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.
    • The library gardens are maintained by the library caretaker and the Cinderella Isle Garden Club.  For information on the current garden, click here.

    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

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    The library hours are as follows:   

    Monday Closed

    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 9:30 am  - 5:00 pm

    Sunday Closed

    Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, summer hours will be as follows: 

    Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 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

    Sunday Closed


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


    We are currently accepting material donations.  

    Masks or facial coverings are optional while in the building. 

    The book drop is open 24/7.

    Please visit for continued library system updates.


    2023 GI Library Book Club list


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    fishing rod kits for check out fishing pole kit pic


    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.

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    Quilling Workshop 2/9/23






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    Winter 2023 Programs


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


    *New* Pint-Size Playgroup 

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    *Registration is REQUIRED*

    January 28: Registration begins December 27

    February 25: Registration begins January 28

    March 25: Registration begins February 25

    April 22: Registration begins March 25

    May 27: Registration begins April 22




    *Winter 2023 Sessions*

    **Registration is REQUIRED**

    ***Please register for each session separately***


    Itty Bitty Storytime

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    Preschool Storytime

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    LEGO Club

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    January 7: Registration begins December 3

    February 4: Registration begins January 7

    March 4: Registration begins February 4

    April 1: Registration begins March 4

    May 6: Registration begins April 1


    Read To A Dog

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    February 11: Registration begins January 14

    March 11: Registration begins February 11

    April 8: Registration begins March 11

    May 13: Registration begins April 8


    Kids Can Sew!

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    For more information and to register: 

    Email Dannelle at or call 208-514-9067


    Iron Chef Desserts

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    *Registration begins January 24*

    Mobile Dome Planetarium 

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    *Registration begins January 24*

    Snowshoe Fun at the Library 

    2/22/23 snowshoe program

    *Registration begins January 24*




    Grand Island Memorial Library Board Info

    Annual Report

    Board of Trustees 2023

    • Richard Crawford Jr. - President
    • Jill Banaszak - Vice-President
    • Agnes Becker - Secretary
    • Patrina Rizzuto - Treasurer
    • Russell Person - Trustee

    Library Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

    Schedule of Meetings for 2023:

    1/12, 3/9, 5/11, special meeting in July, 9/14, & 11/9. 

    Meetings are held at 4:30pm in the library meeting room unless otherwise noted.

    Click on the bolded blue text for links to documents, videos, and transcripts where applicable.


    • January 12, 2023
    • February 9, 2023 @ 4:30: Long Range Plan workshop
    • March 9, 2023
    • May 11, 2023
    • Special Meeting in July - date TBD
    • September 14, 2023
    • November 9, 2023









    Strategic Plan


    Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library Board Meeting Minutes

    Meetings are held in the library meeting room unless otherwise noted. 

    Meeting dates are on Thursdays at 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted. 

    Click on the blue links below for all meeting documents including agendas and minutes.