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Public Library

Library Director - Kristine Sutton 

33 Main St
Akron, NY 14001       
(716) 542-2327


Summer Hours
Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day

Mon. 10:00 – 8:00pm
Tues. 10:00 – 6:00pm
Wed. 10:00 – 8:00pm
Thurs. Closed
Fri. 10:00 – 5:00pm
Sat. Closed

Winter Hours
Labor Day – Memorial Day Weekend

Mon. 1:00 – 8:00pm
Tues. 10:00 – 5:00pm
Wed. 1:00 – 8:00pm
Thurs. Closed
Fri. 10:00 – 5:00pm
Sat. 10:00 – 5:00pm




Newstead Public Library November & December Events

Call 542 -2327 to attend programs.

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Monday           1 pm – 8 pm

Tuesday          10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday     1 pm – 8 pm

Thursday         Closed

Friday              10 am – 5 pm

Saturday         10 am – 5 pm


1:1 Computer Assistance

Do you need help with your iPad, Microsoft Word or setting up a Facebook account??  We can assist with that and much more.  Please call the library at 542-2327 to schedule a time. 


Toddler Jumpbunch

Build fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination with brightly colored balls and simple toys.  Parents are encouraged to participate!

Ages 15 months – 3 years

2nd and 4th Friday’s of the month at 11:30 am – 12:15 pm


Music with Mar- Hop into an interactive music and movement class for children 8 months through 5 years old and their caregiver to participate in using brain-based activities to enhance your child’s total development.

Dec. 3 at 11:00 am.  


T’ai Chi Chih with Denise Miller

T’ai Chi Chih movements are practiced softly with no impact.  No particular level of fitness, coordination or special clothing required.  Denise Miller is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher who had been sharing this wonderful practice with students for 6 years.

Tuesday’s at 10:30 – 11:30 am


Department of Social Services Assistance

Our University at Buffalo Social Work Intern returns every Friday to assist people in signing up for HEAP, SNAP and more!  No appointment needed, just stop in.

Friday’s @ 10 am – 5 pm


Read to a Therapy Dog!

Tuesday, November 26 @ 3 pm – Dave

Monday, December 16 & 30 @ 3 pm - Daisy


Learn Basic Sign Language

Buffalo State College American Sign Language Professor and local Deaf Author, Amy Crockford, will teach a 6-week course on basic signing.  This will include; manual alphabet, numbers 1 -100, and many communication signs.  No course book required.

For ages 18 and up

Monday’s from 7 -8 pm

November 18 – December 23


HEAP Outreach with Legislator Rath

Stop by the library to sign up for HEAP.

Tuesday, November 26 @ 10 am – 4 pm


Make a Holiday Card

Stop by the library to make a holiday card for clients of Hearts and Hands.

Wednesday, November 27 @ 6 – 8 pm


Kidding Around Yoga for Pre-k

Enjoy a fun-filled yoga class, which includes music, games, and storytelling!

For pre – k yogis!

First Friday of the month beginning December 6 @ 11:30 am


Peace, Love and Yarn

Knit and crochet for community groups both local and global outreach.

Saturday, December 7 @ 2 pm


Science Book Club - In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

Over the past 100 years, what we eat has changed so dramatically that our ancestors would barely recognize most of what we consume.  So why is something that should come so naturally, so incredibly confusing?  In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan explores this concept.   Join Certified Integrative Nutritional Counselor and owner of Living Roots Health and Wellness, Andrea Whitmarsh as she leads a conversation and answers questions.

Pick up a copy of In Defense of Food at the Library and join our conversation on,

Monday, December 9@ 6:30 pm


Elf Escape Room!

Help the library elf escape!  For middle school and up.

Wednesday, December 11 @ 6:30 pm


Holiday Open House

Enjoy cookies and punch at the library.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Pantry.

Wednesday, December 18  - All Day!



LEGO club is back for children ages 7 and up!

Saturday, December 21 @ 1:30 pm


On-Going Library Events


Looking to play Mahjong?  Would you like to learn?

All are welcome!

Monday’s from 1 - 4 pm