14093 Mill Street | PO Box 420 | Collins, New York 14034 | Phone: (716) 532-4874


 Collins Public Library
2341 Main Street, P.O. Box 470, Collins, NY 14034
Phone: (716) 532-5129 | Abigail Barten-McGowan, Director

Library Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10am-8pm
  • Wednesday and Friday 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 11am-3pm
  • Sunday - CLOSED

Stay up-to-date with events at the Library by "liking" our Facebook page, Collins Public Library.

We have a community room that is available for community groups.  Call for availability.

Did you know:  Erie County Library cards are available to all Erie County residents, all individuals who work in Erie County and all those who live in the Gowanda School tax district.

Upcoming Events:


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07-18 Collins Library Calendar of Events


Lap Sit with Miss Abbi: Mondays July 9th, July 23rdand July 30that 10:30am.Join us for this fun program for children ages 6 months to 2 years with a caregiver.  A great introduction to early literacy skills with rhymes, finger plays, music, stories and more.  Sign up required.  Please call or stop by. 

Evening Book Club   Tuesday, July 10that 5:00 pm.  We will be discussing “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn. You can request a copy on line or stop by the Library Desk.   Please call 532-5129 or stop by if you are interested.   

*Breaking Old World Genealogy: Tuesday, July 10that 6 pm. Free Lecture on finding foreign places of birth in American Records. The key to genealogy research into the “old world” is knowing your immigrant ancestor’s origin. 

Puffy Paint! Rock yourself into puffy paint Thursday, July 12that 6 pm.  In this program kids ages 6 – 10 will be able to make pictures and play games using puffy paint, get the chance to write their own songs, and even create a permanent piece of art for their Library. Registration required by Monday July 2ndfor this program.  

Tinkering in the Library! Saturday, July 14that 12 pm (Noon).  With different rotating activities each month, there will be new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Stop by or Call to sign up.  

Craft Club: Monday, July 16that 6 pm. Ages 4-12.  Come and make crafts in the Library!   . Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up.

Computer Class: Introduction to Windows 10 Monday, August 13that 5:30 pm. An introduction to Windows 10, the latest operating system from Microsoft.  Registration now open and fills up fast.  Call or stop by the Library.  

Rainbow Fish Story Hour:  Tuesday, July 17that 6pm. Join us as we dive into the adventures of the Rainbow Fish! Relay races, carnival style games, colorful crafts and rainbowfish stories.

Best for ages 3–10. Registration requested.  Call or stop by. 

Toddler Time: The next 4 week session of Toddler Time begins Friday, July 20that 10:30am. We read stories, play games, and sing songs.  Please call or stop in to register!

Music in the Library Concert Series: Join usFriday, July 20that 7pm for a performance by

 P.C. All-Star Big Band.   

*Computer Class: Saturday, July 21stat 12 pm to 2 pm. Internet Intermediate.  Get beyond Google’s main page and learn what this powerful search tool has to offer. Registration is now open and fills up fast. All our classes are free and open to the public.

Book Club: Monday, July 23rdat 11am. We will be discussing “The Rosie Project” by Simsion.  Everyone is welcome.  You can request a copy online or at the Library desk. 

Lego Club:  Tuesday, July 24rdat 6:30pm.Come and play with Legos in the Library.  We will put your creation on display in the Library. Ages 4-12.  Registration is required so call or stop in to sign up! 

Creative Crafts for Grown Ups:  Saturday, July 28that 1pm.  Come and make a fun book mark and a greeting card. Ages 18+.  All supplies provided but registration is limited. 

Book Donations Needed:  The Library is now accepting book donations for our annual book sale.  Please no text books, encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed Editions, things that are moldy, or in very poor condition.  

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Using your library card you can:

  • Download three songs per week on your listening device using Freegal
  • Download e-books and audio books on most devices
  • Kindle users can now download books 

Any person is able to use our computers free of charge. Adults can use the Internet and we are a free Wi-Fi site.

We have a community room that is available for community groups.

  • We have thousands of DVDs and over 200 Blu-ray Discs at this location.  You can order other titles using your library card.

Friends of the Collins Public Library

Reminder:  The Friends of the Collins Public Library is accepting membership dues and donations.  Information and forms are available at the Collins Library front desk.