Next Scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting
The next meeting of the Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, July 11 at 6 PM at the Lake Shore Library. A remote option may also be available.
Hours of Operation
Sunday 12-5 (Sept - June)
We will continue to offer Curbside/Walkup service as an option. To place orders, call the library at 649-4415.
We will continue to post resources and engaging digital content on Facebook and our website.
DONATIONS UPDATE: Beginning Monday May 24, the Hamburg Library will accept donations of books, DVDs and CDs. For more information on what can be donated, see our Donation Guidelines. Please bring any donations upstairs to the public service desk during open hours.
Join the Friends of the Hamburg Library!
Friends of the Hamburg Public Library is a dedicated group of volunteers that supports the policies and programs of both branches of the library through sponsored book sales and other fundraising activities. Please join us in this worthwhile cause. Become a member today! Applications are available at both library branches, or for download here.
Book Bundles are now available for all ages!
Book Bundles are now available for ALL AGES! Fill out the form below and our librarians will build a custom bundle based on your reading interests! Each bundle will include 5 items and you will be contacted when the bundle is available for pickup. We will complete the requests in the order they are received. Please allow us up to 5 business days to fill your order. Pre-made picture book bundles are still available in our children's area.
Hamburg Library Seed Share
The Hamburg Library Seed Share is officially OPEN! We have a large variety of flower, herb and vegetable seeds available for our community to grow at home, for free. Inside the Seed Share are envelopes of 10-15 seeds, and resources for growing and saving seeds. The seeds currently available are due to generous donations from S.O.L.E. Seeds of Living Education, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, Seed Savers Exchange and Pase Seeds in North Collins. We encourage community members who take seeds also save seeds from the harvest to return to help us maintain seed stock. The Seed Donation Form can be found inside the Seed Share or here.
Thank you to everyone who helped us get this project going! We are especially grateful to Tricia Miller, Jim Gang and Sean McSkimming. Their contributions turned an idea into reality!
In April 2021 we held a Seed Starting program with the Master Gardeners of Erie County. Here is a summary of the talking points and resources discussed!
In June 2021 we held a Soil Health and Testing program. Master Gardener Lyn has provided additional resources here.
Virtual Tour of the Children's Area
Welcome to the Hamburg Library! Take a peek at our children's area here: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/959304198325687
Take and Make Crafts
Check at the desk for a new Take and Make activity each week! Visit us on Facebook on Sunday for a preview of the craft. Feel free to share photos of completed crafts!
Check out eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive!
Wondering how to check out books and audiobooks while our buildings are closed? We created a short tutorial series on getting started with OverDrive!
OverDrive Part 1: Signing Up for an eLibrary Card: https://youtu.be/BIGeSQczczI
OverDrive Part 2: Getting the Libby App: https://youtu.be/vmht3LNVam4
OverDrive Part 3: eReader Questions and Answers: https://youtu.be/wU16bxpjlyA
OverDrive Part 4: Reading Digitally During and After Library Closures: https://youtu.be/Dnw-AH5OvdU
How to Suggest a Purchase
Did you know you can suggest a purchase for titles that the library system does not currently own? Find out how in this video!