Anna Reinstein Memorial Library

Hours

Sunday - Closed   Monday - 12pm - 8pm   Tuesday - 9am - 5pm    Wednesday - 12pm - 8pm    Thursday - 10am - 6pm    Friday - Closed    Saturday - 9am - 5pm


Mindful Parent, Mindful Child

Mindful Parent, Mindful Child - Monday, January 23rd at 6pm

Ages 6-8 with a parent guardian. 
Participants will: Learn what it means to be mindful, learn that mindfulness can be applied to different conditions, such as when stressed or sad, engage in several mindful relaxation exercises, learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine, listen to a story, and do a craft. Make sure to wear comfortable loose clothing. Registration is required. 

Family Game Night

Family Game Night - Monday, February 13th at 5:30pm

Ages 8-108
Join us for a selection of games at the Anna Reinstein Library. Registration is required. Call us at (716) 892-8089 or stop in to sign up. 

 

Book a Technology Trainer

Book-A-Technology Trainer - Saturday, February 25th @ 10am

Adults Only

Join us at the Anna M. Reinstein library for a computer training hosted by the TechKnowLab. Sign up for a slot to work one-on-one to answer any tech questions you may have. Make sure to bring your device.

Family Storytime

Family Storytime - Wednesday, January 25th at 6pm

Family Storytime - Wednesday, February 1st at 6pm

Family Storytime - Wednesday, February 8th at 6pm

Family Storytime - Wednesday, February 15th at 6pm

Family Storytime - Wednesday, February 22nd at 6pm

Family Storytime - Wednesday, March 1st at 6pm

Family Storytime - Wednesday, March 8th at 6pm

 

Toddler Time Story Hour

Toddler Time Story Hour - Thursday, January 26th at 10:30am

Toddler Time Story Hour - Thursday, February 2nd at 10:30am

Toddler Time Story Hour - Thursday, February 9th at 10:30am

Toddler Time Story Hour - Thursday, February 16th at 10:30am

Toddler Time Story Hour - Thursday, February 23rd at 10:30am

Toddler Time Story Hour - Thursday, March 2nd at 10:30am

Toddler Time Story Hour - Thursday, March 9th at 10:30am

 

Lego Club

YES Lego Club - Monday, February 6th at 6pm

Please join the YES group in Lego night! Create your very own Lego creation to be displayed in the library. Please stop in or call (716) 892-8089 to sign up. Registration is required. 

 

YES Crafternoon

YES Crafternoon - Saturday, February 11th at 1:30pm

Please join the YES group in Crafternoon! Kids can create their very own craft.  Please stop in or call (716) 892-8089 to sign up. Registration is required. 

 

Movie Day

Movie Day -  Saturday, February 18th at 1pm

Join us for a family friendly movie! Popcorn and drinks will be provided! Stop in or give us a call at (716) 892-8089 to sign up.

 

Gertrude Hawk Chocolate

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates on sale at the Cheektowaga Public Libraries. There are 11 flavors to choose from including: Pretzel, Mint, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, Almond Toffee, Lava Cake, Peanut Butter, Sea Salt Caramel, Coconut Custard, Crispy, Milk Chocolate, and Almond. 

Only $2 or two for $3 

Bike Lock

Bike locks are now available for use at the library. Only intended to be used while visiting the library. 

Can't make it in? Check out our eLibrary!

Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive!

Wondering how to check out books and audiobooks while our buildings are closed? We created a short tutorial series on getting started with OverDrive!

Signing Up for an eLibrary Card 

Getting the Libby App 

eReader Questions and Answers 

Reading Digitally During and After Library Closures 


History of Anna M. Reinstein

Anna Reinstein was born in 1866 to a family of minor Russian nobility near Kiev. Her interest in medicine was encouraged by her mother, who was an herbalist, and her family. Her parents sent her to a school in Berne, Switzerland and there she received her doctorate in medicine in 1891, and met her future husband, Boris Reinstein. By the time Anna emigrated to the United States in 1888, she spoke three dialects of Polish as well as French, Ukrainian, high Russian, German, Italian, Hebrew, Yiddish and English. She could also read and write Latin and Greek, which was required as a physician. She chose to settle in the Buffalo area because of its large Polish population, feeling a physician fluent in Slavic languages could establish a comfortable practice here. 

Anna built her practice steadily. She worked as a midwife before passing her U.S. medical boards exams, and is reported to have delivered over 2,000 babies. Many times around the turn of the century she could be spotted on her bicycle, black bag in hand, driving the roads of East Buffalo and Cheektowaga to tend to her patients needs. In 1904, Anna moved to Cheektowaga and continued to practice medicine here until February 12, 1948. Her son Victor, born in 1894, joined her medical practice in 1916. 

In the early 1900's, Anna Reinstein acquired much property in Cheektowaga and built homes in the area. One of the reasons she began in real estate was to provide rental housing for the railroad workers and other working class people who need shelter. 

The library was made possible by a donation given by Victor Reinstein, her son, to memorialize Anna. A woman who came to Cheektowaga back in 1904, who practiced medicine in the area for more than 40 years, and became a part of the township. The Reinstein family has always known the value of education and books which recorded the experiences of men and women who lived before them. This belief became possible in the community where the Reinstein family once lived, where youth can recognize the benefits which man can find in his search for knowledge at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library. 


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Kids Resource Lounge

 

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Julia Boyer Reinstein Library

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