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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

The library is located on Main Street (Route 39) in the middle of the block between Mill Street and School Street. The parking lot is accessible from both Main Street (next door to the Friends Church) and Mill Street. Mill Street runs south off Main Street (Route 39), one-half mile east of Route 62. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available. Free secure Wi-fi.

Public Access Computers:  15 desktop computers, including 4 computers for children in the youth area, plus 3 laptop computers (printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents Color) Microsoft Office Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

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 monthly Book Club. 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 August and September (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

Maker Camp, Thursdays 7/20-8/24 at 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Lego Club, Monday 8/21 at 6:30 pm

Concert in the Library - The Buffalo Touch, Friday 8/25 at 7 pm

Friends of the Collins Library Meeting, Saturday 8/26 at 10 am

Board of Trustees of the Collins Library Meeting, Thursday 8/31 at 7 pm

Senior Movie - The Zookeeper's Wife, Friday 9/1 at 1 pm

Labor Day, 9/4 - Library Closed

Back to School Story Time, Tuesday, 9/5 at 5:30pm

Basket Raffle starting Tuesday 9/6 through Saturday 9/23

SPCA Wildlife program, Monday 9/11 at 5:30 pm

Craft Club, Tuesday 9/12 at 6 pm

Book Club - Life of Pi, Monday 9/18 at 11 am 

Lego Club, Monday 9/18 at 6:30 pm

Book Sale, Thursday - Saturday 9/21 - 9/23 - Library Open Hours

Concerts in the Library - The Skiffle Minstrels, Friday 9/22 at 7 pm


2016 Report to the Community

Board of Trustees

Linda Spencer, President          Elaine Throdahl, Vice President

Edith Schell, Secretary           Becky Jo Summers, Treasurer

Barbara Ferro         David Williams

Robert Gaylord         Holly Martindale

Cynthia Dishman

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Regular Meeting Dates: 8/31, 12/1 @ 7pm

Regular Meeting Agenda 8/31/2017 @ 7 pm

Meeting Minutes 6/1/2017-draft

Tech Committee Minutes 4/28/2017

Special Meeting Minutes 4/13/2017

Tech Committee Minutes 3/31/2017

Meeting Minutes 3/3/2017


Minutes 2016

Minutes 2015


Library Policies - Please call for more information

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 09/04/2017 (Labor Day)

Library Hours
Mon02:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tue02:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wed10:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu02:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Fri10:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 02:00 PM