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1860 Bowen Rd.
Elma , NY 14059 Map
Phone: 716-652-2719
Fax: 716-652-0381
Thomas Carloni, Director

Located on the corner of Bowen and Rice Roads, east of Route 400. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot and book drop available.

Public Access Computers: 14 computers, networked, including 3 laptops, printing 10¢ per B&W page, 25¢ per color page, flatbed scanner, Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Wi-fi available.

Meeting Room, capacity 60. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each.  Click here for Meeting Room Policy & Application

What's Special About the Elma Library
Local History Collection

2017 Annual Report of the Elma Public Library  


We've expanded our hours to better serve you!

After Memorial Day, we'll be open six days a week year-round.  Click here for a listing of our new open hours.


Ongoing Spring Events

  • Book Babies - Tuesdays @ 11:30am from April 3 to June 5.  For newborns to 21/2 year olds.  Join us for rhymes, songs and stories!  Please register.
  • Toddler Time - Tuesdays @ 10:30am from April 3 to June 5.  For ages 21/2 to 31/2.  Treat your toddler to some songs and stories!  Toddlers must bring an adult lap to sit on.  Registration required.
  • Preschool Story Time - Fridays @ 10:30am from April 6 to June 8.  For ages 31/2 to 51/2.  Prepare your child for school!  We'll be doing stories, games and crafts!  Registration required.

 

  • Adult Coloring - Monday, May 21 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 18+.  Join us at the Elma Public Library for a relaxing and fun evening of coloring and creativity.  All coloring materials will be provided.  Registration required.
  • Elma Cooks! Elma Public Library Cookbook Club - Wednesday, May 23 @ 6:00pm.  Join us for our monthly cookbook club!  Meet fellow foodies, cookbook enthusiasts and wonderful people who will enrich your culinary interests.  This month's cookbook is The Outdoor Table: The Ultimate Cookbook for Your Next Backyard BBQ, Front-Porch Meal, Tailgate, or Picnic by April McKinney.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.

 

  • Computer Class: Book a Technology Trainer - Saturday, June 2 @ 12:00 – 3:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Adult Coloring - Wednesday, June 6 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 18+.  Join us at the Elma Public Library for a relaxing and fun evening of coloring and creativity.  All coloring materials will be provided.  Registration required.
  • Gardening 101 for Kids - Wednesday, June 13 @ 6:30pm.  Ages 6-12.  Join us as guest gardener Sarah Hill from Miller Farm & Greenhouse gives kids a basic introduction to plants and the importance of gardening.  Children will plant a flower of their own to take home!  Registration required.
     
  • Sit, Stay...Read! - Saturday, June 16 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm.  For kids ages 5 and up.  Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a specially-trained therapy dog!  Paws for Love will be here with some furry friends for this kid-friendly reading program.  Registration required.
  • Computer Class: Microsoft Excel Basics - Saturday, June 16 @ 1:00 – 3:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, June 20 @ 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel.  All welcome to this fun and lively gathering.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please register.
  • Summer Reading Sign-up! - Starts on Monday, June 25.  For kids ages 2-12.  Stop in and sign up for our annual summer reading program!  Prizes will be given out starting Monday, July 2nd.

 

  • Elma Lego Club - Wednesday, July 11 @ 2:00pm.  Ages 6-12.  Join us for some lego-building fun!  Bring a friend along!  Please register.

  • Adult Coloring - Wednesday, July 11 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 18+.  Join us at the Elma Public Library for a relaxing and fun evening of coloring and creativity.  All coloring materials will be provided.  Registration required.
  • Do-It-Yourself Instruments - Tuesday, July 17 @ @ 2:00pm.  For ages 10-12.  Craft a variety of do-it-yourself instruments out of everyday materials as we explore music and sound!  We'll make a spin drum and other unique instruments.  Registration required.
  • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Wednesday, July 18 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 11-15.  Join us for a night of fun and creativity!  Bring a friend!  All art supplies will be provided.  Registration required.

  • Sit, Stay...Read! - Saturday, July 21 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm.  For kids ages 5 and up.  Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a specially-trained therapy dog!  Paws for Love will be here with some furry friends for this kid-friendly reading program.  Registration required.
  • Elma Lego Club - Wednesday, July 25 @ 2:00pm.  Ages 6-12.  Join us for some lego-building fun!  Bring a friend along!  Please register.
  • Zoomobile! Presented by the Buffalo Zoo - Thursday, July 26 @ 2:00pm.  This is an all ages program featuring live animals!  Investigate and learn about birds, mammals, reptiles, arthropods, and amphibians!  No need to register.

 

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Book Sale Donations

Gently used books in good condition will be accepted during library hours.  Please no text books, Reader's Digests, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or cassette tapes.  Donate used books at the Elma Library, at the corner of Bowen & Rice Road or call 652-2719.

 


 

Elma Public Library Board of Trustees

Kim Marie Dixon, President

David C. Engberg, Vice President

Ellen B. McGreevy, Treasurer

Terry E. Booth, Secretary

Eileen R. Holden

Susan M. Czech

Jay W. Ricketts

 

The Elma Board of Trustees meets at 6:30pm the second Tuesday of every month, except July and December.

 

2018 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2018

February 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

April 10, 2018

 

2017 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/28/2018 (Memorial Day)

Library Hours
Sun12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mon01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
ThuClosed
Fri10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 04:00 PM