Lackawanna Public Library

Lackawanna Public Library
    Library Info

    560 Ridge Rd.
    Lackawanna, NY 14218
    United States

    Fax: 716-827-1997

    Located on Ridge Road between Route 5 and South Park Avenue. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.

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    Centennial Series flyer 2022

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    Public Access Computers: 16 computers, networked (printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color per page, now with Mobile Printing) Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

    Meeting Room. Study Room. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each. Radio receiver for the visually impaired.

    What's Special About the Lackawanna Library

    The Lackawanna Public Library is a beautiful colonial style building with magnificent oak woodwork throughout the interior. Located on Ridge Road between Route 5 and South Park Avenue, the library was built in 1922 with money donated by Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie was a 19th Century steel tycoon who became one of the 20th Century’s most famous national philanthropists. The Lackawanna Library was one of the last Carnegie Libraries ever constructed.

    The Lackawanna Public Library also houses a Local History museum on our ground floor. Our collections cover maps, photographs, and artifacts from Bethlehem Steel as well as Lackawanna itself.  If you would like more information please call or stop on in and we will be happy to point you in the right direction.

    Lackawanna is rich in local history and just a short walk from the library you will find several local landmarks including Our Lady of Victory Basilica and Shrine and the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The Library itself was built on a potter’s field and in 1994 a monument was added to honor the unknown buried there. In 2018 the PRONE Group (Paranormal Researchers of Niagara and Erie County) found evidence of paranormal activity at the Lackawanna Library and this "patron" is now affectionately known as Charlie.

    The Lackawanna Library provides something for every age group. Each month the library has story times, crafts, movie nights, book clubs, bingo, computer classes and much more. All of these programs are provided free of charge. The Staff at the Lackawanna Public Library kindly invite you to visit soon and experience everything the library has to offer.

    Kid relaxing on floor

    a boy wearing fancy mask

    The Lackawanna Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

    Lackawanna Public Library

    Weekly Programs

    Toddler Time

    Tuesdays at 10:30-11:30 am

    Join us on Tuesday mornings to sing songs, make crafts and have fun with Miss Lisa and Miss Patti!

    ESL Help & English Conversations for U.S.A Citizenship Test

    Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm

    Adults can gain skills for work, everyday communication, citizenship and more. Work to reach YOUR goals!


    Summer Reading

    This Summer read books and get prizes from the Lackawanna Library!

    Stop into the library to get entry forms or print out a form- All Summer Reading Contests Run July 1st - Aug 31st:

    Toddler Summer Reading Entry Form: Front   Rules

    Kid Summer Reading Entry Form: Front   Rules 

    Teen Summer Reading Entry Form: Log

    Adult Raffle Ticket: Ticket



    July Programs

    Centennial Celebration!

    Sunday, July 10 at 1:22 pm

    We Hope you SAVE THE DATE for the Lackawanna Public Library Centennial Celebration! 


    Saturday, July 2nd at 1:00 pm

    Play for prizes- bring your family! This event is for all ages and it FREE!

    Author Talk: Joey and the Jellybeans

    Thursday, July 7th at 10:30 am

    Carolyn Grassmick local author of Joey and the Jellybeans will be in the library to talk about her book, give a reading and do a craft! All ages.

    Jasper the Therapy Dog

    Tuesday, July 12th at 11:30 am

    The precious dog will sit with you while you chare a book with him!

    Movie Matinee

    Tuesday, July 19th at 5:00 pm

    Can you guess the movie? This new animated film follows Mirabel the only nonmagical member of her family as she tries to save the magic!


    Join the Friends of the Library

     **Want to be more involved in your Lackawanna Library? Become a Friend of the Lackawanna Library. We'd love your input on various projects, events, and much more to make a difference in the Lackawanna Community. With the Centennial Anniversary coming up, we'd love your help more than ever! Stop by the library or call 716-823-0630 to sign up and receive more information.

    *Follow Us on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for more Programming and other updates! Stay safe and healthy everyone!

    Lackawanna Library Annual Report

    Board of Trustees

    • William Tojek, President
    • Dean Otoka, Vice President
    • Michael Sobaszek, Treasurer
    • Michelle Saniewski, Secretary
    • Gregory Stachowski, Trustee
    • Andrea Haxton, Trustee
    • Lynn Dziak, Trustee

    Board Meeting Documents

    2022 Meeting Agendas, and Handouts

    January 2022

    February 2022

    March 2022

    April 2022

    May 2022

    June 2022

    July 2022

    Past Years Meeting Agendas, and Handouts

    November 2021

    December 2021


    2022 Minutes


    2021 Minutes


    2020 Minutes

    2019 Minutes


    Lackawanna Public Library Bylaws

    Long Range Plan of Service

    Lackawanna Library Five Year Plan


    Past Community Reports 

    2020 Community Report