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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

2016 Annual Report of the Elma Public Library  

Ongoing Winter Events

  • Book Babies - Tuesdays @ 11:30am from October 31 to December 5.  For newborns to 21/2 year olds.  Join us for rhymes, songs and stories!  Please register.
  • Toddler Time - Tuesdays @ 10:30am from October 31 to December 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 November 3 to December 8.  For ages 31/2 to 51/2.  Prepare your child for school!  We'll be doing stories, games and crafts!  Registration required.


  • Spooky Magic with Cris Johnson - Monday, October 23 @ 6:30pm.  For all ages.  Join us for a spook-tacular magic show by magician Cris Johnson!  See a "ghost" fly around the room!  Watch as a drawing of Frankenstein's Monster comes to life!  Join in the whimisical fun with the whole family.  Costumes welcome!  Registration required.
  • Elma Cooks! The Elma Public Library Cookbook Club - Wednesday, October 25 @ 6:00pm.  Join us for our monthly cookbook club!  Meet fellow foodies, cookbook enthusiasts and wonderful people that will enrich your culinary interests!  This month's featured cookbook is Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.
  • Family Movie Night: "Hotel Transylvania" - Friday, October 27 @ 6:30pm.  Rated PG.  Get in the Halloween spirit with a free viewing of the film "Hotel Transylvania" at the Elma Public Library!  No need to register.
  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, October 28 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  Join us for our annual Lego Halloween Party!  Bring a friend along!  Costumes welcome!  Please register.
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, October 30 @ 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.


  • Teen Book Club - Monday, November 6 @ 6:30pm.  Ages 11-17.  Our book selection for November is Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.  Join us for lively discussion!  Snacks will be provided.  Please register.
  • Computer Class: Introduction to Windows 10 - Tuesday, November 7 @ 2:00 – 4:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Monday, November 13 @ 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.
  • Family Movie Night: "Cars 3" - Friday, November 17 @ 6:30pm.  Rated PG.  Join us for a free viewing of the film "Cars 3" at the Elma Public Library!  No need to register.
  • Computer Class: Editing Digital Photos - Monday, November 20 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, November 22 @ 6:30pm.  Join us for an evening of lively discourse!  We will be discussing In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please register.
  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, November 25 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  The theme for November is "Create Your Own Design."  Bring a friend along!  Please register.  
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, November 27 @ 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.



  • Graham Cracker Houses! - Saturday, December 2 @ 10:30am, 11:30am & 12:30pm.  For all ages!  Back by popular demand, build a festive graham cracker house for the holidays!  Supplies will be provided free of charge, sponsored by the Friends of the Elma Public Library.  Sign up for one of three sessions listed above.  Registration begins November 4th.  Space is limited and spots fill up quickly!  
  • Take Flight: Airplanes & Rockets! - Wednesday, December 6 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 8-12.  Build a plane and a rocket to learn about the four forces of flight: lift, weight, thrust, and drag.  This program will have activities and experiments to help understand how each force can affect how an object moves through the air.  Registration begins November 1st.
  • Teens & Tweens Christmas Creations - Monday, December 11 @ 6:30pm.  Ages 11-17.  Join us at the Elma Library for a night of fun and festive creativity!  Build something neat for the holidays.  The best design wins a prize!  Supplies will be provided.  Registration required.
  • Explore & More Presents: Stained Glass Windows - Wednesday, December 27 @ 6:30pm.  Ages 6-12.  Learn about the art of Stained Glass Windows throughout history and in our own backyard!  Children will find inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright while creating his/her very own Stained Glass Window!  Registration begins November 1st.


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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

Susan Sudlik, Vice President

Ellen B. McGreevy, Treasurer

Terry E. Booth, Secretary

David C. Engberg

Eileen R. Holden

Jay W. Ricketts


The Elma Board of Trustees meets at 7:00pm the second Tuesday of every month, except July and December.


2017 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

January 10th, 2017

February 14, 2017

March 21, 2017


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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 11/10/2017 (Veteran's Day)

Winter 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
Fri10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

*Sunday hours for the remainder of 2017 run from September 10 through December 17.

* Summer Hours run from 05/30/2017 to 09/04/2017

Summer Hours
Mon01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Fri01:00 PM - 09:00 PM