Library (315) 364-8074 or Hazard Library (315) 364-7975.

Lamont Memorial Free Library

Great Give Back
October 3 – November 7
The library will be collecting personal care items for the McGraw Community Food Pantry. For a complete list of suggested donations please visit the library’s website, www.lamontlibrary.org. All donations can be made during library hours.

Lansing Community Library

Personal Hygiene Products Drive for the Lansing Food Pantry
October 1-15
The Lansing Community Library will be collecting personal hygiene products, feminine products, and laundry detergent for the Lansing Food Pantry. Donations can be dropped off any time during our open hours. Thank you for helping us to help the Food Pantry.

Peck Memorial Library

Be a SOUPer Hero!
September 10 – October 15
We are looking to help support our local food pantry with extra cans of food, peanut butter and other items. We will have a list when it is closer to the time of donation. We do not want any fresh produce or items that need refrigeration.
Registration is not requited. We ask that you bring your food items to the library during our open hours. Please do not leave anything outside where it can be ruined by the weather.

Phillips Free Library

Support the Food Pantry
October 15 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm
For all ages
We’re collecting non-perishable food items for our food pantry. Please bring them into the library. There’ll be cooking demonstrations and tasting opportunities.

Port Bryon Library

Canned Food Drive
September 15 – October 15
We will be collecting canned food for the Throopsville Community Church and the Port Byron United Methodist Church.

Seneca Falls Library

Community Clean Up
October 15 from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
People’s Park in Seneca Falls
All ages welcome
Anyone is welcome to attend or participate in this event!

Food & Can Drive
September 15 – October 15
There are 2 drop off locations for this drive: Seneca Falls Library & The Seneca County Office for the Aging

Stewart B. Lang Library

Waterloo Library & Historical society

Animal Shelter Donation
September 24-October 1
The Waterloo Library & Historical Society will be hosting an Animal Shelter Donation Drive starting at our annual Cookie Fun Run on September 24 and concluding October 1.
Donations for all animal types will be accepted including blankets, pillows food, shavings, litter and treats

Waverly Free Library

Weedsport Free Library

FLSPCA Donation Drive
September 15-October 15
Weedsport Free Library will be collecting donations for the Finger Lakes SPCA from September 15th-October 15th. We will have a collection box and invite the community to drop items from the FLSPCA Wish List for cats and dogs in need.

Click here to see past GGB events in Finger Lakes Library System.