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.
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01/30/2020

Federal Tax Forms and Instructions are now available at our library!

Did you know that there is a Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library? The Friends are a separate, non-profit organizati...
01/13/2020

Did you know that there is a Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library? The Friends are a separate, non-profit organization whose goal is to raise funds for out library! Each year, the Friends provide financial support for many of our favorite programs, and so much more.

Want to learn more about the Friends? Interested in becoming a member? Attend one of their upcoming Open House sessions on Saturday, January 18th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or Thursday, January 23rd from 6:30 to 7:30 PM.

12/23/2019

Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for the Friends of the Library's Lottery Tree! The winner has been notified.

12/03/2019

Space is still available for Thursday's Smartphone 101 program at 11:00 AM and December 9th's Green Cleaning program at 1:00 PM!

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, December 3rd, beginning at 2:30AM, for up to 8 hours for system maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

12/02/2019

2020 Erie Canalway calendars are now available at the library! Pick one up today.

The City of Tonawanda Library wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving! The library is closed today, but will re-open on Fri...
11/28/2019

The City of Tonawanda Library wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving! The library is closed today, but will re-open on Friday, November 29th at 9:30 AM.

On Thursday, December 5th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, the library will be hosting a Smartphone 101 class with Beth the Te...
11/22/2019

On Thursday, December 5th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, the library will be hosting a Smartphone 101 class with Beth the Tech Tutor!

This class will introduce you to the basic elements of a smartphone and what everyone should know in order to make the smartphone useful and worth having. The class will focus on Android devices, but Apple devices will be touched on as well. Bring your device with you!

Registration is required, so give us a call at 693-5043 or stop by to register.

Recently, the library concluded a survey regarding our hours of operation. Based on the results of that survey, the libr...
11/19/2019

Recently, the library concluded a survey regarding our hours of operation. Based on the results of that survey, the library will be changing its open hours! Beginning in January, we will be open year-round on Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM and closed on Sundays.

On Monday, December 9th, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, the library will be hosting a Green Cleaning Workshop. Cleaning for the h...
11/18/2019

On Monday, December 9th, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM, the library will be hosting a Green Cleaning Workshop.

Cleaning for the holidays? Attend this informative and interactive workshop! You will learn the impact of cleaners on health, how to select safer cleaning products, and how to make them. Participants will receive cleaning supplies and a recipe booklet.

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

11/14/2019

Coloring for Relaxation is tonight at 6:00 PM! Stop by for music, coffee, tea, and, of course, coloring.

11/12/2019

On Tuesday, November 19th the library is hosting Caring Crafters of WNY for Crafting for a Cause! Join them in making cards for Hospice Buffalo and pass along some peace and comfort to families facing difficult times. Interested? RSVP using the event link below!

Get wild with Hawk Creek Wildlife Center Inc on Saturday, November 23rd at 11:00 AM! Learn about and meet mammals, repti...
11/12/2019

Get wild with Hawk Creek Wildlife Center Inc on Saturday, November 23rd at 11:00 AM! Learn about and meet mammals, reptiles, and birds in this up-close program. Registration is required and space is limited, so give us a call at 693-5043 or stop by today. All ages are welcome to attend.

It’s time to vote for the new designs for Buffalo & Erie County Public Library cards! Over 170 entries have been narrowe...
11/08/2019

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!

11/07/2019

A representative from the 2020 Census will be at the library tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:45 PM to discuss available Census jobs in the area! Learn about the available jobs and how you can apply.

One of our most popular programs is back! Build your own festive graham cracker house just the way you want it. We have ...
11/05/2019

One of our most popular programs is back! Build your own festive graham cracker house just the way you want it. We have four sessions in December. Choose from December 7th at 10:00 or 11:00 AM, or December 12th at 5:30 or 6:30 PM. Be sure to register early; these sessions will fill up!

We still have space open for tonight's session of Art in the Evening. Tonight's project is a name sculpture. Build a scu...
11/04/2019

We still have space open for tonight's session of Art in the Evening. Tonight's project is a name sculpture. Build a sculpture that is uniquely you! Interested? Give us a call at 693-5043 to register! Art in the Evening begins at 6:00 PM and is for ages 12 and up.

Join us tonight for our first Art in the Evening! With fall in full swing, we will be using leaves as natural stamps to ...
10/21/2019

Join us tonight for our first Art in the Evening! With fall in full swing, we will be using leaves as natural stamps to create beautiful and unique greeting cards.

All materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own leaves if you find some with interesting shapes or textures. Art in the Evening is for ages 12 and up, and registration is required. Give us a call at 693-5043, or stop by to register!

10/14/2019

Today may be a holiday, but we are open! Come on in!

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.

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5th at 12:00 PM, the library is welcoming local author Carlo Cavazutti for a discussion and ...
10/04/2019

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 5th at 12:00 PM, the library is welcoming local author Carlo Cavazutti for a discussion and signing of his newest book, "Showdown in Beantown."

Cavazutti is a retired law enforcement officer, whose career saw undercover operations, private investigations, and presidential protection details.

This coming Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00 PM, the library is having Checkers the Inventor's Spooky Island Safety Show! Ch...
10/04/2019

This coming Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00 PM, the library is having Checkers the Inventor's Spooky Island Safety Show! Checkers brings in characters from the mysterious spooky island! The kids will be enthralled with the custom painted props, engaging storyline, hilarious characters, and many twists and turns!

This event is for ages 3 - 10 and their families. Kids are encouraged to wear a costume. Registration is required, so give us a call at 693-5043 or stop by!

10/03/2019
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

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 sexuality in older age, safe dating practices, sex & your health, safe sex 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

Love to read? Want to participate in a community reading next spring?  Please help us to select the May 2020 “One Commun...
10/03/2019

Love to read? Want to participate in a community reading next spring? Please help us to select the May 2020 “One Community One Book” selection by responding to this quick survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M2GYQLZ . Thank you!

09/26/2019

The print edition of the University Express Fall 2019 course schedule is now available at the library!

09/24/2019

Flash sale! All paperback books in our book sale are currently 5 for $1.00. Stop by and see what we have!

To better serve the community, we are reviewing the hours that the library is open! To access the survey you may use the...
09/23/2019
City of Tonawanda Public Library Open Hours Survey

To better serve the community, we are reviewing the hours that the library is open! To access the survey you may use the link below, or stop by the library to fill out a paper copy. This survey will run from Monday, September 23rd thru Sunday, October 6th. Of the four options, Options One thru Three would result in a change to the library's open hours, while Option Four would keep everything the same.

To better serve the community, we are reviewing the hours that the library is open. This survey will run from Monday, September 23rd thru Sunday, October 6th. Below there are four options for the City of Tonawanda Public Library's open hours. Please select your preferred schedule. Schedules are year...

The full Fall 2019 University Express catalog is now available electronically! The full print version should arrive soon...
09/16/2019

The full Fall 2019 University Express catalog is now available electronically! The full print version should arrive soon. Give us a call at 693-5043 to register for any classes we are hosting!

It's here! The Fall University Express Catalog is online! Click the link to see what sorts of things you might be learning this semester!
Be on the lookout for the print copies in the coming weeks.
http://ow.ly/bAln50w8QKm

On Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM we're having a special story time featuring fan favorite Pigeon! Pigeon is back in ...
09/13/2019

On Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM we're having a special story time featuring fan favorite Pigeon! Pigeon is back in a brand new book and this time Pigeon HAS to go to school. Join us for stories, crafts, and games!

This program is for ages 3 - 6 and registration is required. Give us a call at 693-5043, or stop by to sign up!

City of Tonawanda Public Library's cover photo
09/09/2019

City of Tonawanda Public Library's cover photo

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.

09/08/2019

We're open today from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Stop by and see us!

Erie County Senior Services' University Express is back!  Those 55 and older can enjoy free classes on a wide variety of...
09/05/2019

Erie County Senior Services' University Express is back! Those 55 and older can enjoy free classes on a wide variety of topics taught by knowledgeable instructors. Classes in the fall run from October thru mid-December.

Looking for the schedule? Check the library's website and scroll down a bit: https://www.buffalolib.org/content/library-locations/tonawanda

Or you can find them all on our online calendar: https://buffalolib.libcal.com/calendar/events/?cid=8851&t=m&d=2019-10&cal=8851&cm=5221

We also have paper copies available at the library. Registration is required, so stop by or give us a call at 716-693-5043.

The library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, for Labor Day! We reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 9:30 AM.
08/31/2019

The library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd, for Labor Day! We reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd, at 9:30 AM.

08/19/2019

Tomorrow at 10:00 AM, the library will be hosting a focus group for the Mobile Safety-Net Team, which will explore topics such as affordable housing, access to good-paying jobs, youth programs, and senior services in the City of Tonawanda.

We are looking for City of Tonawanda residents to participate in this one-hour focus group. All participants will receive a $10 TOPS gift card. Interested? Stop by the library just before 10:00 AM tomorrow!

08/16/2019

Today at 1:00 PM, Niagara University's Repertory Theatre will be performing at the library! Watch trained actors bring funny children's tales to life. We still have a few open spots, so give us a call at 693-5043 to register!

08/12/2019

Rain or shine, tomorrow is our end-of-summer picnic! Join in on the fun from 11 AM to 1 PM.

Crafts and activities from the summer of 2019!
07/29/2019

Crafts and activities from the summer of 2019!

Crafts and activities from the summer of 2019!

Did you know the library has a year round book sale? Supported by the Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library,  we alwa...
07/29/2019

Did you know the library has a year round book sale? Supported by the Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library, we always have hundreds of gently used books, movies, magazines and more for sale. All sales help the library to provide more of the programs and services you love!

Crafts and activities from the summer of 2019!
07/25/2019

Crafts and activities from the summer of 2019!

Crafts and activities from the summer of 2019!

Join us tonight at 6:00 PM as Mark Sommer of The Buffalo News speaks about his new book, "Rocky Colavito: A Biography of...
07/23/2019

Join us tonight at 6:00 PM as Mark Sommer of The Buffalo News speaks about his new book, "Rocky Colavito: A Biography of Cleveland's Iconic Slugger".

Numbers in Need, a study established by The John R. Oishei Foundation and led by University at Buffalo Regional Institut...
07/16/2019
Numbers in Need Survey

Numbers in Need, a study established by The John R. Oishei Foundation and led by University at Buffalo Regional Institute, is looking for City of Tonawanda residents to take a survey to help understand the needs, challenges, and barriers you or your family may be facing. Use the link below to take the electronic survey, or stop in to fill out a paper copy!

Your household counts and your input matters to us! By completing this 10 minute survey, you have an opportunity to help shape strategies that will benefit individuals and families across the Buffalo Niagara Region. All information will remain confidential. Thank you in advance for participating and...

During last summer’s Passport to Reading, one family visited all 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries by bike. Can ...
07/09/2019

During last summer’s Passport to Reading, one family visited all 37 Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries by bike. Can you top that and reach them all by unicycle? This is also the perfect opportunity to try out the Rails to Trails path! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2XaWUzE

Mark Sommer, reporter for The Buffalo News, will be at the library to discuss his new book about Rocky Colavito, a biogr...
07/09/2019

Mark Sommer, reporter for The Buffalo News, will be at the library to discuss his new book about Rocky Colavito, a biography of the Cleveland Indians' iconic slugger. Join us on July 23rd at 6:00 PM to learn more about Rocky's storied career. Stop by or call 693-5043 to register ⚾️

Address

333 Main St
Tonawanda, NY
14150

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 15:00
Thursday 09:30 - 20:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 14:00

Telephone

(716) 693-5043

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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
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!
Thank you for doing the graham cracker houses! They were delicious! I would love to have that recipe for the icing?
Shipments are going out, and we couldn't be more grateful for the response we've gotten regarding these chains. Don't miss out, they make the perfect holiday gift. With every purchase, we give 50% of the proceeds to Kids Escaping Drugs! It's the gift that keeps on giving! You can also donate to K.E.D on our website and a chain will be gifted to a future graduate of their program!! Our goal is to keep EVERYONE connected. We are a strong city, with the best neighbors. Let's come together and take hold of this epidemic so we can lessen the death toll of our community. We would also love to hear any stories, success stories or not, post them to our page! Buffalo Tough Chains WWW.BUFFALOTOUGHCHAINS.COM In memory of Michael J Pawelek Jr. Creator of the original tough chain ♡
Any thoughts of doing another book art class?
Another great opportunity to provide your input on the Comprehensive Plan for the future of the City! We're starting to move towards the final stages, but hosting a series of neighborhood tours to share some of our information and get some from you! We hope you can join us at one of four (or all) of the neighborhood tours. See our page for details and RSVP. THANKS!