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 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

PLEASE BE ADVISED AUDUBON LIBRARY'S MEETING ROOM AND STUDY ROOMS
ARE UNAVAILABLE FOR THE TIME BEING
DUE TO OUR EXPANSION

 



 

WINTER STORY TIME FLYER

 

 



 

 

WINTER BEADING CLASS

BRACELET MAKING WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26rd at 6pm

                                           

 



 

Holistic Lecture Series

HOLISTIC LECTURE SERIES
 

Recent recordings from the Holistic Lecture Series are available for viewing at our Facebook page. You don't have to be a Facebook member to see them.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/476388762411439/1999183043548941

More info will be shared soon regarding programs in 2022.

 

 



 

Audubon book club

AUDUBON BOOK CLUB
(click for details)
Please note all meetings are at 3pm, by Zoom or in person. Check with librarian to sign up and to be on e-mail list.

JANUARY 13

Cover image for I Must Say

I must say: my life as a humble comedy legend

Short, Martin, 1950- , author.

New York, NY: Harper, 2014

BIOGRAPHY PN2308.S53 A3 2014

 

FEBRUARY 3

Cover image for The hidden life of trees : what they feel, how they communicate : discoveries from a secret worldThe hidden life of trees: what they feel, how they communicate: discoveries from a secret world

Wohlleben, Peter, 1964- author

NON-FICTION QK475.W6413 2016

 

MARCH 3

Cover image for The library bookLibrary Book

Orlean, Susan author.

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2018.

FICTION

 

APRIL 7

Cover image for Migrations

Migrations

McConaghy, Charlotte, author.

New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.

FICTION

 

MAY 5

Cover image for The vanishing halfThe vanishing half

Bennett, Brit, author

New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.

FICTION

 

 



 

The WNY Seed Library has returned to the Audubon Library. We are taking seed donations, and there are some packets ready for the taking at this time.

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

 

 


 


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, 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


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 4:15pm and all meetings are open to the public.

Agenda & 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: