Grand Island Memorial Library

Grand Island Memorial Library

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.

The Friends of the Library also staff a book sale room open at various times.

Book Room Hours:

Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed Saturdays in the summer)

Not open?  Ask at the circulation desk and a library staff member will gladly open the room for you.
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


Knitting Club

photo of colorful balls of yarn with knitting needles

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Knitting Club will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.

Join our group for help with a project, knitting company, or to knit for charity. Our group is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 773-7124, or visit the library.

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

On the following Mondays in 2020:

January 13 and 27

February 10 and 24

March 23

April 13 and 27

May 11

June 8 and 22

August 10 and 24

September 14 and 28

October 12 and 26

November 9 and 23

December 14 and 28

 


Adult Book Club

photo of a pile of books

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Adult Book Club will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.

Meets monthly on various Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

All are welcome; refreshments are served.  

No registration is necessary.

2020

January 13- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

February 10- Beartown by Fredrik Backman

March 16- The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

April 20- The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

May 18- The Library Book by Susan Orlean

June 15- The Immoral Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

July 20- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

August 17- Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts

September 21- The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

October 19- Searching for Syvie Lee by Jean Kwok

November 16- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

December 21- Lovely War by Julie Berry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Author Visit: Lissa Marie Redmond

A Means to and End

Thursday, May 21st @ 6:00 pm

Lissa will lead a discussion on her book A Means to an End: A Cold Case Investigation Book #3.

Copies will be available for sale.

For more information on her books visit www.lissamarieredmond.com

 


Toddler Lapsit

toddler reading with caregiver

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Toddler Lapsit will not be held until further noticeThis is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.

**Due to popular demand, there are now TWO Toddler Lapsit sessions!**

Wednesdays

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

OR

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

February 5 - May 13*

*no class February 19 or April 15

Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children ages 18 months - 3 years old, with an adult caregiver.

Registration is requested. Call 773-7124 for more information.

 


Preschool Storytime

cartoon image of children with alphabet letters

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Preschool Storytime will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.

Thursdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

February 6 - May 21*

*no class February 20 or April 16

Ages 3 - 5 with caregiver. Join us for stories, songs, crafts, and activities designed to boost early literacy skills for preschool-aged children.

Registration required. Please call 773-7124 for more information.


Sensory Playtime

child using messy clay to build

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Sensory Playtime will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

On the following Fridays:

February 7 and 21

March 13 and 27

April 24

May 8 and 22

Ages 2 - 5 *with caregiver*. Be prepared to get a little messy! Drop in with your curious little ones and let them explore, discover, create, and play! Sensory play promotes language development, fine/gross motor skills, social interaction, and can help with pre-writing skills, too. Plus, it's a lot of FUN for both child and caregiver.

Registration is not required. Please call the library at 773-7124 for more information.

 


LEGO Club

photo of LEGOs

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: LEGO Club will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.

 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

On the following Saturdays:

January 4 and 18

February 1 and 15

March 7 and 21

April 4 and 18

May 9 and 16

Open session of LEGO Club for children ages 6 - 12 years old.

No registration necessary. Drop-in and build.


Tales for Tails

child holding book with therapy dog

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Tales for Tails will not be held until further notice. This is a precautionary measure being done to reduce the potential exposure to the coronavirus. Please stay tuned for details about future library programs.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

On the following Saturdays:

January 18

February 15

March 21

April 18

May 16

Share a story with a therapy dog from the SPCA's PAWS for Love Program.

Register for a 15-minute reading session. All dogs are behavior tested and therapy certified. Family program - all ages. Please call 773-7124 for more information or to register for your session.


Kids' Art Class Series

Image of colored pencils and artwork

Tuesdays

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

May 26th: We've Lost Our Marbles!

Join us as we create a beautiful mixed media project in the style of American photorealist painter Glennray Tutor. We will create a fun and unique marble still life using watercolor, chalk pastel and collage techniques.

June 2nd: Llama Llama-- Just Art, No Drama!

Join us as we create a hilarious and adorable llama-themed art project. This project incorporates many art techniques--from drawing skills and pattern painting to paper weaving.

June 9th: The Very Awesome Eric Carle Collage Workshop

In this workshop we will create a series of painted papers that we will cut, layer, and assemble into an animal collage--just like Eric Carle!

June 16th: Wondrous Weaving

In this workshop we will create a beautiful woven wall hanging. We will learn the ins and outs (or unders and overs!) of weaving, then hone our skills using a variety of textures and fibers to create a unique tapestry. We'll finish them off with handmade pom poms and tassels!

This series is best for ages 7 and up. Caregivers are welcome to attend.

Registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Please register for each session you wish to attend.

FREE and all supplies provided.

Call 773-7124 for more information.

Grand Island Memorial Library Board Info

Annual Report


Board of Trustees 2020

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


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

Schedule of Meetings for 2020: 1/9, 3/12, 5/14, special meeting in July (date TBD), 9/3, & 11/5 at 5:30 pm in the library's meeting room (unless otherwise noted).

2020 Minutes

 

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes


Bylaws


Budget

 


Strategic Plan