Welcome to the Dunkirk Public Library

Did You Know?

Our Carnegie Library turns 120 years old in 2024!

In 1904, Andrew Carnegie provided funding for the construction of a new Dunkirk Free Library.  Prior to his financial assistance, we shared space in the hospital.  By 1906 our new building was open for business!

Check out these original documents for more of the story: Carnegie Digital Archive

Spring Author Spotlight Series

Join us in the DPL Reading Room as we welcome Debra Runge Meder, author of The Front Porch Promise and owner of the Cassadaga farm of the same name.

Library Trustees Wanted!

Nominating petitions & instructions are available at the main circulation desk.

Completed forms are due in the Library Director’s office no later than 5 pm on May 28th, 2024.

The Trustee Election will take place in the Library Reading Room on June 18, 2024 between the hours of Noon and 9:00 pm.

Knit & Crochet Class

All skill levels welcome.

The Healthy Habits Program is Back

Join us each month for great food prep and lifestyle tips.

Summer Author Spotlight Series

Coming soon!

Dungeons & Dragons

Join the adventure!

Teen/YA D&D usually meets on the 1st & 3rd Friday of each month.  Keep up to date via the CCLS Discord server.

Our next regular campaign session will take place on May 3rd 17th.  Arrive by 2:45 pm; doors close at 3:00 pm.

Although the current game is full, those interested in running additional sessions may contact the Library Director for details.

Happy Birthday Smokey Bear!

Coming to the DPL Children's Room this summer.

Children's Room Activities

Board of Trustees News

See you on Tuesday.

The next DPL Board Meeting will be a special session on May 8th at 4:15 PM, followed by the regular meeting on Tuesday, May 28th at 4:15 PM.  We will convene in the downstairs meeting room.

Meeting documents are available 24 hours prior to the planned session.

As board agendas and meeting notices are generally set one week in advance, the board may announce new business or change posted items, as warranted by circumstances and the best interests of the library.

A special meeting of the DPL Board of Trustees has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th at 4:15 pm.

Read, Watch, or Listen

Click below to borrow something great!

Download an ebook from Libby.

Search the library catalog.

On the go? Find audio & ebooks here.

Explore family history with Ancestry.

Adventure awaits!

Story time & events for children.

Adult Book Club.

Computing Center Resources.