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S-4570 South Buffalo St.
Orchard Park , NY 14127 Map
Phone: 716-662-9851
Fax: 716-667-3098
Peggy Errington, Director

Located on the corner of Highland Avenue, three blocks south of the 20A/277 intersection. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available. 

Features:

23 Public Access Computers

All computers are networked, including 2 laptops with wireless printing and a workstation with a flatbed scanner available. All computers have Microsoft Office 2007 Applications, Internet Access, Misc. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color per page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Room

Capacity 50. Wireless internet access point in room for excellent WiFi. Meeting room is also equipped for multimedia presentations. Used for library programs, available for use by nonprofit organizations (registration required call 662-9851). 

 

Study Area and Quiet Reading Room

 

 

 

 

 

The Orchard Park Library has spaces available for a variety of uses from quiet study areas to tables for homework help or personal computing. 

 

 

 

Inviting Children's Area!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And more!

Copy machine, copies 15 cents each for 8.5 X 11in (letter sized), copies 30 cents each for 8.5 X 14in (legal sized) 

 

What's Special About the Orchard Park Library

Located adjacent to the historic 1920s Railroad Depot Station, the Orchard Park Library serves southern Erie County as a center for reference and homework help with its large non-fiction collection. It has an extensive fiction, DVD and audio book collection. The children's collection is highlighted by innovative special displays and an interactive play area.  A chessboard is available for public use.

Special programs for all ages, story times for children and computer classes are offered continually.

And finally and most importantly, it is our knowledgeable and responsive staff that makes our library so effective, friendly and welcoming.

Our Friends of the Orchard Park Public Library is the largest and most active Friends group in Erie County. They sponsor the 4th Tuesday speaker series, many of our special children's programs, quarterly donated book sales, an annual rare book sale and ongoing Book Nook, Cart and online book sales (www.ebay.com/usr/oplibrary).  Friends have purchased many shelves, display
units and other equipment that make this library so special. New members
are always welcome. For more information, visit the Friends website: www.friendsofoplibrary.org.

Check out our ongoing book sale, made possible by the Friends of the Orchard Park Library!

                  

 

And we are a PokeStop AND a Gym!

 

Programs and Events

 

April Events

Children's Programs

Toddler Time Class begins at 10:30 am on Mondays from March 13th—April 17th -  A fun and gentle introduction to reading and group activities geared for children age 2. This program features age appropriate stories, activities, music & movement and a craft. Registration is required.  Class is FULL.
 
Preschool Story Hour Class  begins at 10:30am on Tuesdays from March 14th—April 18th. Help your child get excited about reading and develop preschool readiness skills at the library! This program features several age appropriate books, and hands-on activities that reinforce the themes of the stories! Get ready for school and have fun at the library! Registration is required.  Class is FULL.
 
Independent Preschool Story Hour  sessions are at 10:30am on Thursdays from March 15th through April 19th. Help your child get excited about reading and develop preschool readiness skills at the library with several age appropriate books, hands-on activities that reinforce the themes of the stories! Children at this story time are encouraged to attend independently while their caregiver enjoys the library! Registration is required. 
 
Lapsit Story Hours  begin at 10:30am on Fridays from March 16th through April 16th. This class will introduce toddlers ages 6—18 months to reading and group activities from the comfort and security of your lap! Caregivers are encouraged to help their child participate in the age appropriate stories, activities and music. Registration is required.  Class is FULL.
 
Make it Monday  4:30pm from Monday March 13th through April 17th.  Join Miss Laurie for a different book-based theme every week! Activities, crafts and snacks for children ages 6-12. Registration is required.
 
Lego Club Saturday April 8th at 1pm Complete LEGO challenges and explore a different LEGO theme every month! Sign up begins on April 1st. 
 
April Fools! Saturday, April 1st at 1pm. Learn some friendly pranks and make some gross concoctions to fool your friends and family! Registraion is required.   
 

Undercover: The World of Spies On April 12 at 3pm Ever wonder what it takes to be a secret agent? On April 12th at 3pm come join us to learn the secrets of the undercover world of spies. Read about celebrity spies, learn how to write secret messages and make some of your own spy gear to take home! Suggest ed for ages 8 -12. Registration is required. 

Creative Nature Play with Dave Bauer On Saturday April 22nd at 1pm Dave Bauer presents an interactive storytelling experience using his book “What’s Under that Rock Papa?”, an engaging story about nature discovery that uses props to draw out plenty of audience participation! After the story families will be encouraged to trek outdoors with Dave for some Creative Nature Play right in the library’s back yard. Loosely    structured activities will be planned for the children’s outdoor exploration.

Young Engineers presents LEGO Challenges Saturday, April 29th at 1pm! Develop theoretical knowledge of STEM principles wihle using LEGO components to build real working projects! Best for ages 6-12. Registration is required. Please call 662-9851. 

 
Teen Programs
 
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS IS HERE AGAIN!
 
 
 
Battle of the Books registration begins Monday, April 17th.
 
Information night for contestants will take place on Wednesday, April 19th at 7pm in lieu of our regularly scheduled BookendS meeting. 
 
Call the Orchard Park Public Library if you have any questions please call 716-662-9851.
 
Adult Programs

 

Introduction to eBooks & eReaders Join us on Thursday April 27th at 2pm for an Introduction to eBooks & eReaders. This workshop is designed as a practical, hands-on introduction to downloading eBooks from the library's website for use on personal electronic devices. The focus will be on the Nook, Kindle, iPad & Android devices. there will be a demonstration of the steps required to download and activate necessary software, along with tips to effectively search and browse out OverDrive catalog. Registration is required.

 
Adult Coloring Club will meet on the 4th Monday of each month at 6pm - 8:30pm in the meeting room.  The Adult Coloring Club will meet on the 4th Monday of the month (except for April, when it will meet on the 3rd Monday). These dates are January 23rd, February 27th, March 27th, April 17th and May 22nd from 6pm to 8:30pm in the meeting room. This club is for adults ages 17 and over to stop in, unplug, and engage in some meditative coloring to increase mental focus and reduce stress. Coloring supplies will be provided, but you may certainly bring your own. Different coloring pages will be provided each meeting.  No registration is required.
 

4th Tuesday Speaker Series: The Friends of the Orchard Park Library host another installment in the 4th Tuesday Series at the Orchard Park Library. April 24th at 7pm TBA

All Ages Program

Cookbook Club! Meet fellow foodies, cookbook enthusiasts and wonderful people that will enrich your culinary interests! Open to adults and children of all ages! Get ready for a fun and entertaining potluck book discussion. The 3rd Thursday of every month at 7pm!

February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th, June 15th

Registration is required. Call 662-9851 or stop by to sign up!

May Events

Children's Events

Early Bird Toddler Time begins at 10:00 am on Mondays from May 15th —June 19th - A fun and gentle introduction to reading and group activities geared for children age 2. This program features age appropriate stories, activities, music & movement and a craft. Registration begins Monday, April 24th. Registration is required. 
 
Little Later Toddler Time Class begins at 11:00 am on Mondays from May 15th—June 19th. A fun and gentle introduction to reading and group activities geared for children age 2. This program features age appropriate stories, activities, music & movement and a craft. Registration begins Monday, April 24th.
Registration is required. 
 
Preschool Story Time begins at 10:30am on Tuesdays from May 16th—June 20th.your child get excited about reading and develop preschool readiness skills at the library! This program features several age appropriate books, and hands-on activities that reinforce the themes of the stories! Get ready for school and have fun at the library! Registration begins Monday, April 24th.is required. 
 
Independent Preschool Story Time Sessions are at 10:30am on Thursdays from May 18th—June 22nd. Help your child get excited about reading and develop preschool readiness skills at the library with several age appropriate books, hands-on activities that reinforce the themes of the stories! Children at this story time are encouraged to attend independently while their caregiver enjoys the library! Registration begins Monday, April 24th.
 
Lapsit Story Hours Lapsit begins at 10:30am on Fridays from May 18th through June 22nd.class will introduce toddlers ages 6—18 months to reading and group activities from the comfort and security of your lap! Caregivers are encouraged to help their child participate in the age appropriate stories, activities and music. Registration begins Monday, April 25th.is required. 
 
Make It Monday Mondays at 4:30pm from Monday May 15th through June 19th.Miss Carly and friends for a different craft or activity challenge every week! Use your creative problem solving and your imagination to create, invent or build! Registration is required.
 
Lego Club Saturday May 13th at 1pm Complete LEGO challenges and explore a different LEGO theme every month! Best suited for children ages 5—12. Sign up begins on May 1st.is required.
 
National Train Day Celebration On May 20th at 1pm we celebrate National Train Day at the Orchard Park Library! Come celebrate with train stories, activities and by building and painting your own train to take home! Weather permitting, all events will be outside at the Orchard Park Train Depot. A fun family program geared for ages 10 & under. Registration is required. 
 

Teen Events

 

                                             

 
Battle of the Books sign up has begun!
Sign up began on Monday, April 17th and will run until all spots are filled! 
Official Battle of the Books training meetings will begin on 
Wednesday, May 17th 
Training meetings will be held  every Wednesday from May 17th through August 2nd from 7pm—8:30pm
 Want to know more about Battle of the Books? 
Call the Orchard Park Library  at 662-9851 for details!
 

Adult Events

 
Introduction to Facebook Thursday, May 11th at 2pm-4:30pm This class is for Internet users who wish to learn more about the online social networking service, Facebook. Students will set up a personal Facebook profile and then learn how to upload a profile photo, update a status, send a private message, add a friend, and learn about the privacy settings. Class attendees must be able to use a mouse and have basic typing and internet skills. Free and open to library patrons age 17 & up. Registration is required, please call 662-9851 to reserve your spot. Registration begins on April 20th. 
 
Friends of the Orchard Park Library 4th Tuesday Speaker Series—Tuesday, May 23rd at 7pm—Speaker TBA
 
One Community One Book presents The Boys in the Boat at the Orchard Park Public Library Monday May 22nd at 7pm Local speaker Bob Poczik, who has given a number of well-received talks at the Clarence Library and throughout the community, will use words and vivid images to help us better understand the impact of the Great Depression, the challenges faced by the scrappy rowers, and the face that Nazi Germany showed to the world at the time of the 1936 Olympics. Call 662-9851 to register for this exciting event! 
 

All Ages Events

Cookbook Club! Join us Thursday May 18th at 7pm at the Orchard Park Library to meet fellow foodies, cookbook enthusiasts and wonderful people that will enrich your culinary interests! Open to adults and children of all ages! Get ready for a fun and entertaining potluck book discussion. There is always a copy at the front desk available to browse and make photocopies. Registration is required.
 
   
 

Orchard Park Public Library Policies

Orchard Park Library Claims Audit Policy

Orchard Park Library Conflict of Interest Policy

Orchard Park Library Freedom of Information Law Policy

Orchard Park Library Investment Policy

Orchard Park Library Meeting Space Policy

Orchard Park Library Procurement Policy

Orchard Park Library Rules of Conduct Policy

2017 Orchard Park Library Board of Trustees

John Hinners
Dorothy Holmes
Douglas McFarland
Ann Marie Newbury
Peggy Snajczuk                                                                         

Next scheduled meeting:  

  • May 16th, 2017 at 8;00am

2017 Meeting Minutes

2016 Meeting Minutes

2015 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to the Community 2015

2014 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to Community 2014

 

 April Fools! Learn some friendly pranks and make some gross concoctions to fool your friends & family! April 1st at 1pm.—AGES 5-12. Registration is required. 

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

Library Hours
Sun12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mon10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wed01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

*Winter/Spring Sunday hours run from January 8, 2017 through June 11, 2017 with the exceptions of April 16 (Easter) and May 28 (Sunday before Memorial Day).