City of Tonawanda Public Library

City of Tonawanda Public Library One of 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries, the City of Tonawanda Public Library is proud to serve the residents of the City of Tonawanda and all of Erie County.

Operating as usual

The Library will be closed on Friday and Saturday, December 24th and 25, in celebration of Christmas. We are open today ...
12/23/2021

The Library will be closed on Friday and Saturday, December 24th and 25, in celebration of Christmas. We are open today until 8:00 PM! We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

The Library will be closed on Friday and Saturday, December 24th and 25, in celebration of Christmas. We are open today until 8:00 PM! We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!

We have 3 Take Home Graham Cracker House kits that need a home! Call 693-5043 or stop in to claim any or all of them. Al...
12/20/2021

We have 3 Take Home Graham Cracker House kits that need a home! Call 693-5043 or stop in to claim any or all of them. All materials and instructions are included for easy holiday fun!

We have 3 Take Home Graham Cracker House kits that need a home! Call 693-5043 or stop in to claim any or all of them. All materials and instructions are included for easy holiday fun!

Take a chance on some beautiful items made and donated by our knitting group. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Thank you...
12/14/2021

Take a chance on some beautiful items made and donated by our knitting group. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Thank you Knitters!

Take a chance on some beautiful items made and donated by our knitting group. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Thank you Knitters!

2022 Erie Canalway calendars are now available. Stop by and pick one up while supplies last!
12/03/2021

2022 Erie Canalway calendars are now available. Stop by and pick one up while supplies last!

2022 Erie Canalway calendars are now available. Stop by and pick one up while supplies last!

11/23/2021
11/23/2021

On Thursday, November 25, all Buffalo & Erie County Public Library locations will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. Please be advised that Library materials may be returned in either of the dropboxes when the Library is closed.

We were honored to have Pete Niland speak at the library as part of Erie County's University Express!
11/19/2021

We were honored to have Pete Niland speak at the library as part of Erie County's University Express!

This afternoon we heard Pete Niland talk about his family's contribution to WWII and their connection to the movie Saving Private Ryan. It was wonderful! A big thank you to the City of Tonawanda Public Library for being a fantastic host!

Check out this charming holiday baking cookbook brimming with delicious, indulgent recipes and cozy winter photography f...
11/18/2021

Check out this charming holiday baking cookbook brimming with delicious, indulgent recipes and cozy winter photography from Sarah Kieffer. Click on our catalog link for more info: https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2139077/one?qu=Baking+for+the+holidays+treats+festive

Check out this charming holiday baking cookbook brimming with delicious, indulgent recipes and cozy winter photography from Sarah Kieffer. Click on our catalog link for more info: https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2139077/one?qu=Baking+for+the+holidays+treats+festive

11/11/2021

The Library is closed today in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to all for your service!

A holiday favorite is back in updated form! Kits will be assembled for pick up in 3 different groups in December. You mu...
11/09/2021

A holiday favorite is back in updated form! Kits will be assembled for pick up in 3 different groups in December. You must register your children ahead of time, and can pick up kits anytime during open hours on your assigned dates. Kits are limited, so call 716-693-5043 or stop in to sign up today!

A holiday favorite is back in updated form! Kits will be assembled for pick up in 3 different groups in December. You must register your children ahead of time, and can pick up kits anytime during open hours on your assigned dates. Kits are limited, so call 716-693-5043 or stop in to sign up today!

November Book Sale! During the month of November, all media is buy one get one free. You can also fill a bag with print ...
11/02/2021

November Book Sale!

During the month of November, all media is buy one get one free. You can also fill a bag with print materials for just $3.00. Bring your own bag, or we'll provide on for you!

November Book Sale!

During the month of November, all media is buy one get one free. You can also fill a bag with print materials for just $3.00. Bring your own bag, or we'll provide on for you!

Sign an online letter encouraging your Erie County legislator to vote in favor of the Erie County Executive’s 2022 propo...
10/29/2021

Sign an online letter encouraging your Erie County legislator to vote in favor of the Erie County Executive’s 2022 proposed $26,435,688 budget allocation for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries. Printed letters are also available in libraries! Thank you in advance for your support. https://tinyurl.com/2021LibrarySupport

Sign an online letter encouraging your Erie County legislator to vote in favor of the Erie County Executive’s 2022 proposed $26,435,688 budget allocation for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries. Printed letters are also available in libraries! Thank you in advance for your support. https://tinyurl.com/2021LibrarySupport

Are you an author, or do you want to become one? Join us for Indie Author Day at Central Library on Saturday, November 1...
10/22/2021

Are you an author, or do you want to become one? Join us for Indie Author Day at Central Library on Saturday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Hear from local experts about the ins and outs of writing & publishing your work. Register here: https://buffalolib.libcal.com/event/8374046

Are you an author, or do you want to become one? Join us for Indie Author Day at Central Library on Saturday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FREE. Hear from local experts about the ins and outs of writing & publishing your work. Register here: https://buffalolib.libcal.com/event/8374046

Stop by today between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to speak to staff representing NYS Assemblyman William Conrad!
10/04/2021

Stop by today between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to speak to staff representing NYS Assemblyman William Conrad!

Help a child in need succeed! Your gift of a new children’s book for the 2021 Books for Kids local donation drive will g...
09/27/2021

Help a child in need succeed! Your gift of a new children’s book for the 2021 Books for Kids local donation drive will go directly to a child and help them build a pathway to a better future. Books can be donated Sept. 27 through Oct. 15 at all 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries, Wegmans locations in Erie and Niagara counties, and The Buffalo News at Washington and Scott Streets in Buffalo.

Help a child in need succeed! Your gift of a new children’s book for the 2021 Books for Kids local donation drive will go directly to a child and help them build a pathway to a better future. Books can be donated Sept. 27 through Oct. 15 at all 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries, Wegmans locations in Erie and Niagara counties, and The Buffalo News at Washington and Scott Streets in Buffalo.

Starting today and every Friday, the Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library will be holding a special sale! During our...
09/24/2021

Starting today and every Friday, the Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library will be holding a special sale! During our open hours you can fill up a bag with print items for $5.00 and all media is buy one get one free.

Starting today and every Friday, the Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library will be holding a special sale! During our open hours you can fill up a bag with print items for $5.00 and all media is buy one get one free.

09/23/2021

University Express course booklets are now available at the library!

09/21/2021

We are currently accepting applications for a part-time Page position! To learn more, check out the Library's website: https://www.buffalolib.org/employment/job-postings Applications are available online, or you can stop by and pick one up! The position remains open until filled.

Time to cast your ballot!What environmental improvements do you want for the Tonawanda Community? Residents ages 16 and ...
09/20/2021

Time to cast your ballot!

What environmental improvements do you want for the Tonawanda Community? Residents ages 16 and up living in the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Village of Kenmore, Grand Island and Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood are eligible to cast a ballot now through September 26 online or in-person. Read about the projects and get all the details on the ballot process at TonawandaFund.org.

Time to cast your ballot!

What environmental improvements do you want for the Tonawanda Community? Residents ages 16 and up living in the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Village of Kenmore, Grand Island and Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood are eligible to cast a ballot now through September 26 online or in-person. Read about the projects and get all the details on the ballot process at TonawandaFund.org.

Create your own paper flower bouquet! Over the course of four weeks, from October 5th thru October 26th, learn to make a...
09/17/2021

Create your own paper flower bouquet! Over the course of four weeks, from October 5th thru October 26th, learn to make a variety of paper flowers and then arrange them into a container of your choosing. Attend one or all four sessions! From 1:00-3:00 PM. Registration is required and space is limited. Give us a call at 693-5043 or stop by to register.

There is still space in our Family Story Time and Book Babies programs for September! Join us on Mondays at either 9:30 ...
09/17/2021

There is still space in our Family Story Time and Book Babies programs for September! Join us on Mondays at either 9:30 or 10:30 for Family Story Time, or on Thursdays at 9:30 for Book Babies. Stop by, or give us a call at 693-5043 to register!

Projects Announced! What environmental improvements do you want for the Tonawanda Community? Residents ages 16 and up li...
09/16/2021

Projects Announced!

What environmental improvements do you want for the Tonawanda Community? Residents ages 16 and up living in the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Village of Kenmore, Grand Island and Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood are eligible to cast a ballot starting September 20. Read about the projects and learn more at TonawandaFund.org.

Projects Announced!

What environmental improvements do you want for the Tonawanda Community? Residents ages 16 and up living in the Town of Tonawanda, City of Tonawanda, North Tonawanda, Village of Kenmore, Grand Island and Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood are eligible to cast a ballot starting September 20. Read about the projects and learn more at TonawandaFund.org.

University Express is back! This fall we welcome you to attend in-person sessions here at the City of Tonawanda Public L...
09/16/2021

University Express is back! This fall we welcome you to attend in-person sessions here at the City of Tonawanda Public Library and other locations throughout Erie County! Adults 55 and over are sure find something of interest to learn about.

Space is limited, so give us a call at 693-5043, or stop by to register!

Our fall semester will begin on October 1st! Head over to our website to see what we are offering: https://www4.erie.gov/universityexpress/classes

A big thank you to our sponsors, Erie County Senior Services , Excelsior Orthopaedics, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, and Wegmans for the support!

The Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 for Labor Day. Visit us online 24/7 at www.BuffaloLib.org.
09/06/2021

The Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 for Labor Day. Visit us online 24/7 at www.BuffaloLib.org.

The Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 for Labor Day. Visit us online 24/7 at www.BuffaloLib.org.

Have you been watching the new Fear Street movies on Netflix? Want to read about where it all started? Check out these b...
08/20/2021

Have you been watching the new Fear Street movies on Netflix? Want to read about where it all started? Check out these books at the library! https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2137132/ada?qu=the+betrayal&d=ent%3A%2F%2FSD_ILS%2F0%2FSD_ILS%3A2137132%7EILS%7E6&ic=true&h=8

Have you been watching the new Fear Street movies on Netflix? Want to read about where it all started? Check out these books at the library! https://bepl.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:2137132/ada?qu=the+betrayal&d=ent%3A%2F%2FSD_ILS%2F0%2FSD_ILS%3A2137132%7EILS%7E6&ic=true&h=8

08/09/2021

Due to extreme heat, today's Beach Party Bash is postponed until next Monday, August 16th at 1:00 PM. We hope to see you there!

Per Erie County Executive Mandate, beginning today, August 2nd, everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination st...
08/02/2021

Per Erie County Executive Mandate, beginning today, August 2nd, everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask when in the Library. We will provide an update when circumstances change.

Per Erie County Executive Mandate, beginning today, August 2nd, everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask when in the Library. We will provide an update when circumstances change.

07/29/2021

City of Tonawanda Garden Walk map booklets are now available at the Library!

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Check out the upcoming free, virtual Maker Camp powered by Na...
07/20/2021

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Check out the 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

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Check out the 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

Support the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library on Give 716 Day! Your tax-deductible donation today helps us continue t...
07/16/2021

Support the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library on Give 716 Day! Your tax-deductible donation today helps us continue to provide vital, free resources & services to many across Erie County. https://give716.org/GIVE716/2021/giving-day/charities/buffalo-and-erie-county-public-library-co

Support the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library on Give 716 Day! Your tax-deductible donation today helps us continue to provide vital, free resources & services to many across Erie County. https://give716.org/GIVE716/2021/giving-day/charities/buffalo-and-erie-county-public-library-co

We’re gearing up for Give 716 Day! Make a tax-deductible donation to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library on Thursda...
07/14/2021

We’re gearing up for Give 716 Day! Make a tax-deductible donation to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library on Thursday, July 16 to support our mission of connecting our diverse community with library resources that enrich, enlighten & entertain. https://give716.org/GIVE716/2021/giving-day/charities/buffalo-and-erie-county-public-library-co

We’re gearing up for Give 716 Day! Make a tax-deductible donation to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library on Thursday, July 16 to support our mission of connecting our diverse community with library resources that enrich, enlighten & entertain. https://give716.org/GIVE716/2021/giving-day/charities/buffalo-and-erie-county-public-library-co

Explore interesting topics all summer long with the library’s Tails and Tales 2021 Summer Reading activities, contests a...
07/13/2021

Explore interesting topics all summer long with the library’s Tails and Tales 2021 Summer Reading activities, contests and more! Click here for details: https://tinyurl.com/hb973nc5

Explore interesting topics all summer long with the library’s Tails and Tales 2021 Summer Reading activities, contests and more! Click here for details: https://tinyurl.com/hb973nc5

The library will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
07/03/2021

The library will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

The library will be closed on Monday, July 5th, in observance of Independence Day. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Address

333 Main St
Tonawanda, NY
14150

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

Telephone

(716) 693-5043

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Thank you New York State Senate Sean M. Ryan, NY Assemblymembers Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre and Assemblyman Josh Jensen for visiting the library this morning and hearing about our progress, plans and challenges. Thank you for helping us to better serve our great community! Samantha Purpora Town of Tonawanda Public Library - Kenilworth Branch Town of Tonawanda Public Library - Kenmore Branch, Grand Island Memorial Library, Angola Public Library, Hamburg Public Library; City of Tonawanda Public Library; Brian Hoth, Jennie Doyle, Crane Branch Library, Dorinda Darden Joy Testa -Cinquino
Thank you NYS Assemblyman William Conrad for supporting libraries in his district. Earlier today, he announced $65,000 in special state aid for the Elaine M. Panty Branch Library in Buffalo, the City of Tonawanda Public Library, the Town of Tonawanda Public Library - Kenilworth Branch and Town of Tonawanda Public Library - Kenmore Branch!! Read all about it here: https://www.buffalolib.org/sites/default/files/users/dcteam/new-releases/2021/Conrad%20Final%208-5-2021.pdf
Community Coalition Coordinator Kelly Asher will present "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Senior Sexuality But Were Afraid to Ask" as part of the University Express Fall Semester through Erie County Senior Services. Learn about s*xuality in older age, safe dating practices, s*x & your health, safe s*x practices. Registration required. Sessions at: City of Tonawanda Public Library, 10/4 at 1 pm - 716-693-5043. Clarence Senior Center, 10/17 at 6:30 pm - 716-633-5138. Amherst Senior Center, 11/6 at 2 pm - 716-636-3055 ext 3108. Orchard Park Senior Center, 11/22 at 1:30 pm - 716-662-6452. Full schedule athttp://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/sites/www2.erie.gov.seniorservices/files/uploads/University%20Express%20Fall%202019_FINAL.pdf
New novel, "Mollie's Follies," is about a jealous mother, beautiful daughter, and the rippling, negative effects of this degenerate relationship. https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/bookshelf https://www.amazon.com/author/bonnie.mill-lemke
If you are a baseball fan, check out this great event coming to the City of Tonawanda Public Library next Tuesday, July 23 featuring The Buffalo News reporter Mark Sommer! Free & open to the public.
I was interested in registering my son for the LEGO club. Do I just call the library or can I stop in and do it? Also, is there a cost associated with it?
Are you accepting book donations if they are in like new condition?
This is a great opportunity for the women in and around our community The Tonawandas Erie Canal Gateway Lions Club Erie Canal Gateway Harbor Lions Club is teaming up with Windsong Radiology and the Niagara Falls Medical Center to provide our Communities the Mobile Breast Screening Bus. Pre registration is suggested but not needed. You need to bring a prescription from your doctor. It’s cancer we should be afraid of not the mammogram. Bring a buddy or two !! Let’s do this !! Share share share !!
Thank you to the COT Library and COTFD for teaching us about fire safety.
Dear Director, I am an award winning author of many books.”THE AFGHANS and LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS , are in many libraries in USA and UK. I would appreciate if you could buy a few copies of THE AFGHANS for your libraries. This book has good reviews on Foreword Reviews, Kirkuk, and Blue Ink reviews. Title: THE AFGHANS by NADEEM AKBAR. ISBN: 9781434319326, Publisher: Author House, Distributors: Author House, Bertram’s, Gardeners, and Baker&Taylor. https://youtu.be/WzFS05RyiCk My new book “LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS” ISBN: 9789384439736 for print and for e-book ISBN: 9789384439743, was published in 2016. It’s a good read and is available on Amazon, Ingram, and all major distributors. My books will be a great addition to your library collections. These books are on Kindle also, https://kdp.amazon.com/dashboard?language=en_US Nadeem Akbar My website: www.nadeemakbar.com page: https://web.facebook.com/The-Afghans-113362978749993/
Dear Director, I am an award winning author of many books.”THE AFGHANS and LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS , are in many libraries in USA and Uk.. I would appreciate if you could buy a few copies of THE AFGHANS for your libraries. This book has good reviews on Foreword Reviews, Kirkuk, and Blue Ink reviews. Title: THE AFGHANS by NADEEM AKBAR. ISBN: 9781434319326, Publisher: Author House, Distributors: Author House, Bertram’s, Gardeners, and Baker&Taylor. https://youtu.be/WzFS05RyiCk My new book “LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS” ISBN: 9789384439736 for print and for e-book ISBN: 9789384439743, was published in 2016. It’s a good read and is available on Amazon, Ingram, and all major distributors. My books will be a great addition to your library collections. These books are on Kindle also, https://kdp.amazon.com/dashboard?language=en_US Nadeem Akbar My website: www.nadeemakbar.com page: https://web.facebook.com/The-Afghans-113362978749993
What is the status of Family Story Time on Monday evenings? Thank you!