Elma Public Library

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Ongoing Summer Programs

  • Vacation Fun Club - Thursdays at 10:30am from July 7th to August 11th.  For children entering grades 1-4.  Join us for stories, crafts, and games this summer!  Registration required.
  • Preschool Summer Fun Club - Tuesdays at 10:30am from July 12th to August 16th.  For ages 3-5.  Prepare your child for school with our Children's Librarian, Jessi!  We'll be doing stories, games and crafts!  Please register by calling 652-2719. 
  • Battle of the Books Meetings - For those kids and coaches signed up for the Elma Battle of the Books team this year, we will be meeting on Mondays from June 6th through July 25th at 6:30pm and on Tuesdays from May 31st through July 26th at 4:00pm.  Weekly attendance is encouraged, but it is not necessary to attend both Monday and Tuesday sessions in the same week - unless you'd like to, of course!  
  • Summer Reading Club - For kids 12 and under.  Collect prizes for reading this summer!  Registration begins June 24th and runs through August 20th.  For children newborn to 5 years old, every THREE hours you are read to, you earn a prize!  For children ages 5 to 12 years old, every SIX hours you read, you earn a prize!  Earn prizes all summer and keep track of your progress!  You can register for the summer reading club in person at the Elma Library, or you can submit your progress online by clicking here.  Happy reading!

June

  • Saturday Storytime! - Saturday, June 11th at 10:30 am.  Join our Children's Librarian, Jessi, for a special Saturday Storytime!  We'll have stories, songs and crafts for ages 3-5.  Please call 652-2719 to register.
  • Elma Library Book Club - Wednesday, June 15th at 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank.  Sign up by calling 652-2719 or stop in at the library.  We'll provide you with a copy of the book!  All are welcome!
  • Elma Lego Club - Saturday, June 18th at 1:00pm.  For ages 6-12.  Join us for some Lego-building fun!  We provide the Legos, and you build!  Call 652-2719 to register.
  • The Irish in WNY - Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30pm.  From the very beginnings of Western New York, the Irish have been integral to the development and growth of the region.  The first wave of Irish immigrants came with the digging of the Erie Canal, followed by a larger wave during the Great Hunger of the potato famine.  This presentation examines the rich Irish heritage of Buffalo and Western New York.  Presented through the Erie County Department of Senior Services University Express program for patrons 55 and over.  Call 652-2719 to register.

July

  • Summer Lego Club - Wednesday, July 6th for ages 6-12.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for some Lego-building fun!  We provide the Legos, and you build!  Call 652-2719 to register.  
  • Turtle Encounter! - Thursday, July 7th at 2:00pm and 2:30pm.  Presented by the Aquarium of Niagara.  Get an up-close encounter with these amazing animals, as you learn about their special stories!  Ages 3 and up.  Both sessions are now FULL.  Please call 652-2719 to be added to the WAIT LIST.  Funding generously provided by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's 2021 Yearend Appeal Donors.
  • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Wednesday, July 13th for ages 6-15.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity!  All art supplies will be provided.  Please register by calling 652-2719.
  • Sit, Stay...Read! - Saturday, July 16th from 11:30am to 12:30 pm.  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 by calling 652-2719.
  • Summer Lego Club - Wednesday, July 20th for ages 6-12.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for some Lego-building fun!  We provide the Legos, and you build!  Call 652-2719 to register.
  • Elma Library Book Club - Wednesday, July 20th at 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton.  Sign up by calling 652-2719 or stop in at the library.  We'll provide you with a copy of the book!  All are welcome!
  • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Wednesday, July 27th for ages 6-15.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity!  All art supplies will be provided.  Please register by calling 652-2719.
  • Omnipresent Puppet Theater presents "The Little Mermaid" - Wednesday, July 27th at 6:30pm.  Come see this wonderful puppet presentation of a classic story!  It's a fun time for the whole family!  Please call 652-2719 to register.  Funding generously provided by the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's 2021 Yearend Appeal Donors.

August

  • Summer Lego Club - Wednesday, August 3rd for ages 6-12.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for some Lego-building fun!  We provide the Legos, and you build!  Call 652-2719 to register.
  • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Wednesday, August 10th for ages 6-15.  2:00 pm session is FULL, 3:30 session is now open.  Join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity!  All art supplies will be provided.  Please register by calling 652-2719.
  • Sit, Stay...Read! - Saturday, August 13th from 11:30am to 12:30 pm.  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 by calling 652-2719.
  • In Jest with Nels Ross - Thursday, August 18th at 2:00 pm.  Join us for this family-friendly comedy show, featuring children's performer Nels Ross!  We'll have juggling, magic tricks and lots of laughs!  Stay after the performance for free ice cream treats provided by the Friends of the Elma Public Library!  Please call 652-2719 to register.

Individuals in need of an accommodation for any program listed above may contact the ADA Coordinator at access@buffalolib.org within 7 days of a program.   


A new Virtual Learning/Homeschooling subject guide has been added to the Library website.  This is a great educational resource for any families and children learning from home this fall!  It features learning resources for all grade levels, as well as virtual tours of museums, zoos, aquariums and historical sites!  Click here to check it out!