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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. 

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). 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inviting Children's Area!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


And more!

Copy machine, copies 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: http://www.friendsofoplibrary.org/how-you-can-help/Donate-books-and-materials/2#.WfEY1ugpBSA. 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!

  

 


 

 


 

 NOVEMBER EVENTS 


Special Veteran's Day Exhibit 

November 11th & 12th 

12pm-4pm

This event honoring local veterans is free and open to all ages. 


CHILDREN'S EVENTS


Early Bird Toddler Time begins at 10:00 am on Mondays f rom November 6th - December 11th- A fun and gentle introduction to reading and group activities geared for children age 2. This program features age appropriate stories, activities, music & movement and a craft. Registration begins Monday, October 23rd. Registration is required.   Class is FULL.
 
Little Later Toddler Time Class begins at 11:00 am on Mondays from November7th - December 12th. A fun and gentle introduction to reading and group activities geared for children age 2. This program features age appropriate stories, activities, music & movement and a craft. Registration begins Monday, October 23rd. Registration is required.  Class is FULL.
 
Preschool Story Time begins at 10:30am on Tuesdays from November 7th - December 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, October 23rd. Registration is required.  Class is FULL.
 
Independent Preschool Story Time Sessions are at 10:30am on Thursdays from November 9th - December 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 October 23rd. Class is FULL.
 
Lapsit Story Hours Lapsit begins at 10:30am on Fridays from November 10th - December 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, October 23rd. Registration is required. Class is FULL.
 
Make it Mondays Mondays November 6th through December 11th from 4:30-5:30pm. Come check out our mobile maker space. Includes exploring a different theme each week with crafts and experiments. Call for more information. Registration is not required.  
 
Read to Maisy! Register to read to Maisy, a certified Therapy Dog through the SPCA's Paws of 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, November 13th from 6:30-8:10 and on Tuesday, November 21st from 3:30-5:10pm. Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session with Maisy today! Call 662-9851 to register. 
 
Pop-Up Storytime at the Depot with Miss Laurie - Join Miss Laurie at the Orchard Park Train Depot at 10am on Wednesday November 8th for an all ages story time. No registration required. 
 
LEGO Club! Saturday November 18th at 1pm. Join in to complete LEGO challenges and explore a different LEGO theme every month! For children 5 and up.  Sign up begins on the first day of each month. 
 
Thanksgiving Crafts Saturday November 18th at 2pm. Make a no-sew stuffed turkey, a festive candy "corn" and more! Registration is required. Please call 662-9851. This program is best for children ages 3-12. 
 
 

TEEN EVENTS


BookendS Teen Book Club Teen book club meets Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm. Open to teens in grades 5-12. In November we are reading "I am Number Four" by Pittacus Lore. BookendS meetings will consist of talking about a book we all read, eating snacks and doing activities based on the book and voting on the following month's book. Teen service opportunities at the library will also be discussed. Registration is not required.  

BookendS Teen Service Group

**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! In November the craft program will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 2pm-3pm. Teens can sign up to prepare crafts from 11am-2pm, to run the children's program from 2pm-3pm, and to clean up from 3pm - 4pm. Teens can sign up to participate in this community service opportunity in 1 hour shifts, for a maxiumum of 5 hours of service. Volunteer space is limited, and all volunteers must fill out a volunteer application if they have never volunteered at the library before. Volunteers new to the BookendS Service Group must also have a brief orientation with Kasey Mack the supervising librarian. Please call 662-9851 for more information. 

 

ADULT EVENTS


Introduction to Windows 10 Tuesday November 28th from 2pm - 4pm. An introduction to Windows 10 the latest operating system from Microsoft. Students will become familiar with the desktop, Microsoft Edge and the Windows Store. Registration is required. 

4th Tuesday Speaker Series Tuesday November 28th at 7pm Speaker: Before Buffalo - the French, the English & the Native Americans, presented by Explore Buffalo.

Knitting Club meets every Wednesday at 7:30pm. This meeting is open to the public and can accomodate 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. 

 

  DECEMBER EVENTS  

 

 

Friends of the Library Quarterly Book Sale 

Friday, December 1st 

3pm-6pm (Friends Members Only)

Saturday, December 2nd

10am - 3pm ($5.00/bag sale from 2-3PM)

Sunday, December 3rd

12pm - 3pm ($2.00/bag sale from 2-3PM)

 


CHILDREN'S EVENTS


Early Bird Toddler Time begins at 10:00 am on Mondays f rom November 6th - December 11th- A fun and gentle introduction to reading and group activities geared for children age 2. This program features age appropriate stories, activities, music & movement and a craft. Registration begins Monday, October 23rd. Registration is required. 
 
Little Later Toddler Time Class begins at 11:00 am on Mondays from November7th - December 12th. A fun and gentle introduction to reading and group activities geared for children age 2. This program features age appropriate stories, activities, music & movement and a craft. Registration begins Monday, October 23rd. Registration is required. 
 
Preschool Story Time begins at 10:30am on Tuesdays from November 7th - December 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, October 23rd. Registration is required. 
 
Independent Preschool Story Time Sessions are at 10:30am on Thursdays from November 9th - December 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 October 23rd.
 
Lapsit Story Hours Lapsit begins at 10:30am on Fridays from November 10th - December 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, October 23rd. Registration is required.
 
Make it Mondays Mondays November 6th through December 11th from 4:30-5:30pm. Come check out our mobile maker space. Includes exploring a different theme each week with crafts and experiments. Call for more information. Registration is not required.  
 
Read to Maisy on Thursday December 14th beginning at 6:30PM. Register to read to Maisy, a certified Therapy Dog through the SPCA's Paws of Love program. Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener in the meeting room at the Orchard Park Library. Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session with Maisy today! Call 662-9851 to register. 
 
LEGO Club - Instead of LEGO Club this month, Orchard Park Library is having a giant LEGO free build! Join us at the library on December 16th for fun, stories, snacks, crafts & LEGOS all in the theme of the POLAR EXPRESS! LEGO building begins at 11AM and will run until 2PM. No registration is required.

 

TEEN EVENTS


BookendS Teen Book Club Teen book club meets Wednesday, December 20th at 7pm. Open to teens in grades 5-12. BookendS meetings will consist of talking about a book we all read, eating snacks and doing activities based on the book and voting on the following month's book. Teen service opportunities at the library will also be discussed. Registration is not required.  

BookendS Teen Service Group

**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! In December the craft program is a Polar Express themed program with crafts and activities to be held on Saturday, December 16th from 11AM to 2PM. Teens can sign up to prepare crafts from 10AM to 11AM, to run the children's program from 11AM-2PM and to clean up from 2pm - 3pm. Teens can sign up to participate in this community service opportunity in 1 hour shifts, for a maxiumum of 5 hours of service. Volunteer space is limited, and all volunteers must fill out a volunteer application if they have never volunteered at the library before. Volunteers new to the BookendS Service Group must also have a brief orientation with Kasey Mack the supervising librarian. Please call 662-9851 for more information. 


ADULT EVENTS


 

Book a Technology Trainer Thursday, December 7th from 1pm-4pm. Need computer assistance? We can help! These free 45 minute sessions are designed to assist with software support or Internet training. Registration is required. Please call 662-9851 to register.
 
Adult Coloring Club Monday December 18th from 6pm-8:30pm. This program is for adults ages 17 and above to stop in, un-plug and refocus through theraputic coloring. Supplies and different coloring pages will be provided each meeting, but you may certainly bring your own as well. Registration is not required. See you there!
 
 

Orchard Park Public Library Policies

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Orchard Park Library Conflict of Interest Policy

Orchard Park Library Freedom of Information Law Policy

Orchard Park Library Investment Policy

Orchard Park Library Meeting Space Policy

Orchard Park Library Procurement Policy

Orchard Park Library Rules of Conduct Policy

2017 Orchard Park Library Board of Trustees

John Hinners
Dorothy Holmes
Douglas McFarland
Ann Marie Newbury
Peggy Snajczuk                                                                         

Next scheduled meeting:  

  • January 16, 2018 at 8:00am

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 12/24/2017 (Christmas Eve)

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

*Sunday hours for the remainder of 2017 run from September 10 through December 17.