Grand Island Memorial Library

Grand Island Memorial Library

1715 Bedell Rd.
Grand Island, NY 14072
United States

Fax: 716-774-1146
Bridgette Heintz, Director

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?"

Wi-fi available. 

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. 

The Grand Island Memorial Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Grand Island Memorial Library


construction

The sidewalk work at the Grand Island Memorial Library has been postponed to the week of October 5th due to the weather forecast.  

The section being replaced is directly next to the library parking lot. 

Please note the following:

  • The library will be open during construction.  The hours are as follows:

                   Monday        12-8

Tuesday       12-8

Wednesday   9-5

Thursday      9-5

Friday           9-5

  • For safety reasons, the book drop will be closed during the construction and all due dates will be extended.
  • Returns can be brought in during normal business hours and left in the vestibule in the provided bin. Please keep in mind, all Buffalo & Erie County Public Library items can be returned to any library in Erie County.
  • For safety reasons, there will be no access to the parking lot side entrance.  Please follow the signs and enter the building using the Bedell Rd. side entrance.
  • For convenience, please consider using the Veterans Park Drive parking lot directly across from the library during the construction.

Please call the library at 773-7124 for more information.

 


book sale

The Friends of the

Grand Island Memorial Library

Present a

Discard Book Sale

Monday, October 5th

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

$5/bag, as much as you can fit.

Tuesday, October 6th

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$2/bag, as much as you can fit.

**Many children’s books available for sale!**

Due to the NYS Plastic Bag Ban, we can no longer provide plastic bags. 

Please bring your own bags.   

Proceeds to benefit the Grand Island Memorial Library.


Welcome Back to the Library

The Grand Island Memorial Library will be open the following hours beginning Tuesday, August 8th:

The Grand Island Memorial Library will have updated service hours beginning Tuesday, September 8th. 

Open hours will be as follows:

  • Monday 12-8
  • Tuesday 12-8
  • Wednesday 9-5
  • Thursday 9-5
  • Friday 9-5

 

Please note the following:

  • Per the Governor’s Executive Order, masks are to be worn when in the library.
  • All returns must go into the book drop and are subject to a mandatory 96 hour (4 day) quarantine.  All items will be backdated to their return date once they come off quarantine.
  • We will not be accepting material donations (books, DVDs, etc.) until further notice.

 

Services will include:

  • Over the desk transactions including check out, reference, and monetary transactions to pay for fines/fees.
  • Computer use and printing.
  • As always, Wi-Fi is available 24/7 for everyone.  The network is BECPL2 and the password is librarywifi.
  • More seating will be placed out on the floor to accommodate one on one meet ups with masks and social distancing and the study rooms will be reopened for individual use.

Curbside service will still be offered in addition during open hours:

  • To place orders, call the library at 773-7124 or access the online form here.  

 

The request and delivery system has been reinstated.

For questions, please call the Grand Island Memorial Library at 773-7124 during open hours.

Please visit www.buffalolib.org for continued library system updates.

The Grand Island Memorial Library Safety Plan can be found here.

The Grand Island Memorial Library Reopening Plan can be found here.

Handling Materials During COVID-19.


Adult Book Club

photo of a pile of books

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.

2020

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 -  NEW FORMAT, TITLE AND TIME: meeting via Zoom to discuss Little Women by Louisa May Alcott at 7:00 pm. **

Free ebook copies are available through Project Gutenberg at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37106 and Google Books at https://books.google.com/books?id=_TDZogFTvDUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=little+women&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjs77bpgNfoAhUBAZ0JHeEoBiUQ6AEwAXoECAkQAg#v=onepage&q=little%20women&f=false   Please email the library director if you would like to join the discussion at heintzb@buffalolib.orgThe meeting ID and password will be emailed to you an hour before the beginning of the meeting.


**May 11 - NEW FORMAT, TITLE, AND TIME: meeting via Zoom to discuss The Turn of the Screw by Henry James at 7:00 pm.**

Free ebook copies are available through:

Project Gutenberg: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/209

Google Books: https://www.google.com/search?tbm=bks&q=the+turn+of+the+screw&oq=The+Tur 

And the Libby App through the library.

All are welcome.  Please email the library director if you would like to join the discussion at heintzb@buffalolib.org.  The meeting ID and password will be emailed to you an hour before the beginning of the meeting.


**June 15- NEW FORMAT, TITLE, AND TIME: meeting via Zoom to discuss The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson at 7:00 pm.** 

Free ebook copies are available through the Overdrive and Libby apps with your library card. 

All are welcome. Email the library director at heintzb@buffalolib.org if you would like to join.  A Zoom meeting invite will be emailed to you an hour before the meeting.


**July 20- NEW TITLE AND TIME: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

7:00 pm**

Meeting to be held in the Miracle Field Pavilion.  In the event of rain, the meeting will be held via Zoom (determination will be made that day and, if necessary, a zoom invite will be sent out an hour beforehand).

Free ebook copies are available through the Overdrive and Libby apps with your library card.  Please call the library at 773-7124 for availability of physical copies.

Email the library director at heintzb@buffalolib.org if you would like to join the meeting. 


August 17- The Library Book by Susan Orlean

7:00 pm

Meeting to be held in the Miracle Field Pavilion.  In the event of rain, the meeting will be held via Zoom (determination will be made that day and, if necessary, a zoom invite will be sent out an hour beforehand).  Email the library director at heintzb@buffalolib.org if you would like to join the meeting. 

Physical copies are available for pick up at the library.  Please call the library at 773-7124 for more information.

 


September 21- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

6:30 pm

Meeting to be held in the Miracle Field Pavilion.  Please call the library director for more information at 773-7124.


October 19- The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (time and location TBD)

November 16- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

December 21- Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts


Zoom Toddler Time with Mrs. Pamela

Photo of a toddler reading a book with caregiver

IMPORTANT: This is an ONLINE/VIRTUAL event. Toddler Time will be held via Zoom and NOT at the library.

Wednesday mornings, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

October  7, 14, 21, 28

November 4, 18

Join Mrs. Pamela via Zoom for a half hour session of stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

Registration with a valid email address is required.

Please call 773-7124 for more information.


Zoom Preschool Storytime with Mrs. Pamela

Illustration of young children with the letters A, B, and C

IMPORTANT: This is an ONLINE/VIRTUAL event. Preschool Storytime will be held via Zoom and NOT at the library.

Thursday mornings, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

October  8, 15, 22, 29

November 5, 12, 19

Join Mrs. Pamela via Zoom for a 45-minute to 1-hour session of stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft! Craft supplies may be picked up prior to the storytime session at the library. 

Registration with a valid email address is required.

Please call 773-7124 for more information.

Grand Island Memorial Library Board Info

Annual Report


Board of Trustees 2020

Richard Crawford Jr. - President
Jill Banaszak - Vice-President
Pat Rizzuto - Secretary
Richard Earne - Treasurer
Agnes Becker - Trustee


Library 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).

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes


Bylaws


Budget

 


Strategic Plan