Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Town of Collins Public Library

2341 Main St.
P.O. Box 470
Collins, NY 14034-0470 Map
Abigail Barten-McGowan, Director

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/28/2018 (Memorial Day)

Library Hours
Mon10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Music In the Library Concert Series 2018 Announced

Concert Series Fridays at 7 pm. April 27th The Buffalo Touch, May 4th Blue Mule Band, June 15th Paul Zittel and Pure Country, July 15th P.C. All-Star Big Band, August 24th Danny on the Keys, September 21st Creek Bend, October 19th Skiffle Minstrels


Our new Hours, beginning 3/5/2018

Monday 10 am - 8 pm

Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm

Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm

Thursday 10 am - 8 pm

Friday 10 am - 8 pm 

Saturday 11 am - 3 pm

Funding for additonal hours made possible through funding from the Gowanda Central School District.

The library is located on Main Street (Route 39) in the middle of the block, one-half mile east of Route 62, between Mill Street and School Street. The parking lot is accessible from both Main Street and Mill Street. Wheelchair accessible. 

Public Access Computers:  16 desktop computers, including 4 computers for children in the youth area, plus 3 laptop computers. 2 free public scanners, reservation may be required. Printing 10 cents B&W per page, 25 cents color. Microsoft Office 2016 Applications, Internet Access, Access to library databases. "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?" Free secure Wi-fi for your own devices.

Black and white copies are available at 15 cents per page.

What's Special About the Collins Library
The library is designated as both a Rural Technology Center and a Pre-Schooler’s Door to Learning. The children’s area features a beautiful "Children of the World" globe-mobile which is suspended over the children’s computer table. Four computers are openly available to children. The library offers a spacious setting and comfortable seating in all areas.

We have concerts in the library nearly every month (check out our calendar for upcoming events). We have a weekly Quilting Club and monthly Movies co-presented with the Collins Seniors, and two monthly Book Clubs. There are a number of on-going children's activities on our schedule as well!

We have a meeting room available for public use.

Meeting Room Use Policy                   Meeting Room Use Application

Upcoming Programs for April and May (also check us out and like us on Facebook):

Call or stop in to sign up for any of these programs!

Quilting with Florence, Wednesdays at 10:30 am

Lap Sit with Miss Abbie, Mondays 5/7 - 5/21 at 10:30 am

Tinkering in the LIbrary, Saturday 5/12 at 12 pm

Craft Club, Monday 5/14 at 6 pm

Gaming Unplugged, Tuesday, 5/15 at 5:30 pm

Comptuer Class: Ancestry Library Edition, Saturday 5/19 at 12 pm - Registration required!

Morning Book Club: Lee County Elegy, Monday 5/21 at 11 am

Volunteer Information Interest Meeting, 5/21 at 1 pm OR 5/22 at 5:30 pm

Lego Club, TUESDAY (new day!), May 22 at 6:30 pm

CLOSED: Memorial Day, 5/28

Tinkering in the Library, Tuesday, 5/29 at 5:30 pm

Jerry the Geologist, Thursday, 5/31 at 6 pm

Toddler Time, Fridays 6/1-6/22 at 10:30 am

Friends of the Library Meeting Saturday, 6/2 at 10 am

Adult Craft Fun: Succulent Plants, Saturday 6/2 at 12 pm

Craft Club, Monday 6/4 at 6 pm

Gaming Unplugged: 6/5 at 5:30 pm

Computer Class: Internet Basics, Thursday, 6/7 at 5:30 pm - Registration Required and Limited!

Eric Carle Story Time, Tuesday, 6/12 at 5:30 pm

Evening Book Club: Maus I and II, Tuesday, 6/12 at 5:30 pm

Father's Day Program, Thursday, 6/14 at 5:30 pm

Music in the Library Conecert: Paul Zittel and Pure Coutry, Friday, 6/15 at 7 pm

Hot Dog Roast and Bake Sale, Saturday, 6/16 11 am until sold out!

Tinkering in the library, Saturday, 6/16 12 pm

Morning Book Club, TBA, Monday, 6/18 at 11 am

Lego Club, new night! Tuesday, 6/19 at 6:30 pm

Buffalo and Brandy: Libraries Rock show, Tuesday, 6/26 at 5:30

Tinkering in the Library, Thursday (special night!) 6/28 at 5:30 pm


Music in the Library Conecert: PC All Star Big Band, Friday, 7/20 at 7 pm

Music in the Library Conecert: Danny on the Keys, Friday, 8/24 at 7 pm

Music in the Library Conecert: Creek Bend, Friday, 9/21 at 7 pm

Music in the Library Conecert: Skiffle Minstrels, Friday, 10/19 at 7 pm



2017 Report to the Community


The Friends of the Collins Public Library is looking for new members!

Check out the application, or stop in to pick one up!

Board of Trustees

Holly Martindale, President          Elaine Throdahl, Vice President

Edith Schell, Secretary           Becky Jo Summers, Treasurer

Barbara Ferro         David Williams

Robert Gaylord      Linda Spencer

Cynthia Dishman        Annette Gernatt 

Helga Ciminesi

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes

2018 Upcoming Regular Meeting Dates, Thursdays at 7 pm: 6/28, 8/2, 10/4, 12/6

Meeting Minutes 5/10/2018 - draft

Meeting Minutes 2/22/2018


Minutes 2017

Minutes 2016

Minutes 2015


Library Policies - (Updated 5/2018) - Please call for more information