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

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



We are still happy to provide Curbside Pickup for your convenience. 

Just call 542-2327 or email with a list of items that you would like from our library.  




Checkers TV graphic

Checkers Library TV! Every Saturday at 10 am we will feature a new episode with Checkers the Inventor and his sidekick, Snoozer. Each episode includes storytelling,  interviews, comedy, magic, art projects, science experiments, and exciting short films.   Just click on to our Newstead Public Library Facebook page to view!

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

man looking at microscope

We now have a Microscope for use at the library! Biology slides are available to look at.




See More

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

​​ Fun Science Friday with Miss Kristine-  Check in every Friday for a new science project

Stories & Crafts - Check our Newstead Public Library YouTube channel for fun stories, games and crafts anytime!

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 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 - Tara Middaugh
Mary Mangan
Robert Tiedt

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minute

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


January Agenda

January Minutes

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