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Elma Public Library

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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  


Check out our new...

You'll now be able to borrow a variety of non-traditional materials from the Elma Public Library!  We have a GoPro camera, a portable record player, musical instruments, robots, and more!  Click here to see the full list. 


 

 

Ongoing Winter Events

  • Book Babies - Tuesdays @ 11:30am from January 15 to February 19.  For newborns to 21/2 year olds.  Join us for rhymes, songs and stories!  Please register.
  • Toddler Time - Tuesdays @ 10:30am from January 15 to February 19.  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 January 17 to February 21.  For ages 31/2 to 51/2.  Prepare your child for school!  We'll be doing stories, games and crafts!  Please register.  

 

  • Mike Randall as Charles Dickens Presents "A Christmas Carol" - Monday, December 17 @ 7:00pm.  All welcome to this festive solo performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol performed by Mike Randall!  Please call to register.

  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, December 19 @ 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is First Frost by Sarah Addison Allen.  All welcome to this fun and lively gathering.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please register.
  • Sit, Stay...Read! - Friday, December 28 @ 2:00pm to 3:30pm.  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.
  • Family Movie Matinee: "Smallfoot" - Saturday, December 29 @ 1:30pm.  Join us for a free viewing of the new family film "Smallfoot" at the Elma Public Library!  Rated PG.  No need to register.

 

  • Teen Book Club - Monday, January 7 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 11-17.  Our book selection for January is Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich.  Join us for lively discussion!  Snacks will be provided.  Please register.
  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, January 12 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  Join us for some lego-building fun!  Bring a friend!  Please register.
  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, January 16 @ 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.  All welcome to this fun and lively gathering.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please register.
  • Computer Class: Internet Intermediate: Using Google - Saturday, January 19 @ 1:00 – 3:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Elma Cooks! Elma Public Library Cookbook Club - Wednesday, January 23 @ 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 Rocco's Healthy & Delicious by Rocco Dispirito.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, January 28 @ 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.

 

  • Joy of Trains presents "Dinosaur Park" - Saturday, February 2 @ 11:00am-2:00pm.  For all ages.  In celebration of "Take Your Child to the Library Day", join us for a hands-on dinosaur train adventure!  If you love train sets and dinosaurs, stop in at the Elma Public Library for some great hands-on fun!  Presented by Dean M. Hunneshagen.  No need to register.
  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, February 9 @ 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  Join us for some lego-building fun!  Bring a friend!  Please register.
  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover - Tuesday, February 19 from 3:30-5:00pm & Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00pm.  Have you ever wondered about what happens at the library when it is closed?  We will share our secrets with your stuffed animal friends at our Stuffed Animal Sleepover!  Join us as we read goodnight stories to your stuffed animal and tuck it in for the night.  Come pick up your animal at 2:00pm the next day and see what your stuffed animal was up to!  Light refreshments will be served.  No need to register.
  • Computer Class: Book a Technology Trainer - Friday, February 21 @ 1:00 – 4:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, February 25 @ 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.

 

Support your library!   

When doing your online shopping, use AmazonSmile and 0.5% of your purchase will go to the Elma Public Library.

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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 Tuesday through Friday, or call ahead to inquire if notary is available.


 

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 January and July of 2019.  Please note, this year we will be having a meeting on December 11th, 2018.

 

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

September 11, 2018

October 9, 2018

November 13, 2018

 

2017 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 12/25/2018 (Christmas 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
Monday09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
TuesdayClosed
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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