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350 John J. Audubon Pkwy.
Amherst , NY 14228 Map
Phone: 716-689-4922
Fax: 716-689-6116
Roseanne Butler-Smith

butlersmithr@buffalolib.org
 
 
 
Location
One mile north of the University at Buffalo North Campus on John James Audubon Parkway between North Forest Road and Dodge Road.
We are in the same complex as the Amherst Police Station, Courthouse and Senior Center.  Plenty of parking is available. 
 

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wi-fi available
  • Public Access Computers:
    For Adults, 13 desktop computers and 6 laptops -- with Microsoft Office Applications (2007), Internet Access, etc.;
    Flatbed scanner available;

    3 computers dedicated for Catalog; 
    8 computers dedicated for children;

    Printing charges: B&W 10¢ per page, color 25¢ per page.
  • Self check-out machines using RFID technology
  • Meeting Room, with capacity for 100 people -- used for Library Programs; available for use by nonprofit organizations (registration required)
  • Study Rooms are available for small groups (reservations recommended)
  • Children's Playroom --  for children 6 and under with adult supervision
  • Copy machine, black & white only, 20¢ per copy
  • Outdoor Drop Box attached to building, for returned library material, open 24/7. This is the first automated drop box in Western New York, discharging materials as soon as they are inserted.
  • Display Cases -- large showcase, 88 inches wide, 43 inches high, and 13.5 inches deep -- smaller case for flat wall-mounted display -- both cases are available for groups.
  • Optelec ClearView Video Magnifier -- is easy to use and will help the visually impaired maintain their independence in everyday tasks such as reading books and magazines, viewing photographs and writing. Thanks to the Amherst Lions Club for donating this to us.
     

What's Special About the Audubon Library

Named after John James Audubon (pictured above), we are situated in an idyllic setting, a short walk away from the Walton Woods hiking trail and bike path. In good weather, the tables and benches in front of the Library provide an attractive place to sit and read, talk with friends or watch the geese.
The Amherst Main Library at Audubon opened in 1987 within the Audubon New Community in Amherst, and has become B&ECPL's largest and busiest community library, home to among the most diverse populations in Erie County.
We host a wide variety of vibrant programs, and provide a safe, relaxing place to sip a cup of coffee, read magazines & newspapers or surf the web.
We have a new beverage and snack vending machine, and also serve coffee and hot chocolate.
We are a participant in the Abitibi Paper Retriever Recycling Program, which benefits the Library and the environment.


Programs
 To see all currently scheduled library-sponsored programs held at all four Amherst Public Libraries, 
click here for our chronological Facebook Event listing.
For events specific to just this branch, click on the calendar to the right on this page. 
Programs for all ages are offered throughout the year, including:

  • FOR CHILDREN  
    We offer ongoing Toddler and Preschool series and special programs to promote reading. For School-Age Children we offer reading, crafts, LEGO club, and other special programs.


    Click here  for Story Times at the 4 Amherst branches for Winter-Spring 2017

    -- Drop-In Lego Club (January 3 -June 27 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm) -- click here  for flyer

    For the flyer for Lego Clubs at the other 3 Amherst libraries, and for the Craft Club at all 4 Amherst libraries, click here.


    Make a Gift for Mom -- ages 5-12 -- Saturday, May 13 at 10:30am  (click here  for flyer)

    Reading to the Dog -- ages 6-12 with a caregiver -- Click here  for flyer

    French Story Time -- Saturday, June 24 at 2pm -- click here  for flyer


     
  • FAMILY PROGRAMS 
    --Evening and Weekend Programs for Children - Featuring family programs for all ages - click here  for flyer
     
  • COMPUTER CLASSES FOR ADULTS

-- Computer Classes - Group Classes  January-April 2017 (click here   for flyer)

-- Computer Classes - one-on-one instruction by appointment, Wednesday and Friday afternoons (click here  for more info); Registration required
 

  • BOOK CLUBS AND AUTHORS
    -- Audubon Library Book Club -- Click here  to see the selections for the January through May 2017; Registration required.

     
  • HOLISTIC LECTURE SERIES
     Click here  for the flyer with our remaining lectures
    Send questions & suggestions to audubonholistic@gmail.com

    PLEASE NOTE THE LECTURE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA TO BE HELD TUESDAY, APRIL 25th HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL TUESDAY, MAY 30th at 7pm

    One additional program is being held on May 9th, "Living the Traveling Life as a Global Citizen" -- click here  for flyer

     
  • WELLNESS WEEKNIGHTS

    -- "Early Childhood: Developmental Milestones" -- Wednesday, May 17th at 6:30pm -- click here  for flyer


    -- "Mindfulness and Mindful Eating" -- Wednesday, June 21st at 6:30pm
     
  • OTHER PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
    -- BPOvations -- special lectures to get better acqainted with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and its events -- click here  for flyer



    -- 
    Knitting Club -- New dates TBA
     late 2017

    -- Crochet (for adults) -- Thursdays, April 27 - June 29 (5-7pm) -- Space is limited and registration is required -- click here for flyer - PROGRAM FULL

    -- English as a Second Language Class -- Conversation & Reading for ESL students with trained Literacy Volunteers -- free, no registration required, drop in on Friday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm in Study Room 2

    -- Color Block Necklace -- Tuesday, June 6 at 6:30pm -- click here  for flyer

    -- Yoga Classes -  for Adults -- April 23 - May 21 -- space is limited and registration is required -- click here  for flyer

     


The Collection

Audubon has a wide assortment of materials, housing books and other materials for all ages.
We offer an extensive collection of nonprint materials, including popular and family movies on DVD and Blu-Ray, a large foreign film and documentary collection, and all genres of music CDs.

We carry a rotating array of audiobooks and large print books, as well as a small foreign language book collection, with titles in Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Korean & Russian. 
We subscribe to some unique Health & Fitness newsletters.
Local documents and the Amherst Flood Collection are housed here.

 

Holidays 2017

The four Amherst Libraries will be closed on:

January 1 - 2 (New Year's Day)
January 16 (MLK Day)
February 20 (Presidents Day)
April 14 (Good Friday) 

April 16 (Easter Sunday)
May 29 (Memorial Day)
July 4 (Independence Day)
September 4 (Labor Day)
November 10-11 (Veterans Day)
November 23 (Thanksgiving)
December 25 (Christmas)

Book Sales

Bookstore
Here you can purchase gently used books. The Store is run by volunteers. We are always looking for more volunteers to help.
The following schedule is subject to change at any time, based on volunteers' availability, so if you were planning a special trip just for the Bookstore, we recommend calling ahead first at (716) 689-4922 to make sure it will be staffed when you arrive.
 
 
 

Mondays 10-8
Tuesdays 10:30-1:30,
3:30-5:30
Wednesdays 10-1
Thursdays 10-7
Fridays 10-4
Saturdays 11-12:30

 

Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT
JEFFREY F. VOELKL
jvoelkl@robshawlaw.com
Term will expire 12/31/2020

VICE PRESIDENT
MARJORIE A. ZELMAN
mzelman@roadrunner.com
Term will expire - 12/31/2017

TREASURER
MARJORIE FRANKNECHT
hipermarge@aol.com
Term will expire - 12/31/2021

SECRETARY
ELIZABETH HOFMEISTER
lizhofmeister@gmail.com
Term will expire 12/31/2017

JULIE ANAIN
janain@roadrunner.com
Term will expire - 12/31/2018

RONALD KERN
rkern169@verizon.net
Term will expire  12/31/2017

CAROLYN GIAMBRA
carolyn.giambra@gmail.com
Term will expire  12/31/2021

HON. PENNY M. WOLFGANG
pworlfgang@nycourts.gov

Term will expire 12/31//2018
 

Agenda & Meetings for the Board of Trustees of the Amherst Public Library
 

 

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/29/2017 (Memorial Day)

Library Hours
Sun12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mon10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

*Winter/Spring Sunday hours run from January 8, 2017 through June 11, 2017 with the exceptions of April 16 (Easter) and May 28 (Sunday before Memorial Day).