Career Information
The official site for the book What Color Is Your Parachute by Dick Bolles, which includes information on creating resumes and cover letters, provides job hunting advice and career counseling.

Create an online resume, network with colleagues, past and present, as well as former classmates, and exchange job information, ideas and opportunities. Resumes & Letters
Resume and cover letter tips. Examples provided. Interviewing
Assists with interview preparation and questions.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook
This source contains job descriptions, working conditions, necessary training, required education, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Civil Service Exams

Chautauqua County Civil Service Application
This is an application for civil service opportunities in Chautauqua County.

Civil Service Exam Instructions
These instructions are for applying for civil service exams in Chautauqua County.

Chautauqua County Civil Service Employment Opportunities
Current civil service job openings in the Chautauqua County are listed here.

New York State Department of Civil Service
Examination postings for jobs in statewide. There is also a printable application form.

New York State Unified Court System
Current exams and schedules offered in New York State and a printable application on this site.

Community & Local Links

Chautauqua Opportunities
Fights poverty by mobilizing resources and creating partnerships to promote empowerment, economic independence and opportunities.

Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Full-Text
Jamestown Community College provides access to an online collection of full-text non-fiction works with a connection to Chautauqua County, NY and Cattaraugus County, NY. The included resources are broadly grouped onto one of four tabs - Cattaraugus County, Chautauqua County, Chautauqua Institution, or Jamestown, NY.
Within each tab, resources are grouped into broad categories such as History, Natural Sciences, Industry & Agriculture, etc. Resources are added to each tab and/or category to which they are relevant. The Index tab provides an alphabetic listing of all resources contained on the other tabs. As the collection evolves additional tabs and/or categories may be added.

Silver Creek, NY
This is the official site to find accurate information on the village of Silver Creek, NY.

Town of Hanover, NY
This is the official site to find accurate information on the town of Hanover, NY.

 WNY 2-1-1
This comprehensive community resource database provides information on basic needs, food assistance, free tax preparation, holiday assistance, housing, job training, legal counseling, mental health services, substance abuse services, volunteer opportunities, and more. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week people can access this site online, or dial 2-1-1/888-696-9211 and talk to a trained information & referral specialist who is able to identify services in the community that can provide them with the help they need.



Conservation International

An American nonprofit environmental organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its goal is to protect nature as a source of food, fresh water, livelihoods and a stable climate.

Grace Communications Foundation

Highlights the interconnections of food, water and energy systems, promoting sustainable and renewable solutions.

U.S. Department of Energy

Governmental department whose mission is to advance energy technology and promote related innovation in the United States.

EPA Energy Star Program

This voluntary program helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.

National Wildlife Federation

The United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million members and supporters, and 49 state and territorial affiliated organizations.

World Wildlife

An international non-governmental organization founded on April 29, 1961, working in the field of the biodiversity conservation, and the reduction of humanity's footprint on the environment.

Consumer Information

Better Business Bureau
Helps people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust.
Protection basics…plain and simple.

Consumer Fraud Protection Bureau
Prosecutes businesses and individuals engaged in fraudulent, misleading, deceptive or illegal trade practices.

Consumer Reports
Information, ratings, and advice on products, services, and decisions.

Federal Trade Commission
A bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition.

National Do Not Call Registry
Sign up to stop receiving telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days.

Publications USA
A trusted one-stop source for answers to questions about consumer problems and government services.

Online resource for recalls.



Chautauqua Works
These centers provide a network of comprehensive services and labor market information. They offer career counseling; skill assessment; central posting of job and skill needs; access to qualified service providers; financial aid for training and referrals to other education, training and social services. 

SUNY Fredonia Career Development Office
Find jobs, internships, and events.

Everywoman Opportunity Center, Inc.
Helps women achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency by providing a variety of resources available including but not limited to computers and software, a professional clothes closet and a job search library. 

Western New York Jobs
Find local career training opportunities, help-wanted ads, information about career fairs, and open interviews.

Food & Recipes


Cooking Planit

A simple technology solution that helps them prepare delicious meals on time.



Recipes from Gourmet and Bon Appetit plus web only content and a recipe archive.


Food Tank

Focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. We spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks of people, organizations, and content to push for food system change.


Food Network

Find the best recipe ideas, videos, healthy eating advice, party ideas and cooking techniques from top chefs.


Unclaimed Funds
The New York State Comptroller's office is overseeing $14 billion dollars’ worth of unclaimed funds. Banks, insurance companies, and other institutions are required turn over the contents of inactive or abandoned accounts. More than 33 million New Yorkers have money waiting to be claimed. Check here to see if you are owed any money.



National Gardening Association

A Texas-based national leader in garden-based education.




Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR is a women’s service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War.


Ancestry New York

New York repositories have formed a partnership with to digitize family history records and make them available on line for free.


National Archives and Records Administration

Valuable records are preserved and are available to you through NARA, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.


New York State Assembly
Search public information for New York State.

United States House of Representatives
Learn about the U.S. House of Representatives, watch live floor activity, public information, look up your representative, and more.

United States Senate
Find out about the U.S. Senate, the legislative process, bills and resolutions, the congressional record, voting information, nominations, public disclosures, look up your senator, and more.
A free government site to report identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission, build a step-by-step personalized recovery plan, and put that plan into action.

IRS Tool Kit
IRS is excited to provide you with a copy of our IRS Social Media Toolkit/Calendar (Publication 5244).   What's in this toolkit? This document provides you with customized ready-made messages for you to use in whatever social media platform(s) your organization uses. The messages are presented in a calendar so that you don't have to worry about the timing of when you should share a specific message on a given topic.   For the month of February you will find timely Twitter and Facebook messages for taxpayers about IRS Online Tools such as Where's My Refund? and the IRS2Go App along with other messages on Identity Theft, EITC with Refund holds, ITIN renewals, Free Tax Prep (VITA/TCE Sites) and FEAB (Savings Bonds & myRA).   The toolkit was created to help increase awareness of current tax information and available tools and services for taxpayers who need it. Sharing this information will help get the word out on available free tax prep services and other tax information that helps hardworking individuals and families.   You may choose the messages in the calendar that work best for your organization and post them. You may post them exactly as they are or you can add any additional information that's specific to your organization, such as a hashtag, a link to your website and/or a graphic.

Health & Wellness

American Holistic Health Association
This AHHA is the leading national resource for connecting people with vital solutions for reaching a higher level of wellness. It promotes the holistic principle of honoring the whole person (mind, body, and spirit) and encouraging people to actively participate in their own health and healthcare. AHHA compiles wellness resources and shares these as a free, impartial public service.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The leading national public health institute of the United States that controls the prevention of disease, injury, and disability.

Enroll NY 
it possible for New Yorkers to quickly see if they qualify for public health insurance programs; Medicaid Managed Care, Family Health Plus, and Child Heath Plus. It lets them start the pre-application online and then connects them to a health plan or community based Facilitated Enroller (FE) to complete the process.

Food Safety
One-stop online shop for food safety information from the federal government.

Food and Drug Administration
Responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), cosmetics, animal foods & feed, and veterinary products.

Mobile Crisis Team
The Mobile Crisis Team is a team of Licensed Mental Health Professionals, Support Staff, and Peer / Family Advocates available to any Chautauqua County Resident experiencing a mental health crisis or distress during non-business hours (5:00 PM – 9:00 AM on regular business days and 24 hours per day on weekends and holidays).

Calls are free, confidential, and will be answered by a trained counselor at a local crisis center.

New York State Department of Health
Information for a healthy New York.

New York State of Health
The officialwebsite of the New York State of Health the Official Health Plan Marketplace.It’s your place to shop, compare and enroll in a low-cost quality plan that’s right for you. And it’s the only place you can receive financial assistance based on your income, to lower your costs even more.

New York State Medicaid
Learn more about Medicaid in New York State, who is eligible for these benefits, and how to apply here.

National Institute of Mental Health
The NIMH is dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders.

Nutrition Facts
Physician and New York Times bestselling author who scours the world's nutrition research to bring you free daily videos and articles.

Resource Center
This organization delivers disability services for the entirety Chautauqua County area.

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline
Reach the Suicide Prevention and Crisis Hotline. Calls are free, confidential, and will be answered by a trained counselor at a local crisis center.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal government policy on farming, agriculture, forestry, and food.

Read health news, talk to health experts and community members, browse articles by topic, learn about drugs as well as supplements, and look up doctors near you. Also, this site provides a symptom checker, a pill identifier, and ways to keep track of information about your medicines.

WNY Helpnet
An online directory of medical, healthcare coverage and senior and long-term care.


U.S. Government Publishing Office
An agency of the legislative branch of the United States federal government that prints and binds documents produced by and for the federal government, including the Supreme Court, the Congress, the Executive Office of the President, executive departments, and independent agencies.

Helps consumers and small businesses find answers to their everyday legal and business questions.

New York State Assembly
Search assembly members, bill and legislative information, standing committee public hearing calendar, speaker’s press releases, and legislative reports.

New York State Bar Association
Shaping the development of the law, educating and informing the profession and the public, and responding to the demands of a changing society.


Check news, sports, weather, closings, and more on Channel 2.

Check news, sports, weather, closings, and more on Channel 4.

Check news, sports, weather, closings, and more on Channel 7.

Buffalo News
Local newspaper printed in the City of Buffalo. E-editions of this paper are available on-site at the Library.

Local newspaper printed in Dunkirk. E-editions of this paper are available on-site at the Library.

Penny Saver
Published each weekend for Dunkirk, Fredonia, Silver Creek and Westfield, this paper brings sellers, services, and consumers together with classified, display ads and inserts.


Forestville Central School
Learn about what Forestville Central School has to offer, events, information, contact personnel, and more.

Jamestown Community College
Find out more information about JCC, a two-year State of New York community college.

Silver Creek Central School
Learn about what Silver Creek Central School has to offer, events, information, contact personnel, and more.

SUNY Fredonia
Find out more about thisNew York State four-year comprehensive, public, liberal arts college in, known for bachelor's degree programs in music and education located in Fredonia, NY.