Newstead Public Library

Newstead Public Library

33 Main St.
Akron, NY 14001
United States

Fax: 716-542-3703
Kristine Sutton, Director

Located in the Village of Akron on Main Street near Rt. 93. Wheelchair accessible.

We offer 13 Public Access Computers with Microsoft Office Applications,  Internet Access and a Scanner.  Printing is available; black & white copies are $.10 and color copies are $.25.

Local Akron/Newstead Newspapers dating back to 1878 are now searchable from every public computer in the library.

 "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

 Copy Machine: $.15 for 8 1/2 x11 and $.30 for 8 1/2 x 14 

Fax Machine for outgoing faxes : The first page is $1.75 and each additional page is $1.00. A Credit/Debit Card may be used or a Fax card can be purchased.

What's Special About the Newstead Public Library

The Newstead Public Library is located in the heart of the village of Akron. We are just a short walk from the historical Octagon House and village shops. At the Library you will always be greeted with a smile and a helpful hand.  For the charm and feel of a hometown library, stop in and visit the Newstead Public Library.

Friends of the Library

We have a very supportive Friends of the Library group that sponsors a used book sale in the Spring and Fall. There are three ways to become involved as a Friend: (1) as a member, (2) as a donor, and/or (3) as a volunteer. Please contact the Newstead Public Library for more information on how to become involved.

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AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the customer’s selected charitable organization

Recycling Paper

You will now find a bright yellow and green Abitibi Paper Retriever Recycling Bin in the rear parking lot of the Newstead Public Library. Please drop off your newspapers, magazines, shopping catalogs, old mail, shredded papers, office papers, school papers and envelopes in the recycling bin. Items not accepted are cardboard, cereal/soda cartons, food wrap/ containers, tissue products, phone books, plastic or glass. Did you know that every year Americans use more than 67 million tons of paper or 580 pounds per person? That is a lot of paper! Please bring your recyclable paper to the yellow and green bin.

Meeting Room:  All meetings must be open to the public.  No fees can be charged.  Room capacity is 50.  Application may be downloaded.

Special Newstead Public Library Board Meeting- Monday March 30 11am by telephone- 1(646)749-3122, access code 686-078-557

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

Newstead Public Library

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*****ALL Library Events have been cancelled through April 30th.  Please check back at that time****

Ongoing Events  - 716-542-2327

book clubBook Club  - Check back to see when this will restart
Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 10:30 am. If you would like to join please call or stop by the library and we will order you a book

Mah Jong  Mah Jong- Check back to see when this will restart
  Adults can join us every Monday from 1:00 until 4:00 pm to play some Mah Jong! New players are always welcome.  Takes place in the Cultural Center on the bottom floor of the library.

tai Chi    T'ai Chi Chih Classes-  Check back to see when this will restart
Tuesdays from 10:30am - 11:30am. T'ai Chi Chih movements are practiced softly with no impact.  No particular level  of fitness, coordination or special clothing or equipment is required.

1:1 Computer Assistance- Check back to see when this will restart
Do you need help with your iPad, Microsoft Word or setting up a Facebook account?  We can assist with that and much more.  Please call the library at 542-2327 to schedule a time.

 lego creationLego Club  - Check back to see when this will restart
  May 16th from 1:30 - 3:30 for children  ages 7 & up.  

  teacher and children    Kidding Around Yoga - Check back to see when this will restart
11:30 am on the first Friday of the month,  * May 1st. For ages 3-5 years old. Send your child on a peaceful journey and join Donna Baia from Kidding Around Yoga for these fun filled yoga classes for your little ones.  Pre-registration is required and a parent or caregiver is required to stay with the child.  Call 542-2327 to attend

music with mar
     Music with Mar-  Check back to see when this will restart
Friday mornings @ 11:30 am.May 1, June 5, July 17 and Aug. 7 For Children ages 6 months - 5 years old. Hop into an interactive music and movement class for children and their caregiver to participate in together using brain-based activities to enhance your child's total development.  visit for more information on the program.

 jumpbunchJumpbunch-   Check back to see when this will restart
Build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with brightly colored balls and simple toys.  For children 15 months to 3 years old.  Meets from 11:30-12:15 on the second and fourth Friday of every month. Also, there will be a class on April 17th

  DSS Intern   Social Service Assistance Check back to see when this will restart
Every Friday that school is in session from 10 -5 a Dept. of Social Services Intern will be at the library to assist with applying for help with food, help with heating bills, SNAP, WIC, finding legal assistance, home weatherization, finding health clinics and other social services programs.

mittens  Peace Love & Yarn - Check back to see when this will restart
Meets on the first Saturday of every month at 2:00 pm for one hour.  Do you knit or crochet? Join us at our monthly meetings to craft for the community.  Current Projects:  We're making children's hats, mittens and scarves to distribute to children in shelters and elsewhere at the Mexican Border.  We are coordinating our efforts with our friends at Border Angels & the Blanket Project for distribution of items.

Winter Events-  716-542-2327

 homeschool logo   Homeschool Hour - Check back to see when this will restart
The third Friday of every month @ 11:00 am. May 15)  Do you homeschool? Would you like to get together with other homeschooling families?  Join us for Homeschool hour for hands on Science fun and to explore our STEM activities.  Program is open to all ages.

  Tale waggin tudor PAWS to Read at the library.  Boys and girls come read to one of our certified Therapy Dogs!  All dogs are certified    and trained through Therapy Dogs International of SPCA Paws for love.  Sign up for 15 minutes with:
Dave - Check back after April 30th for dates and times
Lili -   "
Daisy -    "

Serpent shaped instrument   Don't Tread on Me Snake - Check back to see if program can be rescheduled.  Mark Jones talks about Early American music instruments, featuring a demonstration on a real 200 year old SERPENT instrument!   Call to reserve your seat.


Botanical Garden Logo   Indulge- Delectable Botanical Luxuries -Check back to see if program can be rescheduled.  Indulge is a fun program that reminds everyone about the things we enjoy in our day to day lives that come from plants.  Learn about popular drinks, interesting/odd foods, chocolate and then delve into plants as perfume and aromatherapy/medicine. Call to attend. 

Booksale  Friends of the Newstead Library Book Sale - Wednesday, May 13, 6 - 8 pm, OPENING NIGHT for members of Friends of the Library, membership sign up tonight!  Friday, May 15th, 10am - 5 pm.  Saturday, May 16th,  9 am - noon - sale.  ** Sale closed from noon - 1 pm.**  Bag Sale 1 -4 pm.  Name your price! 


Dolly Parton Reads

Dolly Partons Imagination Library comes to Akron.  Give a preschool child the gift of reading.  This is a free gift to your child.  Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child's name directly to your home for Free!  This program is made possible through the generosity of The Bank of Akron and supported by the Friends of the Newstead Public Library.  Here's how to get started:

  • Be a resident of the Akron School District
  • For children from birth to age 5
  • Submit a registration form
  • read with your child and have fun!

Simply fill out the registration form available at the library or enroll on-line at  




Newstead Public Library Board Info

Annual Report

Board of Trustees

President - Suzanne Sweitzer
Treasurer - Susan Brown
Secretary - Bob Tiedt
Mary Mangan
Tara Middaugh

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

Special Newstead Public Library Board Meeting

                             Monday March 30 @ 11 am by telephone, 1(646)749-3122, access code 686-078-557

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

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Strategic Plan