Town of Collins Public Library

Town of Collins Public Library

2341 Main St.
PO Box 470
Collins, NY 14034
United States

Fax: 716-532-6210
Abigail Barten-McGowan, Director

The library is located on Main Street (Route 39) in the middle of the block, one-half mile east of Route 62, between Mill Street and School Street. The parking lot is accessible from both Main Street and Mill Street. Wheelchair accessible. 

Public Access Computers:  16 desktop computers, including 4 computers for children in the youth area, plus 3 laptop computers. 2 free public scanners, reservation may be required. Printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color. Microsoft Office 2016 Applications, Internet Access, Access to library databases. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?" Free secure Wi-fi for your own devices.

Black and white copies are available at 15 cents per page.

What's Special About the Collins Library

The library is designated as both a Rural Technology Center and a Pre-Schooler’s Door to Learning. The children’s area features a beautiful "Children of the World" globe-mobile which is suspended over the children’s computer table. Four computers are openly available to children. The library offers a spacious setting and comfortable seating in all areas.

We have concerts in the library nearly every month (check out our calendar for upcoming events). We have a weekly Quilting Club and monthly Movies co-presented with the Collins Seniors, and two monthly Book Clubs plus a new YA Book Club. There are a number of on-going children's activities on our schedule as well!

Interested in visiting with your school or group? 

Group Visit Applicaiton

We have a meeting room available for public use.


The Friends of the Collins Library is always looking for new members!

Download the Application, or visit the library for a copy.


Town of Collins Public Library Policies

System-Wide Policies

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

Town of Collins Public Library

New Hours Begin 2/8, Monday 10-5, Tuesday 11-7, Wednesday Closed, Thursday 11-7, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3. Masks required

 

We are open to the public. If you want to arrange for pick up, give us a call!

 

Per NYS Executive Order masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

 

Hours are

Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday Closed

Thursday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday Closed

 

You must bring photo ID or your library card to check out items. 

We can now place holds on items at other libraries for no charge!

 

Masks and social distancing are still required. 

Any Returns will be accepted in our drop box at the front of the building 24/7. Material will be held at least 96 hours before it is discharged from your account. You will not have fines for this time. 

Book donations will NOT be accepted at this time.

Thank you so much, and can't wait to see you soon!

Additional information about our Safety and Reopening Plans, as well as information about our plans for micro-cluster designations are available on our website under "What's Happening" and "Board Info"

 

Safety Plan - Amended 4/6/2021

Reopening Plan - Amended 4/6/2021

Micro-Cluster Plan , Appendix A , Appendix B- Amended 1/19/2021

Walk-Up Service Plan - Approved 11/19/2020


 

 

Programming:

Young Adult Programming

YA Book Club is meeting 4/15 at 5:30. Visit the library for more info and to pick up a copy. Registration is required and limited. 

YA RPG has begun. Space is extremely limited, but call to be placed on the waiting list to join!

Book Clubs

Our book clubs are returning soon! Our next meeting is April 13th at 5:30 pm. Registration is limited, so call to be put on a waiting list. 

 

Much of our programming has moved online! Watch our Facebook Page for upcoming online programming.

 

Awesome Take & Makes will be available every week! Check Facebook for a demo each Monday, and stop in to pick up a kit while supplies last!


 

Library of Things:

Library of Things Logo

Check out what's available through our catalog

Check out more than just books! Borrow a metal detector, tennis set, and more! Items must be borrowed from and returned to the Collins Library with an Adult card. Call for more details. 

 

What's next? Our top voted items to be revealed soon!


 

Check out our YouTube Page for programs

https://youtu.be/5TOdGcHOZ-Q

More coming soon!

 

Want some of our favorite resources? Check out these great links!

 

Art & Crafts for Families (updated 4/13/2020)

Arts & Crafts for Families #2 (updated 4/28/2020)

Science for Families (updated 4/13/2020)

Virtual Tours of Parks and Museums (updated 4/13/2020)

Virtual Tours of Gardens (updated 4/14/2020)

Virtual Tours of Parks (updated 4/14/2020)

Town of Collins Public Library Board Info

Annual Report


Board of Trustees

Holly Martindale, President
Elaine Thordahl, Vice President
Edith Schell, Secretary 
Becky Jo Summers, Treasurer
Barbara Ferro 
David Williams
Robert Gaylord
Cynthia Dishman
Helga Ciminesi
Kimberly Nobles


Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2021 Upcoming Regular Meeting Dates: 6/3, 8/5, 10/7, 12/2

2021

2020 Minutes 

2020 Compiled Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

2016 Minutes

2015 Minutes


Bylaws

Bylaws of the Town of Collins Public Library - revised 6/4/2020


Budget

System Budget Information

2021 Local Discretionary Budgets - Proposed - will be reviewed by Board at April Meeting

2021 Proposed Revenue - Draft

2021 Proposed Expenses - Draft

2021 GCSD Tax Levy Detail - Draft


Strategic Plan

Long Range Plan of Service 2017-2021

A new strategic plan is being developed in 2021. Contact us if you're interested in being part of it!