...the place for READING,

...the place for TECHNOLOGY,

...the place for ENTERTAINMENT,

...the place for GROWTH.


Brighton Place Library needs volunteers to help us break down our book sale! We will be at Brighton Arena at 251 Brompton Road today from 12 pm until we are all packed up.  If you'd like to volunteer, please head over to the arena and ask for Barb.



We Say Goodbye to Long-time Friend of Brighton Place, Vito Rizzo.

We are saddened by the passing of Vito Rizzo on May 11, 2014. Mr. Rizzo and the Rizzo Family have been instrumental in keeping Brighton Place Library open for the community.

A service was held at St. Amelia Church. Please see the link below for details about the service and Mr. Rizzo's life and work.



Welcome to Brighton Place!

July Event Highlights At Brighton Place 

We're holding a HUGE book sale at Brighton Arena!

 251 Brompton Road in Tonawanda.


Wednesday, July 16 from 4pm - 8pm

Thursday, July 17 from 12pm - 6pm

Friday, July 18 from 12pm - 6pm

Saturday, July 19 from 9am - 12pm


Books, DVDs, CDs! Nothing over $2.00!!

SATURDAY ONLY -- Bag O' Books - $2.00

We need volunteers to help set up and man the sale. We are also collecting grocery bags. Call 332-4375 for information.

All Proceeds of the sale benefit Brighton Place Library!


Superfun Summertime Science

Tuesday, July 8, and 22 at 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

The first in a new kids' series! School age children will enjoy doing fun and amazing experiments in the library! Ages 5+

July 8 - States of Matter - learn about the three states of matter with fun, and edible, experiments. We'll make ice cream, instant snow, and watch Miss Emma make dry-ice crystal balls!

July 15 - Wow! Bubbles! - Bubbles are pretty amazing. Perform some experiments to see what you can do with them! We supply the bubbles; you supply the curiosity. 

July 22 - Rockets - design and build your own simple rocket. Launch them using air pressure and chemical reactions.


Tuesdays, June 24 and July 8, 15, 22 and 30  at 10:30 a.m.

Join Children's Librarian Miss Emma for story reading, games, and themed activities. Suitable for children between the ages of 1 - 5 years old.

Family Story Time is limited to 20 participants. Please RSVP by calling 332-4375.

Wednesdays, June 25 and July 2, 16, and 23 at 10:30 a.m.

Toddler Time is a fun, weekly series featuring storyreading, song and dance, followed by a craft. Suitable for children between the ages of 2 - 4 years old.

Toddler Time is limited to 15 participants. Please RSVP by calling 332-4375.

History of Buffalo's Grain Elevators


Tuesday, July 22 at 7:00pm

Buffalo's grain silos have been undergoing a recent renaissance that has brought national attention and developers to the region. Join architectural historian Chuck LaChiusa for an informative look at the history and lore of one of Buffalo's most significant historical features.

This event is limited to 50 participants. Please RSVP by calling 332-4375.

A Word of Thanks

We want to thank the following sponsors who provide continuous support to Brighton Place. Their generosity allows us to provide children and adult programming as well as our newspaper and portions of our magazine collection.






Emma recently returned from the American Library Association's annual conference with bunches of new books for our children's and Young Adult collections:





Many titles have been generously donated by publishers. Please check our Facebook page for updates.









999 Brighton Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Library Hours

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Wednesday - 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Thursday - 11:00AM - 8:00PM

Friday - 10:00AM - 2:00PM

Saturday - 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Sunday - Closed




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Brighton Place now has free wireless Internet capabilities! Bring your laptop to do homework and research, or just sit and relax while surfing the net in our cafe!


Brighton Place Fines

(Due at time of check-in)


Children's Books.......$.10/day


Audio Book (Adult).......$.25/day

Audio Book (Children's).............$.10/day

Loan Periods

New Book ..........7 days

Other Book ........21 days

CD/Video/DVD....7 days

Audio Books (Adult & Children's).......7 days

Checkout Limits:

DVD/VIDEO.......5 per card

Total Items Per Card.....12