Public libraries of Allegany, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates Counties
Below are libraries in the Southern Tier Library System that will be participating in The Great Give Back 2023! 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.
Socktober September 22nd – October 21st All ages The Alfred Box of Books Library is collecting new packaged socks to donate to the Genesis House of Olean. Socks must be brand new and in unopened packaging. Socks in all sizes (men, women and children) are accepted. The Genesis House of Olean provides secure, temporary housing and supportive services for homeless families and adults. No registration required
The Great Give Back Food and Supplies October 16th-20th from 12:00-5:00pm All ages The Big Flats Library will be accepting food donations and various pantry, personal care(new & unopened), cleaning & laundry, paper products, clothing & personal items the week of 10/16/23-10/20/23. Donations will support the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and Catholic Charities of Chemung County. No registration required
Drive for Domestic Violence Shelter September 1st – October 31st All ages The Cuba Circulating Library is gathering donations for the Accord Corporation Domestic Violence Shelter. We are accepting personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, floss, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, hairbrushes, combs, and hairspray. We are also accepting clothing donations such as Pjs, T-shirts, leggings, underwear, and sports bras. Sizes needed range from newborn to adult xxl. Thank you! No registration required
Winter Clothing Donation October 2nd-21st All ages Donate slightly used winter clothing of all sizes including mittens, scarves, hats, boots, coats. Drop off at the library during open hours beginning on October 2 until October 21. Donations will be given to Our Town ROCKS for distribution. No registration required
The Great Give Back October 2nd-21st All ages Collecting new (purchased or handmade) mittens, gloves, hats, and socks of all sizes for ProAction of Steuben and Yates, Inc. to distribute to the families that they serve. No registration required