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Lake Shore Public Library

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S-4857 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg , NY 14075 Map
Phone: 716-627-3017
Fax: 716-627-6505
Chelsey Lonberger, Branch Manager
Brian Hoth, Director


The Library will be CLOSED on Dec. 24th, 25th and January 1st.

The Library will close at 5pm on Dec. 31.

The Library

Located on Route 5 (Lake Shore Road) between Cloverbank Road and Kennison Parkway. Wheelchair accessible with parking and entrances on both sides of the building.

The Lake Shore Public Library offers wonderful views of Lake Erie from a convenient location. Pop in for a quick pick from our updated collection or stick around for a fabulous sunset. Our friendly staff is always available to answer your questions or offer a suggestion.

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January Reading Challenge

For elementary school aged children and younger

Read 15 mins a day for 20 days in January and you will get a prize from the library. Kids can read on their own, with an older reading buddy or be read to. Entry form is at the library and is needed to collect prizes. 


Monthly Events 

  • Cookbook Club - 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
  • We choose a cookbook every month and then make recipes to share potluck style. The cookbook is available at the front desk. Please call to register for the event.
  • Adult Craft Night - 3rd  Monday of the month at 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
  • We gather an create seasonal crafts
  • Adults 18 and older
  • All craft supplies are provided by the library
  • Book Club – Last Monday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
  • A lively discussion with a great group of people. Call for titles and date.
  • Lap Sit– Every Thursday at 10 am. - OFF DEC.
  • For ages 3 months to 2 years old
  • Books, Songs and Finger Plays!
  • Call for current schedule
  • Story Time – Thursday Morning 11 am - OFF DEC.
  • Books, activities and crafts for ages 3-5
  • Please call to register so everyone has a craft.
  • Call for current schedule 
  • Lego Club – Last Saturday of the month  1 pm.
  • All ages welcome to come play with Legos©
  • We have blocks for younger kids too!

Special Events 


  • Gingerbread House– MUST RSVP 627-3017
  • Saturday, Dec. 15th at 1 and 3 pm
  • Make a gingerbread house! 
  • Polar Express– MUST RSVP by calling 627-3017
  • Wednesday, Dec. 19th at 5:30 pm
  • Make your own mug Hot Chocolate Bar
  • Jingle Bells
  • SANTA!


  • Mary Poppins Tea– MUST RSVP 627-3017
  • Saturday, January 19th at 1 pm
  • Kites, chalk art and a spoon full of sugar are just a few of the fun things we will be doing!


7 Public Access Computers and 1 Laptop; printing is 10¢ per page for black and white and 25¢ for color. Includes Microsoft Office Applications and Internet Access. For more information, see "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Wi-Fi available to connect with your own laptop or wireless device.

Self Check-Out stations featuring RFID technology.

Drop Box depository to return library material 24/7.

Meeting Room available upon request. Seating capacity is 46.

Copy machine available at 25¢ per copy. 



Library-Specific Policies

Bulletin Board

Claims Audit

Petty Cash



Reading Garden

Rules of Conduct


Long Range Plan 2017-2019


Board of Trustees By-Laws

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:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:00 PM @ the Hamburg Public 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

2018: January  February  March (no meeting)  April   May  July  September   October (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 12/24/2018 (Christmas Eve)

Open Hours This Week
Monday12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Open Hours Next Week
Wednesday12:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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