Programs at the Coburn Free Library

Coburn Free Library hosts regular events and organizes special programs all year round. Below is an overview of current and upcoming events.  Please see our Events calendar for upcoming programs.

AARP Tax Help: Due to our construction and space issues with social distancing, this year AARP will NOT be at the Coburn Free Library.  We hope to host this service again in 2022.  For information for this year’s tax free tax prep, please contact the Tioga County Community Center or the Apalachin Library.  

Story Hour: On Wednesdays at 10:00 AM we share our favorite picture books with children ages birth to 5 and their parents or caregivers. Join our virtual group each Wednesday.  Don’t be surprised to learn a few finger plays and active nursery rhymes.  Our story times are built around books and engaging readings but also include movement, song, literacy skills, and play.  I’d say that’s great for all ages.  

STEAM Club:  Registration is required.  The first Thursday of the month at 6pm, we meet online for STEAM-centered fun!  All supplies are provided at no cost; however, donations are accepted at the desk.  Each month’s activity will use Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.  Each participant will practice the actions for success:  listen, observe, try, fail, learn, and try again.  We encourage questioning, critical thinking, measurement, and giving evidence. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lego Club:  Registration is required.  On the third Thursday of each month we use Lego to make creations inspired by artistic or STEAM challenges! We provide the zoom, bring your Legos and imagination!  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

Summer Reading Programs: In July our story hour program changes a bit since older kids are out of school.  Each July brings the annual Summer Reading Program with the reading challenge.   Your whole family will be entertained by the best children’s performers, whether they be storytellers, musicians, magicians, or authors. Best of all, the programs are free and no registration is required. As soon as school’s out, check in at the library to pick up a reading log; kids who keep track of the books they read between July 1 and August 15 will win prizes!