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Public Library

Library Director - Kristine Sutton 

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

NOTICE: Due to filming restrictions and road closures from the movie shooting in the Village of Akron the Newstead Public Library will be offering extended hours on Sat. July 20th & Sun July 21st from 11:00am-1:00pm.

Access to the library may be limited during the upcoming movie filming July 9th - July 26th.  You may have to access the library through the Akron Fire Co parking lot rear access to the lower level parking behind the village hall and library and come in the back door.

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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Library is OPEN during filming of movie!

Monday          10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday          10 am – 6 pm

Wednesday    10 am – 8 pm

Thursday        Closed

Friday             10 am – 5 pm


Lawn Game Library

Having a picnic or party?  The library is loaning out Kan Jam, Bocce Ball, Cornhole, Giant Jenga, Croquet, Badminton and Spike Ball.  All games can be borrowed for 7 days.


Read Down Your Fines 2019!!

Boys and Girls 16 and under can read down fines from their library card this summer.  Please stop in the library for details.



Summer Independent Reading has Started!

Boys and girls 12 and under can read for prizes this summer.  Stop by the library to pick up your reading record.


Teen Ticket to Read!

Teens, 13 and up, pick up a ticket to read for each book you read this summer and be entered into a prize drawing.


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


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 


Read to our Therapy Dog

Tuesday, July 30 @ 3 pm

Monday, August 19 @ 3 pm


Battle of the Books – Weekly Meetings

Battle of the Books is a fun reading trivia program for students entering grades 6 -9 in September.  Weekly meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 2 pm.


Around the Campfire with Susan Rozler

“Susie the Barge Deck Swabber” shares songs and stories of the workers and passengers building and traveling the Erie Canal.  Using song and instruments, Susie will get everyone singing and dancing!  This program is made possible through a grant from the New York State Regional Economic Council, NYS Council on the Arts, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Family Program

Wednesday, July 24 @ 6:30 pm


Zoo Tails with the Buffalo Zoo

Storytelling with a favorite zoo animal!

For ages 3 -8.

Friday, July 26 @ 2 pm


Read –A-Thon

Stop in the library to read and stay cool!!  This is a great time for children to read down their fines also!

Saturday, July 27 @ 10 am – 12 pm


The Storybook Cook

Make your own veggie and fruit pizza along with hearing a pizza story!

For ages 4 -8

Monday, July 29 @ 6:30 pm


Mad Science of WNY presents Rocket Science

Explore the science involved in rocket construction as you build your own Skyblazer II Rocket that you take home!

For children in grades 2 5

Tuesday, July 30 @ 2 -3 pm


Aquarium of Niagara’s Traveling Touch Tank

The Touch Tank visits the library!

Family program

Wednesday, July 31 @ 6:30 pm


To the Moon and Back

Explore the moon’s surface while singing and dancing your way through the solar system!

For ages 3 -8.

Monday, August 5 @ 6:30 pm


Morning Book Club

Join our monthly morning book club for some lively discussion.

Tuesday, August 6 @ 10:30 am


Meet Celery form the Buffalo Bisons!

Celery and a member of the Buffalo Bisons will visit the library and share the new children’s book, Celery’s Greatest Race!  Make a fun craft too!

Tuesday, August 6 @ 2 pm


Pool Noodle Space Party!

Make an out of this world creation with pool noodles.  Ages 6 and up.

Tuesday, August 13 @ 2 pm


Dinner & Magic Show

Legislator Ed Rath will be grilling hot dogs and Italian sausage at this Annual Event beginning at 5 pm.  Stay for the Spaced Out Magic Show with Cris Johnson at 6:30 pm.


What Would You Do in Space?

Join our crew as we explore life as an astronaut!  Ages 5 -12.

Tuesday, August 20 @ 2 pm.


On-Going Library Events

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.


Looking to play Mahjong?  Would you like to learn?

All are welcome!


Monday’s from 1 - 4 pm