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1715 Bedell Rd.
Grand Island , NY 14072 Map
Phone: 716-773-7124
Fax: 716-774-1146
Patricia Covley, Director

Located on Bedell Road between Baseline Road and Stony Point Road. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.


Public Access Computers: 15 computers, networked, laser printing 10¢ per B&W page and 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. Study Rooms. Microfilm reader.

Copy machine charges:

  • 8½ x 11 Black & White 15¢
  • 8½ x 11 Color 50¢
  • 8½ x 14 (Legal) Black & White 25¢
  • 8½ x 14 (Legal) Color 75¢



What's Special About the Grand Island Library?

  • Grand Island History including a complete run of the Grand Island Dispatch newspaper is available here.
  • Browse in our Friends of the Library book store and book shelf for nearly new books and media.
  • Remember to look at our student's art work from the Grand Island Schools in our meeting room.
  • Be sure to view the work of many area artists on display in the library's main area.
  • Please come and enjoy the gardens maintained by the Cinderella Isle garden Club too.
For more information, visit the library or contact the library director, Patricia Covley at 773-7124.

The Grand Island Memorial Library's Annual Report can be found here.  Annual Report

Board of Trustees - 2017

Jill Banaszak - President

Dick Crawford - Vice-President

Agnes Becker - Secretary

Dick Earne - Treasurer

Pat Rizutto - Trustee

Board of Trustees Meetings

Next Meeting - November 2 at 5:30

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meetings


January 5, 2017

March 9, 2017

May 4, 2017

Friends of the Library On-going Book Sale

Nearly new books donated by community members are offered for sale by the Friends of the Library on a book shelf located within the library during open library hours.

The Friends of the Library also staff a book sale room open at various times each month.


Book Room Hours:

Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fridays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.





Make a Graham Cracker House

Join Explore & More on Saturday, December 9 at either 10:30 am or 11:30 am to make a holiday house to take home. Space is limited and registration is required.  Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 



Lego Club meets selected Saturdays* from 10:30 - 11:30 am and is open to children ages 6 -12 years old. No registration is necessary - just stop in and build with us! 

January 13 & 27

February 10 & 24

March 10 & 24



Registration is required for these programs.  Please call or visit the library to register.

Preschool Story Hour  Fall - September 18 - December 12 for children ages 3-5 years old on either Monday mornings from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. or Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Children must be 3 years old by September 18.  

Toddler Time Lapsit Fall - Wednesdays, September 27 - November 15 from 10:30  - 11:00 a.m.  It is for children ages 18 months to 3 years old with an adult caregiver.  Children must be 18 months old by September 27.  


Fall Specials for Children

Take Flight:  Airplanes and Rockets, Saturday, October 21, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  Build a plane and a rocket to learn about flight.  For children ages 8 -12.  Space is limited and registration is required.

What Did the Scarecrow See?  Thursday, November 9, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Join Scarecrow and his friends as they celebrate fall through stories, crafts and other fun activities.  For children ages 3 - 6.  Space is limited and registration is required.


Meets monthly on various Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

All are welcome; refreshments are served.  No registration is necessary.


January 23        The Little Paris Bookshop (George)

February 13       I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Angelou) 

March 20           The Secret History (Tartt)

April 17              A Man Called Ove (Backman))   

May 15              Straight Man (Russo) 

June 19             The Dovekeepers (Walker)

July 17               Digging to America (Tyler)

August 21         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)

September 18    Looking For Alaska (Green)

October 16        The Devil in the White City (Larson)

November 27     Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Brown)

December 18     Midwives (Bohjalian


Join our group for help with a project, knitting company, or to knit for charity.  The club is free and open to the public.  It meets from 1:30 - 4:00 pm, on  the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted).  Upcoming dates:

August 14 & 28

September 11 & 25

October 9 & 13

November 13 & 27

December 11




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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 12/24/2017 (Christmas Eve)

Winter Hours
Mon09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

* Summer Hours run from 05/27/2017 to 09/04/2017

Summer Hours
Mon10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM