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

Library of Things:

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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. 

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January

(also check us out and like us on Facebook):

Click here for a copy of our January Events Calendar

Call or stop in to sign up for any of these programs!

Ongoing Events

  • Quilting with Florence, Wednesdays at 10:30 am Come join these knowledgeable ladies as they work on projects!
  • Lap Sit with Miss Abbie: Mondays Jan. 6-27 at 10:30 am – A great early literacy experience for children ages 6 – 24 months with a caregiver. Join us for songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes. Registration requested.
  • Toddler Time: Fri.’s Jan. 3, 10, 17 at 10:30 am – Children 2-5 years. Stories, games, crafts & fun! Registration required.
  • Toddler Time: Fri’s Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14 at 10:30 am– Children 2-5 years. Stories, games, crafts & fun! Registration required.
  • Book a Technology trainer - Call library for available dates and times. Want some help getting started with tech, learn to use the 3D printer, or try Virtual reality? Call to set up a 1-on-1 appointment!

Children and Family Events

  • Spaghetti Story Hour:  Thursday, Jan. 2 at 6 pm – Make a yummy treat! Registration required and limited. Ages 3-10.
  • Craft Club: Monday, Jan. 6th at 6 pm. Ages 4-12. This Month’s theme: Snowman! Registration required.
  • Tinkering in the Library: Saturday Jan. 11th at 12 pm - Families with children ages 1-12 will have fun building & playing.
  • Winnie the Pooh Honey Slime: Thursday, Jan. 16 5-6:30 pm. Drop in to make slime!
  • Winnie the Pooh and Make Craft: Saturday, Jan. 18th any time! Drop in to get a craft to celebrate Pooh bear!
  • Lego Club: Tuesday, Jan 28th at 6:30 pm – We bring the Legos, you bring the creativity! Ages 4-12.

YA Events:

  • RPG Club: Saturdays Jan. 11 & 18 at 11 am – 3 pm & 27th 10 am – 5 pm: Ready your D20 and come play games with us! Best for ages 12-18. Snacks provided.
  • YA Writing Club Thursday, Jan. 9th at 6 pm. Special Guests: Kate Karyus Quinn and Sandi Van! Each month features an interaction with someone working in the publishing field! For ages 13-20. Registration required and limited.
  • YA Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 30th at 6:30 pm. Read this month’s book, The Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve and join us for a discussion! Pizza and pop provided.
  • YA Art Club: Tuesday, Jan. 21st at 6:30 pm Ages 10-20 – Love to draw, paint and create? Then this is for you! The club will meet with Illustrator Kristin Dudish to learn about illustration and publishing. Registration required and limited.

Adult Events

  • Senior Movie: The Lion King Fri. Jan. 3rd at 1 pm. Free movie! Co-Sponsored by the Collins 50+ Seniors
  • Intro to Windows 10 Free Computer Class: Saturday, Jan. 4 at 12 pm. Learn how to make the most of Windows 10. Registration required and limited.
  • Evening Book Club: Tues., Jan. 14th at 5:30 pm– We will discuss The Snowman by Jo Nesbo.
  • Adult Craft Fun: Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 pm – Valentines. We provide the materials, and you make a special craft! Ages 18+, registration required and limited.
  • Morning Book Club: Monday Jan. 13 at 11 am – We will discuss The Underground railroad by Colson Whitehead. Request a copy.  

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February (also check us out and like us on Facebook):

Call or stop in to sign up for any of these programs!

February Events Calendar coming soon!

Children and Family Events

  • Take Your Child to the Library Day! Saturday, Feb 1st – all day. Stop in for special events throughout the day!
  • Craft Club: Monday, Feb. 3rd at 6 pm. Ages 4-12. This Month’s theme: Children’s Stories! Registration required.
  • Tinkering in the Library: Saturday Feb. 8th at 12 pm - Families with children ages 1-12 will have fun building & playing.
  • Family Movie: Abominable: Tuesday, Feb. 18th at 6 pm - Come for popcorn and a great movie!
  • Mixed-Up Fairy Tales Story Hour:  Thursday, Feb. 20th at 6 pm – Mixed up Fairy Tales! Registration required and limited. Ages 3-10.
  • Family Movie: Toy Story 4 – Friday Feb. 21st at 2 pm – Come for popcorn and fun!
  • Lego Club: Tuesday, Feb. 25th at 6:30 pm – We bring the Legos, you bring the creativity! Ages 4-12.

 

YA Events:

  • YA RPG Club: Saturday Feb 1st 11 am – 3 pm & Tuesday 18th 10 am – 5 pm: Ready your D20 and come play games with us! Best for ages 12-18. Snacks provided. Registration required and limited.
  • YA Writing Club Thursday, Feb. 6th at 6 pm. Special Guests: Victoria Hanley! Each month features an interaction with someone working in the publishing field! For ages 13-20. Registration required and limited.
  • YA Art Club: Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 6:30 pm Ages 10-20 – Love to draw, paint and create? Then this is for you! The club will meet with Illustrator Kristin Dudish to learn about illustration and publishing. Registration required and limited.
  • YA Writing Drop-in Session: Saturday Feb. 15th 11 am – 3 pm – Come work on your story, ask for help or feedback.
  • YA Book Club: Thursday, Feb, 27th at 6:30 pm. Read this month’s book, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, and join us for a discussion! Pizza and pop provided.

 

Ongoing Events

  • Quilting with Florence, Wednesdays at 10:30 am:  Come join these knowledgeable ladies as they work on projects!
  • Lap Sit with Miss Abbie: Mondays Feb 3, 10, & 24 at 10:30 am – A great early literacy experience for children ages 6 – 24 months with a caregiver. Join us for songs, finger plays, and nursery rhymes. Registration requested.
  • Toddler Time: Fri’s Jan. 31, Feb. 7, 14 at 10:30 am– Children 2-5 years. Stories, games, crafts & fun! Registration required.
  • Toddler Time: Fri’s Feb. 28, Mar. 6, & 13 at 10:30 am– Children 2-5 years. Stories, games, crafts & fun! Registration required.

 

Adult Events

  • NEW! Crochet Club: Tuesday Feb. 4th 6-7:30 pm. Join us the first Tuesday of each month to work on a project, ask for help, or just learn something new! Bring a project, or borrow a pattern. Drop in anytime during the session.
  • Library Board Meeting:  Thursday, Feb. 6th at 6 pm – Open to the public.
  • Senior Movie: Downton Abbey Friday Feb 7th at 1 pm. Free movie! Co-Sponsored by the Collins 50+ Seniors
  • Morning Book Club: Monday Feb 10th at 11 am – We will discuss The Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. Request a copy at the desk.
  • Evening Book Club: Tues., Feb 11th at 5:30 pm– We will discuss Brain on Fire by Susannah Callahan. Request a copy.
  • Intro to Windows 10 Free Computer Class: Saturday, Feb 13th at 5:30 pm. Learn how to edit digital photos. Registration required and limited.
  • Adult Craft Fun: Saturday, Feb 29th at 11 am or 1 pm – Calligraphy. We provide the materials, and you make a special craft! Ages 18+, registration required and limited.

 

Book a Technology trainer

Call library for available dates and times. Want some help getting started with tech, learn to use the 3D printer, or try Virtual reality? Call to set up a 1-on-1 appointment!

 

Town of Collins Public Library Board Info