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S-4570 South Buffalo St.
Orchard Park , NY 14127 Map
Phone: 716-662-9851
Fax: 716-667-3098
Peggy Errington, Director

 

 

 

Located on the corner of Highland Avenue, three blocks south of the 20A/277 intersection. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available. 

Features:

23 Public Access Computers

All computers are networked, including 2 laptops with wireless printing and a workstation with a flatbed scanner available. All computers have Microsoft Office 2007 Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color per page.

Meeting Room

Capacity 50. Wireless internet access point in room for excellent WiFi. Meeting room is also equipped for multimedia presentations. Used for library programs, available for use by nonprofit organizations (registration required call 662-9851). 

Eleven Adult Computers

 

Meeting Room with a Capacity of 45

Study Area and Quiet Reading Room

The Orchard Park Library has spaces available for a variety of uses from quiet study areas to tables for homework help or personal computing. 

Study tables in the Children's Non-Fiction Section

Cafe-Style study tables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inviting Children's Area!

Children's Area with Train table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**NEW**

Mobile device charging station

 

MOBIL DEVICE CHARGING STATIONS                                                             The Orchard Park Library has recently added two mobile device charging stations so you can charge your device while you work in the library. 

 

 

 

BLACK & WHITE COPY MACHINE                       For your convenience the Orchard Park Library also has a black & white copy machine. Copies are 15 cents each for 8.5 X 11in (letter sized), copies 30 cents each for 8.5 X 14in (legal sized) 

 

What's Special About the Orchard Park Library

Located adjacent to the historic 1920s Railroad Depot Station, the Orchard Park Library serves southern Erie County as a center for reference and homework help with its large non-fiction collection. It has an extensive fiction, DVD and audio book collection. The children's collection is highlighted by innovative special displays and an interactive play area.  A chessboard is available for public use.

Special programs for all ages, story times for children and computer classes are offered continually.

And finally and most importantly, it is our knowledgeable and responsive staff that makes our library so effective, friendly and welcoming.

Our Friends of the Orchard Park Public Library is the largest and most active Friends group in Erie County. They sponsor the 4th Tuesday speaker series, many of our special children's programs, quarterly donated book sales, an annual rare book sale and ongoing Book Nook, Book Cart and online book sales (www.ebay.com/usr/oplibrary).  Guidelines for book sale donations may be found here:  

Donated Book Guidelines 

Up to five (5) medium sized boxes or bags will be accepted once per day.  Friends have purchased many shelves, display units and other equipment that make this library so special. New members are always welcome. For more information, visit the Friends website: www.friendsofoplibrary.org.

Check out our ongoing book sale, made possible by the Friends of the Orchard Park Library!

  Friends of the Library special sale cart


Friends of the Orchard Park Library Logo

Learn more about the Friends of the Orchard Park Library


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April Events


CHILDREN'S EVENTS


Toddler Story Time begins at 10:30 am on Mondays from March 12th – April 16th.  A fun and gentle introduction to reading and group activities geared for children aged 2. This program features age appropriate stories, activities, music & movement and a craft. Registration begins Monday, February 26th. Registration is required.    

 Preschool Story Time begins at 10:30am on Tuesdays from March 13th through April 17th. Help your child get excited about reading and develop preschool readiness skills at the library! This program features several age appropriate books, and hands-on activities that reinforce the themes of the stories! Get ready for school and have fun at the library! Registration begins Monday, February 26th. Registration is required.  

 Independent Preschool Story Time Sessions are at 10:30am on Thursdays from March 15th through April 18th. Help your child get excited about reading and develop preschool readiness skills at the library with several age appropriate books, hands-on activities that reinforce the themes of the stories! Children at this story time are encouraged to attend independently while their caregiver enjoys the library! Registration begins Monday February 26th.

Lapsit Story Hours Lapsit begins at 10:30am on Fridays from March 16th through April 20th.  Class will introduce toddlers ages 6—18 months to reading and group activities from the comfort and security of your lap! Caregivers are encouraged to help their child participate in the age appropriate stories, activities and music. Registration begins Monday February 26th. Registration is required. 

Tiny Tinkerers Wednesday April 4th at 2pm. Explore & More Children’s Museum of East Aurora brings their custom Tiny Tinkering program to the library! Kids will visit different construction themed stations including using Geo-Mags, a “Rig-A-Ma-Jig”, Nuts & Bolts and a life-sized Imagination Playground. This program is for kids ages 4-10. Registration is required.

POP UP Story time at the Station – Saturday April 7th at 10am at the Orchard Park Railway Depot. Join Miss Kasey for train themed stories and activities.

LEGO Club Saturday April 14th at 1pm . Join in to complete LEGO challenges and explore a different LEGO theme every month! For children 5 and up.  Sign up begins on the first day of each month. 

Read to Maisy Register to read to Maisy, a certified Therapy Dog through the SPCA's Paws for Love program. Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener in the meeting room at the Orchard Park Library. Maisy will be available on Thursday April 12th, and Tuesday April 17th from 6:30-8:10PM. Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session with Maisy today! Call 662-9851 to register.

Tropical Terrariums Saturday April 21st at 1pm. Get in the spirit of Earth Day by building a tropical terrarium with the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens! Learn about what plants need to grow and the water cycle while creating the perfect habitat for a tropical plant (or two!). This miniature ecosystem is fun to create and easy to care for. Best for ages 4-12 (younger children may require parental assistance). Registration is required, please call 662-9851 to register.

 Parent & Child Yoga Wednesday March 14th at 6:30pm. Yoga is a great way to bond with your little one. Join a certified personal trainer at the Orchard Park Library for some relaxing yoga before bedtime! For Parent with child aged 6 & under. Registration is required. Please call 662-9851 or stop in to register.


Teen Events


Sign-Up for Battle of the Books will begin on Monday, April 2nd at 10AM and it will run until the all of the spots are filled. Signing up involves reserving a spot on an Orchard Park Library battle team. After you sign up you will be supplied with some paperwork that needs to be completed and on or before Contestant Orientation Night on April 18th. Call to register 662-9851.

Contestant Orientation Night is an open-house like event which runs from 7PM-8:30PM on Wednesday April 18th, paper work is completed and turned in and the Battle Season schedule and special events are revealed! 


Adult Events


BPOvations presents Monday April 23rd from 6:30-7:30pm BPO violist Janz Castelo shares his insights on the unique role of the viola in the orchestra’s sound. Learn more about Berlioz’ “Harold In Italy” viola concerto prior to its BPO performance by Roberto Diaz, and hear how this piece perfectly captures the sensitive, soulful character of the viola. The BPO, in cooperation with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries, presents a chance to get to know your Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on a personal level. These free talks given by BPO musicians give an intimate look inside the BPO while providing a basis of knowledge about the orchestral world.

Book a Tech Trainer Tuesday April 24th from 1pm-4pm. Need computer assistance? We can help! These free 45 minute personal sessions are designed to assist with software support or Internet training. Registration is required.

Open Mic Poetry Night April 25th from 7-8pm Interested in sharing your poetry with others? Come to the library and recite your work or read from one of your favorite poems. All ages welcome!

Knitting Club meets every Wednesday at 7:30pm. This meeting is open to the public and can accommodate all skill levels. If you've never knitted before and don't know where to begin, we can help! We have needles and yarn and experienced staff to help you get started. No registration is required. 

 

 

Orchard Park Public Library Policies

Orchard Park Library Claims Audit Policy

Orchard Park Library Conflict of Interest Policy

Orchard Park Library Freedom of Information Law Policy

Orchard Park Library Investment Policy

Orchard Park Library Meeting Space Policy

Orchard Park Library Procurement Policy

Orchard Park Library Rules of Conduct Policy

2017 Orchard Park Library Board of Trustees

John Hinners
Dorothy Holmes
Douglas McFarland
Ann Marie Newbury
Peggy Snajczuk                                                                         

Next scheduled meeting: 

  • March 20, 2018 at 8:00am

2018 Meeting Minutes

2017 Meeting Minutes

2016 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to the Community 2016

2015 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to the Community 2015

2014 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to Community 2014

 

 

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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
Mon10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wed01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Winter/Spring Sunday hours run from January 7, 2018 through June 10, 2018 with the exceptions of April 1 (Easter) and May 27.