Author Archives: Curtis Decker

About Curtis Decker

Happy to be here and to open the library to all in need. I love talking about stories, drawing, farming, and hiking. Come in for books, conversations, and to share in the atmosphere of our historic small town library. A magical place of stories and wonder.

A new look for our Kids Room!

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The Town Quilt

Out on display for a limited time, there is a historic quilt from Belmont’s past upstairs in the Belmont Free Library. Made in 1931 and was made for the library by the American Legion as part of the New York … Continue reading

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Board Meeting Visiting Protocol

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A quote from the movie “Dragonheart”

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Who’s who in your family tree

Ever tried to find out who your second cousin is? Or your third great aunt once removed? It can be confusing to find your family connections without a diagram. That is what this is. If you are looking to work … Continue reading

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Board Meeting

Library Board Meeting February 15th at 3:30 PM

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Office of the NYS Comptroller

Office of the NYS Comptroller, Alex Hipolito, will be visiting the library on Tuesday February 6th from 2 pm to 4 pm to talk about the unclaimed fund of New York State in the Allegany County area. All interested parties … Continue reading

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It’s “Brilliant!”

Looking to get involved in expanding your mind in science? Try out Brilliant.org! This site is a scientific learning site that dives into a wide variety of scientific studies in a fun and easy to understand way. Give it a … Continue reading

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Thank you:

A Letter of Thanks and Recognition:             Those of you in our community who frequent our library may have noticed a bit of a busy activity around our building this summer. Allow me to tell you what has been happening … Continue reading

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Scurry – by Mac Smith

Stories come to us in all manner of ways. One of the growing formats for literature is online graphic novels. “Scurry” is a story following a colony of mice that live in a house; however, something odd has happened. The … Continue reading

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