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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  

Visit us at the Elma Public Library for 

Passport to Reading 2017!

Visit each library in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System and get a stamp on your library passport.  Enter our raffle for a chance to win prizes!

Check out our Summer Events for Children

by clicking here.


Ongoing Summer Events

  • Preschool Summer Fun Club - For ages 31/2 to 51/2 - Thursdays @ 10:30am, from July 6 to August 10.  Join us for stories, crafts, games and more!  Registration required.
  • Vacation Fun Club - For children entering grades 1-4 - Tuesdays @ 10:30, from July 11 to August 15, featuring stories, games and crafts!  Please register.
  • Elma Lego Club - For ages 6-12.  We are meeting on the following Wednesdays at 2:00pm: July 12, 19 & 26, August 9 & 16.  Are you ready for some summer lego fun?  Join us at the Elma Library for an afternoon of creative lego building!  No need to register.
  • Battle of the Books Meeting - Mondays @ 6:30pm.  Our weekly Battle Meeting runs from June 5 through July 31.  Please note we will be having an additional meeting on Wednesday, August 2nd.


  • Ice Cream Spectacular and Meet & Greet - Friday, July 21 @ 6:30-8:30pm.  Welcome our new Library Director Tom Carloni.  Featuring a Make-Your-Own-Sundae stand, along with Lego Star Wars on the big screen and easy crafts for kids.  Free and open to the public. 
  • Popsicle Stick Simple Machines - Wednesday, July 26 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 6-10.  People today use six simple machines to perform all types of tasks.  Build a lever (catapult) and a wheel and axle (car) and learn how these machines are used in everyday life.  Registration required.
  • Family Movie Night - Friday, July 28 @ 6:30pm.  Rated PG.  Join us for family movie night at the Elma Public Library!  Click here to see movie title.


  • Talk on the Wild Side with Hawk Creek Wildlife Center - Thursday, August 3 @ 2:00pm.  For school age children.  Are you most curious about birds of prey?  During this program, you will see live animals which may include a hawk, falcon, owl or vulture!  Hear, see, and appreciate the differences between the species.  Registration required.
  • "Build a Better World" with WYRK - Tuesday, August 8 @ 12:15-1:15pm.  For children of all ages.  Join us for a very special Story Hour with Rob Banks from WYRK!  All are welcome for this fun family event.
  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, August 16 @ 6:30pm.  Join us for an evening of lively discourse!  We will be discussing The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please register.
  • "Build a Better World" with Checkers - Thursday, August 17 @ 2:00pm.  Join Checkers, a 3-time performer at the White House, for great family fun involving comedy and creativity!  No need to register.
  • Elma Library Cookbook Club - Wednesday, August 23 @ 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 Good Food to Share by Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.
  • Family Movie Night - Friday, August 25 @ 6:30pm.  Rated PG.  Join us for family movie night at the Elma Public Library!  Click here to see movie title.


  • The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease - Monday, September 11 @ 6:00-7:00pm.  If someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's good to learn the facts.  This seminar provides information on detection, risk factors, stages of disease and treatment.  Please call 652-2719 to register.
  • Computer Class: Book a Technology Trainer - Saturday, September 23 @ 12:00 – 3:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, September 25 @ 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.


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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 09/04/2017 (Labor Day)

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

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

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