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1860 Bowen Rd.
Elma , NY 14059 Map
Phone: 716-652-2719
Fax: 716-652-0381
Thomas Carloni, Director

Located on the corner of Bowen and Rice Roads, east of Route 400. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot and book drop available.

Public Access Computers: 14 computers, networked, including 3 laptops, printing 10¢ per B&W page, 25¢ per color page, flatbed scanner, Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Wi-fi available.

Meeting Room, capacity 60. Copy machine, copies 15 cents each.  Click here for Meeting Room Policy & Application

What's Special About the Elma Library
Local History Collection

2017 Annual Report of the Elma Public Library  


We've expanded our hours to better serve you!

After Memorial Day, we'll be open six days a week year-round.  Click here for a listing of our new open hours.


Enjoy our free summer programs at the Elma Public Library!  Click here or scroll down the page for more information. 

 


Ongoing Summer Events

  • Preschool Summer Fun Club - Thursdays @ 10:30am from July 12 to August 16.  For ages 31/2 to 51/2.  We'll have stories, crafts, games and more!  Registration required.
  • Vacation Fun Club - Tuesdays @ 10:30am from July 10 to August 14.  For children entering grades 1-4.  Join us for crafts, games and stories all summer long!  Registration required.
  • Battle of the Books Meeting - Mondays @ 6:30pm and Fridays @ 2:00pm.  For kids entering grades 6-9.  For those boys and girls on the Elma team this year, please note that attendance is only encouraged once a week.  You may attend both Monday and Friday if you wish, but it is not required.  For a detailed schedule, click here
  • Kaleidoscope Reading Group - Tuesdays @ 12:30pm on July 10, 24 & 31 and August 14, 21 & 28.  No matter what your reading level, join us for a group read and discussion of the popular "Who Was...?" book series.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.

 

  • Sit, Stay...Read! - Saturday, July 21 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm.  For kids ages 5 and up.  Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a specially-trained therapy dog!  Paws for Love will be here with some furry friends for this kid-friendly reading program.  Registration required.
  • Elma Lego Club - Wednesday, July 25 @ 2:00pm.  Ages 6-12.  Join us for some lego-building fun!  Bring a friend along!  Please register.
  • Elma Cooks! Elma Public Library Cookbook Club - Wednesday, July 25 @ 6:00pm.  Join us for our monthly cookbook club!  Meet fellow foodies, cookbook enthusiasts and wonderful people who will enrich your culinary interests.  This month's cookbook is Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World by Jean-Francois Mallet.  Sign up by stopping in or by calling 652-2719.
  • Zoomobile! Presented by the Buffalo Zoo - Thursday, July 26 @ 2:00pm.  This is an all ages program featuring live animals!  Investigate and learn about birds, mammals, reptiles, arthropods, and amphibians!  No need to register.

 

  • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Wednesday, August 1 @ 2:00pm.  For ages 11-15.  Join us for a night of fun and creativity!  Bring a friend!  All art supplies will be provided.  Registration required.
  • Computer Class: Family History Research with Ancestry Library Edition Database - Wednesday, August 1 @ 6:00 – 8:00pm – Pre-registration required.
  • Rock & Roll with Puffy Paint - Tuesday, August 7 @ 2:00pm.  Ages 6-10.  Combine your love of art and music in our puffy paint program!  Listen to music and express yourself with paint!  In this program kids will be able to make pictures and play games using puffy paint, get the chance to write their own songs, and even create a permanent piece of art for their library!  Registration required.
  • Elma Lego Club - Wednesday, August 8 @ 2:00pm.  Ages 6-12.  Join us for some lego-building fun!  Bring a friend along!  Please register.
  • All-You-Can-Make Art Bar - Wednesday, August 15 @ 2:00pm.  For ages 11-15.  Join us for a night of fun and creativity!  Bring a friend!  All art supplies will be provided.  Registration required.
  • Elma Book Club - Wednesday, August 15 @ 6:30pm.  This month's book club selection is Open House by Elizabeth Berg.  All welcome to this fun and lively gathering.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please register.
  • End of Summer Party! - Thursday, August 16 @ 3:00pm.  Join the crowd after The Omnipresent Puppet Show for refreshments provided by the Friends of the Elma Public Library!  Summer Reading Club raffles and other prizes will take place at this time.  No need to register.
  • Sit, Stay...Read! - Saturday, August 18 @ 11:00am to 12:30pm.  For kids ages 5 and up.  Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with a specially-trained therapy dog!  Paws for Love will be here with some furry friends for this kid-friendly reading program.  Registration required.
  • Explore & More presents "South African Dolls" - Wednesday, August 22 @ 2:00pm.  Ages 6-12.  Inspired by beautiful South African creations, children will make their own beaded dolls to take home!  Space is limited.  Registration required.
  • Red Cross Blood Drive - Friday, August 24 @ 11:00am-3:00pm.  The American Red Cross will be here at the Elma Library from 11:00am to 3:00pm.  If you are interested in donating, please call 652-2719 or stop in at the library to sign up for an available time slot.
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, August 27 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 18+.  Join us at the Elma Public Library for a relaxing and fun evening of coloring and creativity.  All coloring materials will be provided.  Registration required.

 

  • Computer Class: Book a Technology Trainer - Thursday, September 13 @ 1:00 – 4:00pm – Pre-registration required. 
  • Teen Painting Party! - Monday, September 17 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 13-17.  Grab some friends and join us at the Elma Public Library for a painting party!  All art supplies will be provided.  Please register by calling 652-2719 or by stopping in at the library.
  • Adult Coloring - Monday, September 24 @ 6:30pm.  For ages 18+.  Join us at the Elma Public Library for a relaxing and fun evening of coloring and creativity.  All coloring materials will be provided.  Registration required.

 

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Book Sale Donations

Gently used books in good condition will be accepted during library hours.  Please no text books, Reader's Digests, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or cassette tapes.  Donate used books at the Elma Library, at the corner of Bowen & Rice Road or call 652-2719.

 


 

Elma Public Library Board of Trustees

Kim Marie Dixon, President

David C. Engberg, Vice President

Ellen B. McGreevy, Treasurer

Terry E. Booth, Secretary

Eileen R. Holden

Susan M. Czech

Jay W. Ricketts

 

The Elma Board of Trustees meets at 6:30pm the second Tuesday of every month, except July and December.

 

2018 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2018

February 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

April 10, 2018

May 8, 2018

 

2017 Elma Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 09/03/2018 (Labor Day)

Open Hours This Week
SundayClosed
Monday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
 
Open Hours Next Week
SundayClosed
Monday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


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