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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    Library Hours   

    Monday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

    Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 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

    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.


    Wednesday, September 14th is the last day we are accepting material donations.

    See below for our next book sale!

    We will start accepting again on November 1st.

    Thank you!

    Long Range Plan survey 2022

    The survey can be accessed via the QR code on the above photo, clicking or by visiting the library for a paper copy.

    October 2022 Discard Book Sale

    flyer for trunk or treat 2022

    asking for trunkers



    Friends of the GIML Bag Raffle 2022


    disc golf kit  disc golf kit pic


    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.

    Book a Tech Trainer Sept and Oct 2022



    what am i looking at 10/15/22


    julianna woite 10/24/22




    HEAP info table 10/22/22HEAP outreach 11/14/22


    Mindfulness Group Sept-Dec 2022


    Joseph Ellicott presentation 11/17/22


    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

    logo for children's programs


    Fall 2022 Programs


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


    Feelings Rock!


    flyer for feelings rock

    *Registration begins August 23*


    Read To A Dog


    flyer for fall read to a dog


    September 10: Registration begins August 12

    October 8: Registration begins September 10

    November 12: Registration begins October 8

    December 10: Registration begins November 12



    Itty Bitty Storytime

    flyer for itty bitty storytime

    Registration begins September 6

    *Please register for each session separately*


    Preschool Storytime

    flyer for preschool storytime

    Registration begins September 6

    *Please register for each session separately*



    LEGO Club

    flyer for lego club

    October session: Registration begins September 2

    November session: Registration begins October 1

    December session: Registration begins November 5


    The Storybook Cook Presents:

    Cupcake Wars!

    flyer for cupcake wars

    Registration begins September 15


    Anime/Manga Workshop

    flyer for anime workshop

    Registration begins October 15

    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 (all meetings are at 4:30 unless otherwise noted):

    1/13, 3/10, 5/12, special meeting 7/21 at 4pm, special meeting 8/24, 9/8, special meeting 10/3 & 11/10. 

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

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

    2022 Minutes

    2021 Minutes

    2020 Minutes

    2019 Minutes

    2018 Minutes

    2017 Minutes



    Strategic Plan