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333 Main St.
Tonawanda , NY 14150 Map
Phone: 716-693-5043
Fax: 716-693-0825
Glenn Luba , Director

Corner of Main/Roosevelt Ave, two miles north of the Military Rd and Sheridan Dr intersection. Parking Lot entrance is off Roosevelt Ave.

  •  Wheelchair Accessible Parking Lot and Building.
  • Public Access Computers:
    (1) All Ages, (7) Adult Only, (5) Child Only, (1) 15min w/Scanner, (1) Library Catalog, and (5) All Ages Laptops
  • Networked Internet and WiFi access
  • Printing – 10¢ per page B&W, 25¢ per page Color
  • Copier – B&W only, 25¢ per page
  • Meeting Room Capacity – 41
  • Daily Friends Book/Magazine Sale

Support your library!  When doing your online shopping, use AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchase will go to the City of Tonawanda Library.  Click here to go to AmazonSmile!

Complete June Calendar


Every Hero has a Story!

Programs & story times for the Super Hero in you!

*Registration required unless otherwise noted*

*Registration starts June 1 for all programs*

Summer Kickoff:

The Wondermakers-A Hero in Every Story -Enjoy this interactive theatre show that uses folk tales about heroes!

     -for ages 3-10, parents welcome

     -Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 pm

Weekly Story Time programs:

Book Babies Story Time

    -for ages 3 months-23 months with an adult caregiver

   -Thursdays, 9:45-10:15 am from July 9-August 13

Toddler Time Story Time

    -for ages 24 months-36 months with an adult caregiver

    -Mondays, 6:30-7 pm OR Tuesdays, 10-10:30 am from

     July 6-August 11

Preschool Story Time

   -for ages 3-5 years old, including those entering kindergarten in the fall

    -Mondays, 10-11 am from July 6-August 10

School Age Story Time

     -for ages 5-9 years old (not for those entering kindergarten)

     -Thursdays, 11 am-12 noon from July 9-August 13

Fun Summer programs:

Super Animals - Learn about some of the amazing abilities found in the animal kingdom!

    -for ages 3-8 years old, parents welcome

    -Thursday, July 9 at 1 pm

Super Hero Training Camp - Develop your superhero powers!

    -for ages 6-10 years old

    -Tuesday, July 14 at 1 pm

Nature Ed-Ventures Presents Mad Scientist Laboratory - Play with outrageous ooze and gooey slime eyeballs as you learn about polymers.

     -for ages 8-11 years old

     -Tuesday, July 21 at 1 pm

Defiant Monkey Improv - Come see this 2-person improv team make up their act from audience suggestions and participation!

    -for all ages, families welcome

    -Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 pm

Nature Ed-Ventures Presents Icky Sticky Science - Get your hands on science through sticky, squishy, weird experiments!

     -for ages 5-7 years old

     -Monday, August 10 at 1 pm

Summer Wrap up:

End of Summer Family Picnic - Enjoy a comedy juggling show, hot dogs and snacks. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and join the fun!

    -All ages and families welcome!

   -Thursday, August 20 at 11 am, lunch at 12 noon


Kids, don't forget to stop by and pick up a Summer Reading Log to keep track of the reading you do at home. Show us your progress as the summer goes on and win great prizes!

Details available at the library.

This summer, all of the Erie County Libraries will once again be participating in the

Read Down Your Fines Program

Who?    Children ages 16 and under

When?   Saturday, June 6 - Saturday, September 5, 2015

Where?   Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries

Details available at any library.



Do you like trivia? Do you want to meet new people and read some great books? Then you should find out more about Battle of the Books. Call the library at 693-5043 with questions, or check out our website, http://www.buffalolib.org/content/all-about-reading/battle-books for more information!

Open to students who are entering 6th-9th grade in the fall.

Battle to take place Saturday, August 1st at ECC South.


***NEW*** lithograph available from Ron Stein, yours for a donation of $10 to our Friends group  Take a look here.

Local Tonawanda artist Ron Stein has donated some original lithograph designs to the Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library.  Copies are available for a donation of $10 each.  

What's Special About the City of Tonawanda Library
The City of Tonawanda Public Library is the document repository for local environmental projects including:

  1. Columbus McKinnon Remedial Site Clean-up Project
  2. Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Administrative record files
  3. Gastown Hazardous Waste
  4. Polymer Applications Site
  5. Spaulding Fiber Site Remediation Document File

Board of Trustees

  • Bonnie Bugbee, President
  • Sylvia Barry
  • James Holler
  • Kathleen Reitz
  • Susan Tirone

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes

 Annual Report

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 07/04/2015 (Independence Day (Saturday))

Library Hours
Mon09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Sat09:30 AM - 02:00 PM