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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 February 20 to March 20.  For newborns to 21/2 year olds.  Join us for rhymes, songs and stories!  Please register.
  • Toddler Time - Tuesdays @ 10:30am from February 20 to March 20.  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 February 23 to March 23.  For ages 31/2 to 51/2.  Prepare your child for school!  We'll be doing stories, games and crafts!  Registration required.
  • Gaming Unplugged - Sundays anytime between 12:00 and 5:00pm.  All ages.  Mix and mingle with neighbors and friends!  Join us at the Elma Library for some good old-fashioned tabletop gaming.  We'll have all sorts of board game and card game favorites!  No need to register.


  • Adult Coloring - Monday, February 26 @ 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! Elma Public Library Cookbook Club - Wednesday, February 28 @ 6:00pm.  Join us for our monthly cookbook club!  Meet fellow foodies, cookbook enthusiasts and wonderful people who will enrich your culinary interests.  This month's cookbook is A Grandfather's Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey by Jacques Pepin.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.


  • Computer Class: Book A Technology Trainer - Monday, March 5 @ 5:00 – 8:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Engineering Fairy Tales - Wednesday, March 7 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 6-10.  Help some of your favorite fairy tale characters solve their problems with hands-on projects!  Rapunzel is trapped in her tower and needs to escape, whatever shall she do?!  Help her escape by designing and building a zip line!  Jack, after climbing his beanstalk, is putting himself in danger when he steals the golden eggs.  Help him stay out of harms reach by building an extending grabber!  Registration required.
  • March Magic! Library Fun Club - Wednesday, March 14 @ 6:30pm.  For children in grades K-3.  Join us for St Patrick's Day stories, games and crafts!  Please register.
  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, March 17 @ 1:00pm.  Ages 6-12.  The theme for March is "Speed Build Challenge".  Let's see how fast you can build!  Join us for some lego-building fun!  Bring a friend along!  Please register.
  • Teens & Tweens Lego Night - Monday, March 19 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 11-17.  Back again by popular demand, join us for a night of Lego creativity!  Work as a team or on your own!  We'll have prizes and snacks provided by the Friends of the Elma Public Library.  Registration required.
  • Celebrate Women's History Month - Tuesday, March 20 @ 3:30pm.  Join us as Denise Reichard gives a presentation on Amelia Earhart: A Challenging and Dynamic Pilot!  Go back in time and experience the life of history's most beloved lady and pilot in a creative dramatic portrayal.  This program is designed for school age children and adults.  No registration necessary!
  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, March 21 @ 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is Florence Gordon by Brian Morton.  All welcome to this fun and lively gathering.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please register.
  • Family Movie Night: "Coco" - Friday, March 23 @ 6:30pm.  Rated PG.  Join us for a free viewing of the film "Coco" at the Elma Public Library!  No need to register.
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, March 26 @ 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.


  • Indoor Kids' Winter Global Games - Wednesday, April 4 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 8-12.  Do you have what it takes to go for the gold?  Winter weather got you feeling a bit stir crazy?  Don't miss this chance to compete with your friends and peers in the indoor library winter games - hockey, curling, biathlon, and even figure skating have been modified for indoor wintertime fun!  Participants will also leave with an engineering challenge to try at home - building the fastest mini bobsled.  A brief overview and history of the Olympic games will be discussed.  Who will be victorious?  Could it be you?  Registration required.
  • Computer Class: Organizing Files & Folders - Monday, April 30 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm – Pre-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.


2018 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2018


2017 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes


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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/28/2018 (Memorial 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

*Winter-Spring Sunday hours run from January 7, 2018 through May 20, 2018 with the exception of April 1 (Easter).

* Summer Hours run from 05/29/2018 to 09/03/2018

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
Fri10:00 AM - 09:00 PM