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.

December 2018 Calendar of Events.pdf

Upcoming Events:

Check out our Web page at www.buffalolib.orgclick Library Locations and Town of Collins Public Library on the next screen.  

  •      Computer Class-Organizing Files:  Saturday, December 1st at 12 Noon to 2 pm.  This class shows how to save files to the computer so you can find them again! Free and open to Library Patrons age 17 and above.   Registration required and limited.
  •      Graham Cracker “Gingerbread” House Construction:  Monday, December 3rd at 6 pm.  All materials provided.  Ages 2 to 12.  Please Sign up by November 29th to participate. 
  •      Nature Play: Tuesday, December 4th at 6 pm.  This program is designed to bring nature into the Library so kids will get to explore regardless of their location!  Ages 6 to 10.  Registration required. 

                                 Board Meeting:  Thursday, December 6th at 6 pm.  Open to the Public.

  •      Senior Holiday Movie:  Join us for a holiday movie and popcorn.  Co-Sponsored by the 50+Seniors.  Call the Library for the Title of the Movie. 

     Friends of the Collins Public Library Meeting: Saturday, December 8th at 10 am. There are applications in the Library or come to the meeting.  Always looking for enthusiastic people who love their library.  

Lap Sit with Miss Abbie: Mondays, December 10th, 17th& 31st at 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.   

Craft Club: Monday, December 10that 6 pm. Come and make crafts in the Library!  This month’s theme will be Gingerbread. Ages 4 to 12.  Stop in or call to register. 

Evening Book Club   Tuesday, December 11that 5:30 pm.  We will be discussing “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil Degrasse Tyson.   You can request a copy on line or stop by the Library Desk.   Please call 532-5129 or stop by if you are interested. 

Thomas the Train and Friends Christmas Story Hour: Thursday, December 13that 6 pm. Enjoy Thomas Christmas stories, train crafts, a fun train snack and train games.  Ages 2 to 7.  Sign up is appreciated.  

Toddler Time: The next 3 week session of Toddler Time begins Friday, December 14that 10:30am. We read stories, play games, sing songs and have a snack.  Ages 2 to 5 years.  Please call or stop in to register!  

Tinkering in the Library! Saturday, December 15that 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.

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


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.