Grand Island Memorial Library

Welcome Back to the Library

The Grand Island Memorial Library will be open to the public for limited service

beginning Monday, June 15th.

Temporary open hours are as follows:

· Monday 10-4

· Tuesday 1-7

· Wednesday 10-4

· Thursday 10-4

· Friday 10-4

Please note the following:

· Per the Governor’s Executive Order, masks are to be worn when in the library.

· All returns must go into the book drop.

· We will not be accepting material donations (books, DVDs, etc.) until further notice.

Services will include:

· Over the desk transactions including check out, reference, and monetary transactions to pay for fines/fees.

· Computer use and printing: limited to 30 minute sessions.

· As always, Wi-Fi is available 24/7 for everyone. The network is BECPL2 and the password is librarywifi.

Curbside service will still be offered in addition during open hours:

· To place orders, call the library at 773-7124 or you may place online orders using our convenient order form:

https://forms.gle/2rqC2xiBCEBo3LcbA

· It is recommended for patrons to check the online catalog for available items at www.buffalolib.org .

The request and delivery system has been reinstated as of July 1st.

For questions, please call the Grand Island Memorial Library at 773-7124 during open hours.

Please visit www.buffalolib.org for continued library system updates.

Also, the book drop is open for material return. 

All returned items will be backdated off accounts after the mandatory 72 hour quarantine.

The Grand Island Memorial Library Safety Plan can be found here.

The Grand Island Memorial Library Reopening Plan can be found here.

Handling Materials During COVID-19.


Knitting Club

photo of colorful balls of yarn with knitting needles

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Knitting Club will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.

Join our group for help with a project, knitting company, or to knit for charity. Our group is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 773-7124, or visit the library.

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

On the following Mondays in 2020:

January 13 and 27

February 10 and 24

March 23

April 13 and 27

May 11

June 8 and 22

August 10 and 24

September 14 and 28

October 12 and 26

November 9 and 23

December 14 and 28


Adult Book Club

photo of a pile of books

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Adult Book Club will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.

Meets monthly on various Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

All are welcome; refreshments are served.  

No registration is necessary.

2020

January 13- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

February 10- Beartown by Fredrik Backman

March 16- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn


**April 20 -  NEW FORMAT, TITLE AND TIME: meeting via Zoom to discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott at 7:00 pm. **

Free ebook copies are available through Project Gutenberg at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37106 and Google Books at https://books.google.com/books?id=_TDZogFTvDUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=little+women&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjs77bpgNfoAhUBAZ0JHeEoBiUQ6AEwAXoECAkQAg#v=onepage&q=little%20women&f=false   Please email the library director if you would like to join the discussion at heintzb@buffalolib.orgThe meeting ID and password will be emailed to you an hour before the beginning of the meeting.


**May 11 - NEW FORMAT, TITLE, AND TIME: meeting via Zoom to discuss The Turn of the Screw by Henry James at 7:00 pm.**

Free ebook copies are available through:

Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/209

Google Books: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=the+turn+of+the+screw&oq=The+Tur 

And the Libby App through the library.

All are welcome.  Please email the library director if you would like to join the discussion at heintzb@buffalolib.org.  The meeting ID and password will be emailed to you an hour before the beginning of the meeting.


**June 15- NEW FORMAT, TITLE, AND TIME: meeting via Zoom to discuss The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson at 7:00 pm.** 

Free ebook copies are available through the Overdrive and Libby apps with your library card. 

All are welcome. Email the library director at heintzb@buffalolib.org if you would like to join.  A Zoom meeting invite will be emailed to you an hour before the meeting.


**July 20- NEW TITLE AND TIME: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

7:00 pm**

Meeting to be held in the Miracle Field Pavilion.  In the event of rain, the meeting will be held via Zoom (determination will be made that day and, if necessary, a zoom invite will be sent out an hour beforehand).

Free ebook copies are available through the Overdrive and Libby apps with your library card.  Please call the library at 773-7124 for availability of physical copies.

Email the library director at heintzb@buffalolib.org if you would like to join the meeting. 


August 17- The Library Book by Susan Orlean

September 21- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

October 19- The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

November 16- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

December 21- Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts


Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff

with the ScienceTellers

Image of dragon and dry ice experiment with details of Zoom party

This is an online program. There will not be any in-person programs at the library until further notice.

We're having a Zoom Party with the ScienceTellers to kickoff summer reading this year!

Join us virually for an exciting show, "Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress!"

A long time ago, in a faraway land, two brave villagers go on a daring journey to release the dragons and save the kingdom from an evil Ice Sorceress. When things don’t go as planned, however, the kids might need to look to themselves — and to science! — for the answer.

Don’t miss this fun fantasy adventure featuring awesome dry ice experiments as special effects!

Registration is required. Limited to 100 devices. Please provide an email address so that we may send you the details for the Zoom Party.

Register here:

https://buffalolib.libcal.com/event/6777225

Please call 716-773-7124 during library open hours for more information.