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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
 

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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)
    meeting room
  • Study Rooms are available for small groups (reservations recommended)
    study room sample
  • 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.

 

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 seasonal Story Times for babies, toddlers & preschoolers, along with other special programs to promote reading. For School-Age Children we offer reading, crafts, LEGO club, and other special programs.

    Click here  for information about Summer Reading 2018 in the Amherst Libraries.

    ONGOING 

    -- Story Times Winter-Spring 2018 -- click here  for flyer
    -- Story Times July-August 2018 -- click here  for flyer

    -- Craft & Lego Clubs -- click here  for flyer

    -- Drop In Lego Club -- Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 pm -- click here  for flyer

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


    SPECIALS

    -- Drop In Craft Club for Kids -- Ages 4 and up --Saturday, March 17th at 3pm -- click here  for flyer

     
  • FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    Battle of the Books - Teams are in place for 2018! Thank you for your interest and wish us luck in August!

    Volunteer opportunities throughout the year depending on availability.  Applications are available in the library and must be returned in-person. Applicants under 18 require a parent signature on the application. Priority given to students who need community service for school.


     

  • FAMILY PROGRAMS

    -- Learn How to Weave -- ages 8 through Adult -- Saturday, June 16th, 1 to 4 pm -- click here  for flyer 

    Summer program lineup to be posted in June 2018

  • PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
     
  • COMPUTER CLASSES FOR ADULTS

-- Computer Classes - Group Classes  - May-June 2018 -- 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  for September-December 2018 Book Club

     
  • HOLISTIC LECTURE SERIES

    We are done for the season and plan to return in the fall. Have a great and safe summer.
    In the meantime, send questions & suggestions about this series, or  request to join the e-mail list, by contacting: audubonholistic@gmail.com

     
  • OTHER PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

    ONGOING
     
    -- Knitting Club --  PROGRAM FULL

    -- Crochet (for adults) -- PROGRAM FULL

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

    -- ESL with BOCES -- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 am - 1 pm in Study Room 2 -- Call (716) 821-7375 for more information or to register.


    -- Adult Coloring Club -- Saturday mornings 10-12 on May 5 & 19 and June 2 & 16 -- click here for flyer

    SPECIALS

-- Spring Plant Swap -- Saturday, May 19 at 2pm -- 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.
DVD collection
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, Japanese, Korean & Russian. 
We subscribe to some unique Health & Fitness newsletters.

Local documents and the Amherst Flood Collection are housed here.



What's Special About the Audubon Library

John James Audubon portrait

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.


 

 

Book Sales


PRINT MATERIALS (children's & adult):
Wednesday, August 22   1pm-8:30pm
Thursday, August 23   10am-8pm
Friday, August 24 & Saturday, August 25   10am-5pm   
Monday, August 27   10am-8pm   
*** $4 BAG SALE***

MEDIA SALE (CDs, DVDs & other nonprint materials)
Saturday, November 3   10am-5pm
Sunday, 
November 4   12pm-4:30pm
Monday, 
November 5   10am-8pm *** $4 BAG SALE***

PRINT MATERIALS (children's & adult):
Wednesday, November 28   1pm-8:30pm
Thursday, 
November 29   10am-8pm
Friday, 
November 30 & Saturday, December 1   10am-5pm   
Sunday, 
December 2   12pm-4:30pm
Monday, 
December 3  10am-8pm   *** $4 BAG SALE***



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 10-3
Wednesdays 1-2
Thursdays 10-3
Fridays 10-4
Saturdays 1-4

 


Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees

New Board member information coming soon.

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

Meetings for the Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees are scheduled for:

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING , THURSDAY MAY 17 at 3:30 pm at the Audubon Library  (click for agenda)
May 24 at Eggertsville-Snyder
July 12 at Audubon
September 12 at Clearfield
October 25 at Eggertsville-Snyder
November 27 at Williamsville

Meetings begin at 4:15pm and all meetings are open to the public.

Agenda & Minutes:

Click here for a map!

View Events at this Library

The next scheduled holiday for this location is 05/28/2018 (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 7, 2018 through June 10, 2018 with the exceptions of April 1 (Easter) and May 27 (Sunday before Memorial Day).