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North Tonawanda Public Library



505 Meadow Drive
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Voice: (716) 693-4132,4133
Reference: (716) 693-3009
FAX: (716) 693-0719

A little about the North Tonawanda Public Library

Chartered in 1893 as a school district library, the North Tonawanda Public Library was initially located in now-demolished Goundry School # 1. A gift of $20,000 in 1904 from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie funded the Library's second home at 240 Goundry St, next door to the school. Crowded conditions in the Carnegie building impelled the opening of the current site on Meadow Drive in 1975. The former Carnegie Library is now an art gallery.

The Library has been reconfigured over the years. Increased space for children, public computers, and staff work areas has made the North Tonawanda Public Library a thoroughly modern 21st century facility.

Services Available
  • Online public catalog, a computerized listing of the Library and the Nioga Library System holdings
  • Computer terminals with free access to the Internet
  • Free use of terminals for word processing and other projects
  • Reading clubs for children and adults
  • Activities, talks, and programs for children and adults
  • Story hours for toddlers to pre-schoolers
  • Interlibrary loans, enabling North Tonawandans to borrow materials from other libraries within and beyond the Nioga Library System
  • Reference service in person, by phone, remotely through Ask Us 24/7
  • Sunday afternoon hours Sept. - May
Materials On-hand
  • Books - 167,000
  • Magazines - 216 titles
  • Downloadable Books, Music and Magazines
  • Music CDs
  • Audiobooks
  • DVDs
  • Blu-rays
  • Newspapers - 10
  • Microfilm--Tonawanda News, 1880+, New York Times, magazines
  • City directories, 1890+
  • Video games
  • Research Tools
Operating Hours

Monday 9:30 - 9:00
Tuesday 9:30 - 9:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 9:00
Thursday 9:30 - 9:00
Friday 9:30 - 5:00
Saturday 9:30 - 5:00
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00

(Operations on Sundays will be during the school year except weekends of school holiday periods of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter breaks and Mother's Day starting mid September until early May.)

Holidays Closed

New Year's Day Labor Day Weekend
Memorial Day Weekend Thanksgiving Day
July Fourth Christmas Eve
  Christmas Day
Directions to North Tonawanda Public Library

From Thruway exit 50, bear right to Rt. 290 (Youngmann Highway.) Continue west on Rt. 290. Exit at Colvin (Rt. 425) bearing right and continuing north on divided highway Rt. 425, the Twin Cities Expressway. The Library is four miles north of here. After crossing the Barge Canal and entering North Tonawanda, continue on divided highway past DeGraff Hospital on the left. Cross Wheatfield St. The highway narrows and becomes Nash Road. Continue until the third traffic light (Meadow Drive) where a blue Library sign points left. Turn left onto Meadow Drive. The Library is across the street from the Baptist Church.

From Lockport: Take Rt. 31 west to Shawnee Rd. (Rt. 425.) Turn left (south) on Rt. 425 to Lockport Rd. Turn right on Lockport Rd. Turn left onto Nash Rd. Continue south on Nash Rd., cross Rt. 62 (Niagara Falls Blvd.) into North Tonawanda. At Meadow Drive traffic light about 1/2 mi. further is a blue library sign. Turn right onto Meadow Drive. The library is on the left, across the street from the Baptist Church.

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Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT: Paul Sikora
VICE PRESIDENT: Brenda Daigler
  Deborah Galas
  David Jakubaszek
  Marigail Sondel
Library Staff

Director: Britt White

Caitlin Kenney
Reference Librarian

Rebecca Stutzman
Children's Librarian

Kelly Menzel
Reference Librarian

Lorraine Corbin-Lewis

Marcia Bugyi
Children's Librarian

Deborah Marshall
Business Office

Anya Puccio
Reference Librarian

Theresa Zaciewski
Reference Librarian

Sylvia Grace
Technical Services

Abigail Cino
Reference Librarian


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