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102 Buffalo St.
Hamburg , NY 14075 Map
Phone: 716-649-4415
Fax: 716-649-4160
Brian Hoth, Director


Located on Buffalo Street (Route 62) between Pleasant Avenue and Union Street, this lively library is nestled in the village of Hamburg. If you are looking for a great film collection, preschool story hours or a comfortable place to catch up on the daily news, the Hamburg Public Library may be the place for you. 

Our parking lot entrance is located on Union Street near the Buffalo Street intersection.

Free WiFi. 21 public access computers plus 6 laptops that can be checked out for use within the building. Networked printing is 10¢ per page B&W and 25¢ per page color. Copy machine at 25¢ per page.

The Hamburg Library has a meeting room that can be available for community meetings. Please complete the following application and return to the main desk.



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September is Library Card Sign-up Month!

Check out our Incredible activities in the library for Library Card Sign-up Month! 



THANK YOU Senator Chris Jacobs for providing much needed funding to the Hamburg Public Library in the amount of $10,000!!



The Hamburg Library Is Accepting Donations of Used Books, Movies, and CDs for Our Ongoing Book Sale!

Table filled with books


Book Club at the Hamburg Library

Director's Book Club:

Meets the third Friday of every month at 11:00am. Please join us for a great discussion. The list of upcoming books are as follows.


September Events

Monthly Calendar

Special Events

Family Movie Night: Friday, September 7th, 6:30.Sherlock Gnomes. Join us for movie night and a craft! Registration required.

LEGO Club: Saturday, September 8th, 1-3. Come create a LEGO creation! Registration required.

Phoebe the Reading Dog: Saturday, September 8th and 22nd at 9:30. Share a story with our licensed therapy dog!

Sensory Saturday: Saturday, September 22nd, 10-12. Join us for a room filled with different sensory activities. Playing is learning! For ages birth-5.



Lapsit with Miss Ashley: Wednesdays at 10, starting September 12th. For ages birth-2. Stories and sensory play.

Storytime Shook Up with Miss Laurie: Mondays and Fridays at 10:30, Starting September 10th. Although geared toward ages 2 to 5, all ages are welcome!  Registration required.

Storytime at Comfort Zone Café: Tuesday, September 25th at 10. The Hamburg Public Library and Comfort Zone Cafe are teaming up to bring you a storytime and craft! Stop by the counter before or after the program to check out the specials available just for program attendees!


Adult Events

Book a Tech: Monday, September 17th, 12-3. Sign up for a 45 minute session to work with a technology instructor. Registration required.

Poetry Circle:  Tuesday, September 18th, 6:30. Bring an original poem or from a poet of your choice to share!

Director's Book Club : September 21st, 11. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son .

Cookbook Club: September 21st, 6:30. Taste of Home Simple and Delicious Cookbook. Sign up to bring a dish at the desk and join us for dinner!

Red Cross Blood Drive: September 24th, 1:30-6:30.Please sign up to donate blood. To register, go to: www.redcrossblood.org.



Find out about Story Time in a Bag



A History of the Hamburg Public Library


A program detailing the history of the Hamburg Public Library was researched, written and presented by Librarian John R. Edson in 2001. More details are available here.


Library Specific Policies

Bulletin Board

Claims Audit



Petty Cash


Reading Garden

Rules of Conduct


Long Range Plan 2017-2019



Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees

Jack Connors, President

Karen Kaczmarski, Vice President

Anita Metzger, Treasurer

Matt Chandler, Secretary

Joe Lowry, Trustee

The next board meeting will take place on:

Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00 PM @ the Lake Shore Library


All are welcome to attend.


Minutes of Past Meetings

Meeting Minutes 2013 - 2016   

 2017:    January     February     March   April     May   June     JULY (No Meeting)  

August   September   October   November   DECEMBER (no meeting)


2018:   January  February  March (no meeting)  April   May  July  September (DRAFT)


                      Annual Reports to the Community                     

Report to the Community, 2012            Report to the Community, 2015

Report to the Community, 2013            Report to the Community, 2016

Report to the Community, 2014            Report to the Community, 2017







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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 11/12/2018 (Veteran's Day)

Open Hours This Week
Sunday12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Monday10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Open Hours Next Week
Sunday12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Monday10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Friday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

*Sunday hours for the remainder of 2018 run from September 9 through December 30.

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