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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 July/August Events

Call 542 -2327 to attend programs.

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***NEW***   Borrow a lawn game at the Newstead Public Library!!

Having a picnic or looking to try out a new lawn game?  The library has Corn hole, Bocce Ball, Tumbling Timbers, Kan Jam and Croquet to lend.  All games have a 7 day loan period.                    


Library Board Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm, except July & August


Monday          10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday          10 am – 6 pm

Wednesday    10 am – 8 pm

Thursday        Closed

Friday             10 am – 5 pm


Read Down Your Fines – June 2 – Sept. 15, 2018

Children and teens, 16 and under, can read down their fines in the library.  For every 15 minutes of reading, $1 will be taken off their fines.  This is a great way to reduce library fines and fees!


Libraries Rock Independent Summer Reading Begins

This is a great summer reading incentive for children 12 and under.  Just stop in the library to pick up your Reading Log, enter minutes your child reads and win prizes!


Passport to Reading is Back!

Stop by the Newstead Public Library to pick up your Passport to Reading.  This is a great way to visit other libraries around Erie County.  Take your passport and get stamped at each branch you visit.  You will also be entered into a prize drawing. 


Battle of the Books Team Meetings

Wednesday, July 25 @ 2 pm

Wednesday, August 1 @ 2 pm


Makerspace Techno Fun

For grades 6 and up.

Wednesday’s @ 10:30 am

July 25 – Don’t Make It, Break It!

August 1 – Big Bad Wolf Engineering


Hula Hoop Dance FUN!!!

All ages hula hoop performance with Benjamin Berry.  Learn to hula too!!

Monday, July 23 @ 6:30 pm


Buffalo Zoomobile

The Buffalo Zoo comes to the library!  All ages show.

Tuesday, July 24 @ 2 pm


Movie Friday

Stay cool and watch a movie in the library!

Friday, July 27 @ 2 pm


Rocking with Pete the Cat

Stories and FUN with Pete the Cat.  For ages 3 -6.

Tuesday, July 31 @ 11 am


Rock Sculptures

Make a rock sculpture for your garden!!  For grades 2 and up.

Tuesday, July 31 @ 2 pm


Mike Randall & Friends & Legislator Ed Rath Hot Dog Roast

Enjoy the family puppet, magic and comedy show of television personality Mike Randall.  Come early for dinner with grill master Legislator Ed Rath.  He will be grilling hot dogs and Italian sausage from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 1 @ 6:30 pm – Mike Randall Show


Buffalo Museum of Science Presents Mad Scientist Lab

Be a mad scientist at the library with the help of the Museum of Science!  For grades 2 -6.

Tuesday, August 7 @ 2 pm.


Teen Graphic Book Club

Pick up a copy of the graphic novel, Maus I at the library.

For ages 12 and up

Book Club – Wednesday, August 8 @ 2 pm


Little Mermaid Puppet Show – Presented by Omnipresent Puppet Theater

Enjoy this all ages family show of the classic favorite, Little Mermaid.

Wednesday, August 8 @ 6:30 pm



On-Going Library Events


1:1 Computer Assistance

Every Friday from 10 am – 12 noon.

Appointments are necessary, call 542-2327


Looking to play Mahjong?  Would you like to learn?

All are welcome!

Monday’s from 1 - 4 pm


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



Life of a Writer

Writer’s group for high school students led by author Nancy Eckerson.  Do you like to write or hope to get published someday?  Join our group to learn about the life of a writer.

2nd & 4th Wednesday’s of the month at 7 pm



Read to Therapy Dogs!!

The Newstead Public Library will have licensed therapy dogs visit the library for children to read to them.  This is a great experience for hesitant readers, children that may not be comfortable around dogs or just for the fun of reading to four-legged friend.  Parents are asked to sign children up for a 15-minute slot.


Read to Daisy!

 July 23 @ 3 – 4 pm