1715 Bedell Rd.
Grand Island, NY 14072
Located on Bedell Road between Baseline Road and Stony Point Road. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.
Public Access Computers: 15 computers, networked, laser printing 10¢ per B&W page and 25¢ per color page, flatbed scanner, Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"
Meeting Room. Study Rooms. Microfilm reader.
Copy machine charges:
- 8½ x 11 Black & White 15¢
- 8½ x 11 Color 50¢
- 8½ x 14 (Legal) Black & White 25¢
- 8½ x 14 (Legal) Color 75¢
What's Special About the Grand Island Library?
- The Friends of the Library! Browse their book store and book shelf for nearly new books and media. Consider becoming a Friend and enjoy the benefits of buy one, get one book from the store and Members' Night at the bi-annual Donated Book Sale. The Friends membership application can be found here. Please fill out and return to the library with the proper membership fee.
- Grand Island History including a complete run of the Grand Island Dispatch newspaper is available here.
- Remember to look at our student's art work from the Grand Island Schools in our meeting room.
- Be sure to view the work of many area artists on display in the library's main area.
- Please come and enjoy the gardens maintained by the Cinderella Isle garden Club too.
For more information, visit the library or contact the library director, Bridgette Heintz, at 773-7124.
Friends of the Library On-going Book Sale
Nearly new books donated by community members are offered for sale by the Friends of the Library on a book shelf located within the library during open library hours.
The Friends of the Library also staff a book sale room open at various times.
Book Room Hours:
Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed Saturdays in the summer)
Not open? Ask at the circulation desk and a library staff member will gladly open the room for you.
All proceeds benefit the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Grand Island Memorial Library Policies
- Bulletin Board Policy
- Claims Audit Policy
- Conflict of Interest
- Cooperation with Organizations and Agencies Policy
- Display Policy
- Distribution of Community Information Policy
- Ethics Policy
- Gift Policy & Donor Form
- Invest Policy
- Materials Selection Policy
- Meeting Room Policy
- Petition Policy
- Procurement Policy
- Rules of Conduct
The Grand Island Memorial Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Knitting Club will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.
Join our group for help with a project, knitting company, or to knit for charity. Our group is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 773-7124, or visit the library.
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
On the following Mondays in 2020:
January 13 and 27
February 10 and 24
March 23 April 13 and 27
June 8 and 22
August 10 and 24
September 14 and 28
October 12 and 26
November 9 and 23
December 14 and 28
Adult Book Club
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Adult Book Club will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.
Meets monthly on various Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All are welcome; refreshments are served.
No registration is necessary.
January 13- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
February 10- Beartown by Fredrik Backman
March 16- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn April 20- The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
May 18- The Library Book by Susan Orlean
June 15- The Immoral Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
July 20- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
August 17- Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
September 21- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
October 19- Searching for Syvie Lee by Jean Kwok
November 16- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
December 21- Lovely War by Julie Berry
Author Visit: Lissa Marie Redmond
Thursday, May 21st @ 6:00 pm
Lissa will lead a discussion on her book A Means to an End: A Cold Case Investigation Book #3.
Copies will be available for sale.
For more information on her books visit www.lissamarieredmond.com
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Toddler Lapsit will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.
**Due to popular demand, there are now TWO Toddler Lapsit sessions!**
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
February 5 - May 13*
*no class February 19 or April 15
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 18 months - 3 years old, with an adult caregiver.
Registration is requested. Call 773-7124 for more information.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Preschool Storytime will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.
Thursdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
February 6 - May 21*
*no class February 20 or April 16
Ages 3 - 5 with caregiver. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and activities designed to boost early literacy skills for preschool-aged children.
Registration required. Please call 773-7124 for more information.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Sensory Playtime will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
On the following Fridays:
February 7 and 21
March 13 and 27 April 24
May 8 and 22
Ages 2 - 5 *with caregiver*. Be prepared to get a little messy! Drop in with your curious little ones and let them explore, discover, create, and play! Sensory play promotes language development, fine/gross motor skills, social interaction, and can help with pre-writing skills, too. Plus, it's a lot of FUN for both child and caregiver.
Registration is not required. Please call the library at 773-7124 for more information.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: LEGO Club will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
On the following Saturdays:
January 4 and 18
February 1 and 15
March 7 and
21 April 4 and 18
May 9 and 16
Open session of LEGO Club for children ages 6 - 12 years old.
No registration necessary. Drop-in and build.
Tales for Tails
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Tales for Tails will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
On the following Saturdays:
March 21 April 18
Share a story with a therapy dog from the SPCA's PAWS for Love Program.
Register for a 15-minute reading session. All dogs are behavior tested and therapy certified. Family program - all ages. Please call 773-7124 for more information or to register for your session.
Kids' Art Class Series
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
May 26th: We've Lost Our Marbles!
Join us as we create a beautiful mixed media project in the style of American photorealist painter Glennray Tutor. We will create a fun and unique marble still life using watercolor, chalk pastel and collage techniques.
June 2nd: Llama Llama-- Just Art, No Drama!
Join us as we create a hilarious and adorable llama-themed art project. This project incorporates many art techniques--from drawing skills and pattern painting to paper weaving.
June 9th: The Very Awesome Eric Carle Collage Workshop
In this workshop we will create a series of painted papers that we will cut, layer, and assemble into an animal collage--just like Eric Carle!
June 16th: Wondrous Weaving
In this workshop we will create a beautiful woven wall hanging. We will learn the ins and outs (or unders and overs!) of weaving, then hone our skills using a variety of textures and fibers to create a unique tapestry. We'll finish them off with handmade pom poms and tassels!
This series is best for ages 7 and up. Caregivers are welcome to attend.
Registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Please register for each session you wish to attend.
FREE and all supplies provided.
Call 773-7124 for more information.
Board of Trustees 2020
Richard Crawford Jr. - President
Jill Banaszak - Vice-President
Pat Rizzuto - Secretary
Richard Earne - Treasurer
Agnes Becker - Trustee
Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes
Schedule of Meetings for 2020: 1/9, 3/12, 5/14, special meeting in July (date TBD), 9/3, & 11/5 at 5:30 pm in the library's meeting room (unless otherwise noted).
- February 8, 2018
- March 8, 2018
- Special Meeting March 29, 2018
- May 3, 2018
- Special Meeting July 17, 2018
- Special Meeting August 30, 2018
- September 6, 2018
- November 1, 2018
- Special Meeting December 6, 2018