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Public Library

Library Director - Kristine Sutton 

33 Main St
Akron, NY 14001

(716) 542-2327

Newstead Public Library

Monday 12:00 - 8:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 12:00 - 8:00pm

Thursday   Closed

Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm

Please call the library at 542-2327 to attend programs!

  • The library offers free WiFi.  This can be very useful to assist patrons with school and work needs!
  • All Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries are now Fine Free!  Overdue fees are no longer charged.  Fees are collected for damaged and lost items.

Special Events

Book Sale!  Wed. June 12 6pm to 8 pm (Open Night for Friends of the Newstead Public Library)

Fri. June 14th 10 am to 5 pm and Sat. June 15th 10 am to 3 pm Bag Sale

Chromebook & Hotspots

You can now borrow a Chromebook along with hotspot for 1 week!  Those under 17 do need a parent present for the first checkout to sign a waiver. 

Fishing Poles to Borrow!

Thanks to the DEC, fishing poles can be borrowed on an adult library card and may be borrowed for 7 days. Free fishing days are September 23rd & November 11th!

Library Night at the Ballpark


Learn to Crochet


Library by Mail Program!

Library by Mail is a FREE service form the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System that brings library materials to the homebound through the mail!  It is available to any Erie County resident who is either temporarily or permanently unable to go to a physical library.  There is a limit of three items to borrow and materials are checked pout for 6 weeks and are renewable for another 6 weeks.  For information on getting started call 716-858-7156 or email

Mahjong- Mondays at 1:00pm

Kidding Around Yoga- Russell Park 6:30pm-August 16th

Fictional Writing 101 with Sinead Tyrone- Mondays at 6:30pm

Rainbow Youth! For ages 12 - 18, 2:00pm Tuesdays

Feelings Rock - Helping Kids Move, Learn and Grow

Music and Movement for ages 0-5 with Katie!!

Tuesday’s at 11:30am

Hello Pen Pal program- Tuesday's at 2:00pm

Tuesday Morning Book Club- First Tuesday of the month at 10:30am

T’ai Chi Chih  - With Denise Miller

Tuesday’s at 10:20 am for beginners and 11 am for 20 minute silent practice.

Barb's Book Buddies- 6:00pm Wednesdays

Battle of the Books- 6:30pm Wednesdays

Bubbles on the Patio- Fridays at 11:00am

Lego Club- Saturdays at 12:30pm

Peace, Love & Yarn- 1st Saturday of the month 11:00am

STEM Kits to Borrow!

Looking to enhance your child’s learning at home?  Check out our new kits!

3D Building Model - Ages 3+

Shapes Puzzle - Ages 3+

Survive the Quake - Ages 4+

Simple Machines - Ages 5+

Night Sky Backpack - 2 night vision binoculars and constellation book

Alpha-Bots - Ages 3 +

Number - Bots - Ages 3+

Mag-Builder - 2+

Library of Things! 

All items are FREE to borrow for 7 days.

Library of Things:  Night Sky Backpack - 2 night vision binoculars and constellation book, Metal Detector, Outdoor Projector & Screen, Lawn Games

Virtual Programs!

Please visit the Newstead Public Library Facebook Page and Youtube channel for virtual programs and fun!!   We Feature weekly episodes of In the Kitchen with Val.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Share the love of reading with your child! If you live in the Akron School District and have a child under 5 years old, please sign your child up for this great, FREE program.  Each month your child will receive a book in the mail until their 5th birthday.  This wonderful program is funded by Bank on Buffalo (formerly The Bank of Akron) and supported by the Newstead Friends of the Library.  Visit to register today!