Audubon Branch

Audubon Branch
    Library Info

    350 John J. Audubon Pkwy.
    Amherst, NY 14228
    United States

    Fax: 716-689-6116
    Roseanne Butler-Smith

    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 (2016), 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 and Study rooms are temporarily unavailable due to expansion construction.
      meeting room
    • Study Rooms are available for small groups (reservations recommended)
      study room sample
    • Copy machine, black & white only, 20¢ per copy
    • Outdoor Drop Box attached to building, for returned library material, open 24/7. This is the only 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. 
    • Ongoing Book Sale in hallway​

    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, read magazines & newspapers or surf the web.

    We are a participant in the Abitibi Paper Retriever Recycling Program, which benefits the Library and the environment.

    Audubon is also the home of the Western New York Seed Library:


     

    Audubon Branch Policies

    System-Wide Policies

    The Audubon Branch is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

    Audubon Branch

    The Main Library at Audubon will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, October 10 for completion of our exciting expansion!
    Hours will be extended at the Clearfield and Williamsville Branches.
     
    The project will include finishing the new meeting room and children’s space, as well updating furnishings, carpeting and painting.
    The Library is expected to reopen in late January 2023.
    Note, the book drop will remain open and holds will be sent to the Clearfield Branch beginning October 9.

     



    TRUNK OR TREAT!

    This annual event will be held next door to the Audubon Library at the Amherst Senior Center
    on Sunday, October 30 at 5:30 pm.

    To sign up please call the Clearfield Library at (716) 688-4955.

     



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    FALL 2022 CHILDREN'S PROGRAM FLYER

     

     

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    The English Conversation Group held by Literacy Buffalo Niagara is temporarily taking place at the Clearfield Branch on Friday mornings from 10-12.

     

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    Audubon book club

    AUDUBON BOOK CLUB
    (due to the Audubon Library expansion project, ABC will be held at the Clearfield Library in the fall of 2022)

     



     

    Due to our imminent closure, The WNY Seed Library will temporarily shut down at the Audubon Library.
    Last day for taking or donating seeds is  October 7th.

    We anticipate having the Seed Library ready for next year's early planting by February 2023.

    Seed Library

    For more information such as how to volunteer, join the Facebook group at:

    www.facebook.com/wnyseedlibrary

    or contact the new coordinator:

    Brenda Johnston

    (716) 908-7158

    brenjrj@yahoo.com

     

     


     

     

     

    Follow the Amherst Public Library:

     


    Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of our library programming has been taking place online. See below for upcoming and archived Virtual Programs. Also, you can visit our Calendar page  or  Facebook page

     

    Visit https://buffalolib.libcal.com/calendar/events/?cid=12898&t=d&d=0000-00-…
    for the listing of Audubon Library programs which are on the Library's web site.

     

    Visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/AmherstPublicLibrary/events/
    to view upcoming programs. To watch premieres, you need to be a member of Facebook.

     

    Visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/AmherstPublicLibrary/videos/
    for access to the past virtual programs we have been doing. You do not need to be a Facebook member to view these.

     

    Many of the videos created by the staff at the Amherst Public Library include playlists with themes, such as:

    the Virtual Holistic Lecture Series for adults

    and others for kids and parents such as storytimes and crafts.
     

     

     


     

     

     

    2022 Holiday Closing Schedule for the Amherst Public Libraries

     

    Monday, January 17                Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Monday, February 21              President's Birthday

    Friday, April 15                        Good Friday

    Monday, May 30                      Memorial Day

    Monday, June 20                        Juneteenth Independence (approved by Amherst Board of Trustees 6/13/22)

    Monday, July 4                        Independence Day

    Monday, September 5             Labor Day

    Friday, November 11               Veteran's Day

    Thursday, November 24         Thanksgiving Day

    Saturday, December 24           Christmas Eve

    Sunday, December 25             Christmas Day

    Monday December 26             Observed Christmas Day

    Saturday, December 31          New Year's Eve (Libraries will close at 3PM)

     

    Amherst Rules, Board Info & Bylaws

     

    Rules of Conduct for Library Users

    Long Range Plan 2021-2022

     


    Annual Report

    2020: the Year in Review

    2019: the Year in Review


    Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees

    PRESIDENT
    JEFFREY F. VOELKL

    jvoelkl@robshawlaw.com
    Term will expire 12/31/2025

    VICE PRESIDENT
    CYNTHIA J. SELDEN

    seldencj@yahoo.com
    Term will expire 12/31/2023

    CO-TREASURER
    MARJORIE FRANKNECHT

    hipermarge@aol.com
    Term will expire - 12/31/2021

    CO-TREASURER
    CAROLYN GIAMBRA

    carolyn.giambra@gmail.com
    Term will expire  12/31/2021

    SECRETARY
    MARILYN FEUERSTEIN

    librarylady@roadrunner.com
    Term will expire  12/31/2022

    MICHELE IANNELLO-WARD
    michele.iannello@gmail.com
    Term will expire - 12/31/2024

    OLIVER C. YOUNG, ESQ.
    ocyoung99@gmail.com
    Term will expire 12/31/2022

    HON. PENNY M. WOLFGANG
    pwolfgang@gmail.com
    Term will expire 12/31/2023


    Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

    Meetings begin at 5:30pm. All meetings are open to the public.

    Agenda & Minutes:

    2022

    2022 Agendas

    2022 Minutes

    2021

    2021 Agendas

    2021 Minutes

    2020

    2020 Agendas

    2020 Minutes

    2019

    2019 Agendas

    2019 Minutes

    2018

    2018 Agendas

    2018 Minutes

    2017

    2017 Agendas

    2017 Minutes

    2016

    2016 Agendas

    2016 Minutes

    2015

    2015 Agendas

    2015 Minutes

    2014

    2014 Agendas

    2014 Minutes

    2013

    2013 Agendas

    2013 Minutes


    Bylaws

    Bylaws of the Board of Trustees of the Amherst Public Library


    Budget

     


    Strategic Plan

    DOCUMENTS SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO COVID: