This view of the Library shows the original part, built in 1924, on the corner of East Main and Maple Streets.
Cuba Circulating Library
View of the Library showing the addition which opened in 2000.
Cuba Circulating Library
Another view of the Library showing the addition that opened in 2000.
Statue of "Girl Reading"
In May 2012 the statue of "Girl Reading", made by Cuba Elementary School students under the guidance of Dave Poulin, was unveiled in its permanent location on the Library front lawn.
Statue of "Girl Reading"
The model for the "Girl Reading" statue, Anna Sweeten, is shown with the statue.
In June of 2014, a new patio space was constructed in place of the old library steps. In 2015, benches were added to the space to provide patrons with outdoor seating.
Jamesson Patio Benches
A closer view of the outdoor benches.
Cuba Library Sign
The Cuba Circulating Library was chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1872 as an Association library, and founded with 100 books.
Welcome to the Cuba Circulating Library!
We have a handicapped door button located to the right of the entrance.
Our operating hours are posted to the left.
A book drop is located by the front doors for your convenience when the Library is closed.
The elevator makes the Library handicap accessible for all three levels.
The landing of our inside entry to the main floor has been remodeled with a wider footprint, and a handicapped door button is located to the left of the door.
As you enter the Library you can browse the board showing community events, and even pick up a free magazine from our freebies table.
A second bulletin board allows local businesses to post information about their services.
Our staff will be happy to help you find what you are looking for.
Thanks to patron Fred Pearce we can now easily see what time it is from both areas of the Library.
A closer view of the clock.
Looking into Original Library
From the Circulation Desk you can look into the original Library through the arched doorway.
Original Part of the Library
Looking into the original part of the Library that houses our adult collection of books, periodicals, audiobooks and DVDs, as well as work stations and a comfortable seating area.
New Book Area
New adult fiction and nonfiction titles are added regularly to this tower shelf, one of the first places many patrons check as they come to the Library.
The original entrance to the Library was maintained by replacing the doors with windows. It makes a nice study nook with the benches and table added to the space. Groups of 4 or fewer are welcome to use this space.
During the cooler months, this beautiful fireplace makes a cozy area for our patrons to sit and read.
DVDs & Periodicals
Here you will find our adult DVD collection, as well as our magazines. On the bottom shelves of the rear facing shelves, you will find our back issues of the local newspapers.
Adult nonfiction titles, arranged by topic, and then by the Dewey Decimal System within each topic, are displayed on shelves in this area. A small table showcases mini displays on a variety of topics.
Graphic novels, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Westerns are located on the shelves facing the nonfiction area.
Christian fiction, Board Games, & Children's Holiday titles
Christian fiction, our circulating board game collection, and children's holiday titles are located on the wall in the adult nonfiction section.
Four work stations are available for patron use with their laptops, or just as private study carrels.
Monthly Book Display
Located in the archway leading into the adult collection, this is where you will find our featured book displays. Under the display is a large plastic tote with novelty cake pans available for checkout.
The Local History section is especially popular in the summer for genealogy research.
This machine may be used to make both black and white & color copies, and this is also where any documents printed in the computer lab may be found. This machine may also be used to scan documents to a USB drive or to send directly to an email address. This machine provides fax services as well.
Six public computers with Internet access are available for use. Two of these are set aside for patrons doing projects that may take more than an hour.
The computer lab is generally a busy place.
We have copies of the Cuba Patriot on microfilm from the late 1800s.
Search our online catalog on the computer dedicated to this service, located next to the doorway into the computer lab.
Standing in the older part of the library looking through the arched doorway, you can see how the new addition that houses our childrens' collection, blends in beautifully.
Juvenile & Teen's Area
Juvenile and Young Adult readers have a large area in which to browse for books of interest.
The fish tank is very popular with children (and adults).
The large wall space allows for a variety of bulletin displays, and there is a magnetic board at the end of the book case with a variety of magnetic gears and shapes for children to play with.
Two Early Literacy computers are available with a variety of educational games that are not connected to the internet
A Krayon Kiosk with four iPads is located in the children's area. These are preloaded with a variety of children's games.
Low tables and chairs make this area very friendly for children to use.
Games, puppets, puzzles are available for the younger children...and the rocking chair is a hit with mothers of young children. The newest picture books are displayed on the shelves under the white board.
This is just part of a large collection of children's DVDs.
In addition to graphic novels, fiction, and nonfiction books, magazines aimed at young readers are also available. There is a round table perfect for doing a little homework or any activities that the library staff might set out.
Tween Seating Area
We also have an area with fun comfy seating for tweens.
Young Adult Area
Young Adults can comfortably sit in the area designed especially for them. The table features outlets so teens can charge their devices.
YA Graphic Novels & Manga
These shelves house our manga & graphic novels aimed at teen audiences.
Our collection of video games available for circulation is located in the young adult area under the office window. A list of the games owned by the library sets in a display stand on the top of the shelves.
Story Hours and other classes are held in this colorful classroom that is located on our lower level. Here you can see the storytime area.
A view of the table used for arts and crafts and other activities in the children's room.
A look at the play area in the children's classroom, which includes a play kitchen and work bench.
Children's Classroom Wall Decal
A closer view of one of the colorful wall decals in the Children's classroom.
A small kitchen is available off the Community Room for groups using that space.
We ask that any groups using the kitchen in the Community Room be sure to unplug the coffee makers when they are not in use. They should also only use the refrigerator for temporary storage and take any items with them when they leave for the day.
In 2007, art gallery space was added to the Community Room of the Cuba Circulating Library. This was made possible by gifts from Jim and Delores Cross, and from Dean Benham in honor of his grandchildren, Jack and Claire Benham. This space is used to highlight the works of local artists, usually rotating every few months. Visitors are welcome to ask to view the current art show as long as there is no meeting in the room.
Community Room Storage
This closet, built in June/July 2015, provides storage for presentation materials, children's resources, and long-term groups.