Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

City Of Tonawanda Public Library

333 Main St.
Tonawanda , NY 14150 Map
John Gaff, Director

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 11/22/2018 (Thanksgiving Day)

Library Hours
Sun11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Mon09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Thu09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat09:30 AM - 02:00 PM

*Sunday hours for the remainder of 2018 run from September 9 through December 30.

Corner of Main St/Roosevelt Ave, two miles north of the Military Rd and Sheridan Dr intersection. Parking Lot entrance is off Roosevelt Ave.




Please stop in or call 693-5043 to sign up


University Express Fall 2018

"Lifelong Learning for Adults Age 55+"

***Registration is required for all programs***

Thursday, November 1 @ 1 pm

Theodore Roosevelt: America's Greenest President


Thursday, November 8 @ 1 pm

Long-Term Care Planning: How to Protect Your Assets


Tuesday, November 13 @ 1 pm

Quilt Patterns


Thursday, November 15 @ 1 pm

Your Own No-Cost Fitness Program


Science Saturdays

Fun with STEM for kids 8-12 years old

Saturday, October 27, 11 am-12 pm, 

Paper Rockets! 

Saturday, November 24, 11 am-12 pm

Call or stop in to register


Mother Goose on the Loose

For kids ages 2-5 years old with an adult

Mondays or Tuesdays from 10-10:30 am

September 10-November 27

(No program November 6)

Please call 693-5043 or stop in to register!


Book Babies Story Time

For ages 3-24 months with an adult

***Time change and new session added!!!***


9:30-10 am OR 10:15-10:45 am

September 20-November 29

(No program November 22)

Please call 693-5043 or stop in to register!


PAWS to Read

Children can read to a therapy dog. Call to choose a time.

Sunday, November 4 from 12-1 pm


Makerspace Open House

Kids, stop in to see and play with our amazing

Makerspace gizmos and gadgets!

Tuesday October 30, 5:30-7:30 pm

Saturday, November 17, 10:30 am-12:30 pm

***No registration required!***


Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library

Fall 2018 meeting schedule

*All meetings begin at 12:30 pm*

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Swiftwater Reading Club

Fall 2018 schedule and title selections

*All meetings begin at 11 am*

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Educated by Tara Westover

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty



Coloring for Relaxation

(for ages 14 and up)

*Thursdays, from 6-7:30pm

October 25th

November 15th

November 29th


Join The Ravel Rousers Knitting Club on Fridays

from 10-11:30 am. Bring a project, ask for help,

sit and enjoy the company of some fellow crafters!

No registration necessary, just drop in.



Kids ages 5-13 build their own LEGO creations!

Tuesday, October 23rd, 6-7 pm

Saturday, November 10th, 10:30-11:30 am

Tuesday, November 20th, 6-7 pm

Tuesday, November 27th, 6-7 pm


City of Tonawanda Library Evening Book Club

Meets the first Tuesday of every month @ 6:15pm.

***November meeting is on the

2nd Tuesday due to voting***

Next meeting Tuesday, November 13th 

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson 

All are welcome.

Please stop by or call for more information.


Spooky Magic!

Join us for a spook-tacular magic show presented by magician Cris Johnson. See a 'ghost' fly around the room, a trained animal find a selected card, a mysterious table float in the air, a drawing of Frankenstein's monster come to life! 

Comedy, join-in fun, magic, music and more.

Safe, whimsical fun for the entire family!

Sunday, October 28 @ 1-2 pm

For kids ages 4-12 and adults

Please call 693-5043 or stop in to register!


Nature Play

Thursday, November 1 @ 6:30 pm

Discover nature in this fun-filled program! Participants will explore various aspects of Buffalo’s nature, create their own collage, and play games. This program is designed to bring nature into the library, so kids will get to explore regardless of their location!

For kids ages 6-10 years old

Please call 693-5043 or stop in to register!


Graham Cracker Houses

One of our most popular programs is back!

Sweet holiday construction for kids and their grown-ups.

Saturday, December 1st, 10 am OR 11 am

[Santa will be here 9:30-11:30 am]

Monday, December 3rd, 5:30 pm OR 6:30 pm

[Santa will be here 5-7 pm]

Registration is required! Sign up early; these will fill up!

Call 693-5043 or stop in.


What's Special About the City of Tonawanda Library

The City of Tonawanda Public Library is the document repository for local environmental projects including:

  1. Columbus McKinnon Remedial Site Clean-up Project
  2. Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Administrative record files
  3. Gastown Hazardous Waste
  4. Polymer Applications Site
  5. Spaulding Fiber Site Remediation Document File

Meeting Room Use Policy

Meeting Room Use Application

Bulletin Board Policy

Procurement Policy


Board of Trustees

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes

 Annual Report