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.

Suppport the Newstead Public Library when you shop amazonsmile!

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.

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

Newstead Public Library

Winter Events

cup of cofee    Reminisce Friday 
Jan., 3rd 11:00 am. Meet new friends.  Refreshments will be served.

escape room  Haunted Escape Room-
Wed. January 22 at 6:30 pm, for children ages 12 and up. In 1953, Haunted High School was forced to close its doors due to odd occurrences around the school.  Upon later investigation, all of these events were linked to a strange box that randomly appeared in the homeroom of Eunice Lugosi. A similar box has appeared in your room today...can you open the box to break the curse of Haunted High School before it's too late.  Call 542-2327 to reserve your spot! 

 homeschool logo   Homeschool Hour 
The third Friday of every month @ 11:00 am. March 20th, April 17th & 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.


  Storytime  Story Time -
Mondays Jan. 27th - March 2nd, 6:30 pm.  For children ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old.  There will be stories, finger play, games and crafts.  Call to register.

toddlertimeToddlertime- Tuesdays, Jan. 28th - Feb. 25, 11 am.  For Children ages 18 mos.- 4 years old.  We will have stories, crafts, games, songs and finger play.  Please call the library to register 542-2327.

Take your child to the library  Take Your Child to the Library Day  From 11 am - 12 pm explore library STEM Technology with Miss Stacy. There will be crafts all day! Parents bring your child in for their very first, FREE library card.

nan hoffman  The Many Faces of Love -

A Valentine Concert for all ages with Nan Hoffman & Joe Tumino.  Sat. Feb 8 at 2 pm. This is a silly and serious concert to celebrate our love for each other, our families and friends, pets and books,  music and the earth.  Free concert and everyone is welcome.

Ongoing Events

book clubBook Club
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
  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-
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
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
Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 21, April 18 & May 16th from 1:30 - 3:30 for children  ages 7 & up.  

  teacher and children    Kidding Around Yoga - 
11:30 am on the first Friday of the month,  Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 6, April 3 & 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

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.

  DSS Intern   Social Service Assistance -
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
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.

a-z come read with me

Enter the Winter Reading Challenge to win great prizes here:

Jan. 11 - March 13, 2020

All Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries

Grand prize:  $100 Amazon Gift Card and Book Bag with crafts


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  



January Calendar

Newstead Public Library Board Info