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Town of Collins Public Library

Our Parking Lot is currently being milled and repaved. Please use Town Hall parking lot or the LK Painter center until further notice. If you prefer curbside pick up, we can arrange for pick up at our Mill Street parking lot entrance. We anticipate it will be closed 6/14 through 6/21. Please call for more info. 

 

Parking Lot closed - use Town Hall lot call 716-532-5129 for more details

 

 

 

 

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

 

Hours are

Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 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 currently being accepted Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please call if you have a large donation and need assistance unloading your vehicle. We cannot accept encyclopedias, text books, or items that are damaged or moldy. 

 

Meeting Room Policy and Application


 

Programming

Kids & Family Programs

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!

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.

 

June 2024 Program Calendar - Details follow, or visit https://buffalolib.libcal.com/calendar/events?cid=12898&t=m&d=2024-06&cal=12898&cm=5199&inc=0

June Programs

  • Lap Sit with Miss Abbie Mondays 6/3. 6/10, 6/17 at 10:30 am - call to register
  • No Bake Energy Balls - 6/4 at 4:30 pm - call to register
  • Library Board Meeting - 6/6 at 6 pm - open to the public
  • Senior Movie - Argylle- 6/7 at 1 pm - free movie and popcorn
  • Adult Craft - Book Page Flower Balls - 6/8 at 11 am - call to register
  • Evening Book Club 6/11 at 5:30 pm 
  • YA Book Club 6/12  at 3 pm 
  • Donuts with Grown Ups 6/13 at 6 pm - call to register
  • Hot Dog Fundraiser 6/15 11 am - sold out
  • Mini Golf at the Library 6/15 10 am - 2:30 pm - free!
  • Morning Book Club 6/17 at 11 am
  • Book a Tech Trainer 6/18 - call to register for a time
  • Juneteenth - 6/19 - Library Closed
  • Friends of the Library Meeting 6/22 at 9:30 am 
  • Summer Reading Kick off Party  6/22 at 11 am - call to register
  • Lego Club 6/25 at 5:30 pm - call to register
  • Afternoon Crochet 6/26 at 3 pm
  • Family Movie - Migration 6/27 at 3 pm - free movie and popcorn!
  • Evening Crochet 6/27 at 5:30 pm
  • FREE CONCERT - Buffalo Touch Polka at 7 pm (Doors open at 6:30) Sponsored by the Friends of the Collins Library

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 the first of each month. For grades 7-12.

 

  • YA Book Club now meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 pm. Visit the library for more info and to pick up a copy. Registration is required and limited. 
  • Upcoming YA Book Club titles: 
    • June 6/12 at 3 pm - Delicates
    • July 10 - Lizzie Bright and the Buckmister Boy

 

Adult Programs

  • Friends of the Library meeting Saturday 6/22 at 9:30 am - Come learn how to help the library and support upcoming programs. 

 

  • Collins Crochet now has 2 sessions! Registration required and limited for each. 
    • Afternoon Wednesday 6/26 at 3 pm
    • Evening Thursday 6/27 at 5:30 pm
    • Afternoon Wednesday 7/17 at 3 pm
    • Evening Thursday 7/18 at 5:30 pm

 

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

 

 


 

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!

Request it with your Library Card and PIN through the catalog. 

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. Must be picked up from and returned to owning library.

 

 


Sports Equipment Lending Program: 

Sports Equipment Share @ Collins Library

Now you can check out sports equipment through the Library!

 

 

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

Badminton Kit

 


Library of Things:

Library of Things Logo

Check out what's available through our catalog

More items being added soon!

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

 

 

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

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