Town of Collins Public Library

3/1/2022 - Mask use is encouraged in the library, especially when interacting with staff and other patrons. Hours Mon 10a-5p, Tues 11a-7p, Wed Closed, Thur 11a-7p, Fri 10a-5p, Sat 10a-3p. Curbside pick up is available! Call 716-532-5129 to request materials and set up a pick up time.

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

 

3/1/2022 - Mask use is encouraged in the library, especially when interacting with staff and other patrons. 

 

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!

 

Any Returns will be accepted inside the library during open hours or in our drop box at the front of the building 24/7. 

Book donations ARE accepted at this time. We will accept book donations through September 10th. 

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

 

Meeting Room Policy and Application


 

Programming

SUMMER READING BEGINS Monday 6/20! Stop in to pick up a reading log, and return it before 8/29 to be entered for end of summer prizes! If you complete your log, come in for another.

 

Kids Programs

Lego Club is back! Registration required and limited.

  • Lego Club is returning the last Tuesday of each month! Registration required and limited, please call for details and registration.

 

  • Monthly Scavenger Hunts - Come do a scavenger hunt through the children's area. Find all the clues and bring it up to the desk for a prize. Best for ages 5-12.

 

  • Sand Art Program - Thursday 8/11 at 5:30 or 6 pm - Please call or stop in to register for a session. 

 

  • Shark Story Time - Tuesday 8/16 at 6 pm - Please call or stop in to register. 

 

  • Sing 2 Family movie and craft - Saturday 8/27 at 11 am Registration not required.

 

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!

 

 

Young Adult Programming

Collins Library Teen Book Bundles. Specially selected library books, along with snacks and other surprises. Fill out the survey form online!

  • Teen Book Bundles - NEW! Enjoy a box full of specially selected Library Books, along with snacks and other surprises. Return the books and box after 3 weeks, and keep everything else. Sign up by filling out form here before 8/1. First box will be distributed the week of 8/8. For grades 7-12.

 

  • YA Book Club is meeting 8/25/2022 at 5:30, reading "Sheets" by Brenna Thummler. Visit the library for more info and to pick up a copy. Registration is required and limited. 

 

  • Ticket to Read: Grab an entry and for each book you read this summer, be entered for a System wide prize of an Amazon Gift Card. We will draw another prize just for entries at our library as well. 

 

 

Adult Programs

  • Adult Craft is back! Our next craft will be Saturday, July 9th. Call for times and registration, or for information about the "Take and Make" option!

 

  • Adult Summer Reading Bingo! Begins 6/20. Complete tasks and enter for prizes! Submit by Saturday 8/20 to be entered for the Grand Prize!

 

  • Adult Movie - The Lost City (PG-13) Join us for a movie the first Friday of each month at 1 pm. We will bring the popcorn!

 

  • Adult Evening Book Club's next meeting is Tuesday 8/9 at 5:30 pm reading "Before We Were Yours". Visit the library to pick up a copy. Registration is required and limited. 

 

For any of our programming, if you require accommodation, please contact the library 7 days before the program. 

 

More programs coming soon!


 

Chromebook and Wi-Fi Hotspot Lending

Chromebook, Wi-fi hotspot, mouse - available for checkout from Collins library.

New!

Come check out a Chromebook and Wi-Fi hotspot to for free internet from home!

Check out period is 1 week, you can connect the Chromebook or your home devices to the hotspot. Children 16 and younger need internet permission on their library card and a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Call for more details. 

 

 


Sports Equipment Lending Program: 

Sports Equipment Share @ Collins Library

Now you can check out sports equipment through the Library!

NEW! We have soccer kits available!

We have kids sized lacrosse and basketball kits available for check out, free with a library card. (Best for ages 5+)

Also Kids under the age of 17 who have fees can get them removed when the sports equipment it checked out!

 

Sponsored by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation, and winner if the 2021 Penguin Random House Library award for Innovation. 

*Parent or guardian must sign a waiver and be present the first time equipment is borrowed. Equipment must be borrowed from and returned to our library. Equipment available for individuals, groups, and camps. 

More info available here: 

Basketball kit          Lacrosse Kit

Snowshoe Kit             Soccer Kit

 


Library of Things:

Library of Things Logo

Check out what's available through our catalog

JUST ADDED! Adult snowshoes!

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. 

Check out Facebook or YouTube Library of Things as we demo each of our items. 

What's next? We're working on new ideas!


 

Check out our YouTube Page for programs

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