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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



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.



Friday, March 31, 5 - 7 pm (members only, Friends memberships will be available)

Saturday, April 1, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

1 - 3 pm, Fill a bag for $2.00

Proceeds to benefit the Grand Island Memorial Library


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! 

February 4 & March 4:  10:30 - 11:30 am

February 18 & March 18:   2:00 - 3:00 pm



Registration is begins December 5 and is required for these programs.  Please call or visit the library to register.

Preschool Story Hour  Winter Session is from January 23 - March 13 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 January 24.  

Toddler Time Lapsit New!  There will be 2 Winter sessions - from Wednesday, January 25 - March 15.  Parents make choose either 10:15 - 10:45 am or 11:00 - 11:30 am.  It is for children ages 18 months to 3 years old with an adult caregiver.  Children must be 18 months old by January 25.  



February Break Lego Club, Wednesday,February 22, 2:00 pm, for children ages 6 -12, no registration is necessary.

The Checkers Show!  Join us for magic and fun on Thursday, February 23 at 2:00 pm for all ages.  Children age 5 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is necessary.

Kidding Around Yoga Preschool Classes for children ages 3 - 5 (accompanied by an adult.)  This class meets on Mondays from 10:30 - 11:00 am on March 20, 27 and April 3 & 10. Space is limited and registration is required. 


Intro to Windows 10, Friday March 10, 10 10:00 am - Noon.

eBooks & eReaders, Friday March 17, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.

Book a Technology Trainer, Friday March 24 or 31 (sign up for a 45 minute one on one appointment with our expert.)

*Space is limited for all these classes and registration is required. For more information, or to register, visit the library or call 773-7124.



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:

February 13 & 27

March 13 & 27




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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 04/14/2017 (Good Friday)

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