Newstead Public Library

Newstead Public Library
    Library Info

    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 (including Mobile 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.

    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

    Welcome to the Newstead Public Library!

    Please visit us on:

    Monday    12 - 8 pm

          Tuesday   10 am - 5 pm

    Wednesday 12 - 8 pm

    Friday 10 am - 5 pm

    Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

    Look at the Calendar to the right for Library Programs and Activities!  Click on dates for detailed program information.


    September Calendar of Events!

    Click here for a printable calendar of events!



    Please Check out our Summer Programs!!!

    Call 716-542-2327 to register, space limited in some events.

    Click Here for List of Events




    STEM                        simple machines


     STEM Activity kits to borrow!

    Build a flying saucer, learn about electromagnetism and have FUN with science!

    Kits may be borrowed for 7 days






    See More

    Virtual Programs - Join us for virtual FUN!!!  Videos can be found on the Newstead Public Library Facebook page and YouTube channel. 


    In the Kitchen with Val - Check our Newstead Public Library youtube channel for lots of good recipes and baking tips!

    The system has a new portal for exclusively Virtual Programs throughout the system. The link is provided below.








    Dolly Parton Reads

    Dolly Parton's 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 on Buffalo 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 - Tara Middaugh
    Mary Mangan
    Michelle Cositore

    Board Meetings, Agendas, Minute


     Library Board Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm


    January Agenda          January Supporting Documents     January Minutes

    February Agenda         February Minutes

    March Agenda             March Supporting Documents       March Minutes

    April Agenda                April Supporting Documents          April Minutes

    May Agenda                May Supporting Documents         May Minutes

    June Agenda               June Minutes

    July Agenda                July Supporting Documents          July Minutes

    September Agenda     September Supporting Documents   September Minutes


    January Agenda

    January Minutes

    February 9 Agenda          February Supporting Documents  February Minutes

    March 2 Agenda              March Supporting Documents  March Minutes

    April 13 Agenda               April Supporting Documents     April Minutes

    May 11 Agenda               May Supporting Documents     May Minutes

    June 8 Agenda                June Supporting Documents    June Minutes

    July 12 Special Meeting Agenda           July Minutes

    September 14 Agenda    September Supporting Documents    September Minutes

    October Meeting is cancelled

    November 9 Agenda       November Supporting Documents   November Minutes

    December 14 Agenda     December Supporting Documents

    2021 Minutes

    2020 Minutes

    2019 Minutes

    2018 Minutes

    2017 Minutes

    2016 Minutes

    2015 Minutes

    2014 Minutes

    2013 Minutes

    2012 Minutes




    Strategic Plan

    Newstead Public Library Plan - 2020-2025