Southern Tier Library System Archived Events

Public libraries of Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates Counties

Below are libraries in the Southern Tier Library System  that participated in past instances of The Great Give Back! Return to the previous page for information about what libraries will be participating in this year’s GGB. Please contact libraries directly for questions regarding offered programming.


Addison Public Library

Belfast Public Library

Benedek Memorial Library

Give Back to the Animals of Finger Lakes SPCA
October 7-16
Starting on October 7 at 6:00 pm the Benedek Memorial Library will start a pet food drive for the Fingerlakes SPCA with and event to make dog and cat toys. People can make one toy for their pet and one toy to be given to the Fingerlakes SPCA. The pet food drive will continue through the next week and during the Annual Book and Bake Sale. At the end of the event all food and toys will be taken and donated to the Fingerlakes SPCA.
All are welcome to attend. If you would like to make a toy for a dog or cat, please register for the making pet toys by email: savona@stls, call the library (607)583-4426 or stop by and let us know at the library during open hours. Registration is to make sure we have enough supplies and room for everyone. Than you.

Bolivar Free Library

Food Drive for the Library Pantry Table
October 15 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
The library is collecting food staples to add to the library’s pantry table. The Library Pantry Table is open to all who need a little bit extra to see them thru the week or the month.

Chemung County Library District

Cuba Circulating Library

David A. Howe Public Library

Campus Clean Up
October 15 from 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Three school campuses in our village
For all ages
Community members are encouraged to come help the library Give Back to our beautiful area. Our goal this year is to help keep the school grounds free of debris! Please join us at one of the three campuses in our community! Meet at whichever school you’d like to tidy and all materials will be provided for you!
No registration required.

Community Closet
Beginning October 15
The David A. Howe Public Library will be launching a Community Closet which will house warm clothes and blankets for anyone in the community to access as needed. This program is possible through the donation of materials from the community and then redistributed at the central location of the library’s front terrace, making it accessible at all times.
No registration. Anyone is welcome to take what they need, or donate clean, good condition clothes and blankets for all ages.

Winter Coat & Ceral Box Drive
October 11-15
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Please donate gently used adult winter outer wear and unused boxes of cereal. All donations go to Catholic Charities and the cereal to their food pantry. Donations are being accepted at the library’s front desk.

Dundee Library

Mabel D. Blodgett Memorial Library

Remembering our Rushville area Seniors and Shut-ins
October 1-15
Children and Adults come and make a lovely homemade card to area Seniors and shut-in’s to let them know we care. Also come and make a craft to give them as well. This will be held at the library. The hours will be: Sat. Oct. 1+ 8,+15: 9-1 pm, Mon. Oct. 3+10: 3-7 pm, Tues. Oct. 4 + 11: 9-1 pm, Wed. Oct. 5 + 12: 3-7 pm, Fri. Oct. 7 + 14: 3-7 pm. After these crafting days we will package all the items up and visit each recipient. No Registration needed. Recipients will be from the Rushville Area only.

Montour Falls Library

Great Give Back: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 9-31
The Montour Falls Library is accepting donations for the Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler Counites First Step Victim Services program. The First Step Victim Services program provides advocacy & referral services to all victims of crime in Chemung & Schuyler Counties, with a strong focus on victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse.
No registration. The Montour Falls Library is accepting donations all month long and will purchase gift cards for First Step domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and their families.
For more information:

Penn Yan Public Library

Pulteney Free Library

Stock the Pulteney – Prattsburgh Food Pantry
October 1, 2022 – January 7, 2023
Help stock the local Food Pantry by donating items at the Pulteney Free Library. Collection will continue through the holidays to help families during this difficult time. The Library will post a list from the Food Pantry of needed items. No registration. Everyone is encouraged to donate what they can.

Southeast Steuben County Library

Food and Supplies for People and Pets
October 10-15
From October 10-15, the Southeast Steuben County Library in Corning will be collecting donations of food and supplies for people and pets in participation with The Great Give Back. We encourage our patrons and staff who have the means to donate, to do so.
Collected items will be distributed to three area food banks and two animal shelters.
We have created a three-dimensional “Giving Tree” in the lobby; when you have brought in items to donate, feel free to write your name on one of the paper leaves or paper apples (provided) and add it to the tree.

Southern Tier Library System

Giving Back to Our Communities Through the Food Bank
September 19 – October 19
The Southern Tier Library System staff are organizing a collection of Non-Perishable food for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Member library staff and trustees are invited to participate at the system’s annual meeting. System staff are also volunteering their time to work a shift at the Food Bank during our month-long event.

Watkins Glen Public Library


David A. Howe Public Library

Community Clean-Up
Saturday, October 16
1:30-3:00 pm
At the library & extended village streets
For all ages
Help the library give back to our beautiful community by helping to clean it up.
Meet with the Youth Department on the Front Lawn to receive a garbage bag, gloves and a map of your designated area.
This event is open to anyone in the Wellsville, NY area. We are asking that you register for this event. You can register by calling the library, emailing, or following the link to a Google Form below.

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