It's a good day to grab a book and head outside for a couple hours.  The good news that some libraries in Western New York are opening up is out.

If you've been missing all of the incredible services that the library offers, you are in luck.  Books, movies, music, and more will be available to you again at multiple locations across Western New York.

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According to WIVB, these are the libraries that will be opening up today:

  • Angola Public Library 34 N. Main St., Angola, 14006 716-549-1271
  • Main Library at Audubon 350 John J. Audubon Pkwy. Amherst, 14228 716-689-4922
  • Central Library 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, 14203 716-858-8900 – press option 1
  • City of Tonawanda Public Library 333 Main St., Tonawanda, 14150 716-693-5043 (begins June 8)
  • Clarence Public Library 3 Town Place Clarence, 14031 716-741-2650 (begins June 8)
  • Clearfield Branch 770 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville, 14221 716-688-4955
  • Town of Collins Public Library 2341 Main St., Collins, 14034 716-532-5129
  • Crane Branch Library 633 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, 14222 716-883-6651
  • Eden Library 2901 E. Church St., Eden, 14057 716-992-4028
  • Elma Public Library 1860 Bowen Rd. Elma 14059, 716-652-2719 (begins June 2)
  • Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, 14208 716-883-4418
  • Grand Island Memorial Library 1715 Bedell Rd., Grand Island, 14072 716-773-7124
  • Kenilworth Branch Library 318 Montrose Ave., Tonawanda, 14223 716-834-7657
  • Kenmore Branch Library 160 Delaware Road, Tonawanda, 14217 716-873-2842
  • Newstead Public Library 33 Main St., Akron, 14001 716-542-2327
  • North Collins Public Library 2095 School St., North Collins, 14111 716-337-3211
  • Orchard Park Public Library S-4570 South Buffalo St., Orchard Park, 14127 716-662-9851

The following libraries have open drop-off boxes:

  • Alden Ewell Free Library
  • Amherst Public Library
  • Main Library at Audubon
  • Clearfield Branch
  • Eggertsville-Snyder Branch
  • Williamsville Branch
  • Angola Public Library
  • Boston Free Library
  • Central Library – Washington St. & Ellicott St. drop boxes
  • Cheektowaga Public Library
  • Anna Reinstein Memorial Library
  • Julia Boyer Reinstein Library
  • Clarence Public Library
  • Crane Branch Library
  • Town of Collins Public Library
  • Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord (Concord Public Library)
  • Eden Library
  • Elma Public Library
  • Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Branch Library
  • Hamburg Public Library
  • Lake Shore Public Library
  • Lancaster Public Library
  • Marilla Free Library
  • Newstead Public Library
  • North Collins Public Library
  • City of Tonawanda Public Library
  • Kenilworth Branch Library
  • Kenmore Branch Library

There will be additional precautions that will need to be taken to keep everyone safe, of course.  Here are some of those precautions:

Everyone will need to wear a face covering.

You will see colorful “spacing dots” on the floors to help enforce six-foot social distancing.  Stand on those dots to ensure you are six feet apart from other people.

When materials are returned, they will be quarantined for at least 72 hours before being placed back on shelves.

Meeting rooms will still be closed for the time being.