Anna Reinstein Memorial Library

Anna Reinstein Memorial Library
    Library Info

    2580 Harlem Rd.
    Cheektowaga, NY 14225
    United States

    Fax: 716-892-3370
    Glenn Luba, Director

    Located north of the Harlem Road and Walden Avenue intersection, across from St. Joseph Hospital. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.

    Computer Availability:

    Public Access Computers: 23 computers, networked (printing 10 cents per page black & white and 25 cents per page for color) Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"  

    Wireless Internet access is available.

    Meeting Room & Copy Machine Information:

    Meeting Room, Capacity 60. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each.

    What's Special About the Reinstein Memorial Library

    The library houses the Reinstein Family Papers. The collection is comprised of letters, photographs and printed materials from 1880-1982. Viewing and consulting by appointment, for research purposes only.

    The Anna Reinstein Memorial Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

    Anna Reinstein Memorial Library

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    History of Anna M. Reinstein

    Anna Reinstein was born in 1866 to a family of minor Russian nobility near Kiev. Her interest in medicine was encouraged by her mother, who was an herbalist, and her family. Her parents sent her to a school in Berne, Switzerland and there she received her doctorate in medicine in 1891, and met her future husband, Boris Reinstein. By the time Anna emigrated to the United States in 1888, she spoke three dialects of Polish as well as French, Ukrainian, high Russian, German, Italian, Hebrew, Yiddish and English. She could also read and write Latin and Greek, which was required as a physician. She chose to settle in the Buffalo area because of its large Polish population, feeling a physician fluent in Slavic languages could establish a comfortable practice here. 

    Anna built her practice steadily. She worked as a midwife before passing her U.S. medical boards exams, and is reported to have delivered over 2,000 babies. Many times around the turn of the century she could be spotted on her bicycle, black bag in hand, driving the roads of East Buffalo and Cheektowaga to tend to her patients needs. In 1904, Anna moved to Cheektowaga and continued to practice medicine here until February 12, 1948. Her son Victor, born in 1894, joined her medical practice in 1916. 

    In the early 1900's, Anna Reinstein acquired much property in Cheektowaga and built homes in the area. One of the reasons she began in real estate was to provide rental housing for the railroad workers and other working class people who need shelter. 

    The library was made possible by a donation given by Victor Reinstein, her son, to memorialize Anna. A woman who came to Cheektowaga back in 1904, who practiced medicine in the area for more than 40 years, and became a part of the township. The Reinstein family has always known the value of education and books which recorded the experiences of men and women who lived before them. This belief became possible in the community where the Reinstein family once lived, where youth can recognize the benefits which man can find in his search for knowledge at the Anna M. Reinstein Memorial Library. 


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    Board of Trustees

    Mark E. Weber - Chairman
    Christine Cywinski - Vice-Chairman
    Angela M. Yates - Secretary-Treasurer
    Amy B. Freedman - Trustee
    Judith M. Mietlicki - Trustee


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    Cheektowaga Public Library Board Meeting Schedule

    Wednesday, January 5 @ 4 p.m. (Julia Boyer Reinstein Library) Agenda | Draft Minutes | JBR Program Report | REI Program Report

    Wednesday March 16 @ 3 p.m. (Julia Boyer Reinstein Library) Agenda | Draft Minutes  | JBR Program Report  | REI Program Report

    Wednesday April 20 @ 4 p.m.  (Julia Boyer Reinstein Library) Agenda | Draft Minutes  | JBR Program Report  | REI Program Report

    Wednesday May 18 @ 4 p.m. (Julia Boyer Reinstein Library) Agenda  |  Draft Minutes | JBR Program Report | REI Program Report

    Wednesday June 15 @ 4 p.m. (Julia Boyer Reinstein Library)  Agenda | Draft Minutes | JBR Program Report | REI Program Report

     

     

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