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Grand Island: Friends purchase carts for library, bikes for raffle

Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am

The Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library have purchased three new book carts for the library, as well as two bikes that will be raffled to lucky summer readers.

The new book carts are easily noticed, because they are bright red. The library staff is especially pleased that they move very smoothly and make no noise.

Beginning June 20, when young people take out five books, they will receive an entry for a bike raffle. At the Summer Celebration on Aug. 11, the bikes will be awarded to lucky winners.

The Friends raise funds for these and many other projects by selling used books that citizens donate. Book donations are accepted any time that the library is open. Two annual book sales in spring and fall, as well as the Book Sale Room at the back of the meeting room and the book sale shelves near the library entrance provide many opportunities for purchasing gently used books at bargain prices. When you donate books, or purchase them, you are helping the Friends provide extra supplies and programming for the library.


The Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library purchased new book carts as well as bicycles to be raffled. Pictured with one of the new red carts and the bicycles are, from left: Friends board member Carole Joseph, Recording Secretary Grace Kammerer, President Mary Cooke, Treasurer and Library Trustee Jill Banaszak, board member Charlotte Senulis and Library Director Pat Covley. (Photo by board member Marie Volpe)

Grand Island Memorial Library (1715 Bedell Road):

Summer Memorial Library Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day)

  • Monday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed.
  • Sunday: Closed.

Special Programs:

•There is a spring session of the Preschool Story Hour and Toddler Time Lapsit program at the library. The Preschool Story Hour features stories, songs and crafts for children 3 to 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by May 2. The program is held on Monday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The Toddler Time Lapsit program is held Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and features stories, songs and finger plays for children 18 months to 3 years old. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Children must be 18 months old by Sept. 30.

•The Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library's Used Book Sale Room in the Grand Island Memorial Library is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds from sales at the book room benefit the library.

•For more information or to sign up for any events, visit the library or call 716-773-7124.

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