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1715 Bedell Rd.
Grand Island , NY 14072 Map
Phone: 716-773-7124
Fax: 716-774-1146
Patricia Covley, Director

Located on Bedell Road between Baseline Road and Stony Point Road. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.


Public Access Computers: 15 computers, networked, laser printing 10¢ per B&W page and 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. Study Rooms. Microfilm reader.

Copy machine charges:

  • 8½ x 11 Black & White 15¢
  • 8½ x 11 Color 50¢
  • 8½ x 14 (Legal) Black & White 25¢
  • 8½ x 14 (Legal) Color 75¢



What's Special About the Grand Island Library?

  • Grand Island History including a complete run of the Grand Island Dispatch newspaper is available here.
  • Remember to look at our student's art work from the Grand Island Schools in our meeting room.
  • Please come and enjoy the gardens maintained by the Cinderella Isle garden Club too.
For more information, visit the library or contact the library director, Patricia Covley at 773-7124.

The Grand Island Memorial Library's Annual Report can be found here.  Annual Report



Friends of the Library On-going Book Sale

Nearly new books donated by community members are offered for sale by the Friends of the Library on a book shelf located within the library during open library hours.

The Friends of the Library also staff a book sale room open at various times each month.

Book Room Hours:

Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Library Events

Brian Castner, Author 

Monday, May 23, 6:30 pm

Join our book club for a special presentation from Brian Castner, author of The Long Walk.  Brian is a Grand Island resident who writes about his experiences serving three tours of duty in the MIddle East with the U.S. Air Force as head of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit.

All are welcome and refreshments will be served.


Informational meeting, Thursday, June 23 at 6:30 pm.

Students entering grades  6 - 9 in the fall are invited to join our team for the annual competition.  For more information, or to register, visit the library or call 773-7124.  


We are currently planning our summer reading program!  

Watch this space for more information on our many programs for Summer 2016!


Registration is required for all of these programs.

Preschool Story Hour  Spring Session is from May 2 - June 6 for children ages 3-5 years old on Monday mornings from 10:30 A.M.-11:30 a.m. or on Tuesdays, May 3 - June 7 from 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. for ages 3-5 years old.  Children must be 3 years old by May 2.  

Toddler Time Lapsit Spring session is from Wednesday, May 3 - June 8 for children ages 18 months to 3 years old with an adult caregiver from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Children must be 18 months old by May 3.

Adult Book Club

Meets monthly on various Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

All are welcome; refreshments are served.  No registration is necessary.

May 16              The Long Walk (Brian Castner)

June 20             A Northern Light (Jennifer Donnelly)

July 18              Gray Mountain (John Grisham)

August 15         Galileo's Daughter (David Sobel)

September 19   Say You're One of Them (Uwen Akpan)

October 17        The Mockingbird Next Door (Marja Mills)

November 21    The Secret Wisdom of the Earth (C. Scotten)

December 19     The Dinner (Herman Koch)

 Knitting Club

Join our group for help with a project, knitting company, or to knit for charity.  The club is free and open to the public.  It meets from 1:30 - 4:00 pm, on  the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted).  Upcoming dates:

May 23

June 13 

June 27, July 11 & 18 - the group will meet at Beaver Island State Park from 1:30 - 4:00 pm.  Check at the gate for information on where to find the group on these days.



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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/30/2016 (Memorial Day)

Winter Hours
Mon10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

* Summer Hours run from 05/28/2016 to 09/09/2016

Summer Hours
Mon10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM