Lackawanna Public Library

Lackawanna Public Library

560 Ridge Rd.
Lackawanna, NY 14218
United States

Fax: 716-827-1997
Jennifer Johnston, Director

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.

Kid relaxing on floor

a boy wearing fancy mask

Lackawanna Public Library Policies

System-Wide Policies

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

Lackawanna Public Library

Check out our March 2020 Calendar!

Toddler Time - Every Tuesday in March @ 10:30 AM.

Bingo Night - Monday March 2, 2020 @ 6:00 PM.

Jasper & Milo The Therapy Dogs - Monday March 9, 2020 @ 6:00 PM.

Albright Knox Art Truck - Wednesday March 11, 2020 @ 6:30 PM.

Book Club - Saturday March 14, 2020 @ 1:00 PM.

Cooking Demo - Wednesday March 18, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

Music with Mar - Saturday March 21, 2020 @ 11:00 AM.

Animal Adventures - Monday March 23, 2020 @ 6:00 PM.

Library Board Meeting - Wednesday March 25, 2020 @ 5:30 PM.

Women's History RBG Workout - Saturday March 28, 2020 @ 1:00 PM.

Emmalee's Memories - Monday March 30, 2020 @ 6:00 PM.

Fine Fairy Contest - All month of March for our young patrons ages 16 and younger can enter to win your fines paid for by our Fine Fairy (up to $10). Three Lucky Winners will be chosen! Good Luck!


February 2020 Minutes

Annual Report

Board of Trustees

Bill Tojek, President
John Ingram, Vice President
Michael Sobaszek, Treasurer
Michelle Saniewski, Secretary
Gregory Stachowski, Trustee
Andrea Haxton, Trustee

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes


Lackawanna Public Library Bylaws





Strategic Plan