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Winter Hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7th.

Beginning Monday, August 2nd masks/facial coverings will be required while visiting the Grand Island Memorial Library regardless of vaccination status for anyone over the age of 2. Curbside service is still available. Please call 773-7124 during open hours for more information.


Winter Hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7th and will be as follows:

Monday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
(first Saturday open is 9/11/21)




Take & Make Craft Kits - September 2021

    Take & Make Craft Kits - Stop in & grab a craft kit at the desk during normal library hours! Supplies are limited. September: DIY Library Card & Library Card Holder




Read to a Dog - September 2021

    Saturday, September 18, 1 pm-3pm
    Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at he Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws For Love program! Call 773-7124 to sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Masks are required for individuals 2 and up.




Adult Book Club - September 2021

    Book Club meets monthly on various Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are required. Physical copies of the books will be available for check out, please call the library at 773-7124 to reserve a copy.    September 20th – Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips - Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward




Adult Book Club - August 2021

    Book Club meets monthly on various Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are required. Physical copies of the books will be available for check out, please call the library at 773-7124 to reserve a copy.    Monday, August 16th - Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
    September 20th – Disappearing Earth by Julia Philips




Take & Make Craft Kits - August 2021

    Take & Make Craft Kits - Stop in & grab a craft kit at the desk during normal library hours! Supplies are limited. August: Fork Lion




Adult Book Club - July 2021

    Book Club meets monthly on various Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are required. Physical copies of the books will be available for check out, please call the library at 773-7124 to reserve a copy.    Monday, August 16th - Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward




Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library Donated Book Sale - July 2021

    The Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library present a Donated Book Sale on Thursday, August 12, 2021 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., members only. Individual Friends Memberships will be available at the door for $5.00. Friday, August 13, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fill a bag for $5.00. Bags will be provided. All proceeds to benefit the Grand Island Memorial Library.




Disc Golf Kits Available - July 2021

    Disc Golf Kits available for 7 day checkout. Each kit includes: Three discs: 1 driver, 1 mid-range, 1 putter; One information sheet with directions to the Veterans' Park disc golf course and borrower information; QR codes with links to information on game play. Please call 773-7124 for more information on how to check out a kit. All kits must be returned to the circulation desk at the Grand Island Memorial Library during normal business hours.




Summer Children's Programs - July 2021

   Pinecone Pig Take & Make Craft, In the Library Scavenger Hunt




Adult Book Club - July 2021

    Book Club meets monthly on various Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are required. Physical copies of the books will be available for check out, please call the library to reserve a copy.    Monday, July 19th - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee




Library News - June 2021

    Masks/Facial Coverings will be optional for anyone who is fully vaccinated while in the library beginning Wednesday, June 16th. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is asked to continue to wear a facial covering: while in the library or while attending outdoor programs at the library. As further guidance from the state is received, updates will be shared.



Summer Bike Raffle - June 2021

    For every FIVE books you read, you get ONE chance to enter. Enter as many times as you'd like. Winners will be announced August 13th. You don't need to be present to win. Prizes provided by the Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library.



Circus Arts for All! - June 2021

   Circus Arts for All! with Benjamin Berry - Tuesday, July 6th, 1:00pm Registration is required. Masks required for participants 2 and older. In this program, participants will learn how to use a variety of accessible circus arts including juggling scarves/balls, hula hoops, poi, and spinning plates. We will provide props, but if you have your own props from previous programs, please feel free to bring them!



All Ages Storytime - June 2021

    Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45am. July 7, July 14, July 21. July 28, August 11. *No class August 4.
   Join Miss Carly for stories, songs, crafts, and much more! Ages 5 & under. Registration is required. Participants must sign up for each week of story time separately. Space is limited to 5 registrants; 1 child and 1 caregiver per registration. Masks are required for participants 2 and older.


Read to a Dog - June 2021

   Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45am. July 7, July 14, July 21. July 28, August 11. *No class August 4.
    Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6
   Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's Paws for Love program! Sign up for your personal 20 minute reading session! Registration is required. Masks are required for participants 2 and older.



Summer Art Classes - June 2021

   Tuesdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday, July 13 - Eric Carle Collages: Inspired by the many books of Eric Carle. Tuesday, July 20 - Tapestry Weavings: Inspired by the book "The Goat in the Rug" by Charles L. Blood & Martin Link Tuesday, July 27 - Alpaca vs Llama paintings: Inspired by the book "Macca the Alpaca" by Matt Cosgrove Tuesday, August 3 - Rusted Robots: Inspired by the book "Love, Z" by Jessie Sima
   The Grand Island Memorial Library and the Orange Poppy Art Studio are teaming up this summer to bring outdoor art classes to the community! Open to children ages 5-12, each class features a unique art project inspired by a fun children's book! Registration is required, space is limited. Participants must register for each class separately. Stop in or call (716) 773-7124 to register! Mask use is required for everyone ages 2 and up.



Family Yoga - June 2021

    Thursdays at 6:30pm. July 22, July 29, August 5, August 12
    This summer, join Donna Baia from Kidding Around Yoga for some fun-filled, socially distanced outdoor family yoga classes for you & your children ages 4-11. There will be music, games on your mats, storytelling with yoga poses, partner poses, and lots of joy and laughter as we practice yoga together! No prior yoga experience is needed. All are welcome! Participants must sign up for each week of yoga. Adult participation is required. Space is limited to 1 child and 1 caregiver. Please bring a mat or towel for both of you. Masks are required for all participants.




Spring Children's Programs - June 2021

    Rainbow Take & Make Craft, Outdoor Adventure Scavenger Hunt, Read Around the World Book Display. Stop in and ask a staff member to grab your craft kit during normal business hours. While supplies last.
COMING SOON!! Summer Reading Program! Story Times, Crafts, Performers and More!!




Library Open - June 2021

   The Grand Island Memorial Library is now open to the public and the hours are as follows:
    Monday 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Tuesdays 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Wednesdays 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursdays 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
    Fridays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday CLOSED
    Proper mask wearing and social distancing will still be required while in the building until further guidance is received. Curbside service is still available. Please call 773-7124 during open hours for more information or use our online form at https://forms.gle/d9iKVKkdD1uciZge9 The book drop is open. Effective Monday, May 17, 2021, the system-wide quarantine of library materials will end. Materials will once again be discharged from your Library account upon return or after drop boxes are emptied. Thank you for returning materials on time. Questions about renewing? Call 716-858-8900 or contact your library. Please visit www.buffalolib.org for continued library system updates.




Adult Book Club - June 2021

    Beginning in April, Adult Book Club will be offered in a hybrid format. The meeting room will be in use for those who choose to attend in-person and a Zoom option will be run simultaneously. Book Club meets monthly on various Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are required. Call the library at 773-7124 if you would like to join the meeting and let us know which option you would prefer. Those who choose to attend via Zoom will receive invites the day of the meeting. Physical copies of the books will be available for check out, please call the library to reserve a copy.    Monday, June 21st - The Last Flight - by Julie Clark




Spring Children's Programs - May 2021

    MAY is STAR WARS MONTH! TStar Wars Take & Make Craft, Book Display, Scavenger Hunt, and Activity Pages. Stop in and ask a staff member to grab your craft kit during normal business hours. While supplies last.




Library Open - April 2021

   The Grand Island Memorial Library is now open to the public and the hours are as follows:
    Mondays 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Tuesdays 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Wednesdays 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursdays 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
    Fridays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturdays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Proper mask wearing and social distancing are required at all times while in building. Curbside service is still available. Please call 773-7124 during open hours for more information. The book drop is open. Beginning April 5th all returned materials will be backdated accordingly once they are taken off mandatory 48 hour (or 2 day) quarantine.




Adult Book Club - April 2021

    Beginning in April, Adult Book Club will be offered in a hybrid format. The meeting room will be in use for those who choose to attend in-person and a Zoom option will be run simultaneously. Book Club meets monthly on various Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are required. Call the library at 773-7124 if you would like to join the meeting and let us know which option you would prefer. Those who choose to attend via Zoom will receive invites the day of the meeting. Physical copies of the books will be available for check out, please call the library to reserve a copy.    Monday, May 17th – Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano.




Take and Make Craft - April 2021

    This month we will have Earth Day Take & Make Craft; Earth Day Scavenger Hunt; National Poet-Tree Month Book Display. Stop in and ask a staff member to grab your craft kit during normal business hours. While supplies last.




Adult Book Club - April 2021

    Adult Book Club will be held via Zoom until further notice. As in person meeting restrictions are lessened, the website will be updated with new information. Book Club meets monthly on various Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome, please email the library director at heintzb@buffalolib.org if you would like to join the meeting. Zoom invites will be emailed out the day of each meeting to those who register. Physical copies of the books will be available for check out, please call the library to reserve a copy. 2021
   Monday, April 19th - Lovely War by Julie Berry




Take and Make Craft - March 2021

    This month we will have a grab bag of Spring-themed crafts! Stop in and ask a staff member to grab your craft kit during normal business hours. While supplies last.




Adult Book Club - February 2021

    Adult Book Club will be held via Zoom until further notice. As in person meeting restrictions are lessened, the website will be updated with new information. Book Club meets monthly on various Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All are welcome, please email the library director at heintzb@buffalolib.org if you would like to join the meeting. Zoom invites will be emailed out the day of each meeting to those who register. Physical copies of the books will be available for check out, please call the library to reserve a copy. 2021
   February 22nd - Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
   March 15th - The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes




Take and Make Craft - February 2021

    This month we will be making a Hot Cocoa Mug craft! Stop in and ask a staff member to grab your craft kit during normal business hours. While supplies last.




Library Open - February 2021

   The Grand Island Memorial Library is now open to the public and the hours are as follows:
    Mondays 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Tuesdays 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Wednesdays 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursdays 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
    Fridays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturdays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Proper mask wearing and social distancing are required at all times while in building. Curbside service is still available. Please call 773-7124 during open hours for more information. The book drop is open. All returned materials will be backdated accordingly once they are taken off mandatory 96 hour (or 4 day) quarantine. For library system updates, please visit the library website at http://www.buffalolib.org or the Grand Island Memorial Library Facebook page.




New Hours at Library - January 2021

   New hours will begin Tuesday, January 19. Library closed Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
    Mondays 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Tuesdays 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Wednesdays 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursdays 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
    Fridays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturdays 9:30 am – 5:00 pm




Library Operation Information - January 2021

   The Grand Island Memorial Library will be offering curbside service only the week of 1/4/21 to 1/8/21.
    Whether or not the library is open is dependent on the Erie County Dept. of Health's weekly report of new positive COVID cases in the 14072 zip code per 100,000 people in a 7-day period. If the number is over 70, then we can only offer curbside service. This week's report was 72.2 cases in 14072. Today's report can be found here.
    For your information, our Micro-Cluster reopening plan is here and outlines how the Grand Island Memorial Library will operate in Red, Orange, and Yellow Zone status.




Library Curbside Pick-Up - January 2021

    Due to the NYS Micro Cluster Orange Zone status for this area, the Grand Island Memorial Library will be open for curbside pick-up. Curbside pick-up hours will be: Monday 12-8, Tuesday 12-8, Wednesday 9-, Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-5.
    To place orders, call the library at 773-7124 or visit the library’s online order form here: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSeHNXZb3NU3Nj.../viewform
    The hold system is still active and any available holds can be picked up using curbside service. Before placing a hold, it is recommended for patrons to check the online catalog for available items at www.buffalolib.org.
    While under Orange Zone status, the drop box will remain open. All returned materials are subject to a 96 hour (or 4 day) quarantine. Items will be back dated to their date of return once they come off quarantine. For questions, please call 773-7124 during curbside pick-up hours. Please visit www.buffalolib.org for continued library system updates and to see which libraries are open for regular service.