Alden Ewell Free Library

Alden Ewell Free Library
Library Info

13280 Broadway
Alden, NY 14004
United States

Rebecca Moe, Director

We are located in the Village of Alden between Emerson and Crittenden Roads, on the north side of Broadway.

Wheelchair accessible--use the rear back entrance to access the elevator.

Public Access Computers: 6 computers (4 for adults and 2 for children) and 2 adult-only laptops, networked (printing: black and white 10 cents per page; color printing 25 cents per page) Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Meeting Room, capacity 45. Copy machine, copies 20 cents each.


What's special about the Alden Library?

The Ewell Free Library, built in 1913 in the Beaux Arts Classical style, was given to the town of Alden by Joseph and Carrie Ewell in memory of their daughter, Florence Josephine Ewell. Its fluted columns, grey stone walls, and stained glass window enhance the beauty of this architecturally significant building.


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History

The Ewell Free Library, built in 1913 in the Beaux Arts Classical style, was given to the town of Alden by Joseph and Carrie Ewell in memory of their daughter, Florence Josephine Ewell. Its fluted columns, grey stone walls, and stained glass window enhance the beauty of this architecturally significant building.

The Alden Ewell Free Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Alden Ewell Free Library

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In-person browsing and walk-up borrowing with COVID-19 restrictions in place

In-Person browsing:

  • Beginning February 1, the library will be open on a modified schedule, identical to the walk up-schedule (Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM until 5 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 PM until 7 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM until 2 PM)
  • Face coverings are required for all patrons, and patrons are asked to observe social distancing inside the library
  • Walk-up service will still be offered for those who prefer to utilize it

Walk-Up borrowing:

  • Fill in our 24-hour online form at https://forms.gle/KxNqkJU5J1GSVWxj8 or call 716-937-7082 during open hours (see below) with a request of up to 5 items

  • All items must be available at the Alden Ewell Free Public Library, search the online catalog (here) and limit your search to Alden Ewell Free Library (this option can be found in the left hand column of an active search page)

  • Requests from other libraries are still available at this time (must be arranged through the online catalog, NOT our library's request form) but will require more than 24 hours to be available for pick up. When you receive notice that your hold is available for pick up, contact us to schedule a time.

  • A pick up time will be arranged once your items are ready for pick up

  • A face covering is required for pick up if you are not fully vaccinated

  • Walk-up service is available starting February 1 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 AM until 5 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 PM until 7 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM until 2 PM

  • If you have hold items that are showing as available on your account, you can call us to schedule a pickup for those as well.

  • For more information, see our more detailed Q&A here

Precautions are being taken to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

 

DONATIONS UPDATE: We are not accepting any book donations at this time.  Thank you for your understanding!

 

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Alden Ewell Free Library Board Info

Annual Report


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Board of Trustees


Susan Sabers Chapman, President   sschapman1@gmail.com
William Chapman, Vice President
Joy Insinna, Treasurer, acting Secretary
Anne Schmitt, Trustee
Gwendolyn Koelbl, Trustee 


Board Meeting Minutes

The next Board meeting will be Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 7 PM.

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Bylaws

Code of Ethics (Rules of Conduct)

Conflict of Interest Policy

Disaster Response Policy

Meeting Space Policy

Open Meeting Policy

Procurement Policy (Financial Controls)

Whistleblower Policy

Confidentiality of Library Records, Collection Development, Internet Use, and Personnel Policies are Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system-wide policies and can be found here.


Budget


Strategic Plan