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 will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

    Summer hours begin Tuesday, May 30th and 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

    The first closed Saturday will be June 3rd.

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

    The book drop is open 24/7.

    Please visit for continued library system updates.








    Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island Food Drive

    Drop off your non-perishables at the library.


    2023 food drive


    Tech Trainer May-July 2023


    2023 GI Library Book Club list






    Adult Paint Night 6/8/23


    disc golf kit information updated for 2023

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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.



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    Summer 2023 Youth Services Brochure

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    Itty Bitty Storytime

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    ***Registration begins June 7***

    **Please register for each session separately**


    Preschool Storytime

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    ***Registration begins June 7***

    **Please register for each session separately**


    Read To A Dog

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    ***Registration begins June 13***


    LEGO Club

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    ***Registration begins June 20***



    Special Events


    Summer Kickoff: Touch A Truck

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    Feelings Rock

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    ***Registration begins June 7***


    Pet Paw-ty: Pet Adoption Event

    Presented by Diamonds in the Ruff Animal Rescue

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    Science Below Zero

    Presented by the Buffalo Museum of Science

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    ***Registration begins June 23***


    Taco Party!

    Presented by The Storybook Cook

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    ***Registration begins June 30***


    Writing Workshop

    Presented by Local Author Eric Williams

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    ***Registration begins June 30***


    Plush Animal Workshop

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    ***Registration begins July 3***


    Talk On The Wild Side
    Presented by Hawk Creek Wildlife Center

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    ***Registration begins July 7***


    Magic! End of Summer Extravaganza

    Presented by Magician Cris Johnson

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    ***Registration begins July 7***




    Historical World Tour Raffle

    May 24 - June 30

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    Summer Reading Bingo

    June 26 - August 11

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    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.










    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.