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Welcome to the Coburn Free Library!  Drop by to see us at 275 Main Street to browse, read the local paper, or consult with our friendly staff for research help or a good book recommendation.  We have a copier, printer, public computers, Wi-Fi, and online resources to help with job searches, homework, family trees, and more! Properly worn masks are required for the unvaccinated.

Library hours:  M/W/F  10a-5p, T/Th 2p-7p, and Saturday 1p-4p

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Huzzah!  We are so excited that summer reading begins on July 1! Click to download the program calendar, register (beginning 7/1), and print out reading logs. 
Want to know what is happening this summer? I have to take a deep, deep breath to get through this list.  Here we go. This summer we have... Animal Story Time featuring Stray Haven, magic from Ron Cain and the Great and Powerful Dave, Manga with Beth Dolan, puppets with Robert Rogers, video games with Stop That Game Truck, the Dirtmeister, therapeutic mini horses, concerts featuring the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, a splashing good water party, food science, therapy dogs, Legos, State Troopers & K9s, Tanglewood Nature Center, Waterman Conservation Center, Angel Eyes Animal Rehab, Shark-a-palooza Story Time, Electric City Aquarium and Reptile Den, painting, clubs, crafts, and more!  (Wow, we are so excited!)  Mark your calendars now.  Important!!! We have two programs that require registration:  1) Paint and Learn 2) Manga Madness with Mary Beth Dolan- learn to write and illustrate manga.  For all other programs, registration is appreciated but not necessary.  

We are doing stuffed animal reading buddy adoptions again this year!Image attachment
Free books for children!  Our friends with the Owego-Apalachin Family Reading Partnership will debut their BOOK BUS at the Strawberry Festival this Saturday 6/18.  We invite families to stop by, tour the bus, and pick up a free book. Also, watch for the bus while you are out and about in the community in coming months.  If you arent familiar with the Family Reading Partnership, they are a group of individuals committed to the advancement of literacy.  They provide red boxes around town filled with free books for kids.  If you would like to donate childrens books to support our friends at the FRP, you can drop them off at the library or contact them directly at  Things like this make our community truly special.  😍 #readingisfun #tiogacountyny

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I loved having a book bus come to my hometown when I was young. 🤗📚💕

Excellent community service

That's terrific!!

Kristin Goodrich Barton

Do you live in Tioga County?  Are you having issues finding and keeping safe and affordable housing?  Finding the resources you need can be frustrating.  Wouldn’t it be great if all of the resources you needed were in the same place at the same time?  On June 23rd at 6pm, they will be.  Join us at Coburn Free Library (275 Main Street, Owego) to learn about programs that can help you!

With this meeting, we hope to wrap a supportive net around those who attend by providing access to Tioga DSS, Tioga Opportunities, 2-1-1, Legal Assistance of Western NY, the Open Door Mission, Catholic Charities, Tioga Rural Ministries, and representatives from Law NY.   As a community resource hub, the library is the perfect location, especially since we can provide internet, public computers, copy machines, and computer support as needed for attendees as they move forward after the meeting.  

Learn about what each organization can do to help those facing housing insecurity, loss of housing, or struggling to find affordable housing.  

Interpreters available upon request.  Contact (607) 273-3667 to request an interpreter in advance. attachment
Do you experience anxiety?  Sarah Misson will share ways to manage.  This Thursday 6/16 at 5:30pm.
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