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2341 Main St.
P.O. Box 470
Collins, NY 14034-0470 Map
Phone: 716-532-5129
Fax: 716-532-6210
Abigail Barten-McGowan, Director

Music In the Library Concert Series 2018 Announced

Concert Series Fridays at 7 pm. April 27th The Buffalo Touch, May 4th Blue Mule Band, June 15th Paul Zittel and Pure Country, July 15th P.C. All-Star Big Band, August 24th Danny on the Keys, September 21st Creek Bend, October 19th Skiffle Minstrels

Correction: August 24 @ 7 pm  will feature Susie Rozler

The library is located on Main Street (Route 39) in the middle of the block, one-half mile east of Route 62, between Mill Street and School Street. The parking lot is accessible from both Main Street and Mill Street. Wheelchair accessible. 

Public Access Computers:  16 desktop computers, including 4 computers for children in the youth area, plus 3 laptop computers. 2 free public scanners, reservation may be required. Printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color. Microsoft Office 2016 Applications, Internet Access, Access to library databases. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?" Free secure Wi-fi for your own devices.

Black and white copies are available at 15 cents per page.

What's Special About the Collins Library
The library is designated as both a Rural Technology Center and a Pre-Schooler’s Door to Learning. The children’s area features a beautiful "Children of the World" globe-mobile which is suspended over the children’s computer table. Four computers are openly available to children. The library offers a spacious setting and comfortable seating in all areas.

We have concerts in the library nearly every month (check out our calendar for upcoming events). We have a weekly Quilting Club and monthly Movies co-presented with the Collins Seniors, and two monthly Book Clubs. There are a number of on-going children's activities on our schedule as well!

Interested in visiting with your school or group? 

Group Visit Applicaiton


We have a meeting room available for public use.

Meeting Room Use Policy                   Meeting Room Use Application

Upcoming Programs for October (also check us out and like us on Facebook):

Call or stop in to sign up for any of these programs!

Ongoing Programs: 

Quilting with Florence, Wednesdays at 10:30 am



Click here for a copy of our October Events

Lap Sit with Miss Abbie, Mondays 10/1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:30 am

Fall Cookie Decorating: Tuesday 10/2 at 6 pm - Registration required!

Book a Tech Trainer: Thursday 10/4 2,3,or 4 pm - Registration required and limited.

Senior Movie: The Darkest Hour, Friday 10/5 at 1 pm

Evening Book Club: Men Explain Things to Me, Tuesday 10/9 at 5:30 pm

Historical Society Bicentenial Meeting, Tuesday 10/9 at 6:30 pm

Dessert Story Hour: Thursday, 10/11 at 6 pm - registration required.

Toddler Time: Fridays 10/12, 19, 26 at 10:30 am

Tinkering in the Library: Saturday 10/13 at 12 pm

Morning Book Club: The Shadow of the Wind, Monday, 10/15 at 11 am

Gaming Unplugged: Tuesday 10/16 at 5:30 pm

Family Friendly Halloween Movie, Monday 10/22 at 5 pm

Lego Club: Tuesday, 10/23 at 6:30 pm

Halloween Slime Event: Thursday, 10/25 at 6 pm - registration required!

Adult Craft Fun: Saturday, 10/27 at 1 pm - Registration required and limited

Tinkering in the Library: Tuesday, 10/30 at 5:30 pm

Trunk or Treat in Gowanda! (at the Gowanda Methodist Church - 149 W. Main St, Gowanda), Wednesday 10/31 4-8pm


2017 Report to the Community


The Friends of the Collins Public Library is looking for new members!

Check out the application, or stop in to pick one up!

Board of Trustees

Holly Martindale, President          Elaine Throdahl, Vice President

Edith Schell, Secretary           Becky Jo Summers, Treasurer

Barbara Ferro         David Williams

Robert Gaylord      Linda Spencer

Cynthia Dishman        Annette Gernatt 

Helga Ciminesi

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes

2018 Upcoming Regular Meeting Dates, Thursdays at 6 pm: 10/11, 12/6 

Next meeting: 10/11/2018 at 6 pm - Agenda

Meeting Minutes 8/8/2018-Draft

Meeting Minutes 6/28/2018

Meeting Minutes 5/10/2018

Meeting Minutes 2/22/2018


Minutes 2017

Minutes 2016

Minutes 2015


Library Policies - (Updated 5/2018) - Please call for more information

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 11/12/2018 (Veteran's Day)

Open Hours This Week
Monday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Open Hours Next Week
Monday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

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