Brighton Place Library Annual Appeal

Dear Library Lover,

In 2005, Erie County closed all the public libraries in the Town of Tonawanda, north of Sheridan Drive. In response, a group of extremely dedicated community members, led by Michael P. Rizzo, stood together to keep the former Brighton Library and transform it into a not-for-profit library and resource center. Since reopening as Brighton Place in 2006, the library has served as an inspirational success story and a destination for learning and enrichment in the Town of Tonawanda and the surrounding area.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Brighton place depends on the generosity and support of community -minded individuals and companies. The majority of our revenue is earned through fundraisers and book sales.

Today, we embark on our Year-End Campaign. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by December 31, 2022. We’re reaching out to you because, as a Brighton Place member, you’ve already demonstrated your support for maintaining a library in this neighborhood. Would you be willing to make a special year-end contribution of $25, $50, or $100 to ensure we can continue to serve this community as an important resource? With your support, we can impact our community in a lasting way.

Please join us by making your gift by clicking here or by sending a check to Brighton Place at 999 Brighton Road Tonawanda, NY 14150.

Thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes,

Donna White, Director, and the Brighton Place Board of Directors
Michael Rizzo, Bonnie Pritchard, Michael Kasperek, Joan Boccechio, Mark and Debbie Veronica, Mark Brylinski, and Kathy Sears

Holiday Schedule

We will be closed Tuesday, December 27 through Saturday, December 31 and reopen on Tuesday, January 3.

Happy Holidays to all from Brighton Place!

Event Highlights At Brighton Place

Kim Chinquee - Author Talk and Book Signing

Saturday, December 10 at 3:00 pm

Local author Kim Chinquee will read from her new novel, Pipette and newer selected works. She will have copies of her book to sell and sign.

Kim Chinquee is the author of seven collections and the novel Pipette. She grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, served as a medical technician in the Air Force and elsewhere, and is currently an associate professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo State, where she co-directs its writing major. She's senior editor of New World Writing, associate editor of Midwest Review, chief editor of ELJ (Elm Leaves Journal) and a recipient of three Pushcart Prizes and a Henfield Prize. She's a triathlete and lives with her three dogs in Tonawanda, NY. .

Limited to 30 seats. Please call 332-4375 to register.

Toddler Time Holiday Special

Wednesday, December 21 at 10:30

Holiday themed party with stories, craft, and snacks.

Limited to 15 children -- call 332-4375 to register.

Eclectic Book Club

Tuesday, December 20 at 2:00 pm

This month’s book is The Swimmers by Julie Otsuka. New members are welcome!

Call 332-4375 to learn more.

Toddler Time

Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am

Stories, Songs, Movement, and Activities for children 2 – 4 years old.

Please call 332-4375 to register.

Coloring Club

Tuesdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Our Coloring Club is a great way to relax with your family and friends. Use our supplies or bring your own.

Call 332-4375 for more information.

Knitting Club

Fridays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

This club is for all knitters, advanced or beginners. Crocheters are welcome!

Call 332-4375 for details.

Ongoing Book Sale

Open during operating hours. $5 a bag!

Tuesday, Wednesday Friday 9:30 – 4:30

Thursday 12-7

Saturday 10-2

Call 332-4375 for details.

Thanks to C.H.A.T. For Powering Our Network

We would like to thank C.H.A.T. for donating two APC C1500 UPS units. They condition the power running to the dual, redundant power supplies in our server and all of our network gear.

This will increase the reliability and lifetime of all of this equipment by protecting it from power outages, voltage sags, and other anomalies from the power grid.

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.

We greatly appreciate our sponsors' support. Our sponsors greatly appreciate your business.

C.H.A.T. of WNY

Brighton Place

999 Brighton Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Library Hours

9:30AM - 4:30PM
9:30AM - 4:30PM
12:00PM - 7:00PM
9:30AM - 4:30PM
10:00AM - 2:00 PM

Wondering how you can support your local library? Become a donor! Every little bit helps!

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
Audio Book (Adult)
Audio Book (Children's)

Loan Periods

21 Days
7 Days
Audio Books
(Adult & Children's)
7 Days

Checkout Limits

5 per card
Total Items Per Card


For your convenience, there is a dropbox outside of the library. To prevent damage to books and magazines, please place all print material in a plastic bag before placing it in the dropbox.