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2341 Main St.
P.O. Box 470
Collins, NY 14034-0470 Map
Phone: 716-532-5129
Fax: 716-532-6210
Abigail Barten-McGowan, Director

Our new Hours, beginning 3/5/2018

Monday 10 am - 8 pm

Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm

Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm

Thursday 10 am - 8 pm

Friday 10 am - 8 pm 

Saturday 11 am - 3 pm

Funding for additonal hours made possible through from the Gowanda Central School District.

The library is located on Main Street (Route 39) in the middle of the block, one-half mile east of Route 62, between Mill Street and School Street. The parking lot is accessible from both Main Street and Mill Street. Wheelchair accessible. 

Public Access Computers:  16 desktop computers, including 4 computers for children in the youth area, plus 3 laptop computers. 2 free public scanners, reservation may be required. Printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color. Microsoft Office 2016 Applications, Internet Access, Access to library databases, including the Foundation Directory Online. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?" Free secure Wi-fi.

Black and white copies are available at 15 cents per page.

What's Special About the Collins Library
The library is designated as both a Rural Technology Center and a Pre-Schooler’s Door to Learning. The children’s area features a beautiful "Children of the World" globe-mobile which is suspended over the children’s computer table. Four computers are openly available to children. The library offers a spacious setting and comfortable seating in all areas.

We have concerts in the library nearly every month (check out our calendar for upcoming events). We have a weekly Quilting Club and monthly Movies co-presented with the Collins Seniors, and a two monthly Book Clubs. There are a number of on-going children's activities on our schedule as well!

We have a meeting room available for public use.

Meeting Room Use Policy                   Meeting Room Use Application

Upcoming Programs for March and April (also check us out and like us on Facebook):

Call or stop in to sign up for any of these programs!

Quilting with Florence, Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Toddler Time, Fridays 3/2-3/23 at 10:30 am

Dr. Seuss Story Hour, Tuesday, 3/13 at 5:15 pm

Lap Sit, Thursdays 3/15-3/29 at 6 pm

Lego Club, Monday 3/19 at 6:30 pm

Computer Class: eBooks and eReaders Friday 3/24 at 2-4:30 pm - Registration limited and required.

Egg Hunt, Saturday 3/24 at 10 am

Computer Class: Word Intermediate, Tuesday 3/27 2-4 pm - Registration limited and required.

Tinkering in the library, Tuesday 3/27 at 5:30 pm

CLOSED 3/30 Good Friday

Gaming Unplugged, Tuesday, 4/3 at 5:30 pm

Senior Movie: Marshall, Friday 4/6 at 1 pm

Craft Club, Monday 4/9 at 6 pm

Evening Book Club: The Miracle on Monagen Island, Tuesday 4/10 at 5:30 pm

Fairy Tale Engineering, Thursday, 4/12 at 6 pm

Book a Tech Trainer, Friday 4/13 2, 3, 4 pm - Registration limited and required. 

Tinkering in the Library, Saturday 4/14 at 12 pm

Morning Book Club: Funny Girl, Monday 4/16 at 11 am

Hans Christian Andersen Story Hour, Tuesday, 4/17 at 5:15 pm

Computer Class: Excel Intermediate, Wednesday, 4/18 3 pm - Registration limited and required. 

Toddler Time, Fridays 4/20-5/11 at 10:30 am

Lego Club, Monday 4/23 at 6:30 pm

Tinkering in the Library, Tuesday 4/24 at 5:30 pm

If you give a mouse a cookie Story Hour, Thursday 4/26 at 6:30 pm

Music in the Library Concert: The Buffalo Touch, Friday 4/27 at 7 pm



2016 Report to the Community


The Friends of the Collins Public Library is looking for new members!

Check out the application, or stop in to pick one up!

Board of Trustees

Holly Martindale, President          Elaine Throdahl, Vice President

Edith Schell, Secretary           Becky Jo Summers, Treasurer

Barbara Ferro         David Williams

Robert Gaylord      Linda Spencer

Cynthia Dishman        Annette Gernatt 

Helga Ciminesi

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes

2018 Upcoming Regular Meeting Dates, Thursdays at 7 pm: 5/10, 6/28, 8/2, 10/4, 12/6

Meeting Minutes 2/22/2018 - draft


Minutes 2017

Minutes 2016

Minutes 2015


Library Policies - (Updated 12/2017) - Please call for more information

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 03/30/2018 (Good Friday)

Library Hours
Mon10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 03:00 PM