City of Tonawanda Public Library

City of Tonawanda Public Library

333 Main St.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
United States

Fax: 716-693-0825
John Gaff, Director

Corner of Main St/Roosevelt Ave, two miles north of the Military Rd and Sheridan Dr intersection. Parking Lot entrance is off Roosevelt Ave.

  • Wheelchair Accessible Parking Lot and Building.
  • Public Access Computers:
    (1) All Ages, (7) Adult Only, (5) Child Only, (2) 15min w/Scanner, (1) Library Catalog, and (5) All Ages Laptops
  • Networked Internet and WiFi access
  • Printing – 10¢ per page B&W, 25¢ per page Color
  • Copier – B&W only, 25¢ per page
  • Meeting Room Capacity – 41
  • Ongoing 'Friends of the Library' Book Sale

The City Of Tonawanda Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

City of Tonawanda Public Library

January Calendar of Events

Online Calendar of Events

Registration is required for all programs, unless otherwise noted.
Please call 693-5043 or stop by to register!

Children's Programs

Mother Goose on the Loose Story Time

A great first story time for kids ages 2-4 years old with an adult.
*If you have questions about which program is right for your child, please call us!

Mondays: 9:30 - 10:00 AM
Tuesdays: 9:30 - 10:00 AM or 10:30 - 11:00 AM

Programs run from January 6th & 7th thru May 18th & 19th.

Preschool Story Time

A great program for kids ages 3-5 years old who have been attending story time and are ready to move up from Mother Goose.

Mondays: 10:30 - 11:00 AM

Programs run from January 6th thru May 18th

Book Babies Story Time

For little ones 3-24 months old with an adult.

Thursdays: 9:30 - 10:00 AM or 10:30 - 11:00 AM

Programs run from January 9th thru May 21st


Kids ages 5-13 build their own LEGO creations!

February dates to be announced soon.

Science Saturday

Design, build, and test a different project every month! Check back for what January's project will be.

Saturday, January 25th
10:30 - 11:30 AM

Crazy Coding - Girl Scouts of Western New York

Join the Girl Scouts of Western New York for a three-week Daisy miniseries. Girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade will learn how games can make a positive difference. They will explore tool.s to develop digital games and build, plan, test, and improve a maze game. 

Sessions are on Tuesdays, January 14th, 21st, & 28th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. To RSVP please email Girl Scouts of Western New York's Community Engagement Specialist MeKenzie at, or call 1-888-837-6410 before January 14th.

Adult & Teen Programs

Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library Open House

The Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library are a non-profit organization that supports the library with funding for programs, materials, and supplies. Stop by to learn who the Friends are, what they do, and how you can help and show your support! Light refreshments will be served.

Stop by the library's Community Room on Saturday, January 18th from 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM, or Thursday, January 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. No registration required.

Coloring for Relaxation

Enjoy a relaxing night coloring with music and light refreshments. All supplies are provided, but feel free to bring any of your own!

First & Third Monday of every month.
Our next sessions are on January 2nd & 16th
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Ravel Rousers Knitting Group

Join the Ravel Rousers Knitting Group every Friday from 10:00 to 11:30 AM. Bring a project, ask for help, and sit and enjoy the company of some fellow crafters!

* No registration needed, just drop in.

Friendship Quilters

The Friendship Quilters meet on Tuesdays from 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Join a group of experienced quilters for a lovely time working on whatever you'd like!

* No registration required, just drop in.

Widows Supporting Widows

Women who share their strength and hopes for the future gather to support each other and explore accepting and adjusting to changes in life. Discussions and speakers will guide the group through these difficult times.

Monday, February 3rd, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Monday, February 17th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM


Evening Book Club

Enjoy reading a variety of books new and old and share your thoughts with the club. A series of questions guides the discussion. 

The next meeting of the Evening Book Club is on February 4th, from 6:15 to 7:30 PM during which we'll be discussing Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli.

Copies of the book are available at the library for pickup! Please stop by or call for more information.

Board of Trustees Meeting

Attend the monthly meeting of the library's Board of Trustees to learn of the happenings of the library.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is:
February 10th at 6:30 PM

City of Tonawanda Public Library Board Info

Annual Report

Board of Trustees

Karen Bordonaro, President

James Holler, Vice President

Gayle Brown, Treasurer

Bonnie Bugbee

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes


2020 Board Meeting Schedule

  • January (Forthcoming)


2019 Board Meeting Schedule

2019 Minutes 


2018 Board Meeting Schedule

2018 Minutes


2017 Board Meeting Schedule

2017 Minutes


2016 Board Meeting Schedule

2016 Minutes


2015 Board Meeting Schedule

2015 Minutes


2014 Minutes


City of Tonawanda Public Library Bylaws


Coming Soon

Strategic Plan

Coming Soon