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.

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

Welcome Back to the Library

The Grand Island Memorial Library is now open to the public and the hours are as follows: 

Monday 12:00 pm - 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

Proper mask wearing and social distancing are required at all times while in the building.

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.

Effective Monday, May 17, 2021, the system-wide quarantine of library materials will end. Materials will 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.

The Grand Island Memorial Library Safety Plan can be found here.

The Grand Island Memorial Library Reopening Plan can be found here.

Handling Materials During COVID-19.


Adult Book Club

photo of a pile of books

Beginning in April, Adult Book Club will be offered in a hybrid format.

The meeting room will be in use for those who choose to attend in-person and a Zoom option will be run simultaneously.   

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

All are welcome.  Reservations are required. 

Call the library at 773-7124 if you would like to join the meeting and let us know which option you would prefer. 

Those who choose to attend via Zoom will receive invites the day of 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


Children's Programs

Children's Programs Spring 2021


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

  • January 7, 2021 via Zoom.  YouTube recording available here. Transcript available here
  • March 11, 2021 via Zoom.  YouTube recording available here. Transcript available here
  • May 10, 2021 Workshop to review Grand Island Library By-Laws.    
  • May 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm in the library meeting room. Agenda is here.
  • Special July meeting (date/time TBD)
  • September 9, 2021
  • November 4, 2021

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes



Strategic Plan