Alden Ewell Free Library

Alden Ewell Free Library

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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The Alden Ewell Free Library is being renovated! 

Beginning Monday, September 21, the Alden Ewell Free Library will be closed for some much-needed renovations.

The drop box (located along the side of the building) will remain open, and returns will be processed as often as the renovations and quarantine restrictions allow. As long as your items are returned on or by their due date, they will not incur fines.

DO NOT LEAVE DONATIONS IN OR NEAR THE DROP BOX. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY MATERIAL DONATIONS RIGHT NOW.

Stay tuned for details about when we will reopen--we can't wait for you to see our new look!

When we reopen, walk up borrowing and in person browsing will continue with COVID-19 restrictions in place

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)

  • A pick up time will be arranged

  • A face covering is required for pick up; if there is someone inside the foyer area, step away from the door and wait outside at a socially acceptable distance of at least 6 feet until they leave the area.

  • Walk up service is available Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 AM until 3 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 PM until 6 PM

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

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

Library reopening:

  • The library will be open on a modified schedule, identical to the walk up schedule (Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 AM until 3 PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 PM until 6 PM)
  • Face coverings are required for all patrons aged 2 and up, and patrons are asked to observe social distancing inside the library
  • Public computer access will also be modified to observe social distancing protocols
     
  • Holds on new materials and materials from other libraries will resume on July 1
  • Walk up service will still be offered for those who prefer to utilize it
  • Returned library materials will be quarantined for 96 hours to ensure the safety of patrons and staff. Though your account will show that the materials are checked out an additional number of days, as long as items are returned on time they will not accrue fines or fees.

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

Reopening Plan

Safety Plan

 

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

 

 

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Now available--Checkers TV! Go to our Facebook page for more details, and to view all the available 30-minute episodes!

 

 

 

 

Alden Ewell Free Library Board Info

Annual Report


2016
2017
2018
2019
 

Board of Trustees


Susan Sabers Chapman, President   sschapman1@gmail.com
William Chapman, Vice President
Joy Insinna, Treasurer
(currently vacant), Secretary
Renee Nelson, Trustee 


Board Meeting Minutes

The next board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6 at 7 PM.

2020

2019

2018

2017 


Bylaws


Budget


Strategic Plan