The Batavia Public Library is centrally located in downtown Batavia. The 54,000-square-foot library has a collection of more than 242,000 items – books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, magazines and more – available for checkout. The “more” includes downloadable and streaming eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music and TV shows, as well as bicycle locks and an extensive specialty cake pan collection.
The library houses reading areas for all, from a quiet area in front of a massive fireplace to the toddler play area on the lower level. A café at the main entrance offers a place where patrons can grab a cup of coffee or a quick lunch. Some take their lunch down to the outdoor Reading Garden, an area especially popular in the spring and summer.
The library is the center of the community, not just for the services it offers; but also for book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, concerts and entertainment. Special programming for adults, teens and children is available throughout the year.
Batavians can obtain a library card by presenting a photo ID and proof of residency at the check-out desk. For those who are homebound, the library offers home delivery service. Reference librarians help patrons access materials, both within the library and online.
For more information, visit www.BataviaPublicLibrary.org.