Grand Island Memorial Library

Grand Island Memorial Library
    Library Info

    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, Mobile Printing and workstation 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.

    Current prices are as follows (unless noted differently on the shelves)

    Adult Hardcover    $1.00
    Adult Paperback

    • Large              $1.00
    • Pocket Size    $ .50    

    Children’s Hardcover  $1.00
    Children’s Softcover    $ .50
    Children’s Thin and/or Small Books    $ .25
    Books on CD, DVDs and Music CDs     $1.00

    The Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library Book Store is open various hours based on volunteer availability.  

    Not open? Ask at the desk and we will be glad to open it for you as long as the meeting room is not in use.

    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

    Hello Summer

    Library summer hours are:   

    Monday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

    Tuesday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

    Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

    Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Saturday Closed

    Curbside service is still available.  Please call 773-7124 for more information.


    Material donations are being accepted.  

    Masks or facial coverings are optional while in the building. 

    The book drop is open 24/7.

    Please visit for continued library system updates.


    Stop by the Grand Island Memorial Library

    in June and put your name in!

    Get out and do something raffle June 2022


    Summer Reading BINGO at the

    Grand Island Memorial Library!

    June 20th to August 12th 

    Click the prize below you would like to win to open a printable pdf of the

    corresponding BINGO card. 

    Printed copies are available at the library.

    Enter as many times as you like by turning in your completed card at the information desk.

    Rules are listed on the back of each card. 

    Prizes for the following age categories include: 

    Ages 0 to 5: a ball pit

    Ages 5 to 12: a 16" or 20" bike with a helmet (two winners in this age group!)

    Ages 13 to 17: an Amazon Gift card (two winners in this age group!)

    Adult (ages 18 and over): an Amazon Gift card (two winners in this age group!)

    Winners will be notified August 15th.

    All prizes provided by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library.

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    Please call 773-7124 for more information on how to check out a kit.

    All kits must be returned to the circulation desk at the Grand Island Memorial Library during normal business hours.

    Please note: these kits are not part of the B&ECPL Kids Sports Equipment Lending Program.


    Book Club 2022 flier

    Book Club 2022 Selections

    All meeting dates/times are Mondays at 6:30pm

    The group meets in the library meeting room unless otherwise stated below.

    Please call 773-7124 if you have any questions.

    January 24th The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes

    The January meeting will be held via Zoom.  Click here to join the meeting.

    February 28th The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah

    March 21st The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    April 18th Faithful Place by Tana French

    May 16th A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

    June 20th The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

    July 18th The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

    August 15th Quiet by Susan Cain

    September 19th Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

    October 17th Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr

    November 21st American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

    December 19th The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet

    Grand Island Knitters


    Mindfulness Group June-September 2022


    Lee Coppola 7/7/2022


    Folklore of Trees 7/25/22


    Book A Technology Trainer


    Brain Dance 08/26/2022


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    Summer 2022 Programs

    *Registration is required for all programs, unless noted*

    **Please pay attention to the REGISTRATION START DATE for each program**

    ***To register for programs, stop in or call 716-773-7124***

    Click HERE for our Summer 2022 Brochure!


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    Sea Creature Craft Table

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    Itty Bitty Storytime (Full)

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    *Registration begins June 6*


    Preschool Storytime

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    *Registration begins June 6*


    Lego Club

    July Session

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    *Registration begins June 1*


    August Session

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    *Registration begins July 1*


    Read To A Dog

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    *Registration begins June 6*



    Crafternoon: Chalk-A-Palooza (Full)

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    *Registration begins June 10*


    Crafternoon: Tie Dye Party (Full)

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    *Registration begins June 24*


    Crafternoon: Sensory Play

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    *Registration begins July 8*


    Special Events


    Circus For All with Benjamin Berry!

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    *Registration begins June 6*


    Storybook Cook: Kids Cooking Class (Full)

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    *Registration begins June 8*


    Kidding Around Yoga: Family Yoga

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    *Registration begins June 13*


    Explore & More Presents: Invention Exchange - Game Day

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    *Registration begins June 17*


    Buffalo Museum of Science Presents: Super Scientist! (Full)

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    *Registration begins June 20*


    Plush Animal Workshop

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    *Registration begins July 1*


    Water, Water, Everywhere! Family Concert

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    *Registration begins July 8*


    Aquarium of Niagara Presents: Turtle Talk & Touch Tank

    flyer for aquarium outreach

    *Registration begins July 8*


    Llama Raffle

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    Grand Island Memorial Library Board Info

    Annual Report

    Board of Trustees 2022

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

    Library Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

    Schedule of Meetings for 2022: 1/13, 3/10, special meeting 4/7, 5/12, special meeting in July (date TBD), 9/8, & 11/10 at 4:30 pm.  Meetings will be held in the library meeting room unless otherwise specified.

    Click on bolded blue text for links to documents and videos.

    2022 Minutes

    2021 Minutes

    2020 Minutes

    2019 Minutes

    2018 Minutes

    2017 Minutes



    Strategic Plan