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333 Main St.
Tonawanda , NY 14150 Map
Phone: 716-693-5043
Fax: 716-693-0825
Elizabeth Higgins, Acting Library Director I

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

  • Wheelchair Accessible Parking Lot and Building.
  • Public Access Computers:
    (1) All Ages, (7) Adult Only, (5) Child Only, (2) 15min w/Scanner, (1) Library Catalog, and (5) All Ages Laptops
  • Networked Internet and WiFi access
  • Printing – 10¢ per page B&W, 25¢ per page Color
  • Copier – B&W only, 25¢ per page
  • Meeting Room Capacity – 41
  • Ongoing 'Friends of the Library' Book Sale



Please stop in or call 693-5043 to sign up





Rockin' this Summer at the Library!!

Reading logs available now.

Earn tickets for time spent reading. 

The more tickets you earn, 

the better your chances for winning:

Play Teepee (ages 0-3)

16" Schwinn bicycle (ages 4-6)

20" Schwinn bicycle (ages 7-10)

$50 Target gift card (ages 11-12)

Drawings will be held on Tuesday, August 14th.


Libraries ROCK! Summer Programs



Silly Summer Dance Party!

Monday or Tuesday mornings, 10-10:30 am

July 9-August 7

For kids ages 2-5 with an adult


Summer Book Babies Story Time

Thursday mornings, 10-10:30 am

July 12-August 9

For babies ages 3-24 months with an adult caregiver


The WonderMakers present

Rockin' Rabbit and Other Tales

Interactive program where the audience helps tell folktales from around the world!

Thursday, July 19, 1-2 pm

For kids ages 3 & up and families


Meet the City of Tonawanda Fire Fighters

Tuesday, July 24, 6:30 pm

For kids and families!


Rockin' with Pete the Cat

Join us for stories, songs and games

with everyone's favorite groovy character!

Saturday, July 28, 11 am-12 pm

For kids ages 3-6 years old


Kindness ROCKS! Rock Decorating

Brighten up a rock or 2 with positive messages, then share those rocks with others to spread some joy!

*Inspired by the Kindness Rocks Project*

Rocks and art supplies provided,

but bring a rock or 2 of your own if you prefer.

Saturday, August 4, 11 am-12 pm

This is a family program; kids and parents working together.


Stuffed Animal Library Sleepover

Bring one stuffed friend to the library and hear some bedtime stories, then your friend will sleep over. Come pick them up the next morning, have donuts and juice, and see what they were up to overnight!

Bedtime Story Drop off (Wear your jammies!)

Monday, August 6, 6:30 pm

Breakfast Picnic Pick up, Tuesday, August 7, 9:30 am


Niagara University Repertory Theatre presents

Well-Loved Children's Tales brought to Life

Enjoy this ensemble of trained actors playing dozens of your favorite characters.

Monday, August 13, 1-2 pm

For kids ages 2 & up and families


Rock Yourself Into Puffy Paint

Express yourself through art and music in this puffy paint program.

Saturday, August 18, 11 am-12 pm

For kids ages 6-10 years old.


Super Summer STEM Thursdays!

*Building Creations Tinkering Workshop

with Explore & More Children's Museum

Thursday, July 12, 1-2 pm; For ages 6-12

*Electricity and Magnetism

Thursday, July 26, 1-2 pm; For ages 6-10

*Air and Water

Thursday, August 2, 1-2 pm; For ages 6-10

*Desert Dish 'Libraries ROCK!'

Take Home Garden Project

with Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens

Thursday, August 9, 1-2 pm; For ages 6-12


Rockin' End of Summer Picnic

Tuesday, August 14, 11 am-1 pm

*11 am-Juggler and comedian Nels Ross from In Jest will entertain and amaze!

*12 pm-Grilled hot dog lunch courtesy of the Kiwanis. Snacks and drinks provided by the Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library. Also, Balloon Sculptures by Joe, face painting by Face2Face and Summer Raffle drawings!

Kids, bring your summer reading logs!

***Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on.***

If it rains, join us anyway.

We'll move everything inside!


'PAWS' to Read

*Saturday, July 21st @ 12pm with Anka

*Saturday, August 18th @ 12pm with Anka

Kids ages 5-10 can practice their reading skills

by reading out loud to a certified therapy dog.

Fifteen minute sessions are available. 

Call to reserve a time slot !


Friends of the City of Tonawanda Library

Fall 2018 meeting schedule

*All meetings begin at 12:30 pm*

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


Swiftwater Reading Club

Fall 2018 schedule and title selections

*All meetings begin at 11 am*

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Educated by Tara Westover

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty



Movie Matinee

Friday, July 27th @ 1:00pm

Join us for a showing of 'WONDER'

Rated PG. Popcorn will be served.


Coloring for Relaxation

(for ages 14 and up)

*Thursday, August 2nd from 6-7:30pm

*Thursday, August 16th from 6-7:30pm


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, July 31st, 6-7pm


City of Tonawanda Library Book Club

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

Tues., August 7th, 'The Absolutely True Diary of a

Part Time Indian' by Sherman Alexie

Tues., Sept. 4th, 'East of Eden' by John Steinbeck

Tues., Oct. 2nd, 'The Circle' by Dave Eggers

 All are welcome.

Please stop by or call for more information.


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

  • Bonnie Bugbee, President
  • Sharene Folmsbee
  • James Holler
  • Cynthia Narloch
  • Carole Lee Sinclair

Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes

 Annual Report

Click here for a map!

View Events at this Library

The next scheduled holiday for this location is 09/03/2018 (Labor Day)

Open Hours This Week
Monday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Thursday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Open Hours Next Week
Monday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Thursday09:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday09:30 AM - 02:00 PM

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

Click to see who is open today