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, 2021, the library will be open on its new 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)
    • Walk-up service will still be offered for those who prefer to utilize it
    • The drop box is emptied daily and available for patron use 24/7. Items placed in the drop box on or by the date they are due, even when the library is closed, will not incur late fees.

    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

    • Walk-up service is available during open hours (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.

     

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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, June 7 at 7 PM. The agenda and related documents can be found here as soon as they are available.

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    Bylaws

    Code of Ethics (Rules of Conduct)

    Conflict of Interest Policy

    Disaster Response Policy

    Meeting Room 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