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Public Library

Library Director - Kristine Sutton 

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


Newstead Public Library

Monday 12 – 8pm

Tuesday 10 am – 5 pm

Wednesday 12 – 8 pm

Thursday   Closed

Friday 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday 10 am – 3 pm


 Library by Mail Program!

Library by Mail is a FREE service form the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System that brings library materials to the homebound through the mail!  It is available to any Erie County resident who is either temporarily or permanently unable to go to a physical library.  There is a limit of three items to borrow and materials are checked pout for 6 weeks and are renewable for another 6 weeks.  For information on getting started call 716-858-7156 or email


We are happy to continue to offer curbside pickup as an option to get your library materials.  Simply call the library at 542-2327 to place your order or email it to

To keep our social distance within the library, 7 computers are available for public use.  Please do remember to wear your mask, ages 2 and up!  All returned library materials are quarantined for 48 hours.  Returns will be backdated to day returned.

The library offers free WiFi.  This can be very useful to assist patrons with school and work needs!


Did You Know?

Fees for requesting items from other libraries have been permanently waived!  So go ahead and binge your favorite television series!!  Stop in or request on line.


STEM Kits to Borrow! NEW Kits just Added!

Looking to enhance your child’s learning at home?  Check out our new kits!

3D Building Model – Ages 3+

Shapes Puzzle – Ages 3+

Survive the Quake – Ages 4+

Simple Machines – Ages 5+

Night Sky Backpack – 2 night vision binoculars and constellation book

Alpha-Bots – Ages 3 +

Number – Bots – Ages 3+

Mag-Builder – 2+


New Adult Educational Volunteer Opportunity! – Zooniverse

Are you interested in volunteering and learning something new at the same time?  Want to make a difference in the world but aren’t quite ready to leave home to do it? Schedule a time to learn how Zooniverse volunteering works!  You can listen to Whale Chat, Track Chimpanzees, Recover Hidden Weather Data and so much more.  Have fun and make a difference right from your own computer!  Call the library at 542-2327 to schedule a visit with Stacy and learn more about this great opportunity!


Stories in Russell Park – featuring readers from Newstead Library and Akron Elementary School

Wednesday, May 5 & 19 at 6 pm


Therapy Dogs, Daisy & Davey are Back!!

Daisy is ready to listen to stories!

Tuesdays at 3 – 4 pm


Davey is back and would love to have you read to him!

Wednesdays at 3 – 4 pm


Call the library at 542-2327 to schedule a 15 minute reading slot!



LEGO Challenge

LEGO builders ages 7 and up, come build at the library!  Four builders can be accommodated at each half hour session.  Due to meeting room space and safety considerations, parents and non- building siblings are asked to enjoy the library during this time.

Saturday, May 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm


Kidding Around Yoga – Socially Distanced

For ages 6-10

Saturday, May 15 @ 11:30 am

A fun filled class that includes music, yoga poses, storytelling and a guided relaxation time!  Masks are required, please bring a mat or large towel.  Registration is limited to 6 children and children will be spaced apart on their mats for the class.  Sign up at

T’ai Chi Chih – With Denise Miller

T’ai Chi Chih movements are practiced softly with no impact.  No particular level of physical fitness or equipment required.  Denise Miller is an accredited T’ai Chi Chih teacher who has been sharing this wonderful practice with students for 6 years.  Masks are required during exercise and student will be spaced 6 feet apart.  To register you must call the library at 542-2327 on the Monday before Tuesday’s class.

Tuesdays at 10:30 – 11:30 am, April 20- May 25


Plant Cutting Swap & Seed/Plant Exchange

Bring a plant cutting or take one to start a new house plant!  Looking to share seeds or plants?  Are you in need of plants to begin a garden?

Plant cuttings, seed and plants can be brought to the library starting beginning May 8. 

The swap begins Monday, May 10 and runs through May 22!


Virtual Programs!

Please visit the Newstead Public Library Facebook Page and Youtube channel for virtual programs and fun!!   We also have story reading videos, easy cooking and baking recipes with items on hand, fun science experiments and more.

Checkers Library TV – Every Saturday at 10 am a new show is released on Facebook (Newstead Public Library)

The first Saturday of the month is the monthly 30 minute feature and all other Saturdays are shorter segments. Enjoy educational family entertainment featuring Checkers the Inventor and his sidekick robot Snoozer.


Read Down Your Fines!!  Children ages 16 and under can read away their fines.  Stop by the library for a Log or download form at:  Include all minutes read and for every 15 minutes of reading, $1 in fines is erased from child’s account.  This program opportunity now runs year round.


Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Share the love of reading with your child! If you live in the Akron School District and have a child under 5 years old, please sign your child up for this great, FREE program.  Each month your child will receive a book in the mail until their 5th birthday.  This wonderful program is funded by Bank on Buffalo (formerly The Bank of Akron) and supported by the Newstead Friends of the Library.  Visit to register today!