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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

 

 

February Events

***The Orchard Park Library will be closed on Monday, February 20th in Observance of President's Day***

 
Adult Coloring Club The Adult Coloring Club will meet on the 4th Monday of each month from 6pm to 8:30pm in the meeting room. February 27th is the date for February. 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.
 
Doug McFarland presents "History of the Roycroft" February 28th at 7pm- The Friends of the Orchard Park Library present another installment in their popular 4th Tuesday Speaker Series.
 
All Ages programming
 

March 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 and begins February 27th at 10am. 

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 and begins February 27th at 10am.

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 requiredand begins February 27th at 10am. 

Lapsit Story Hours Lapsit begins 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 requiredand begins February 27th at 10am.

Make it Monday Mondays at 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 and begins February 27th at 10am.

Lego Club Saturday March 19th at 1pm Complete LEGO challenges and explore a different LEGO theme every month! Sign up begins on March 1st.  

Where’s Your Belly Nelly? On Saturday March 18th at 1pm author Wende Essrow will share her new book Where’s Your Belly Nelly, a comforting tale of a child who brings her puppy to a traditional obedience school only to discover that her puppy has unique talents of her very own! There will be interactive story telling, crafts & a special puppy guest will join us from Guiding Eyes for the Blind! Please call 662-9851 to register!

Teen Programs

BookendS If you are in grades 5- 12 and enjoy books and fun, join the BookendS Library Club at the Orchard Park Public Library!  March’s meeting is MAKE FUN OF MOVIE MARCH! Stop by for snacks and fun while we talk our way through a (cheesy) movie. March’s meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 15th at 7pm. Please call 662-9851 to register.

Adult Programs

Introduction to Windows 10 Tuesday March 21st 2pm-4pm. An introduction to Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft. Students will become familiar with the desktop, the start button, Microsoft Edge and the Windows Store. Registration will begin on February 28th.

BPOvations presents Brett Shurtliffe: Bach, Beethoven and Brahms  Monday March 20th at 6:30pm. Why do the three B's (Bach, Beethoven and Brahms) all sound different? Style! Join BPO bassist Brett Shurtliffe for an exploration of the specific sound of these favorite composers from the perspective of a string player. Take a look at how historical context and tradition informs a modern musician's interpretations.

4th Tuesday Speaker Series: March's speaker is Mary Ann Colopy and "The Life of Eleanor Roosevelt" on Tuesday March 28nd at 7pm.

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.

Cookbook Club March 16th 7-8:30pm 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.

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. 
 
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.
 
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 Lapsit begins 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.
 
Make it Monday Mondays at 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, March 11th at 1pm Complete LEGO challenges and explore a different LEGO theme every month! Sign up begins on March 1st.

Undercover: The World of Spies Ever wonder what it takes to be a secret agent? 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! Suggested for ages 8-12. Registration is required. 
 
Teen Programs
 
BookendS Wednesday April 19th at 7pmFirst Battle of the Books 2017 Contestant meeting...there will be snacks, planning & 2017 Battle Books will be revealed!
 
Adult Programs
 
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, June 15th

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

 

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:

  • February 7th, 2017 at 7pm   
  • March 21st, 2017 at 7:30am

2016 Meeting Minutes

2015 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to the Community 2015

2014 Meeting Minutes

Annual Report to Community 2014

 

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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).