Crafting Night: Light Up Holiday Cards!

Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 pm stop in and make a holiday card that lights up. We will be making homemade cards with paper circuts to light up a LED bulb. Try your hand at making a one of a kind card to light up someone’s special holiday. All ages can participate, childern under 10 need to have help by a parent or gaurdian. Let’s have some holiday fun!

Christmas Magic December 10, 2022!

Christmas Magicwill be hosted by the Savona Community Events Committee. Come together with other community members to enjoy the holiday season. The party starts at 4:00 pm. There will be crafts, games, raffles and holiday fun. Santa will make a special appearance to meet the young ones. The Big Guy will arrive at 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm. Parents/guardians may take pictures of their young ones with Santa. Children will be able to get a free book while supplies last from Pro-Action of Steuben and Yates Counties. The night will end in caroling, and the lighting of the Village Tree (in front of the library). Christmas Magic will be held in the meeting hall (rear entrance) of Savona Federated Church, 20 Church St, Savona, NY.

Christmas Magic Raffles!

Christmas Magic is December 10, 2022, but you can by raffle tickets now for the Gift Baskets donated by area businesses. Raffle tickets are $.50 each or 3 for $1.00. Stop at the Benedek Memorial Library to see the different baskets on display during Library hours. You can purchase tickets at the circulation desk. Place your ticket(s) into the corresponding bottle for the gift basket you would like to win. You can enter as often as you wish. The raffles will be drawn on December 17th, starting at 9:00 am. in the Benedek Memorial Library. You do not have to be present to win. Winners will be notified by phone.

Below is a current list of Gift Baskets currently donated:

  1. Family Movie Night Basket – Take Four Game, Raya and the Last Dragon DVD, Frozen DVD, Luca DVD, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, two bags of M&Ms.

Donated by Friends of the Benedek Memorial Library

  • Valu Home Center $10.00 Gift Card

Donated by Valu Home Center, 380 W. Washington St., Bath, NY 14810,

  • Gently used: Vtech Lighting McQueen Learning Laptop (ages 3-5 yrs old) and a coupon for 1 hour of Free Play for 2 persons ages 18+ at the club located below.

Donated by Bath Billiards Club (Savong), 3 East Lamoka St, Savona, NY 14879,

  • Hess Collectible: 1996 Emergency Truck and a coupon for 1 hour of Free Play for 2 persons ages 18+ at the club located below

Donated by Bath Billiards Club (Savona), 3 East Lamoka St, Savona, NY 14879,

  • Two Decorated Hand Towels, coffee mug, pen set, and three memo list pads

Donated by Tractor Supply Company (Bath), 404 W. Morris St, Bath, NY 14810

  • Tops Friendly Market $25.00 Gift Card

Donated by Tops Friendly Market, 309 W Morris St, Bath, NY 14810

  • Mom’s Savona Diner $25.00 Gift Certificate

Donated by Mom’s Savona Diner, 82 Main St, Savona, NY 14879

  • There and Back Again Toys and Collectibles of Savona (2)  $20.00 Gift Certificate (Two Drawings)

There and Back Again Toys and Collectibles, 3 E. Lamoka Ave, Savona, NY 14879

  • $25.00 Gift Certificate for The Village Salon

Donated by the Village Salon, 42 E. Lamoka Ave, Savona, NY 14879 (607)583-2643

  1. $20.00 Save A Lot Gift Card

Donated by Save a Lot, 400 W Morris St, Bath, NY 14810

  1. Family Game Night Basket – Connect 4, Candy Land, Jenga, Uno, Rummikub, Scrabble, Dominoes, Sorry and a puzzle

Donated by Church of the Good Shepherd, 33 Church St, Savona, NY 14879

  1. NYS Niagara Sweet White Wine

Donated by Anonymous

  1. Coloring & Activity Books – 8 Coloring and Activity books, 2 packages of pencils, coloring pencils, 2 packages crayons, 2 rulers, kid’s scissors

Donated by anonymous

  1. Coffee Basket – Mugs, Starbuck Coffee (2 bags) Cold Brew Single (serves 6), vanilla syrup, salted caramel syrup and more.

Donated by Chemung Concrete, 3308 NY-352, Corning, NY 14830 (607)301-4263

  1. Family Fun Bag – Monopoly Gamer, Minions DVD, 2 Monster Jam cars, and candy in a cloth Gift Bag

Donated by Savona Federated Church, 20 Church St, Savona, NY 14879

  1. Child’s fishing pole, child’s tackle box, $10.00 gift card, and drink holder

Donated by Louie’s Gun Shop, 367 W. Morris St, Bath, NY 14810, (607) 776-4228

  1. Six piece screwdriver set, 20 oz. Estwing hammer w/leather grip

Donated by Campbell Building Supply Company, 8796 NY-415, Campbell, NY 14821 (607) 527-4512

  1. Gift Certificate to Betty Kay Bakery in Bath

Donated by Betty Kay Bakery, 49 Liberty St, Bath, NY 14810, (607) 776-4842

6:00 pm Final Update

FLX Gives: A Day of Giving has closed for online donations. Our total amount raised is $2810.00. We came close to $3000, but missed the top goal of $4000.00. We had a good day of giving. We won two prizes, the Golden Ticket worth $100 and the 4:50 Fiftieth Anniversary Power Hour Prize worth $100. Both prizes are included in the total amount raised. If you were unable to make a donation during the FLX Gives, you can still mail a donation in with FLX Gives in the memo of the check (check made out to Benedek Memorial Library) to Benedek Memorial Library, P.O. Box 475, Savona, NY 145879 or drop it off at the library. We will add it to the total amount raised. Thank you for all of your support during the past 24 hours and throughout the years. I am grateful to everyone. Austin is a happy dog.

Austin Says:

“FLX Gives Starts November 17, at 6 pm and ends November 18 at 6 pm!

Please help and donate to the Benedek Memorial Library and other local non-profits!”

If you don’t believe us, check this out:

The great FLX Gives Fundraiser starts November 17 at 6 pm! It will continue for only 24 hours! The fundraiser ends November 18, at 6 pm. You can make a donation at: If you don’t want to do donation online, you can mail in or drop off a donation at: Benedek Memorial Library, P.O. Box 475, 7 McCoy St, Savona, NY 14879.Please encourage your family, friends and neighbors to support us and any other non-profit listed with FLX Gives. You can make one donation and direct portions of your donation to each of the non-profits you wish to support. Benedek Memorial Library is raising funds to start building an area to house local history for all generations, and to support children and family programming.

Thank you for your support.

Mobile Center Meets Thursdays at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Early Literacy Center (children’s room),

Mobile Family Resource Center Coordinator– Sarah Blencowe

Working with children and families is inspiring and something I love doing! Being there for support, a friend, helping hand when needed, and most of all providing a space for families to enjoy, connect, be silly, learn, laugh, play and grow is the joy that fills my heart!

WHAT IS A Family resource center (FRC)

Family Resource Centers (FRC) offer early and comprehensive support for parents and caregivers of young children.

Family Resource Center programs are based on the needs of families, and services are provided in collaboration with community members.

FRC programs emphasize building strengths and abilities in order to maximize the capacity of
families to raise healthy children and contribute to their communities.

Senior Coffee Hour

August 10 and 24, at 10 am the Benedek Memorial Library will open early for the first Senior Coffee Hour. We welcome all ages to come and enjoy beverages and doughnuts. Meet friends old and new, enjoy cards, look at books, and Candy the director will be there to help with any tech questions you may have. We will have Senior Coffee Hour every two weeks during July and August. See our events calendar for dates. Enjoy a quiet morning with friends and books at the Library.

Looking for a few Young Adults (14+) interested in Drones!

A new Drone Club is starting at the Benedek Memorial Library on July 16, at 1:00 pm. The Benedek Memorial Library is starting a drone club for ages 14+. Want to try your hand at flying a drone, learn more about the laws governing drones, and maybe design a course to see who can get a drone through successfully. We have two drones for young adults to share flying time and to learn on. The first meeting will be a get to know each other and the drones. Due to limited seating registration is required. You can register by email, phone (607)583-4426, or just stop in at the Library. This project is supported by outreach funds awarded by the Southern Tier Library System’s Coordinated Outreach Services Advisory Council.

Special Note: 5/21/22 – Rapid Covid Tests and KN-95 Masks are available!

The Benedek Memorial Library has Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test kits from the Steuben County Health Department. Remember test kits do have expiration dates. Please check your current tests. We still have KN-95 masks available. Pick up some extra masks to keep on hand. The supply is limited. Each household can get up to 3 tests and 10 masks. At this time we do not know if more shipments will be coming. The items are available only during library operating hours. Thank you.

If you are looking to get at home Covid Test kits you can order at: to get 4 test kits per household from the federal government.

We are Fine Free!

The Benedek Memorial Library has gone fine free! Do you hate when you thought you brought an item back to the library, and you find it is still in your home? You know it is late, but you are afraid of the late fines that may have incurred. Relax; all of us have made mistakes. Bring the item back and do not worry about late fines. We no longer have late fines. If you feel that you should make amends for keeping the items too long, you can make a donation (small or large) to the library. Any donations made helps us to be able to add programming and new items to our collection. Enjoy our collection; take items out without worry of late fines. Just do not keep the items too long. After an item goes four weeks beyond the due date, your account will be billed for the item. If you get billed, your account will be blocked from use by all the libraries in the Southern Tier Library System. To get unblocked bring the items back to the library or you can arrange to take care of the funds due. If you pay the bills, the library will be able to replace the items. Don’t stress out, come to the Benedek Memorial Library and enjoy the collections.

Welcome to the Benedek Memorial Library!

Welcome to the Savona Free Library website. If you are coming to our website you are looking for information on the library. You can find our hours, events, what is new to our collection, access your account, order items to pick up at the library and many other things about the library. But when you think about a library what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you are like many other Americans it would be physical books. While we do have a collection of books there is so much more to libraries these days than just physical books. We have computers and public WI-FI hot spots available for public use. We also lend out audio books on CD, music CDs, movies and television shows on DVD. Coming soon, there will be Kindle Fire tablets to borrow. All of these items are available at the library, but right now you are in cyber space. Guess what, you can still borrow from the library. Just put your pointer on “E-Library” and click to find out. Remember the library is much more than just a place to find books. We offer many other items for borrowing and many different services to the public, through your Savona Free Library card or any library card in the Southern Tier Library System. Also you can access the library not only during the days the library is open, but even when the library is physically closed. Need a book to help you to fall asleep at 2:00 am? Down load a digital book and start reading. Need to get authoritative information for a research project due real soon, check out our databases for articles from many different sources. Look around, try something new, the Savona Free Library is available for your entertainment and informational needs.

Benedek Memorial Library Dogs:  Austin, Ruby and Slim