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Hamburg Public Library

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

The Library will be closed December 24 and 25. The Library will close at 5pm on December 31. 

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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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. Upcoming Titles for 2019.


December Events

Monthly Calendar

Special Events

Family Movie Night: Friday, December 7th, 6:30. The Star: A Tale of Faith and Friendship  Join us for movie night and a craft! Registration required.

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

Phoebe the Reading Dog: Saturdays December 1st, 15th, and 29th, 9. Share a story with our licensed therapy dog!

Holiday Hoopla: Tuesday, December 11, 6:30. Holiday stories, craft and hot cocoa. Open to all ages. Registration required.

Sensory Saturday: Holiday Edition: Saturday, December 15th, 10-12. Sensory Saturday is a place where kids can explore, discover and create! Sensory play uses the senses in hands-on activities to promote cognitive development. Explore our stations designed to provide experience with different textures, sounds and sights. Open to all ages. Registration required.

Fantastic Beasts Bash: Saturday, December 29th, 1. Magical creatures are loose in the library! Hunt for the beasts, create your own creature, challenge yourself with trivia and more! Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts attire encouraged. Open to all ages. Registration required.



Lapsit with Miss Ashley: Wednesdays December 5th and 12th, 10. For ages birth-2. Stories and sensory play.

Storytime Shook Up with Miss Laurie: Mondays December 3rd and 10th, 10:30. Fridays, December 7th and 14th, 10:30. Although geared toward ages 2 to 5, all ages are welcome!  Registration required.


Adult Events

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

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

Director’s Book Club: Friday, December 21st, 11.  Individual picks and pot luck.

Cookbook Club: Friday, December 21st, 6:30. The New Family Cookbook and cookie exchange. Sign up to bring a dish from the book at the desk or bring cookies or both and join us!



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


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   DECEMBER (no meeting)


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
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
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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