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Royalton Hartland Community Library



9 Vernon Street
Middleport, NY 14105
Voice: (716) 735-3281
FAX: (716) 735-3281

A little about the Royalton Hartland Community Library

The Village of Middleport has enjoyed library services of one kind of another since the early 1800's; from floating canal-boat libraries to a sizable collection housed in a local church. But the Middleport Free Library was not officially chartered until 1929.

The library has been at its current location at 9 South Vernon Street since 1945, and that same year was dedicated as a living memorial to those who served in WWII.

Since then, the library has built an addition and renovated to better accommodate the community, and the Royalton-Hartland School District.

Services Available
  • Interlibrary loan service - borrow material from libraries throughout the NIOGA system (all public libraries in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee Counties)
  • Computer terminals for word processing and other projects
  • Free Internet access
    - Children 13 - 17 need parental permission
    - Children under 13 need to be accompanied by a parent
  • Weekly Storyhour for preschoolers
  • Children's Summer Reading Program
  • Mother and Daughter Book Discussion Group (for girls 4-6 grades)
  • Community Display Case - do you have a collection (historical items, collectibles, art...) that you'd like to share with our patrons?
  • Community Meeting Room - available upon request
  • Special Children's Programs and Activities throughout the year
Materials On-hand
  • Books
  • Large Print
  • Magazines
  • Local Newspapers
  • Reference Materials
  • Local History Collection
  • Books-on-Tape
  • Videos and DVDs
  • CD's and audio cassettes
  • Computers
Operating Hours

Monday 11:00 - 5:00; 7:00 - 8:30  
Tuesday 11:00 - 5:00; 7:00 - 8:30  
Wednesday 11:00 - 5:00; 7:00 - 8:30  
Thursday 11:00 - 5:00; 7:00 - 8:30 Story Hour: 10:30
Friday CLOSED  
Saturday 11:00 - 4:00  
Sunday CLOSED  


Holidays Closed
New Year's Day Columbus Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Veterans Day
Good Friday Thanksgiving Day
Memorial Day Christmas Eve Day
Independence Day Christmas Day
Labor Day Day after Christmas
Directions to Middleport Free Library
(Show Map)
Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT: Kenneth Belfield
VICE PRESIDENT: Melane Shuttleworth
SECRETARY: Margaret Allen
TREASURER: Joanne Swick
  Ann Bates
  Deborah Brown
  Steve Freeman
  Carolyn Hill
  Herbert Koenig
  Larry Lutz
  Amy Monti
Library Staff

Director: Rose Bernard

Sue Ann Palmer
Library Clerk
Ellen Gagne
Youth Librarian
Mary Collins
Library Clerk

A Member of the NIOGA Library System