CATTARAUGUS — National Take Your Child to the Library Day is Saturday, Feb. 1. In honor of this day, the Cattaraugus Free Library has a lot of activities planned.

Every person who visits the library on this day can enter to win a new, portable DVD player. Children are invited to make their own slime to take home. The library will also be giving away new books to every child under the age of 12

Funding for these programs comes from the generous community. Visit the library and see its wide selection of books and movies.

The library recently underwent quite the facelift with a new circulation area and an expanded large print book area. These projects took some time, but the outcome was worth the effort.

Upcoming programming at the library includes:

Feb. 12, a visit from a United Health Care representative

Feb. 17, Reading with Charlie, our furry friend.

Feb. 29, Dr. Seuss birthday party

Fridays at 10 a.m., Preschool storytime continues

In April, there will be Census Assistance as well as National Library Week, and many more events to follow.

The Cattaraugus Free Library was chosen to host State Sen. George Bordello and Assemblyman Joseph Giglio to discuss the importance of continued funding for local libraries.

While this meeting is not a public event, it is quite an honor for the entire village of Cattaraugus. It displays how much the Cattaraugus Free Library has grown thanks to the community and its support

The library is open Monday through Saturday with 10 public computers and free Wi-fi.