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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  


Stop in on Friday, October 6th through Sunday, October 8th for...

Elma Public Library's Annual BOOK SALE!  Click here for book sale hours.

Redlinski's Meat Wagon will be here on October 6th from 5:30-7:30pm to kick off the sale!


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!


 

Ongoing Fall Events

  • Book Babies - Tuesdays @ 11:30am from September 12 to October 17.  For newborns to 21/2 year olds.  Join us for rhymes, songs and stories!  Please register.
  • Toddler Time - Tuesdays @ 10:30am from September 12 to October 17.  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 September 15 to October 20.  For ages 31/2 to 51/2.  Prepare your child for school!  We'll be doing stories, games and crafts!  Registration required.

 

  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, September 20 @ 6:30pm.  Join us for an evening of lively discourse!  We will be discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please 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.
  • Elma Cooks! The Elma Public Library Cookbook Club - Wednesday, September 27 @ 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 What to Cook & How to Cook It: FRESH & EASY by Jane Hornby.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.
  • Family Movie Night: "Rock Dog" - Friday, September 29 @ 6:30pm.  Rated PG.  Join us for a free viewing of the new film "Rock Dog" at the Elma Public Library!  No need to register.

 

  • Finding Winnie The Pooh - Wednesday, October 4 @ 6:30pm.  Ages 6-10.  Did you know that everyone’s favorite honey-loving bear, Winnie the Pooh, was inspired by the story of a real-life bear cub befriended by a soldier serving in World War I? Join us for a fun-filled hour, during which we will explore the history behind this beloved character. Participants will also learn about their own history and create a basic family tree to take home.  Registration required.
  • Computer Class: Book a Technology Trainer - Saturday, October 7 @ 1:00 – 4:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Boo To You! Library Fun Club - Wednesday, October 11 @ 6:30pm.  For children in grades K-3.  Join us for Halloween stories, games and crafts!  Please register.  
  • Teens & Tweens Movie Night - Monday, October 16 @ 6:30pm.  Ages 11-17.  Rated PG.  Join us at the Elma Library for a free showing of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas!  Costumes are welcome!  No need to register.
  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, October 18 @ 6:30pm.  Join us for an evening of lively discourse!  We will be discussing The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Anne Barrows.  Refreshments will be provided.  Please register.
  • 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.
  • 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 @ 200 – 4:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Computer Class: Editing Digital Photos - Monday, November 20 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • 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.

 

DECEMBER      

  • 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 required.
  • 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.

 

Support your library!   

When doing your online shopping, use AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchase will go to the Elma Public Library.

Click here to go to AmazonSmile.

 


 

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
ThuClosed
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
SunClosed
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
SatClosed