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

**Scroll down for programming information. 

Click program titles for printable fliers**

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 - September 6th 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

March 8, 2018

Special Meeting March 29, 2018

May 3, 2018

Special Meeting July 17, 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. (closed Saturdays in the summer)



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). 

August 13 & 27

Intro to Etsy 

Thursday, August 23rd @ 5:30 pm

 Intro to Etsy with Vanessa Lauria
(10-year etsy veteran and creator of pidge pidge).
Learn how to create a shop on Etsy, the popular e-commerce website focused on handmade and vintage items.

Free and open to the public. Space is limited. 
Call 773-7124 to register.

Although not required, feel free to bring your tablet, laptop, or smartphone to follow along with instruction. Simple handout will be provided.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library.

Italian Tapestry

Thursday, August 9th @ 6:30 pm

 A nine day tour of Italy with stops in Venice, Modena, Florence, Siena, Pienza, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri. 
Photographic slides of sites visited, highlights along with trip anecdotes and culture will be featured by Sal Bordonaro. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required. 
Please call 773-7124.

Part one of a two-part travelogue series. Sicily will be discussed on August 16th (Separate registration required).


I Left My Heart in Montedoro*

Thusday, August 16th @ 6:30 pm

 *Ho Lasciato Mio Cuoro in Montedoro

Sal Bordonaro narrates a photographic travelogue of a trip in Montedoro, Sicily and surrounding locales during the Summer of 2015. 
Montedoro has a long history with the Buffalo area since numerous Montedorese immigrated to our region. Food, culture and history will be interlaced throughout the talk. 

Second part of a two-part travelogue series.

Refreshments will be provided.
Registration is required. Please call 773-7124.

Past, Present, and Future

of the Great Lakes

Thursday, August 30th @ 6:00 pm

Professional geologist, Jerold Bastedo, will lead a presentation on the Great Lakes which will include information on the regional geology, geologic maps, and rock specimens from the Niagara Gorge.

Attendees are welcome to bring fossils, rocks or minerals to be identified.

Mr. Bastedo is the retired Executive Director of the Penn Dixie Paleontological Site located in Hamburg, NY and he has 49 years of experience in his field.  He currently works as a Consulting Geologist and educator.

This program is funded by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library.


Read Down Your Fines

June 2nd - September 15th 

For children ages 16 and under.

For every 15 minutes of reading done in the library, a $1 Reading Buck can be earned and used toward outstanding fines.

Visit any Buffalo & Erie County Public Library this summer for more information and to take advantage of this popular summer initiative!

Reading Bucks can be redeemed through Oct. 8, 2018.



Rock Yourself Into Puffy Paint!

Thursday, August 16th @ 2:00 pm

Ages 6 - 10.

 Combine your love of art and music in our puffy paint program! Listen to music and express yourself with paint! In this program kids will be able to make pictures and play games using puffy paint, get the chance to write their own songs, and even create a permanent piece of art for their library!

Registration is required. Call 773-7124 or visit the library for more information.

Family Storytime
Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm
August 7th thru August 28th
(4 week session)
 Family story time is a small group atmosphere with songs, stories, and activities that will help you and your child feel comfortable joining in every week.
Please call 773-7124 to register or for more information.
Registration limited to 15 families.

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 09/03/2018 (Labor Day)

Open Hours This Week
Monday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Open Hours Next Week
Monday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM

* Summer Hours run from 05/26/2018 to 09/03/2018

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