The CLSC has been a leader in adult education, community reading, and literary engagement for nearly 150 years. Each summer, the CLSC adds at least nine more exceptional books to our Historic Booklist of more than 800 selections—and the authors visit Chautauqua to present their works. Readers can become members of the CLSC Class of 2018 and the Alumni Association by reading any 12 books from the Historic Booklist.
The CLSC also presents a Young Readers program, with weekly activities and discussions of children’s and young adult literature. For CLSC and Young Readers Program information visit CLSC.chq.org.
The Smith Memorial Library is part of the Chautauqua County Library system.
The Cohen Recording Studio is located on the ground level.
9 Week Chautauqua Season Hours:
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m.–3 p.m.
Your gate pass helps to cover only a portion of the expense of operating Chautauqua Institution and offering the world-class programs and experiences you love. There are many levels of giving that will benefit Chautauqua. Please consider supporting the Institution according to your means and comfort level. We are deeply grateful for all donations.
Benefactor Club $25,000
Patron Club $10,000
Sponsor Club $5,000
President's Club $3,500
The 1874 Society $1,874 to $3499
Community Support Levels of $1,000+, $500+, $125+, and up to $125