Elaine M. Panty Branch Library

Elaine M. Panty Branch Library The Elaine M. Panty Branch Library (formerly the Riverside Branch) has been open in its current location since 11/20/1986 and is a branch of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library system.
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Located on Tonawanda Street, the Riverside Library is open five days a week. Wide selection of books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and audio books for any interest Wheelchair accessible Drop box - located at the Prairie St. entrance; accessible 24 hours/day (you can return ANY item from ANY library here) 13 computers - internet, scanner, copier, free wifi, NO PUBLIC FAX!! Printing is available for $.10 per black and white page and $.20 per color page. 2 self checkout units conveniently available Community Room Available to organizations and groups interested in holding activities or meetings Seating capacity is 40 All meetings are open to the public Many Family friendly events offered every month! http://www.buffalolib.org http://web2.buffalolib.org

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library
04/21/2020

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Join Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski and WGRZ - Channel 2, Buffalo's Lauren Hall for a National Library Week interview during Daybreak Tues or Wed (4/21 or 4/22).

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library
04/21/2020

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

It's National Library Week! Read more about how you can celebrate with us!https://www.buffalolib.org/sites/default/files/users/dcteam/new-releases/2020%20Find%20the%20Library%20%40%20Your%20Place%204-2020-B.pdf

04/21/2020
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Join New York State Senator Timothy Kennedy for a special Dr. Seuss storytime! Thank you, Senator Kennedy, for this wonderful program and for your continued support of libraries.

04/16/2020
We miss you! Visit us virtually to learn about all of our online resources: www.BuffaloLib.org
04/15/2020

We miss you! Visit us virtually to learn about all of our online resources: www.BuffaloLib.org

Free time on your hands? Browse our digital collections! From the manuscript of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry F...
04/14/2020

Free time on your hands? Browse our digital collections! From the manuscript of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to historic Western New York videos in the Rich Newberg Reports collection, Civil War diaries & more, we have so much to offer! All free & open to the public: https://www.buffalolib.org/research-resources/digital-collections

Tune in with the kids & watch celebrities like Chris Pine, Betty White and Oprah read children’s books online! It’s all ...
04/08/2020

Tune in with the kids & watch celebrities like Chris Pine, Betty White and Oprah read children’s books online! It’s all free with Storyline Online and includes free, downloadable activity guides aligned with Common Core standards. https://www.storylineonline.net/blog/

April is National Poetry Month.  Here we share one of our favorites.  We'd love to see yours.
04/06/2020

April is National Poetry Month. Here we share one of our favorites. We'd love to see yours.

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04/02/2020

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Un dos Tres
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04/01/2020

#Blessed
is good for the moment
but
#Counted
is good for the next 10 years
My2020census.gov

To reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) the downtown Central Library and eight City of Buffalo Branch Libraries w...
03/30/2020

To reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) the downtown Central Library and eight City of Buffalo Branch Libraries will remain closed until such time as the guidance of the Governor of the State of New York supports reopening.

Please visit our website for more updates at http://www.BuffaloLib.org

Library material due dates beginning February 11th have been extended until April 30th, 2020.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

03/24/2020
Elaine M. Panty Branch Library's cover photo
03/23/2020

Elaine M. Panty Branch Library's cover photo

03/19/2020
To support the overall health and well-being of our community and employees:Elaine M. Panty Branch Library, all City of ...
03/16/2020
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To support the overall health and well-being of our community and employees:

Elaine M. Panty Branch Library, all City of Buffalo Branch Libraries, and the Central Library are closed to the public through March 31, 2020.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

• Watch our website for more info: www.BuffaloLib.org
• Library material due dates have been extended until April 30, 2020.

Please visit these websites for more details about COVID-19:
• Erie County Department of Health: http://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=coronavirus
• New York State Department of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

The mission of the Buffalo and Erie County Library is connecting our diverse community with library resources that enrich, enlighten and entertain.

All public programming at the Elaine M. Panty library is suspended until Sunday, March 28.  We apologize for the inconve...
03/14/2020

All public programming at the Elaine M. Panty library is suspended until Sunday, March 28. We apologize for the inconvenience. The decision to cancel library programs was made in support of the current initiatives suggested by the Erie County Health Department Commissioner and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in an effort to reduce public exposure to the COVID-19 virus. The Library remains open. Check our website for any updates at: www.BuffaloLib.org. Thank you.

Time to vote for your favorite book of 2019. We'll tally the votes and let you know the winning books at the end of Dece...
12/07/2019

Time to vote for your favorite book of 2019. We'll tally the votes and let you know the winning books at the end of December. Vote here: https://surveymonkey.com/r/WLTKTRZ.

The Library’s Online Catalog (My Account, renewals, holds, online payments) and Downloads & Databases will be unavailabl...
12/02/2019

The Library’s Online Catalog (My Account, renewals, holds, online payments) and Downloads & Databases will be unavailable tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 3, beginning at 2:30 a.m., for up to 8 hours for system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It’s time to vote for the new designs for Buffalo & Erie County Public Library cards! Over 170 entries have been narrowe...
11/09/2019

It’s time to vote for the new designs for Buffalo & Erie County Public Library cards! Over 170 entries have been narrowed down to 28 finalists. You can vote for up to one design for the children’s library card, and up to one design for the adult library card. One vote per person. Voting is open until 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 17. Check out the finalists & cast your vote: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TD7B76T

The winning designs will be announced in early December. Good luck to all!

Library Card Design ContestWe want YOU to help design the new Buffalo & Erie County Public Library card! Winning designe...
10/22/2019

Library Card Design Contest
We want YOU to help design the new Buffalo & Erie County Public Library card! Winning designer(s) receive a $50 Amazon gift card, special library card & poster with their design. Open to Erie County residents ages 5+. Application & contest rules: https://tinyurl.com/LibraryCardDesign

The Riverside Branch Library is NOW the Elaine M. Panty Library.  Ms. Panty has been a champion of the library for many ...
10/19/2019

The Riverside Branch Library is NOW the Elaine M. Panty Library. Ms. Panty has been a champion of the library for many years and is president of the Friends of the Riverside Library group.

The #LibrariesTransform Book Pick is offering readers nationwide access to the same eBook at the same time through publi...
10/14/2019

The #LibrariesTransform Book Pick is offering readers nationwide access to the same eBook at the same time through public libraries. Download your copy of After the Flood until Oct. 21. No wait list - all you need is a library card and the Libby app! https://buffalo.overdrive.com/media/4471533

Beginning November 1, Macmillan Publishers will limit libraries to purchasing only one copy of each new eBook title for ...
10/10/2019

Beginning November 1, Macmillan Publishers will limit libraries to purchasing only one copy of each new eBook title for the first eight weeks after a book’s release. Limiting access to new titles for libraries means limiting access to our readers. Macmillan is the only major publisher to propose such an embargo and readers cannot stay silent! Please follow this link and let them know this is unacceptable. https://ebooksforall.org/. Thank you.

Teen Read Week Special (10/7-10/12) @ the Riverside LibraryBOOK SPINE POETRYCompose a poem with our books and get a COOK...
10/07/2019

Teen Read Week Special (10/7-10/12) @ the Riverside Library
BOOK SPINE POETRY
Compose a poem with our books and get a COOKIE!

Don’t have a library card? September is Library Card Signup Month! Stop by today and sign up – it only takes a few minut...
09/16/2019

Don’t have a library card? September is Library Card Signup Month! Stop by today and sign up – it only takes a few minutes & is free for Erie County residents and those who go to school and/or work in Erie County.

Take note - on Thursday, September 12, the Library's Online Catalog (the source for renewals,holds, and your "My Account...
09/09/2019

Take note - on Thursday, September 12, the Library's Online Catalog (the source for renewals,
holds, and your "My Account" services) will be unavailable at 3 a.m. for up to 8 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are making upgrades.

Reada came to the Riverside Branch Library today with her Passport to Reading.  She loved the Lighthouse, and even took ...
08/26/2019

Reada came to the Riverside Branch Library today with her Passport to Reading. She loved the Lighthouse, and even took a few moments to stop and smell the flowers. She is off to the Central Library now to complete her tour of the Buffalo City Branches. Thanks for stopping by Reada!!

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library
08/06/2019

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

The Nobel Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison has died today at age 88. Morrison created a remarkable collection of work, including many novels about black America — “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” “Song of Solomon” and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Beloved,” among others. She was born Chloe Wofford (Toni came from her baptismal name, Anthony; Morrison from a brief early marriage) in 1931, in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, and worked as a teenager in the local library. (Morrison admitted that she wasn’t a very good library worker — she preferred reading books over shelving them (Seattle Times interview)).

A graduate of Howard University and Cornell University, she had a distinguished career as an editor for Random House — while raising two sons as a single mother, getting up early to write before they woke up — before leaving publishing to devote herself full-time to writing and teaching. A true literary talent, she will be deeply missed. Check out some of her work at your local library today.

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Checkers & Snoozer will be at the Riverside Library this  Saturday, August 3rd at 12 noon to educate and entertain.  Fun...
08/01/2019

Checkers & Snoozer will be at the Riverside Library this Saturday, August 3rd at 12 noon to educate and entertain. Fun for the whole family. No registration necessary.

Don't miss our Friends of the Riverside Library Donated Book Sale: Wednesday, August 7th (10am-5pm), Thursday, August 8t...
07/31/2019

Don't miss our Friends of the Riverside Library Donated Book Sale: Wednesday, August 7th (10am-5pm), Thursday, August 8th(12pm-7pm) & Saturday, August 10th (10am-5pm).
Books, media,magazines and puzzles at great prices!

Our Paint a Birdhouse Program at the Riverside Library
07/23/2019

Our Paint a Birdhouse Program at the Riverside Library

Our Paint a Birdhouse Program at the Riverside Library

We still have space available for this Saturday's event - Paint a Birdhouse.  Give us a call at 875-0562 to register.
07/16/2019

We still have space available for this Saturday's event - Paint a Birdhouse. Give us a call at 875-0562 to register.

The Zoomobile visits the Riverside Branch Library this Saturday, July 13th at 12 noon.  Fun and educational for the whol...
07/11/2019

The Zoomobile visits the Riverside Branch Library this Saturday, July 13th at 12 noon. Fun and educational for the whole family!! No registration necessary.

We know you love your neighborhood library, but summer is the time to shake up your routine! Pick up a Passport to Readi...
07/02/2019

We know you love your neighborhood library, but summer is the time to shake up your routine! Pick up a Passport to Reading at any of the 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library branches, check out some libraries off your beaten path, and get your Passport stamped at each one for a chance to win fun prizes. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2XaWUzE

Story Time at the Riverside Library returns tomorrow, June 19th at 10:30 am.
06/18/2019

Story Time at the Riverside Library returns tomorrow, June 19th at 10:30 am.

Welcome to Hogwarts!  Join us for a magical afternoon.  Get Sorted!  Make a Wand! Decorate a Dragon's Egg! Pose for an o...
06/06/2019

Welcome to Hogwarts! Join us for a magical afternoon. Get Sorted! Make a Wand! Decorate a Dragon's Egg! Pose for an official Hogwarts Student ID!
This Saturday, June 8th at 12 noon.

Don't miss next Saturday's special Easter event at the Riverside Branch Library.  Easter WOW!!! - Saturday, April 27th a...
04/20/2019

Don't miss next Saturday's special Easter event at the Riverside Branch Library.
Easter WOW!!! - Saturday, April 27th at 11 am. Easter Egg Hunt! Easter Basket Craft! Magic Show! Live Chicks & Ducklings! Loads of fun for children ages 3 thru 12. Stop by the Riverside Library or call 875-0562 to register.

THE Riverside Branch Library will be collecting small electronic devices from the public on Saturday, April 13th.  In pa...
04/09/2019

THE Riverside Branch Library will be collecting small electronic devices from the public on Saturday, April 13th. In partnership with the Buffalo Zoo this initiative, called Gorillas on the Line, will benefit gorilla conservation. Old smart phones, other cell phones, iPods, mp3 players, iPads and other tablets along with related chargers and accessories will be accepted.

BE ADVISED ...The Riverside Branch Library will be closed onThursday, April 4th for installation of a new front desk.Pre...
04/01/2019

BE ADVISED ...

The Riverside Branch Library will be closed on

Thursday, April 4th for installation of a new front desk.

Previously scheduled Income Tax Appointments will be held.

We apologize for any inconvenience!

Address

820 Tonawanda St
Buffalo, NY
14207

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 20:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(716) 875-0562

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