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Town of Collins Public Library

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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

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 plus a new YA Book Club. 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 December(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 December Events Calendar

Lap Sit with Miss Abbie, Mondays 12/10, 17, &31 at 10:30 am

Toddler Time: Fridays 12/14-28 at 10:30 am

Tinkering in the Library: Saturday, 12/15 at  12 pm

Morning Book Club: Where'd you Go Bernadette?: 12/17 at 11 am

Cookie Decorating - registration required by 12/13: Monday, 12/17 at 6 pm

Lego Club: Tuesday, 12/18 at 6:30 pm

Family Christmas Movie: The Polar Express: Thursday, 12/20 at 5 pm

Library Closed 12/24

Library Closed 12/25

YA Book Club - Red Queen: Thursday, 12/27 at 6:30 pm

Adult Craft Fun: Sock Snowmen - Saturday 12/29 at 1 pm

Special Hours 12/31 10 am - 5 pm

Library Closed 1/1/2019


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!

Library Policies - (Updated 5/2018) - Please call for more information
- new update coming soon

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

2019 Upcoming Regular Meeting Dates, Thursdays at 6 pm: 2/7, 4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/3, 12/5

Next Meeting 2/7 at 6 pm


Meeting Minutes 12/6/2018-draft

Meeting Minutes - Policy Committee - 11/02/2018

Meeting Minutes 10/11/2018

Meeting Minutes 8/8/2018

Meeting Minutes 6/28/2018

Meeting Minutes 5/10/2018

Meeting Minutes 2/22/2018


Minutes 2017

Minutes 2016

Minutes 2015

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 12/24/2018 (Christmas Eve)

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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