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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    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

    December Programs

    Santa with Cookies and Cocoa

    December 3rd at 2:00 pm 

    Come and meet Santa, do some crafts, hears some stories and enjoy cookies with coco! Open to Kids of all ages. 

    Lackawanna Concert 

    December 7th at 5:00 pm 

    Refreshments and carols will be shared as the local schools come in to sing for us!

    Graham Cracker Houses

    December 17th at 2:00 pm 

    We will be making candy and Graham Cracker Houses with gelatin and vanilla extract free ingredients. Open to Kids of all ages- RSVP to guarantee your spot.

    New Years Party

    December 29th at Noon

    Bring in New Years a little early and with a BANG! Kids of all ages are welcome to join us for a kid friendly News Years Eve party with crafts, games and stories!


    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!

    Lap Sit

    Fridays at 10:30 AM

    Starting November 4th! Join us Friday mornings for songs, movement, finger plays and book in hand for our little friends!


    Monthly Programs

    Craft Circle

    Tuesday, Dec 6th at 6:00 pm.

    Bring your craft projects and come to sit in on our craft circle. We will be talking shop and sharing advice on all things crafts!

    Jasper the Therapy Dog

    Tuesday, Dec 21st at 11:15 am.

    This precious dog will sit with you while you share a book with him.


     NO BINGO in Dec.

    Play for Prizes- Bring your family, it is open for all ages and is FREE!

    Movie Night

     NO Movie night in Dec.

    Watching a movie and easting popcorn this event is for the whole family!


    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. Stop by the library or call 716-823-0630 to sign up and receive more information.

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    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
    • John Ingram, Trustee

    Next Meeting Date:

    TBD at the Lackawanna Library 



    Board Meeting Minutes 

    2022 Minutes

    2021 Minutes

    2020 Minutes

    2019 Minutes

    Board Meeting Documents

    2022 - Agendas, and Handouts

    January 2022

    February 2022

    March 2022

    April 2022

    May 2022

    June 2022

    July 2022

    August 2022

    September 2022 - No Quorum

    October 2022

    November 2022

    Past Years - Agendas, and Handouts

    November 2021

    December 2021