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S-4570 South Buffalo St.
Orchard Park , NY 14127 Map
Phone: 716-662-9851
Fax: 716-667-3098
Peggy Errington, Director

     

Located on the corner of Highland Avenue, three blocks south of the 20A/277 intersection. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available. 


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Features:

23 Public Access Computers

All computers are networked, including 2 laptops with wireless printing and a workstation with a flatbed scanner available. All computers have Microsoft Office 2007 Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color per page.

Meeting Room

Capacity 50. Wireless internet access point in room for excellent WiFi. Meeting room is also equipped for multimedia presentations. Used for library programs, available for use by nonprofit organizations (registration required call 662-9851). 

Eleven Adult Computers

 

Meeting Room with a Capacity of 45

Study Area and Quiet Reading Room

The Orchard Park Library has spaces available for a variety of uses from quiet study areas to tables for homework help or personal computing. 

Study tables in the Children's Non-Fiction Section

Cafe-Style study tables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inviting Children's Area!

Children's Area with Train table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**NEW**

Mobile device charging station

 

MOBILE DEVICE 

CHARGING STATIONS           

The Orchard Park Library has recently added two mobile device charging stations so you can charge your device while you work in the library. 

 

 

 

BLACK & WHITE COPY MACHINE         

For your convenience the Orchard Park Library also has a black & white copy machine. Copies are 15 cents each for 8.5 X 11in (letter sized), copies 30 cents each for 8.5 X 14in (legal sized) 

 

What's Special About the Orchard Park Library

Located adjacent to the historic 1920s Railroad Depot Station, the Orchard Park Library serves southern Erie County as a center for reference and homework help with its large non-fiction collection. It has an extensive fiction, DVD and audio book collection. The children's collection is highlighted by innovative special displays and an interactive play area.  A chessboard is available for public use.

Special programs for all ages, story times for children and computer classes are offered continually.

And finally and most importantly, it is our knowledgeable and responsive staff that makes our library so effective, friendly and welcoming.

Our Friends of the Orchard Park Public Library is the largest and most active Friends group in Erie County. They sponsor the 4th Tuesday speaker series, many of our special children's programs, quarterly donated book sales, an annual rare book sale and ongoing Book Nook, Book Cart and online book sales (www.ebay.com/usr/oplibrary).  Guidelines for book sale donations may be found here:  

Donated Book Guidelines 

Up to five (5) medium sized boxes or bags will be accepted once per day.  Friends have purchased many shelves, display units and other equipment that make this library so special. New members are always welcome. For more information, visit the Friends website: www.friendsofoplibrary.org.

Check out our ongoing book sale, made possible by the Friends of the Orchard Park Library!

  Friends of the Library special sale cart


Friends of the Orchard Park Library Logo

Learn more about the Friends of the Orchard Park Library


September Events Flyer

October Events Flyer

 


Friends of the Library Halloween Party

 


     


Children's Programs


Baby Story Time Begins at 10:00 am on Mondays from September 10th—October 15th. This program is for children under the age of 2. There will be no classes held October 8th

 

Toddler Story Time Begins at 11:00am on Mondays from September 10th—October 15th. For children aged 2.

Preschool Story Time Begins at 10:30am on Tuesdays from September 11th—October 16th.  Best for ages 2-5 with a caregiver.

Independent Story Time Sessions are at 10:30am on Thursday September 13th—October 18th. Children at this story time are encouraged to attend independently while their caregiver enjoys the library. Ages 3 & up.

Family Story Time Wednesday September 26th from 6:30-7:30pm for families with ages children 10 & under. Join us for favorite stories, a snack and a craft. Registration is recommended.

 Family Story Time Wednesday October 10th from 6:30-7:30pm for families with ages children 10 & under. Join us for favorite stories, a snack and a craft. Registration is recommended.

Storytime at the Station Saturday September 15th & Saturday October 13th at 10am Join us for a fun pop-up story time at the Orchard Park Railway Depot. Stories, songs and activities for all ages! No registration is required.

Make It Monday Every Monday from September 10th through October 15th. Visit the library to explore and learn through play with Miss Carly and friends! Monday afternoons from 4-5pm. Registration is not required.

Little Bits Maker Space Wednesdays September 12th—October 17th from 4-5pm. LittleBits are a collection of easy-to-use electronic building blocks, all ages are welcome to come visit, explore & create! No registration required.

DIY Candy Apple Stations Orchard Park Library's Fall DIY Candy Apple Stations! Saturday, September 22nd 2018 2:00-3:00 PM Join us to build your own candy apple, with prizes for the best decorated dessert! Registration is required. Best for ages 10 & under. Call 662-9851 to register. 

LEGO Robotics Friday October 12th we will begin monthly LEGO Mindstorms meetings. Mindstorms combines the fun of LEGOs with beginning coding. Come find out what it's all about. AGes 8 & up. Registration is required. 

Halloween Costume Contest Saturday October 20th 2018 from 2-3PM. Join us for a chance to show off your Halloween costume at the Orchard Park Library! Registration is required. Best for ages 10 & under. Call 662-9851. 

S.T.E.A.M. Saturday Saturday September 29th at 2pm join us as we read books and use science & art to complete a craft! In September we’ll read some silly & surprising stories about taking a bath and then each child will make their own bar of soap to take home. Registration is required. Best for ages 4-12 with a caregiver.

S.T.E.A.M. Saturday Saturday October 27th at 2pm. Join us as we read books and use science and art to complete a craft! In October everyone is thinking about CANDY so we'll be reading some candy stories and doing some creepy and cool candy experiments. Best for ages 4-12 with a caregiver. Registration is required. 

 


Teen Programs


Teen Service Opportunity **Attention Teens in grades 5 & up**Teen service for the month of September will take place on Saturday, September 22nd and Saturday October 20th. Teens can sign up to participate in this community  service opportunity in 1 hour shifts, for a maximum of 5 hours of service. Contact Tim Allman at 662-9851 to sign up, or for more information.

Teen Creative Writing Club Join Orchard Park Library’s Writing Workshop! Teens can improve writing skills while also developing their passion for creative writing (memoirs, short story, play, journalism, novel, poem, etc.) Writing workshops are held every other Wednesday from 5-6PM.

Meetings will run Wednesday October 17th & October 31st

The Novel Teen - Teen Book Club October 16th from 6:30-8:30. October's book & movie selection is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. This is a book club for teens ages 11-17! Once a month, we will read a Young Adult novel that the participants will vote on. At the following meeting, we will then watch the movie adaptation of the selected novel. Call 662-9851 to register and vote for September’s book.

 


Adult Programs


 

BPOvations presents Todd Craven - Meet the Conductor

Monday October 15th 6:30PM. No registration required.  

 

Orchard Park Public Library Books and Cookies Book Club Monday September 17 and Monday October 22nd

Orchard Park Library Film Series Thursday September 13th and Thursday September 27th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

iPhone/iPad Basics Thursday October 11th from 2pm-4pm Learn about the parts of the iPad (or iPhone), understand how to use the touch screen and settings and discover how to download and use common apps. Registration is required. 

***NEW***Orchard Park Public Library One-on-One Computer Training Sessions are now available every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only. These one-on-one sessions allow you to personalize your computer training on any number of subjects including but not limited to, typing, resume assistance, email and social media. Call the library today for FREE beginner and intermediate computer training 662-9851.

 

Friends of the Library 4th Tuesday Speaker Series: 

Lake Erie Shipwrecks September 25th 7pm No registration required.

 


Programs for All Ages


The Hazelnut: A Literary Journal

**Calling all writers**

Are you interested in becoming a published author? The Orchard Park Public Library is proud to announce that submissions are open for our FIRST seasonal Literary Journal, The Hazelnut. This Fall, we will accept submissions for short story, poetry, and non-fiction essay, or photo journalism.

All ages are encouraged to participate in this inclusive literary publication.

 The submission deadline is November 1st.

Entries will be judged by library staff. This is an opportunity for the library to highlight some of OPK's best emerging writers. Copies of the publication will be printed and available to read and check out. Participants are encouraged to submit short stories and non-fiction essays up to 3000 words. Poets are allowed to submit up to two works. Call the Orchard Park Library for more information!

Knitting Club meets every Wednesday at 7:30pm. This meeting is open to the public and can accommodate all skill levels. If you've never knitted before and don't know where to begin, we can help! We have needles and yarn and experienced staff to help you get started. No registration is required. 

Spinner’s Guild meets every 4th Wednesday at 7:30. Open to new & experienced spinners, as well as observers! No prior registration is required.
 
 
 

 


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Orchard Park Library Rules of Conduct Policy

Orchard Park Library Volunteer Application

2017 Orchard Park Library Board of Trustees

John Hinners
Douglas McFarland
Ann Marie Newbury
Marilyn Pelleschi
Peggy Snajczuk                                                                         

Next scheduled meeting: 

  • November 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

2018 Meeting Minutes

2017 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to the Community 2017

2016 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to the Community 2016

2015 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to the Community 2015

2014 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to Community 2014

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

Open Hours This Week
Sunday12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Monday10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
 
Open Hours Next Week
Sunday12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Monday10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Sunday hours for the remainder of 2018 run from September 9 through December 30.



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