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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 May & June Events

Call 542 -2327 to attend programs.

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Library Board Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 pm


Summer Library Hours – Begin Tuesday, May 28

Library is Closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day


Monday          10 am – 8 pm

Tuesday          10 am – 6 pm

Wednesday    10 am – 8 pm

Thursday        Closed

Friday             10 am – 5 pm


Library Hours

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


Lawn Game Library

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


Golf Raffle

Our Annual Golf Raffle is in full swing!!!  For a $1 donation, get a chance to win a golf bag, golfing accessories and 2 passes for a round of golf with cart at The Links at Ivy Ridge.  Thanks to a very generous friend of the library for the golf bag donation.


Transcontinental Railroad Library Display

To commemorate the occasion of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, an exhibit with map, two scale model engines, reference books, current TRAINS magazine, and a cross-stitched picture will be featured in the library during the month of May.  May 10, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the “joining of the rails” with the driving of the “golden spike” at Promontory Summit, Utah.

Display is provided by Robert Scheib


Music with Mar

Interactive music and movement class for children, 8 months through 5 years old and their caregiver to participate in together using brain-based activities to enhance your child’s total development.

Class will be on the 1st and 3rd Friday’s at 11:30 am


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

Monday, May 20 @ 3 -4 pm - Daisy

Tuesday, May 21 @ 3 -4 pm – Daisy

Monday, June 3 @ 3 -4 pm - Daisy

Monday. June 3 @ 6:30 pm – Howard

Monday, June 24 @ 3 pm - Daisy


Toddlertime – Story Program

Stories, crafts, music and movement for ages 15 months – 4 years.

Tuesday’s at 10:30 am – 11:15 am – May 14 – June 11


Morning Book Club

Join our monthly morning book club for some lively discussion.

Tuesday, June 4 @ 10:30 am


Battle of the Books – Informational Meeting

Are you going into 6 ,7,8 or 9 grade in the Fall?  Do you like to read? Stop in to learn about Battle of the Books and join our team!

Wednesday, June 5 and June 19 @ 7:00 pm


Wellness Seminars hosted by Living Roots

Good health should be a right, not a privilege says Living Roots owner Andrea Whitmarsh.  Join Andrea every 2nd Monday at 6:30 – 7:30 pm    

June 10 Mindfulness – Learn basic methods of mindfulness and how it can improve your physical and emotional health.


Kick off Summer Reading with Benjamin Berry’s Circus Show

Enjoy a fun filled family evening of circus stunts with Benjamin Berry.

Wednesday, June 26 @ 6:30 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