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, 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.

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

Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library Book Store Hours

Monday           5:00-7:00 pm
Tuesday           3:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday     1:00-3:00 pm
Thursday          3:00-5:00 pm
Friday                1:00-3:00 pm
Saturday           2:00-4:00 pm (closed on Saturdays between Memorial and Labor Day)

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 is currently on their summer hours: 

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


Masks/Facial Coverings will be optional for anyone who is fully vaccinated while in the library.

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is asked to continue to wear a mask/facial covering:

• while in the library

• while attending outdoor programs at the library

As further guidance from the state is received, updates will be shared.

Curbside service is still available.  Please call 773-7124 during open hours for more information or use our online form at

The book drop is open.

Materials are once again be discharged from your Library account upon return or after drop boxes are emptied.  Thank you for returning materials on time.  

Questions about renewing? Call 716-858-8900 or contact your library.

Please visit for continued library system updates.


Donated Book Sale


Adult Book Club

Book Club


Book Club meets monthly on various Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

All are welcome.

Call the library at 773-7124 if you would like to join the meeting. 

Physical copies of the books will be available for check out, please call the library to reserve a copy.  


April 19th - Lovely War by Julie Berry

May 17thDear Edward by Ann Napolitano

June 21stThe Last Flight by Julie Clark

July 19thPachinko by Min Jin Lee

August 16thSing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

September 20thDisappearing Earth by Julia Philips

October 18thThe Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen

November 15thThe Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michelle Richardson

December 20thStill Life by Louise Penny


Disc Golf Kits

available for 7 day checkout

Each kit includes:

  • Three discs: 1 driver, 1 mid-range, 1 putter
  • One information sheet with directions to the Veterans' Park disc golf course and borrower information
  • QR codes with links to information on game play

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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Take & Make Craft Kits

Stop in & grab a craft kit at the desk during normal library hours! Supplies are limited.

July: Pinecone Pig

Pinecone Pig Flyer

August: Fork Lion

Flyer for Fork Lion


Summer Bike Raffle!

Flyer for Summer Bike Raffle

Summer Programs

Flyer for Circus Arts for All Program

Tuesday, July 6 at 1 PM 

Registration is REQUIRED.

Masks required for participants 2 and older.

Flyer for All Ages Storytime


Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 10:45 am

July 7

July 14

July 21

July 28

August 11*

*No class on August 4

Registration is REQUIRED.

Participants must sign up for each week of storytime separately.

Space is limited to 5 registrations; 1 child & 1 caregiver per registration.

Masks are required for participants 2 and older.

Flyer for Read To Dogs

Fridays from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 9

July 16

July 23

July 30

August 6

Registration is REQUIRED

Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session!

Masks are required for participants 2 and up

Flyer for Summer Art Classes

Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

July 13: Erie Carle Collages

July 20: Tapestry Weavings

July 27: Alpaca Vs. Llama Paintings

August 3: Rusted Robots*

*Please note, the program date is AUGUST 3, NOT August 4


Registration is REQUIRED.

Participants must sign up for each week of art class separately.

Masks are required for participants 2 and older.

Flyer for Kidding Around Family Yoga

Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

July 22

July 29

August 5

August 12

Registration is REQUIRED.

Participants must sign up for each week of yoga separately.

Space is limited to 5 registrations; 1 child & 1 caregiver per registration.

Adult participation is required. 

Please bring a mat or towel for each of you.

Masks are required for participants 2 and older.

Grand Island Memorial Library Board Info

Annual Report

Board of Trustees 2021

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 2021: 1/7, 3/11, 5/13, special meeting in July (date TBD), 9/9, & 11/4 at 4:00 pm.  Meetings will be held via Zoom and live streamed on the Town's YouTube Channel until further notice.  If allowable under COVID restrictions at the time of each meeting, in person viewing of the live stream will be available at the Grand Island Town Hall.

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

2021 Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes



Strategic Plan