33 Main St.
Akron, NY 14001
Located in the Village of Akron on Main Street near Rt. 93. Wheelchair accessible.
We offer 13 Public Access Computers with Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access and a Scanner. Printing (including Mobile Printing) is available; black & white copies are $.10 and color copies are $.25.
Local Akron/Newstead Newspapers dating back to 1878 are now searchable from every public computer in the library.
"What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"
Copy Machine: $.15 for 8 1/2 x11 and $.30 for 8 1/2 x 14
Fax Machine for outgoing faxes : The first page is $1.75 and each additional page is $1.00. A Credit/Debit Card may be used or a Fax card can be purchased.
What's Special About the Newstead Public Library
The Newstead Public Library is located in the heart of the village of Akron. We are just a short walk from the historical Octagon House and village shops. At the Library you will always be greeted with a smile and a helpful hand. For the charm and feel of a hometown library, stop in and visit the Newstead Public Library.
Friends of the Library
We have a very supportive Friends of the Library group that sponsors a used book sale in the Spring and Fall. There are three ways to become involved as a Friend: (1) as a member, (2) as a donor, and/or (3) as a volunteer. Please contact the Newstead Public Library for more information on how to become involved.
Suppport the Newstead Public Library when you shop amazonsmile!
AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization
You will now find a bright yellow and green Abitibi Paper Retriever Recycling Bin in the rear parking lot of the Newstead Public Library. Please drop off your newspapers, magazines, shopping catalogs, old mail, shredded papers, office papers, school papers and envelopes in the recycling bin. Items not accepted are cardboard, cereal/soda cartons, food wrap/ containers, tissue products, phone books, plastic or glass. Did you know that every year Americans use more than 67 million tons of paper or 580 pounds per person? That is a lot of paper! Please bring your recyclable paper to the yellow and green bin.
Meeting Room: All meetings must be open to the public. No fees can be charged. Room capacity is 50. Application may be downloaded.
Special Newstead Public Library Board Meeting- Monday March 30 11am by telephone- 1(646)749-3122, access code 686-078-557
Newstead Public Library Policies
- Claims Audit Policy
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Credit Card Policy
- Ethics Policy
- Freedom of Information Law Policy
- Library Investment Policy
- Open Meeting Policy
- Petty Cash Policy
- Procurement Policy
- Public Health Emergency Operations Plan
- Rules of Conduct Policy
- Whistleblower Policy
- Meeting Room Application
- Meeting Room Policy
- Meeting Room Rules of Use
The Newstead Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
Newstead Public Library
Welcome to the Newstead Public Library!
Please visit us on:
Monday 12 - 8 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 12 - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Look at the Calendar to the right for Library Programs and Activities! Click on dates for detailed program information.
May Calendar of Events!
Click here for a printable calendar of events!
STEM Activity kits to borrow!
Build a flying saucer, learn about electromagnetism and have FUN with science!
Kits may be borrowed for 7 days
Virtual Programs - Join us for virtual FUN!!! Videos can be found on the Newstead Public Library Facebook page and YouTube channel.
In the Kitchen with Val - Check our Newstead Public Library youtube channel for lots of good recipes and baking tips! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLP0PjQ8TKACvkyExEFbulA
The system has a new portal for exclusively Virtual Programs throughout the system. The link is provided below.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library comes to Akron. Give a preschool child the gift of reading. This is a free gift to your child. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home for Free! This program is made possible through the generosity of The Bank on Buffalo and supported by the Friends of the Newstead Public Library. Here's how to get started:
- Be a resident of the Akron School District
- For children from birth to age 5
- Submit a registration form
- Read with your child and have fun!
Simply fill out the registration form available at the library or enroll on-line at www.imaginationlibrary.com
Newstead Public Library Board Info
- Annual Report 2015
- Annual Report 2016
- Annual Report 2017
- Annual Report 2018
- Annual Report 2019
- Annual Report 2020
- Annual Report 2021
Board of Trustees
President - Suzanne Sweitzer
Treasurer - Susan Brown
Secretary - Tara Middaugh
Board Meetings, Agendas, Minute
Library Board Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm
January Agenda January Supporting Documents January Minutes
February Agenda February Minutes
March Agenda March Supporting Documents March Minutes
April Agenda April Supporting Documents April Minutes
May Agenda May Supporting Documents May Minutes
February 9 Agenda February Supporting Documents February Minutes
March 2 Agenda March Supporting Documents March Minutes
April 13 Agenda April Supporting Documents April Minutes
May 11 Agenda May Supporting Documents May Minutes
June 8 Agenda June Supporting Documents June Minutes
July 12 Special Meeting Agenda July Minutes
September 14 Agenda September Supporting Documents September Minutes
October Meeting is cancelled
November 9 Agenda November Supporting Documents November Minutes
December 14 Agenda December Supporting Documents
- March - Special Meeting
- January 2019
- February 2019 - Canceled due to weather
- March 2019
- April 2019
- June 2019
- September 2019
- October 2019
- November 2019
- December 2019
- January 2016
- February 2016
- March 2016
- April 2016
- May 2016
- July 2016
- September 2016
- October 2016
- November 2016
- February 2015
- March 2015
- April 2015
- April 2015 Executive Session
- May 2015 Executive session
- May 2015
- July 2015
- September 2015
- October 2015
- November 2015
- December 2015
- February 2013 Minutes
- April 2013 Minutes
- May 2013 Minutes
- September 2013 Minutes
- October 2013 Minutes
Newstead Public Library Plan - 2020-2025