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

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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, Bridgette Heintz, at 773-7124.

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

Board of Trustees - 2018

Jill Banaszak - President

Dick Crawford - Vice-President

Agnes Becker - Secretary

Dick Earne - Treasurer

Pat Rizutto - Trustee

Board of Trustees Meetings

Next Meeting - May 3 at 5:30 pm

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meetings


January 5, 2017

March 9, 2017

May 4, 2017

July 13, 2017

September 7, 2017

November 2, 2017


February 8, 2018

Board Approved Policies

Bulletin Board Policy 

Meeting Room Policy

Rules of Conduct


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.

Used Book Sale sponsored by

The Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library

Friday, April 13, 2018

5 pm – 7pm (members only)

(Friends Memberships Available)


Saturday, April 14, 2018

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Bag of books for $5 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bag of books for $2 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Proceeds to benefit The Grand Island Memorial Library.

Material donations are currently being accepted during open hours.


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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! 

March 10 & 24

April 7 & 21

Mary 5, 12, & 19

Special Programs

Fairy Tale Engineering

Help some of your favorite fairy tale characters solve their problems with hands-on projects.  For ages 6 - 10 on Thursday, April 5 from 10:30 - 11:30 am.  Space is limited and registration is requested.  Call or visit the library to sign up.

The Checkers Show

Friday, March 30 @ 11:30 am

Following the Grand Island Recreation Department's Easter Egg Hunt in Miracle Field, come in to the library at 11:00 for a scavenger hunt,a craft, awesome giveaways and The Checkers Show at 11:30. This show features fun, new characters, comedy, magic, and juggling. Registration is required. Please call 773-7124.

Storytime & Family Yoga

3 Week Session: Wednesdays April 4, 11, and 18 from 4:30-5:30 pm

Bring your family for stories, songs and stretches as we engage in Yoga and Mindfulness!  Join us for storytime and yoga for children ages 4-12 & their family! We will begin with a children's storytime followed by a family yoga class led by Donna Baia of Kidding Around Yoga.  Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Some extra mats will be available. No prior yoga experience is needed. All are welcome to attend!  Registration and parent participation are required.  Please call 773-7124 to register.


Tales For Tails

Saturday, April 7th and Saturday, May 5th 

from 1:00-2:00 pm

Share a story with a therapy dog from the SPCA's PAWS for Love Program.  Register for a 15-minute reading session.  All dogs are behavior tested and therapy certified.  Family program - all ages.      Please call 773-7124.


Spring 2018 Session Dates!

Call or visit the library to register your child


Preschool Story Hours:

Mondays: 10:30 - 11:30 am

February 26 - March 26 and

April 9 - May 21


Tuesdays: 1:30 - 2:30 pm

February 27 - March 27

April 10 - May 22


Toddler Time Lapsit

Wednesdays: 10:30 - 11:00 am

February 28 - March 28

April 11 - May 23  



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 22        My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's                                  Sorry (Backman)

February 12      Big Little Lies (Moriarity) 

March 19          Seabiscuit (Hillenbrand)

April 16             Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Ford)   

May 21              The Lowland (Lahiri) 

June 18             Wonder (Palacio)

July 16              The Bean Trees (Kingsolver)

August 20         Orphan Train (Kline)

September 17   Born to Run (Springsteen)

October 15        Under the Wide and Starry Sky (Horan)

November 26    Rebecca (duMaurier)

December 17     A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Smith)


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). 

March 12 & 26 

Adult Computer Classes*

*All classes are open to patrons ages 17 and older. 

Please call 773-7124 to register.

Thursday, March 29th 

Book A Technology Trainer: 45 minutes sessions are available between 4:00 and 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, April 3rd 

Book A Technology Trainer: 45 minute sessions are available between 1:00 and 4:00 pm.

Saturday, April 24th 10:00 am-Noon

Family History Research with Ancestry 



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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/28/2018 (Memorial Day)

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 05/26/2018 to 09/03/2018

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