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1860 Bowen Rd.
Elma , NY 14059 Map
Phone: 716-652-2719
Fax: 716-652-0381
Thomas Carloni, Director

Located on the corner of Bowen and Rice Roads, east of Route 400. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot and book drop available.

Public Access Computers: 14 computers, networked, including 3 laptops, printing 10¢ per B&W page, 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, capacity 60. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each.  Click here for Meeting Room Policy & Application

We offer Notary Services.

What's Special About the Elma Library
Local History Collection

2017 Annual Report of the Elma Public Library  


Our Annual Book Sale will take place on Thursday, October 4th through Saturday, October 6th during open library hours. 

We will have a Preview Night on Wednesday, October 3rd from 4:00-9:00pm.  $5.00 donation per family gets you first pick of the books and a selection of soups and chilis.


 

Ongoing Fall Events

  • Book Babies - Tuesdays @ 11:30am from September 11 to October 16.  For newborns to 21/2 year olds.  Join us for rhymes, songs and stories!  Please register.
  • Toddler Time - Tuesdays @ 10:30am from September 11 to October 16.  For ages 21/2 to 31/2.  Treat your toddler to some songs and stories!  Toddlers must bring an adult lap to sit on.  Registration required.
  • Preschool Story Time - Thursdays @ 10:30am from September 13 to October 18.  For ages 31/2 to 51/2.  Prepare your child for school!  We'll be doing stories, games and crafts!  Please register.

 

  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, September 22 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  The theme for September is "Create What You Like".  Join us for some lego-building fun!  Bring a friend along!  Please register.
     
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, September 24 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 18+.  Join us at the Elma Public Library for a relaxing and fun evening of coloring and creativity.  All coloring materials will be provided.  Registration required.
  • Elma Cooks! Elma Public Library Cookbook Club - Wednesday, September 26 @ 6:00pm.  Join us for our monthly cookbook club!  Meet fellow foodies, cookbook enthusiasts and wonderful people who will enrich your culinary interests.  This month's cookbook is Patricia Heaton's Food for Family and Friends.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.

 

  • "Library of Things" Showcase - Monday, October 1 @ 6:30pm.  For all ages.  Join us as we showcase a wide variety of non-traditional materials that you will now be able to borrow from the Elma Public Library.  Attendees will each receive one raffle ticket for a chance to be among the first round of patrons to check out these items.  We'll have a GoPro camera, a record player, musical instruments, robots, and more!  Call 652-2719 to sign up.
  • "Delightfully Frightful Halloween!" - Wednesday, October 10 @ 6:30pm.  For children in grades K-3.  Join us for Halloween stories, games and crafts!  Please register by calling 652-2719 or by stopping in.
  • The Mediterranean Diet - Thursday, October 11 @ 2:00pm.  For seniors, aged 55+.  Join us for a free lecture presented by Jennifer Johnson, health promotion coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield and in conjunction with University Express.  The media and medical communities tout the Mediterranean diet as the way to go.  What is it and how can you incorporate it into your lifestyle?  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.
  • Teen Movie Night: featuring "Rear Window" - Monday, October 15 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 11-17.  Join us for a thrilling evening featuring Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window."  Snacks will be provided!  Please register.
  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, October 17 @ 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger.  All welcome to this fun and lively gathering.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please register.
  • Should I Turn Things Over to My Children? Joint Accounts, Life Estates, & Powers of Attorney - Thursday, October 18 @ 2:00pm.  For seniors, aged 55+.  Join us for a free lecture presented by Valerie L. Stanek, Esq., certified financial planner & attorney at law, and in conjunction with University Express.  Older adults are often encouraged to turn control of a house or accounts over to children or other family members & assign powers of attorney as strategies in their estate and financial planning.  These techniques can be effective if used correctly, but they could cause serious harm, including loss of important tax advantages.  We’ll discuss advantages of these tools, as well as potential problems that can arise.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.
  • Sit, Stay...Read! - Saturday, October 20 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm.  For kids ages 5 and up.  Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a specially-trained therapy dog!  Paws for Love will be here with some furry friends for this kid-friendly reading program.  Registration required.
  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, October 20 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  Join us for some lego-building fun!  Bring a friend along!  Please register.
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, October 22 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 18+.  Join us at the Elma Public Library for a relaxing and fun evening of coloring and creativity.  All coloring materials will be provided.  Registration required.
  • A Whisper of Bones - Thursday, October 25 @ 2:00pm.  For seniors, aged 55+.  Join us for a free lecture presented by Dr. Roseanne Higgins, author and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Buffalo, and in conjunction with University Express.  The Erie County Poorhouse, Hospital, and Insane Asylum were located on the grounds of what is now the SUNY Buffalo Main Street Campus.  In 2012, infrastructure work brought about the need for excavation of skeletal remains on the site.  Learn what the team of archaeologists from UB uncovered, and what skeletal analysis can tell us about the lives of people at the Poorhouse.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.
  • Computer Class: Kindle Fire Basics - Saturday, October 27 @ 1:00 – 3:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Checkers presents "A Spooky but Silly Halloween Safety Show!" - Monday, October 29 @ 6:30pm.  Join us for fun family-friendly entertainment with a special message for Halloween!  We'll have magic, comedy, juggling and more!  Kids are welcome to wear costumes.  Please call or stop in to register.   

 

  • The Hubbard Effect: "It's all Elbert's fault! - Thursday, November 1 @ 2:00pm.  For seniors, aged 55+.  Join us for a free lecture presented by Charles Facklam, and in conjunction with University Express.  Elbert Hubbard's humanist philosophy was the force guiding both Darwin Martin and William Heath, the primary administrators of the immensely successful Larkin Company at the turn of the 20th century.  We'll examin Hubbard's creative architectural genius and the relationships he had with Darwin Martin, William Heath and Frank Lloyd Wright.  Please call or stop in to register.
  • Nature Play - Saturday, November 3 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-10.  Discover nature in this fun filled program!  Participants will get to explore various aspects of Buffalo's nature, create their own collage, and play games all without leaving the library!  This program is designed to bring nature into the library, so kids will get to explore regardless of their location!  Please register by calling 652-2719 or by stopping in.
  • Computer Class: eBooks & eReaders - Monday, November 5 @ 6:30 – 9:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • An Unbiased Explanation of Medicare Part D from a Pharmacist - Thursday, November 8 @ 2:00pm.  For seniors, aged 55+.  Join us for a free lecture presented by Frank Pietrantoni, Wegmans Pharmacist, and in conjunction with University Express.  Most Medicare Part D classes are taught by carriers that sell Medicare Part D programs.  This class will take an unbiased approach that discusses the background of the program, the basics of Part D costs and copays, and strategies for lowering drug costs.  Please call or stop in to register.
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, November 26 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 18+.  Join us at the Elma Public Library for a relaxing and fun evening of coloring and creativity.  All coloring materials will be provided.  Registration required.

 

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Book Sale Donations

Gently used books in good condition will be accepted during library hours.  Please no text books, Reader's Digests, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or cassette tapes.  Donate used books at the Elma Library, at the corner of Bowen & Rice Road or call 652-2719.

 


     

We offer Notary Services!  Stop in any time the library is open.


 

Elma Public Library Board of Trustees

Kim Marie Dixon, President

Susan Sudlik, Vice President

Ellen B. McGreevy, Treasurer

Terry E. Booth, Secretary

Eileen R. Holden

Susan M. Czech

Thomas E. Pirrung

 

The Elma Board of Trustees meets at 6:30pm the second Tuesday of every month, except July and December.

 

2018 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2018

February 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

April 10, 2018

May 8, 2018

June 12, 2018

August 14, 2018

 

2017 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

Open Hours This Week
SundayClosed
Monday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
 
Open Hours Next Week
SundayClosed
Monday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


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