Marilla Free Library

Marilla Free Library
    Library Info

    11637 Bullis Rd.
    Marilla, NY 14102
    United States

    Fax: 716-652-7449
    Shannon Thompson, Director

    Located near the intersection of Bullis Road and Two Rod Road (Route 358) in the Town of Marilla. Handicapped accessible. Parking lot available. Drop box available.

    Public Access Computers: 8 computers, including 2 laptops, networked. Microsoft Office Applications and Internet Access. Printing from the computer: B&W 10 cents per page, color 25 cents per page.  "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

    Copy machine available, copies 15 cents each for letter size.

    A Meeting Room is available for Library Programs and may be used by nonprofit organizations and groups.  A Meeting Room Application must be completed.  Meeting Room Application and Rules of Use

    Friends of the Marilla Free Library

    The Friends of Marilla Free Library is an active group coordinating and promoting community activities at the library. They hold a book sale as an annual event in the fall.  The Friends raise money to support the library and children's programs.  The Firends have sponsored the Make a Graham Cracker Program and Lego Club. The Friends of Marilla Free Library are always looking for new members. Please consider being a Friend of the Library!

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

    Marilla Free Library

    The Library is open to the public. 

    The Library Hours will be as follows:

    Monday          10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Tuesday          1:00 - 8:00 pm

    Wednesday    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Thursday        1:00 - 8:00 pm

    Saturday         10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

    Curbside and Walk-Up Service will still be available during open hours – please call the library at 652-7449 for more information or to schedule a pick up   Click here for more information on how to place an order. 


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    Summer Events

    Join the 1,000 Minutes of Summer Reading Program at the Marilla Free Library.  Reading Logs can be picked up at the library beginning June 27.  Children earn prizes by keeping track of the minutes they read or are read to.

    Registration Is Required for All Programs.  Call 652-7449 or stop in for more information.

    Story Hour with Ms. Shannon for children ages 3-5 on Wednesday, July 6, July 20, August 3 and August 17 at 10:30 a.m.  Children will hear under the sea themed stories, play games, make crafts and have fun! 


    Story Hour with Ms. Shannon for children ages 3-5 on Thursday, July 7, July 21, August 4 and August 18 at 6:00 p.m.  Children will hear under the sea themed stories, play games, make crafts and have fun! 


    Summer Fun Club - Hear stories, play games, make crafts and discover surprise activities! Free and open to children ages 6-12.  Summer Fun Club will be held Wednesday, July 13, August 10 and 24 at 11:00 am.


    Lego Club - Thursday, July 14 and August 11 at 6:00 pm for ages 5 and up.  We will make cool creations and you may even find your masterpiece on display in the library. 


    Oceans of Possibilities Music and Fun with Buffalo and Brandy Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00 pm for this all age’s fun family program. The program includes high energy interactive music using electronic and acoustic instruments, along with magic and singing, and an emphasis on reading.  The intriguing world of electronics in music is brought to life when kids and adults participate to change sounds and create a variety of music through touch. Join us for this exciting program!!  Funding provided by the Kiwanis Club of Marilla.


    Take and Make Kits - Kits include an Under the Sea themed craft, coloring sheets, suggested reading list, and other activities that you can do at home!  No registration required.  While supplies last.


    Pirate Scavenger Hunt During library hours for the month of August.  All ages.  No registration required.



    Friends of the Library

    The Friends of the Marilla Free Library will be having in-person meeting on Tuesday, July 12 at 7 pm.  New or interested members are welcome.  The meeting will be held at the Marilla Free Library.  Please call the library at 652-7449 for more information.

    We are now collecting books for our Annual Book Sale.  Donations may be dropped off at the Library during regular open hours, no later than October 1st.  Sorry, we cannot accept textbooks, condensed books, periodic magazines, encyclopedias, or VHS tapes.     


    Book Club

    Midnight Library by Matt Haig will be discussed - Tuesday, September 27 at 2 pm.  Please stop in or call for more information or to sign up. 



    Virtual STEM with Ms. Shannon

    On our Facebook Page we will share fun STEM activities that can be done at home, using materials you might find around the house.  For all ages. Visit our Facebook page at: 

     Past activities that can be found on our Facebook Page:  Magic Milk, Rubber Rainbow Eggs, Homemade Ice Cream, Make a Catapult, Cardboard Marble Run, Elephant Toothpaste, Rock Candy, Rainbow Rain, Inflate a Balloon with Pop Rocks, Exploding Baggie, Walking Water, Homemade Lava Lamp and Build a Tent for figurine



    Virtual Arts & Crafts with Ms. Shannon

    An arts and craft activity with easy to follow instructions will be posted on our Facebook Page that families can do at home.  For all ages.  Visit our Facebook page at: 

    Past activities that can be found on our Facebook page:  Decorating Easter Eggs three different ways. We used Rice, Markers and Whip Cream. Simple Suncatchers  Spring Template, Make a Book, Window Painting, Mother's Day Craft, Race Car, Memorial Day Star Wreath, Bubble Art, Marble Paper Art, Play Stethoscope and Blood Pressure Cuff  Doctor Templates, Father's Day Crafts: Cards and Sharpie Marker Mugs, and a Light up Campfire, Shark Puppet TemplateGnome Hat Pattern




    Lawn Games

    The Marilla Free Library has lawn games available for a 7-day loan period. 

    We have Yardzee / Farkle, Bocce Ball, Jenga, Croquet, Viking Bowling, Kan Jam, and Ladder Ball. 

    Items must be borrowed from and returned to the Marilla Free Library with an Adult Card.  Stop by the library or call for more information.

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    Marilla Free Library Board Info

    Annual Report

    Board of Trustees

    President – Rachelle Walker

    Vice President – Judith Farmer

    Secretary – Joanne Goellner

    Treasurer – Kathleen Winde

    Trustee – Deborah Mamon

    Trustee – Kathleen Campbell


    Next scheduled meeting:

    June 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm


    Minutes April Draft 

    Minutes May Draft

    Librarian Report / Financial Statements


    Board Meeting Minutes

    2022 Minutes / Agendas


    2021 Minutes / Agendas


    2020 Minutes

    Reopening Plans 

    Marilla Reopening Plan

    Marilla Safety Plan

    COVID-19 Micro-Cluster Plan and Curbside Plan

    Public Health Emergency Operations Plan



    2019 Minutes

    2018 Minutes

    2017 Minutes


    Marilla Free Library Bylaws



    Strategic Plan

    Marilla Free Library Long Range Plan