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. Microfiche reader. Microfilm reader/printer, 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.

Anna Reinstein Memorial Library Policies

System-Wide Policies

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

Anna Reinstein Memorial Library

Closed MLK Day

New Hours



Play Down Your Fines and our

Kids Sports Equipment Lending 

Play Down Your Fines - Winter


Can't make it in? Check out our eLibrary!

Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive!

Wondering how to check out books and audiobooks while our buildings are closed? We created a short tutorial series on getting started with OverDrive!

Signing Up for an eLibrary Card 

Getting the Libby App 

eReader Questions and Answers 

Reading Digitally During and After Library Closures 

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. 

Home School and Virtual Learning Help

Introduction Guide


7-8 Grade

9-12 Grade

Kids Resource Lounge

Homeschool Picture


Bag Sale


Check out our sister library:

Julia Boyer Reinstein Library

Julia Boyer Reinstein Library




Check out our NEW Escape Room! Can you escape the library after getting locked inside for the night? 

Escape the Library



Cheektowaga Board Info

Annual Report


Board of Trustees

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

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

Documents for upcoming meeting


Cheektowaga Public Library Board Meeting Schedule

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


2022 Board Minutes

  • January 2022 - Draft
  • No February Meeting
  • March 2022
  • April 2022
  • May 2022
  • June 2022
  • July 2022
  • No August Meeting
  • September 2022
  • October 2022
  • November 2022
  • No December Meeting


2021 Board Minutes

2020 Board Minutes 

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes




New York State Office of

the Comptroller:

Cheektowaga Public Library Audit Report


Strategic Plan