560 Ridge Rd.
Lackawanna, NY 14218
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) 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.
Lackawanna Public Library Policies
The Lackawanna Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
Check out our Virtual Programming
Every Thursday in September @ 10:30 AM in August Virtual Toddler Time
Friday September 18, 2020 @ 6:00 PM Virtual Cooking Demo
Wednesday September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 PM Virtual Fun Family Fixens
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Board of Trustees
Bill Tojek, President
John Ingram, Vice President
Michael Sobaszek, Treasurer
Michelle Saniewski, Secretary
Gregory Stachowski, Trustee
Andrea Haxton, Trustee
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