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1715 Bedell Rd.
Grand Island , NY 14072 Map
Phone: 716-773-7124
Fax: 716-774-1146
Patricia Covley, Director

Located on Bedell Road between Baseline Road and Stony Point Road. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available.


Public Access Computers: 15 computers, networked, laser printing 10¢ per B&W page and 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. Study Rooms. Microfilm reader.

Copy machine charges:

  • 8½ x 11 Black & White 15¢
  • 8½ x 11 Color 50¢
  • 8½ x 14 (Legal) Black & White 25¢
  • 8½ x 14 (Legal) Color 75¢



What's Special About the Grand Island Library?

  • Grand Island History including a complete run of the Grand Island Dispatch newspaper is available here.
  • Remember to look at our student's art work from the Grand Island Schools in our meeting room.
  • Please come and enjoy the gardens maintained by the Cinderella Isle garden Club too.
For more information, visit the library or contact the library director, Patricia Covley at 773-7124.

The Grand Island Memorial Library's Annual Report can be found here.  Annual Report


Board of Trustees Meeting

The library's Board of Trustees meeting will take place in the library's meeting room on Thursday, March 9 at 5:30 pm.  The public is invited to attend.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meetings


January 5, 2017

March 9, 2017

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 11, 2017

6:45 pm business meeting

7:00 pm presentation by Michele DeLuca, author of Forever More: A Love Story from the Edge of Eternity

Copies of Michelle's book will be available for purchase.

All are welcome; refreshments will be served.



Friends of the Library On-going Book Sale

Nearly new books donated by community members are offered for sale by the Friends of the Library on a book shelf located within the library during open library hours.

The Friends of the Library also staff a book sale room open at various times each month.

Book Room Hours:

Mondays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Fridays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Library Events

BPO kids ticket contest!

Between February 13 - May 5, visit the library, check out 5 children's books and be entered to win a set of tickets to one of the BPO kids concerts this Spring.  For details, call the library or stop by.




Lego Club meets twice a month, on Saturdays, and is open to children ages 6 -12 years old.  No registration is necessary - just stop in and build with us! 

Saturday, April 8,  10:30 - 11:30 am

Tuesday, April 11, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 22 & May 20:   2:00 - 3:00 pm



Registration is required for these programs.  Please call or visit the library to register.

Preschool Story Hour  Spring Session - April 24 - June 6 for children ages 3-5 years old on either Monday (10:30 am - 11:30 am) or Tuesday (1:30 pm - 2:30 pm).  Children must be 3 years old by April 24.  

Toddler Time Lapsit Spring Session - Wednesday, April 26 - June 7 from 10:30  - 11:00 am.  It is for children ages 18 months to 3 years old with an adult caregiver.  Children must be 18 months old by April 26.  






For teens entering grades 6, 7, 8 & 9 in the Fall!  

Join our team to compete against other libraries.  Our first meeting will be Monday, June 26 at 1:00 pm.  Registration is necessary - stop by the library, or call us at 773-7124.


Summer Reading Kick Off

Thursday, July 6 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Featuring Nels Ross, InJest

This event is for all children interested in our summer reading program.  Enjoy a fun-filled program of juggling and magic, sign up for our great summer programs, pick up your reading log and book bag and enjoy refreshments.  All ages are welcome, from toddlers to parents and grandparents! 

Regular summer programs will begin the week of July 10 and continue through August 10.  We will post details and times as we schedule our programs.  Feel free to call us (773-7124) for information on programs for specific ages.



Meets monthly on various Monday evenings, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

All are welcome; refreshments are served.  No registration is necessary.

January 23        The Little Paris Bookshop (George)

February 13       I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Angelou) 

March 20           The Secret History (Tartt)

April 17              A Man Called Ove (Backman))   

May 15              Straight Man (Russo) 

June 19             The Dovekeepers (Walker)

July 17               Digging to America (Tyler)

August 21         The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain)

September 18    Looking For Alaska (Green)

October 16        The Devil in the White City (Larson)

November 27     Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (Brown)

December 18     Midwives (Bohjalian)



Join our group for help with a project, knitting company, or to knit for charity.  The club is free and open to the public.  It meets from 1:30 - 4:00 pm, on  the second and fourth Monday of the month (unless otherwise noted).  Upcoming dates:

April 10 & 24

May 8 & 22

June 12




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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/29/2017 (Memorial Day)

Winter Hours
Mon10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

* Summer Hours run from 05/27/2017 to 09/04/2017

Summer Hours
Mon10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM