Clearfield Branch Library

Clearfield Branch Library

770 Hopkins Rd.
Williamsville, NY 14221
United States

Fax: 716-688-0281
Roseanne Butler-Smith, Director

Location

In Williamsville, on Hopkins Road, a few blocks north of Maple Road and just south of West Klein Road. Adjacent to Clearfield Recreation Center). Parking at both entrances, in front of the library along Hopkins, as well as behind library.

Features

  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Wi-fi available.
  • Public Access Computers
    • For Adults, 10 networked computers and 3 laptops -- with Microsoft Office Applications (2016), Internet Access, etc, ;
      2 computers dedicated for Catalog;
      5 computers dedicated for children;
      Printing charges: B&W 10 cents per page, color 25 cents per page.
  • Meeting Room, capacity 80.
  • Study Room available for small groups (reservations recommended).
  • Copy machine, black & white only, 20¢ per copy
  • Outdoor Drop Box attached to building, for returned library material, open 24/7.
  • Ongoing Book Sale of a variety of donated books and magazines in the front vestibule. 
     

What's Special About the Clearfield Library

  • Chocolate Bars are sold here too ($1 each).
    Sales of these items benefit the Amherst Public Libraries.
  • Chessboard available for public use (at librarians' desk).
  • Local documents.
  • Large foreign language film and documentary collection.
  • Paper Recycling -- We are an active participant in the Abitibi Paper Retriever Recycling Program, which benefits the Library. 
  • 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.

Sundays Hours

After April 7th, 2019, we do not anticipate future funding to support Sunday hours at the Clearfield Library.

Clearfield Branch Library

System-Wide Policies

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

Clearfield Branch Library

BEGINNING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
THE LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN ONLY FOR WALK-UP SERVICE

 

Monday            10-8

Tuesday             10-5

Wednesday       01-8

Thursday          10-5

Friday               10-8

Saturday           10-5 

Closed Sundays

 This revised schedule is to due to staffing limitations, and the safety of our staff and public.

Please direct all public concerns regarding this matter to the director via email: butlersmithr@buffalolib.org
 


DOCUMENTS RELATED TO COVID:

 


 

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all library programming is taking place online. See below for upcoming and archived Virtual Programs. Also, you can visit our Calendar page  or  Facebook page

 

 


Due to the spike in COVID in Erie County, the Book Sale originally scheduled at Audubon for Nov 18-21 has been postponed!!!

 

 


Audubon book club

AUDUBON BOOK CLUB
(click or tap for details)

 

 


FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

 

Trunk or Treat

Photo contest!


fall

 

 

AMHERST PUBLIC LIBRARIES

“VIRTUAL” FALL PROGRAMS!

 


Visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/AmherstPublicLibrary/events/ to view upcoming programs. To watch premieres, you probably 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 for kids and parents:
STEM Saturdays
Fairy Tale Fridays
Trekking through Nature
What's Cooking Wednesdays
Make Something Mondays
Checkers TV
Miss Angela (Story Time and Activities)
Crafting with Miss Carol
Virtual Story Times

 


HERE ARE SOME OTHER VIRTUAL PROGRAMS THAT WERE NOT DONE ON FACEBOOK :
 

 

Virtual Story Time with Abbey, Miss Beth's daughter, as she fills in for celebrating Mother's Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDchWPnbptI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwA… (May 12)
 

 


VIRTUAL GOOFY TRICKS from PUNKIN the CLOWN -- APRIL 25
Join Punkin as she does some goofy tricks to brighten up your day!   
https://youtu.be/IJ-UobJTRbg


 

ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION: VIRTUAL TREE TOUR -- APRIL 24
The Buffalo Erie County Botanical Gardens held a remote Tree Tour with their Director of Education, Kristy! This is a great way to #ConnectWithNature and learn from the comfort of your home. Here is the link:

 
 
VIRTUAL CRAFT with MISS CAROL (and KIDS): MAKE A RECYCLED CARDBOARD TUBE BIRD FEEDER -- APRIL 23
Join Miss Carol and her kids as they celebrate Earth Day this week by making a bird feeder using a cardboard tube, a bamboo skewer (or any stick like that), peanut butter, bird seed, and string.  
https://youtu.be/16omUikcN4o

 

 
VIRTUAL PAWS FOR LOVE READ-ALOUD WITH LILY -- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15th at 11am:
 
Read aloud of The Most Thankful Thing by Lisa McCourt pictures by Cyd Moore with permission of Scholastic Inc. Featuring Lily, the Paws For Love Therapy Dog and her video bombing cat friend Stormy.
 

VIRTUAL TURTLE BREAD BAKING DEMONSTRATION WITH MISS CAROL --THURSDAY, APRIL 16th at 2pm:
 
Miss Carol and her children will be making bread in the shape of a turtle.  The recipe is versatile.  Once you get the turtle shape mastered, you can make bears, hedgehogs, bunnies, whatever tickles your imagination.  You will need flour, quick acting dry yeast, sugar, salt, milk, water, margarine or butter, eggs, and raisins or craisins (just 2 - for the eyes).  
 

MARDI GRAS CRAFT BEADS WITH PUNKIN THE CLOWN -- FRIDAY, APRIL 17th at 1pm
Grab any extra Mardi Gras beads you may have lying around!  Punkin the Clown is here to show you how to make a dog and a star out of Mardi Gras beads.  
https://youtu.be/Q1xv2C1m11w

 


 

VIRTUAL BAKING: PEANUT BUTTER "KISS" COOKIES with MISS ANGELA -- SATURDAY, APRIL 18th at 2pm -
Join Miss Angela to learn how to bake an easy 5 ingredient cookie recipe!
https://youtu.be/soG0i2hY2qw
Here is the recipe she used:

Peanut Butter “Kiss” Cookies

1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla
Milk Chocolate Kisses
(Recipe yields around 18-20 cookies)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Roll into ¼ inch balls; place about 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes. Tops of the cookies will be slightly cracked. Upon removing from the oven, immediately press “Kiss” into the center of the cookie. Let cookies cool 5 minutes.

 


ONLINE STEM CRAFT ON YOUTUBE WITH MISS CAROL
Join Miss Carol and her children as they make Moon Dough.  Moon Dough is like playdough and slime combined.  It is not sticky, it smells good, and is fun to play with (it can be very therapeutic for adults also)​.  All you need is cornstarch and hair conditioner.  Food coloring is optional.  
The session is recorded, so it will be available for viewing at your convenience.It was posted originally on Facebook, following this link to see it now:

https://youtu.be/Qyj2SDzIojA

 
 

 

VIRTUAL HOLISTIC LECTURE -- Librarian Rich Peters guest-lectured for Holistic Alliance of Western New York on Library Resources to use during (and after) the pandemic.
The Zoom meeting is no longer available, but you can 
click here for the hand-out.
 
 

 

VIRTUAL HOLISTIC LECTURE SERIES: Climate Change and Food Security in 2020 and Beyond
(Apr 21, 2020)

climate

 

ONLINE EVENT -- TUESDAY, APRIL 14 AT 7PM
John Martz is a multi-instrumentalist from Eggertsville, NY who specializes in fingerstyle guitar, slide guitar, and banjo. This performance will feature a variety of American folk styles, including blues, bluegrass, country, and some Hawaiian slack key guitar.

Join him online Tuesday, April 14th at 7 PM for a live-stream, social-distancing performance of the concert that was to be held at the Williamsville branch library at that time. He will be broadcasting live from my studio/office, and I hope to be able to chat with the audience in real time.

martz

Here is the link to the Youtube playback for the concert:
https://youtu.be/kINAW22SUUc

And visit his site: johnmartz.net

 


 

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Amherst Board Info

Annual Report

2019: the Year in Review


Amherst Public Library Board of Trustees

PRESIDENT
JEFFREY F. VOELKL
jvoelkl@robshawlaw.com
Term will expire 12/31/2020

VICE PRESIDENT
MICHELE IANNELLO-WARD
michele.iannello@gmail.com
Term will expire - 12/31/2019

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

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

PHILIP CASILIO
philc@casilioco.com
Term will expire 12/31/2022

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

CYNTHIA J. SELDEN
seldencj@yahoo.com

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


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