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√ Monday: Closed

√ Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

√ Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•Material donations (books, DVDs, CDs) are currently being accepted! Please drop off your donations any time the library is open. Monetary donations are always accepted. Thank you for supporting your library!

Upcoming Events – For Children and Youth

•Pint size play group will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25. Young children and their caregivers are invited to join us for a morning of free play and socialization. Meet new friends and enjoy the company of other adults! Registration is required. Please call 716-773-7124 to register.

•LEGO Club will next meet from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 1. All kids between the ages of 7 and 12 are welcome to participate in a LEGO free build. The LEGOs are provided. Just bring your imagination. Registration is required. Please call the library at 716-773-7124.

•Come to the movie theater at the library from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4. The featured film will be “Minions: The Rise of Gru.” It is suitable for moviegoers ages 5 and up. While watching the show, moviegoers can enjoy a snack and a craft. Registration is required by calling 716-773-7124.

•Explore & More presents invention exchange: soaring airplanes from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, April 6. Join us as we explore different steps in the invention process to invent and create your very own flying device! Presented by the Explore & More Children's Museum, this program is geared to children ages 5-12. Registration is required. Call 716-773-7124.

•Would you like to read to a dog? Your next opportunity will be from 1-3 p.m. April 8. Pick out a book and practice reading out loud to a good listener at the Grand Island Memorial Library. All our furry friends are therapy dogs certified through the SPCA's “Paws for Love” program. Sign up for your personal, 20-minute reading session by calling the library at 716-773-7124.

•“Kids can Sew” is an activity for kids between the ages of 6 and 15. It is scheduled for 2-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 19, May 17 and June 21. Beginners are welcome. There is a material cost per project, or you provide the materials. A limited number of sewing machines will be available. If you have your own, you are asked to bring it. There will be a limited number of seats for smaller classes. Please call the instructor directly with any questions or to register: Dannelle 208-514-9067 or [email protected].

Upcoming Events – For Adults

Six meals, one rotisserie chicken is a cooking demonstration, complete with samples and recipes to take home, set for 6:30 p.m. March 30. It is being offered by Liz Bauld, the “Storybook Cook.” Registration is required. Call the library at 716-773-7124.

Available for Loan

GO FISH! The library is operating a fishing rod lending program. You can use your library card to borrow a fishing rod. Extra hooks and bobbers are provided with each rod. If you are new to fishing, that’s not a barrier. Included are instructions on casting a fishing rod, as well as information on local fishing spot. Do you need bait? You can purchase worms at bait shops and at most gas stations. Poles can be borrowed for one week. Everyone over the age of 16 must possess a New York state freshwater fishing license, which is sold at sporting goods stores, town/county clerks, DEC offices, over the phone (1-866-933-2257) or online (www.dec.ny.gov). In addition to the fishing rod lending program, the library also has disc golf sets available for borrowing.

More Library Information

•Registration is required for all library events, unless indicated otherwise. Please call the library at 716-773-7124.

•Curbside service is still available. Call 716-773-7124 during open hours for more information.

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