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Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library

Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library The Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library at 1187 East Delavan Avenue in Buffalo, NY is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

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Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein is the speaker at the next free, virtual IMAGINE Buffalo program. S...
02/06/2023

Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein is the speaker at the next free, virtual IMAGINE Buffalo program. See you on Zoom on Tue., Feb. 7 at 12:30 p.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89323706243

The star of ESPN’s flagship morning program, First Take, presents the story of his long struggle to find success in the ...
02/02/2023

The star of ESPN’s flagship morning program, First Take, presents the story of his long struggle to find success in the world of sports journalism and gives fresh takes on the controversies and successes that his provocative style has generated. Click on our catalog link for more info: https://tinyurl.com/3v3u75u4

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrati...
02/01/2023

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their original work. The deadline for submission is March 24, 2023. For more information, visit - https://www.wned.org/writerscontest/

Connie Porter, author of the American Girl Addy books, speaks at the opening presentation of The Black Doll Exhibit on T...
01/31/2023

Connie Porter, author of the American Girl Addy books, speaks at the opening presentation of The Black Doll Exhibit on Thu., Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr., Branch Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. See the exhibit through Sat., April 1.

Stephanie Tisdale, Strategic Initiatives Expert, M&T Bank, will discuss the art of investing at the next free, virtual I...
01/29/2023

Stephanie Tisdale, Strategic Initiatives Expert, M&T Bank, will discuss the art of investing at the next free, virtual IMAGINE Buffalo program. See you on Zoom on Tue., Jan. 31 @ 12:30 pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84931595921

Save the date.  Connie Porter, author of the American Girl “Addy” books will help kickoff the 2023 Black Doll exhibit at...
01/26/2023

Save the date. Connie Porter, author of the American Girl “Addy” books will help kickoff the 2023 Black Doll exhibit at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Branch Library on Thurs., Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. We hope you can join us. Free & open to the public. Children’s doll crafts, prizes and more!

Your tax-deductible donation to the Bucks for Books campaign helps the Library purchase new reading materials for your 3...
01/24/2023

Your tax-deductible donation to the Bucks for Books campaign helps the Library purchase new reading materials for your 37 public libraries & bookmobiles in Erie County! Your support is greatly appreciated. https://ways2give.buffalolib.org/bucks-for-books

Already an international bestseller, Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook offers 120 recipes with minimal prep, 8-ingredients or ...
01/23/2023

Already an international bestseller, Jamie Oliver’s new cookbook offers 120 recipes with minimal prep, 8-ingredients or less, designed for one pan! Check it out at the Library: https://tinyurl.com/3jhnas5a

Kate Pfohl & Diane Picard will speak about the Massachusetts Avenue Farm Project at the next free, virtual IMAGINE Buffa...
01/22/2023

Kate Pfohl & Diane Picard will speak about the Massachusetts Avenue Farm Project at the next free, virtual IMAGINE Buffalo program. See you on Zoom on Tue., Jan. 24 @ 12:30 pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88631767329

In “Aesthetica” by Allie Rowbottom, an aging former Instagram influencer seeks to undo all her plastic surgery through a...
01/19/2023

In “Aesthetica” by Allie Rowbottom, an aging former Instagram influencer seeks to undo all her plastic surgery through an experimental procedure. Named an NPR Best Book of 2022, click this catalog link for details: https://tinyurl.com/52zf8k54

Today is the National Day of Racial Healing. Check out these reads about increasing empathy, advancing racial equity and...
01/17/2023

Today is the National Day of Racial Healing. Check out these reads about increasing empathy, advancing racial equity and building solidarity: https://tinyurl.com/mth5c2fx

All Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries are closed on Monday, January 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day....
01/16/2023

All Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries are closed on Monday, January 16 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Visit us virtually 24/7 at www.BuffaloLib.org.

Angela Keppel discusses “Discovering Buffalo, One Street at a Time” at the next free, virtual IMAGINE Buffalo program. J...
01/15/2023

Angela Keppel discusses “Discovering Buffalo, One Street at a Time” at the next free, virtual IMAGINE Buffalo program. Join us on Zoom on Tuesday, January 17 at 12:30 p.m.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84731068975

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to write an essay describing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 visit to Buffalo as ...
01/14/2023

Students in grades 9-12 are invited to write an essay describing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 visit to Buffalo as part of the “Eye on History Essay Contest.” Entries are due to [email protected] by January 30, 2023. https://tinyurl.com/44a3k8ye

In a sequel to his best-selling instructional guide, author Christopher McDougall expands his focus to provide amateurs ...
01/14/2023

In a sequel to his best-selling instructional guide, author Christopher McDougall expands his focus to provide amateurs and seasoned runners with comprehensive advice on training, form, nutrition, and motivation. Click on our catalog link for more info: https://tinyurl.com/4stczysn

Jonathan Escoffery’s “If I Survive You” follows a Jamaican-American family in Miami through a series of linked short sto...
01/12/2023

Jonathan Escoffery’s “If I Survive You” follows a Jamaican-American family in Miami through a series of linked short stories. This debut by Escoffery is on many “Best of 2022” lists. Click this catalog link to see title info: https://tinyurl.com/36xya636

Join us for the 43rd annual community celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 12 noon at ...
01/10/2023

Join us for the 43rd annual community celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 12 noon at the Merriweather Branch Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. Storytelling, poetry & more.

Join us on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom for the free IMAGINE Buffalo Speaker Series! This week's program features Ann...
01/09/2023

Join us on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom for the free IMAGINE Buffalo Speaker Series! This week's program features Anna Kaplan of Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85387388221

Well wishes to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin in his continued recovery. Go Bills!
01/08/2023

Well wishes to Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin in his continued recovery. Go Bills!

January is National Hobby Month! Indulge an old hobby or find a new one with eBooks through our hoopla app. https://www....
01/06/2023

January is National Hobby Month! Indulge an old hobby or find a new one with eBooks through our hoopla app. https://www.hoopladigital.com/

Save the date! Our annual community celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Thurs., Jan. 12 at ...
01/05/2023

Save the date! Our annual community celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 12 noon at the Merriweather Branch Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. Storytelling, poetry & more.

The Winter Reading Challenge kicks off January 1. All ages & loads of fun! Submit brief book reviews for a chance to win...
01/01/2023

The Winter Reading Challenge kicks off January 1. All ages & loads of fun! Submit brief book reviews for a chance to win great prizes.

https://becplny08.readsquared.com/

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1187 E Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY
14215

General information

* * * Pardon our dust. We’re still open. * * * Located west of Eggert Road on East Delavan Avenue, very close to the intersection of Bailey Avenue. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available. Public Access Computers: 35 public access computers (3 dedicated to OPAC) which includes a computer lab of 12 computers, and we have color printing for 25 cents (10 cents per black & white page). Meeting Room available. Please call to check current availability. Copier- Black and white copies are available at 15 cents each.

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 7pm
Tuesday 11am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(716) 896-4433

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Located west of Eggert Road on East Delavan Avenue, very close to the intersection of Bailey Avenue, adjacent to the Bank of America. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.

Public Access Computers: 35 public access computers (3 dedicated to OPAC) and 6 public access laptops (library card required), which includes a computer lab of 12 computers and an express computer with an attached scanner. We also offer color printing for 25 cents and black & white printing for 10 cents per page. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

The East Delavan Branch Meeting Room is now available. For details on the Coles Branch Meeting Room and other Buffalo Library system meeting spaces, click here.

Looking for computer training? We offer one-on-one sessions: Sign Up Application


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New Library Director John Spears meets the outstanding team at the Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library.
Giving a warm welcome today to our new Library Director John Spears!
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A big shout-out to the Library's AMAZING Building & Operations team for their tireless snow removal efforts at each our Buffalo Branch Libraries.
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THANK YOU...
Tom, Mark L, Randy, Ben, Will, Dave, Nick, Robert, Phil, Mary, Vic, Beaufort, Mike, Matt, Tim, Luis, Mark K. & our caretakers!
Our St. Monica students had a great time making gingerbread houses at Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library with Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum. Thank you for having us!
So excited for our upcoming free, virtual Maker Camp powered by National Grid! Six weeks of fun STEM-related kits available at libraries in the city of Buffalo (while supplies last) and corresponding video programs on Facebook & YouTube, beginning Sat., July 24. Info: https://buffalolib.libcal.com/event/7988704

Kits will be available at:
Central Library
East Clinton Branch Library
Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library
Dudley Branch Library
Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library
Isaias Gonzalez-Soto Branch Library
Elaine M. Panty Branch Library
Crane Branch Library
North Park Branch Library
Check out this fun activity courtesy of our friends at the Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library on East Delavan!
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We will be offering walk-up COVID-19 testing this Thursday, May 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at our location. We are now offering both diagnostic (nasal swab) AND antibody (blood draw) testing. You do not need to be a Jericho Road patient to be tested, nor do you need health insurance or a prescription from a medical provider.

Testing will be conducted in the parking lot and in the community room of our facility. A Jericho Road provider will determine which test to administer based on an evaluation of each patient. Please wear a mask (if you have one) and abide by the spacing markers. Supplies are limited and tests will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions can be directed to 716-529-3020.

For those who need a doctor, health insurance, or other community services, visit the Community Corner tent, which will offer on-the-spot scheduling of new patient appointments and connection with facilitated insurance enrollers.

Please note, you may qualify for testing at other locations. We have compiled a list of East Side locations that are also offering testing.

Urban Family Practice/Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization @ 1315 Jefferson Ave (14208)
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. Call for an evaluation first (716-604-0504).
Testing available for:
- GBUACO/Urban Family Practice patients with symptoms
- Non-GBUACO patients who have a primary care provider that will send a prescription for a test
- Patients without a primary care physician

Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc @ 34 Benwood Ave (14214)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Testing available for Community Health Center of Buffalo patients only. Contact your CHC of Buffalo provider first--716-986-9199.

Kaleida Health @ Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library @ 1187 E. Delavan Ave (14215)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Need a prescription from your provider faxed to 716-859-1800. After script is faxed, go to KaleidaHealth.org >> COVID-19 Testing >> Follow prompts for assessment and scheduling OR call 716-859-3222.
We will be offering walk-up COVID-19 testing this Thursday, April 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at our 1021 Broadway location. (This is diagnostic testing - NOT antibody testing.) Testing will be conducted in the parking lot of our facility. Please wear a mask (if you have one) and abide by the spacing markers in the lot. You do not need to be a Jericho Road patient to be tested, nor do you need a prescription from a medical provider. Supplies are limited and tests will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions can be directed to 716-529-3020.

Please note, you may qualify for testing at other locations. We have compiled a list of East Side locations that are also offering testing.

Urban Family Practice/Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization @ 1315 Jefferson Ave (14208)
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. Call for an evaluation first (716-604-0504).
Testing available for:
- GBUACO/Urban Family Practice patients with symptoms
- Patients within the GBUACO/GBUAHN network
- Patients without a primary care physician

Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc @ 34 Benwood Ave (14214)
April 28-30
Testing available for Community Health Center of Buffalo patients only. Contact your CHC of Buffalo provider first--716-986-9199.

Kaleida Health @ Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library @ 1187 E. Delavan Ave (14215)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Need a prescription from your provider faxed to 716-859-1800. After script is faxed, go to KaleidaHealth.org >> COVID-19 Testing >> Follow prompts for assessment and scheduling OR call 716-859-3222.
Thank you to our dedicated partners who made the new testing site at the Leroy R. Coles, Jr. Branch Library possible. For details & more information about how to make a test appointment, watch this YouTube video: youtube.com/watch?v=0iYFHOVtTZE
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