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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. 


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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


 

Friends of the Orchard Park Library Quarterly Book Sale - Friday June 1st, Saturday June 2nd & Sunday June 3rd


 

 

May Events


                          ARTSPLASH 2018                                        Orchard Park School District                                         Student Art Exhibit

***Opening reception is Friday, May 18th from 7:30PM-9:00PM Student artwork will be on display during all library open hours from May 19th through June 11th***

 


Children's Programs


Toddler Story Time begins at 10:30 am on Mondays from May 7th – June 11th.  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 May 8th through June 12th. 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 May 10th through June 14th. 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 May 11th through June 15th.  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. 

Make it Monday with Miss Carly! Join us Mondays from May 7th through June 15th from 4-5pm to make a craft to take home. Themes are different for each week. Registration is not required!

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 Tuesday May 8th, and Thursday May 17th and Thursday May 24th from 6:30-8:10PM. Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session with Maisy today! Call 662-9851 to register.

All Aboard!! It’s train day at the Orchard Park Library May 19th from 10-3! – Join us for a fun day at the Library and the Orchard Park Train Depot! Activities will run from 10am-3pm. At the Depot there will be a special LEGO club open-build, crafts, and scavenger hunt! This year we are excited to announce that The Joy of Trains will bring giant interactive train table to the library! This giant train table features Lionel trains with handhelds so kids can operate the trains themselves! This fun activity filled day is free and open to the public, registration is required. 

Parent & Child Yoga Wednesday May 9th 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.

Indoor Gardening Saturday May 26th at 2pm. Kids ages 10 & under are invited to help make an indoor garden for the Orchard park Library! Registration is required.  Program is FULL.


Teen Programs


 

Teen Service Opportunity

**Attention Teens in grades 5 & up**

The Orchard Park Library needs teen volunteers interested in completing community service to run a monthly children's craft program! Teen service for the month of May will take place on Saturday May 26th. Teens can sign up to participate in this community service opportunity in 1 hour shifts, for a maximum of 5 hours of service.

 

Battle of the Books is back! 

If you are currently in grades 5-8 and enjoy books and fun, join the Orchard Park teams this May to participate in the Battle of the Books! You will meet other kids who share your love of books, win prizes and books and challenge yourself. Teams from libraries across Erie County compete to be Battle Champions! Orchard Park Library is still accepting registrations for Battle 2018 - join up and tell a friend! For more information call 662-9851. 

 

 


Adult Programs


 

***NEW***Orchard Park Public Library One-on-One Computer Training Sessions are now available every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only. These one-on-one sessions allow you to personalize your computer training on any number of subjects including but not limited to, typing, resume assistance, email and social media. Call the library today for FREE beginner and intermediate computer training 662-9851.

***All Ages*** Board Games at the Library! Saturday May 5th drop in any time from 12-3pm to play the library’s wide array of board games. Keep it simple with Candy Land or get more involved with Carcassonne! Registration is not required.

eBooks and eReaders Thursday May 10th from 2pm-4:30pm. This workshop is designed as a practical, hands-on introduction to downloading eBooks from the library’s website for use on personal electronic devices. The focus will be on the Nook, Kindle, iPad & Android devices. There will be a demonstration of the steps required to download and activate necessary software, along with tips to effectively search and browse our OverDrive catalog. Registration is required.

4th Tuesday Speaker SeriesTuesday May 29th at 7:00PM – Tim Gardner of Brown Funeral Home discusses the history of the Potter Family in Orchard Park 

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. 

Spinner’s Guild meets every 4th Wednesday at 7:30. Open to new & experienced spinners, as well as observers! No prior registration is required.

Orchard Park Public Library American Classics Book Club – Conversations about American Classics with homemade cookies, themed around the book! Meetings will be held every second-to-last Monday of the month, from 6:30-8PM. May’s meeting will be held on Monday, May 21st, the book will be Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”. Poems Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, As I Ebbed with the Ebb-Tide, The Sleepers, and Songs of Myself will be discussed. Call 662-9851 for more information.

 

 


June Events


                          ARTSPLASH 2018                                   Orchard Park School District            Student Art Exhibit

***Opening reception is Friday, May 18th from 7:30PM-9:00PM Student artwork will be on display during all library open hours from May 19th through June 11th***

 


Children's Programs


Toddler Story Time begins at 10:30 am on Mondays from May 7th – June 11th.  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 May 8th through June 12th. 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 May 10th through June 14th. 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 May 11th through June 15th.  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. 

Make it Monday with Miss Carly! Join us Mondays from May 7th through June 15th from 4-5pm to make a craft to take home. Themes are different for each week. Registration is not required!

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 Monday June 4th, and Wednesday June 6th, and Tuesday, June 12th from 6:30-8:10PM. Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session with Maisy today! Call 662-9851 to register.

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Puppet Show and puppet making workshop! Saturday June 16th at 1pm. Puppet show will be directly followed by the puppet making workshop. Recommended for ages 12 & under. Registration is required for the puppet making workshop. Call 662-9851 to sign up!

DIY Craft Program Saturday June 23rd at 2pm Crafts TBA 

Pop Up Storytime at the Station Saturday June 30th at 10am Story Time at the Station is a fun way to get to know a local landmark! Visit the Orchard Park Railway Depot to experience it's giant indoor train table, listen to stories and sing silly songs each month! No registration is required. 

 


Teen Programs


Teen Service Opportunity

**Attention Teens in grades 5 & up**

The Orchard Park Library needs teen volunteers interested in completing community service to run a monthly children's craft program! Teen service for the month of June will take place on Saturday, June 23rd. Teens can sign up to participate in this community service opportunity in 1 hour shifts, for a maximum of 5 hours of service.

 


Adult Programs


***NEW***Orchard Park Public Library One-on-One Computer Training Sessions are now available every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only. These one-on-one sessions allow you to personalize your computer training on any number of subjects including but not limited to, typing, resume assistance, email and social media. Call the library today for FREE beginner and intermediate computer training 662-9851.

Introduction to Windows 10 Thursday June 14th from 2pm-4pm. An introduction to Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft. Students will become familiar with the desktop, the start button, Microsoft Edge and the Windows Store. Registration is required. 

Orchard Park Public Library American Classics Book Club – Conversations about American Classics with homemade cookies, themed around the book! Meetings will be held every second-to-last Monday of the month, from 6:30-8PM. June's meeting will be held on Monday, June 18th from 6:30-8:00pm, the book will be Ralph Waldo Emerson's Essays. We'll be reading, Self-Reliance, The American Scholar, Circles and Experience. Call 662-9851 for more information.

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. 

Spinner’s Guild meets every 4th Wednesday at 7:30. Open to new & experienced spinners, as well as observers! No prior registration is required.
 
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2017 Orchard Park Library Board of Trustees

John Hinners
Dorothy Holmes
Douglas McFarland
Ann Marie Newbury
Peggy Snajczuk                                                                         

Next scheduled meeting: 

  • May 15, 2018 at 8:00am - cancelled

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.