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560 Ridge Rd.
Lackawanna , NY 14218 Map
Phone: 716-823-0630
Fax: 716-827-1997
Jennifer Johnston, Director

Located on Ridge Road between Route 5 and South Park Avenue. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.

Click here to view and print our monthly flyer: February March

Here are our individual programs:


Essential Oils

Family Movie Night

Cooking Demo


Toddler Time

Board Meeting

Bingo Night

Super Saturday

If You Give A Mouse a Cookie

Family Movie Night

Cooking Demo

Some programs require registration. Please give us a call or stop in for more information.

**The Library will be closed on February 19th in observance of Presidents Day.

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Public Access Computers: 16 computers, networked (printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color per page) Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Meeting Room. Study Room. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each.Printer, copies 10 cents each. Radio receiver for the visually impaired.

Microfilms: The Daily Journal 1/3/1916-6/30/1923, Front Page 1/1/1970-12/31/2004, The Journal 5/8/1913-6/28/1917, The Lackawanna Herald 4/27/1933-12/24/1941, The Lackawanna News 6/9/1927-3/9/1933, The Lackawanna Republic 1/1/1932-4/14/1933, Lackawanna    Leader 5/14/1936-12/11/1982, The Steel City Press 1/29/1947-11/10/1950,  & The Victorian 1/1927-8/1965

What's Special About the Lackawanna Library
The Lackawanna Public Library is a beautiful colonial style building with magnificent oak woodwork throughout the interior. Located on Ridge Road between Route 5 and South Park Avenue, the library was built in 1922 with money donated by Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie was a 19th Century steel tycoon who became one of the 20th Century’s most famous national philanthropists. The Lackawanna Library was one of the last Carnegie Libraries ever constructed.

The Lackawanna Public Library also houses a Local History museum on our ground floor. Our collections cover maps, photographs, and artifacts from Bethlehem Steel as well as Lackawanna itself.  If you would like more information please call or stop on in and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

Lackawanna is rich in local history and just a short walk from the library you will find several local landmarks including Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Shrine and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The Library itself was built on a potter’s field and in 1994 a monument was added to honor the unknown buried there. In 2013 and 2014 the PRONE Group (Paranormal Researchers of Niagara and Erie County) found evidence of paranormal activity at the Lackawanna Library and this "patron" is now affectionately known as Charlie.

The Lackawanna Library provides something for every age group. Each month the library has story times, crafts, movie nights, book clubs, bingo, computer classes and much more. All of these programs are provided free of charge. The Staff at the Lackawanna Public Library kindly invite you to visit soon and experience everything the library has to offer.





2017 Board of Trustees

Dean Otoka, President

Gregory Stachowski, Vice President

Michael Sobaszek, Treasurer

Martha Connor, Secretary

John Ingram, Trustee

Michelle Saniewski, Trustee

William Tojek, Trustee

2018 Board Meeting Minutes

January 2018 Minutes



2017 Board Meeting Minutes

January 2017 Minutes

February 2017 Minutes

March 2017 Minutes

April 2017 Minutes

May 2017 Minutes

June 2017 Minutes

July 2017 Minutes

August 2017 Minutes

September 2017 Minutes

October 2017 Minutes

November 2017 Minutes

December 2017 Minutes

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 03/30/2018 (Good Friday)

Summer Hours
Mon12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wed12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Regular Hours
Mon12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wed12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

* Summer Hours run from 07/06/2018 to 09/06/2018