Concord Public Library

Concord Public Library
    Library Info

    18 Chapel St.
    Springville, NY 14141
    United States

    Fax: 716-592-0399
    Jennifer Morris, Director

    The Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord was built in 1994 and is located in beautiful downtown Springville and faces historic Fiddlers Green Park. Chapel Street is located off Main Street (Route 39) in the Village of Springville. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.

    There are 8 Public Computers and 6 public laptops with free Internet Access and Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Ancestry.com and numerous databases. Printing is available at 10 cents per page for black & white and 25 cents per page for color copies. There are also 3 children’s computers available and 2 scanners.

    Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the library. To learn more, click this link "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

    Our meeting room as well as our display case are available for non-profit, public use.  Please give us a call for more information. Meeting room capacity is 35. 

    Copy machine services are available at the prices listed below:

    15 cents per copy for 8 1/2 x 11

    30 cents per copy for 8 1/2 x 14

    Public fax services are available through FaxScan24.  The first page is $1.75 with a cost of an additional dollar per page.  

    Fax cards are available for purchase.

    The Concord Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

    Concord Public Library

    LIBRARY HOURS 

    Tuesday 10-6

    Wednesday 12-7

    Thursday 10-6 

    Friday 12-7

    Saturday 10-3

    Closed Sunday and Monday

     

    UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY

    PRINTABLE OCTOBER PRPOGRAM CALENDAR

    ONGOING PROGRAMS

    Family Storytime Thursdays @ 10:30am Join us for in-person storytime!. This is a weekly program of stories, songs and a craft. Recommended for ages 8 and under. Registration recommended but not required. 

     

    Drop-in Technology Help - Wednesdays 3-4:30 pm

    Need help with your smartphone, tablet or laptop or have questions about downloading ebooks or audiobooks, using email or the internet?. Stop in for one-on-one assistance – no appointment needed.

     

    UPCOMING FALL PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY 

    Tech Training: The Cloud - Friday September 30th 1-3 pm

    This class will teach you all about the Cloud - an internet-based storage solution where files, folders, and information are stored on someone else's "computer."

    Basic computer and mouse skills recommended. 

    Registration required - call 716-592-7742 or stop in to reserve your seat. 

     

    The Yoga Lifestyle with Maria from LifePath Yoga - a discussion and practice on the foundations of yoga. Registration Required - bring your own mat. Free and open to all. 

    Wednesday October 5th 2-3 pm

    Wednesday November 2nd 2-3 pm

    Wednesday December 7th 2-3 pm

     

    Concord Public Library Book Discussion

    Friday October 21st at 1:30 pm

    Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett

    When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. What follows is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings-the responsible Celia and the tightly controlled Alec-struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled existence.

    Copies are available to request or by calling 716-592-7742


    Drop-in Genealogy 

    Saturday October 22nd 1-3 pm

    This drop-in program is for those interested in getting started with researching their family history or just need a refresher.  Lou Omel, a genealogist will be here to answer questions and help you use the library's databases including Ancestry Library Edition, Heritage Quest and other online resources.

    Tech Training: Free Alternatives: From Office to Streaming - Friday October 28th 1-3 pm

    This class will show you some of the free alternatives to popular services such as Netflix, Microsoft Office, various antivirus programs, and more that are available to you either online or through the library. Basic computer and mouse skills recommended. Registration required - call 716-592-7742 or stop in to reserve your seat. Free and open to everyone!

     

    Saturday October 29th 1 pm

    Kids Program: Creepy Crawlies presented by Earth Spirit Educational Services

    "Come learn about some of the animals that help make the Halloween season so creepy! Are insects, spiders, and snakes really so scary? Or are they simply misunderstood?"

    This will be an interactive program with live animals. The exact animals brought may change, although the general focus will be on those animals that people often find "creepy". Registration required - call 716-592-7742 or stop in to reserve your spot. Free and open to everyone!

     

    COMING IN NOVEMEBER!

     

    Saturday November 5th 1-3 pm

    Family program: Wildlife Rescue 101

    Learn how to recognize when wildlife is in trouble and what you can do to help! Meet live educational ambassadors that will share their stories and bring us one step closer appreciating the amazing wildlife of Western New York.

    ***Be sure to bring your camera - adults and *well-behaved* children can take photos!!!

    Registration required - call 716-592-7742 or stop in to reserve your spot. Free and open to everyone!

     

    Sign-sational! Sign Language for Adults

    Wednesdays 6-7 pm

    November 9th - December 7th

    Join us in learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language: alphabet, numbers, finger spelling and vocabulary words. This will be a weekly course.  Registration required - call 716-592-7742 or stop in to reserve your spot. 

    Recommended text: The Joy of Signing: A Dictionary of American Signs by Lottie L. Riekehof, 3rd edition. 

     

    Adult Program: Stitch Circle 

    Saturday November 19th 1-3pm 

    Join us with your stitchery, any type, knitting or crocheting, quilting, cross-stitch, etc. Bring your current project and materials or start a new project to learn and chat with others!.

    Refreshments provided.
    All levels of welcome - this is not an instructional class but an opportunity to learn and to share whatever knowledge and skills we have with each other. Stich Circle will be held the third Saturday of the month beginning November.

    No registration necessary - free and open to everyone.

     

    ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS

    Let us know if a device, service or modification would improve your access to a library program or event. Please call the library at 716-592-7742 no later than seven (7) business days before the scheduled event to allow time to arrange for the necessary accommodations. 

     

     

    2022 BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB TITLES

    All meetings are at held at 1:30 pm in our meeting room. 

    Copies are available to request by clicking on the link next to the title or by calling 716-592-7742

    Friday February 18th

    The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah https://tinyurl.com/4zzc4hes

    Texas, 1934. Millions are out of work and a drought has broken the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods. The crops are failing, the water is drying up, and dust threatens to bury them all. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli, like so many of her neighbors, must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life.

     

    Friday April 22nd

    Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin https://tinyurl.com/s2jeex66

    Following three lonely strangers in a rural Oregon town, each working through grief and life's curveballs, who are brought together by happenstance on a local honeybee farm where they find surprising friendship, healing--and maybe even a second chance--just when they least expect it.

     

    Friday June 17th

    Virgil Wander by Leif Enger https://tinyurl.com/3b4y2jyu

    An enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a small Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.

     

    Friday August 19th

    Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell https://tinyurl.com/2p9bdd9

    When a recently retired family patriarch clears out his bank account and disappears during a sweltering summer in 1976, his three children converge on their mother's home for the first time in years and track clues to an ancestral village in Ireland, where they uncover illuminating family secrets.

     

    Friday October 21st

    Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett https://tinyurl.com/yfapb6ny

    When Margaret's fiancé, John, is hospitalized for depression, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans, or back away from the suffering it may bring her. She decides to marry him. What follows is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic, and the story of how, over the span of decades, his younger siblings-the responsible Celia and the tightly controlled Alec-struggle along with their mother to care for Michael's increasingly troubled existence.

     

    Friday December 16th

    The Sentence by Louise Erdrich https://tinyurl.com/yc6myftr

    A small independent bookstore in Minneapolis is haunted from November 2019 to November 2020 by the store's most annoying customer. Flora dies on All Souls' Day, but she simply won't leave the store. Tookie, who has landed a job selling books after years of incarceration that she survived by reading with murderous attention, must solve the mystery of this haunting while at the same time trying to understand all that occurs in Minneapolis during a year of grief, astonishment, isolation, and furious reckoning.

     

    YOUR LIBRARY HAS MORE THAN JUST BOOKS!

    Did you know you can now borrow a WiFi hotspot & Chromebook at the Concord Public Library with your Library card? Get Internet for free where you need it! Stop at the desk for more information. https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=t-mob…

     

    Check out our Library of Things - a telescope and karaoke machine!

    Borrow a Fishing Rod! Fishing Rod Lending Program - a partnership with the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation 

    Nature Activity Backpacks 

    We currently have a Birding and a Nature Explorer backpack with more to come.  Backpacks must be checked out and returned at the Concord Public Library only. 

    https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=natur…

     

    Borrow board games from the library!

    Over 100 games available from the Central Library. May be borrowed by adult patrons (17 and over) using their library card and sent to any library in the B&ECPL system!  https://www.buffalolib.org/services/gaming-unplugge

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    Concord Public Library Board Info

    Annual Report

    Board of Trustees

    Dr. Susan Fischbeck - President
    Stephanie Bacon - Vice President
    Susan Putney - Treasurer
    Robert Adler - Secretary 
    Mary O'Reilly 

    Susan Kellner

    Gwen Bixby

     

    BECOME A LIBRARY TRUSTEE!
    Library trustees are powerful advocates for libraries in our community! Interested? Contact Jennifer Morris, Library Director at 716-592-7742. 


    Board Meetings and Minutes

    Upcoming 2022 Board Meeting Schedule - all meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 9am in the library's meeting room and are open to everyone.

    October 13th

    November 10th

    December 8th

     

    2022 Minutes 

    2021 Minutes

    2020 Minutes

    2019 Minutes

    2018 Minutes

    2017 Minutes



    Budget

     


    Strategic Plan

    2020-2024 Long Range Plan