Hamburg Public Library

Hamburg Public Library

102 Buffalo St.
Hamburg, NY 14075
United States

Fax: 716-649-4160
Brian Hoth, Director

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.

Come visit our newly opened outdoor Reading Garden! The Garden is open from Spring into Fall.

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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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.

Hamburg Public Library Policies

System-Wide Policies

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

Hamburg Public Library


GOOD NEWS!! Beginning Monday, January 4 the Hamburg Library will reopen to the public! We will continue to offer Curbside/Walkup service as an option. To place orders, call the library at 649-4415 or visit

Also, beginning January 4, we will have new hours.

Monday 12-8

Tuesday 12-8

Wednesday 9-5

Thursday 12-8

Friday 9-5

Saturday 9-5


The hold system is still active and any available holds can be picked up using curbside service. Before placing a hold, it is recommended for patrons to check the online catalog for available items at

While under Orange Zone status, the drop box will remain open. All returned materials are subject to a 96 hour (or 4 day) quarantine items will be back dated to their date of return once they come off quarantine. Also, there will be a few more restrictions in place when in the building.

Please visit for continued library system updates and to see which libraries are open for regular service.

We will continue to post resources and engaging digital content on Facebook and our website. We wish you all health and safety, and we look forward to seeing you when we reopen! 

DONATIONS UPDATE: Until further notice the Hamburg Library will not accept material donations. We appreciate your understanding. 




Next Scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting 

The Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 19 @ 6:00PM. You can join the meeting via Zoom. Below is the login information:

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Time: Jan 19, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Note: if COVID restrictions are eased the meeting will be held at the Hamburg Library.

Mummy at the Mansion

Frankie and Casey visit their Uncle Norville for his annual Halloween party - only to find out that a creepy mummy is scaring everyone away! Everybody says the house is haunted, but Frankie and Casey have a different idea. Join us as we unravel the mystery of the mummy, and learn some awesome science concepts along the way! The program includes interactive videos and activities to do at home. 

Check out this FREE program!…



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 and Seed Savers Exchange. 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!

Seed Share


Virtual Tour of the Children's Area

Welcome to the Hamburg Library! Take a peek at our children's area here:


Take and Make Crafts

Take and Make

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:

OverDrive Part 2: Getting the Libby App:

OverDrive Part 3: eReader Questions and Answers:

OverDrive Part 4: Reading Digitally During and After Library Closures:



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!



Storytime Songs

We miss seeing all of you in storytime, so we made this special document filled with our favorite storytime songs and rhymes! We hope that storytimes will resume soon, but in the meantime please enjoy these at home!


Star Wars Songs and Rhymes

Star Wars themed songs and rhymes for your May the Fourth and Revenge of the Fifth celebrations!


Songs about Dogs

For National Dog Day, we put together songs about dogs!




Virtual Programming by the Hamburg Library

At Home Halloween Activities:

DIY Book Flowers:

Sensory Saturday: Bottle Top Matching Board

Sensory Saturday: Sensory Blocks

Sensory Saturday: Ocean Sounds

Sensory Saturday: Water Beads

Sensory Saturday: Ice Cream

Sensory Saturday: Fluffy Slime:

Sensory Saturday: Sound Identification

DIY Cord Braiding

Sensory Saturday: Oobleck

Sensory Saturday: DIY Stress Ball

Sensory Saturday: Sensory Walk

Sensory Saturday: Marshmallow FUNdant

Sensory Saturday: Playdough

Sensory Saturday: Elephant Toothpaste

Sensory Saturday: 4th of July

Sensory Saturday: Sensory Bottles

Sensory Saturday: Scissor Skills

Father's Day Craft:

Sensory Saturday: Lava Lamps

Sensory Saturday: Dinosaur Eggs

Sensory Saturday: Fun With Ice Cubes

Sensory Saturday: Slime:

Memorial Day Craft:

Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition This week's activity is Shaving Cream Paper Marbling!

Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition This week's activity is Cornstarch Paint!

Mother's Day Craft:

Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition This week's activity is Cloud Dough!

Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition Miss Ashley of the Hamburg Library and Mr. Jeremy of the Clarence Library are teaming up to bring you a new sensory activity each week! This week's activity is Slime!

National Library Week Bingo Happy National Library Week! This year ALA has adjusted the theme to "Find the Library At Your Place" and we in turn have adjusted our Library Bingo to be a just-for-fun activity to work on at home! Can you complete a row or diagonal? Or even the whole card? 

Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition Miss Ashley of the Hamburg Library and Mr. Jeremy of the Clarence Library are teaming up to bring you a new sensory activity each week! This week's activity is Rainbow Foam

Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition Miss Ashley of the Hamburg Library and Mr. Jeremy of the Clarence Library are teaming up to bring you a new sensory activity each week! This week's activity is Clean Mud.

Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition Miss Ashley of the Hamburg Library and Mr. Jeremy of the Clarence Library are teaming up to bring you a new sensory activity each week! This week's activity is Homemade Dirt.'

Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition Miss Ashley of the Hamburg Library and Mr. Jeremy of the Clarence Library are teaming up to bring you a new sensory activity each week! This week's activity is Playdough.



Online fun, educational and FREE resources for all ages


Wide Open School:


Virtual Field Trips:

Google Arts and Culture:

Virtual Field Trips:

San Diego Zoo:

Cincinnati Zoo Livesteams at 3pm daily:

Yellowstone National Park:

Explore Mars:

Farm tours:

Great Wall of China:

Travel around the world:

Discovery Channel:

Google Earth:

Smithsonian Museums and Zoo:

Alaska Wildlife Cams:

National Park Virtual Tours:

Google 360-degree tours of national parks:

National Museum of Natural History:

Brookfield Zoo Bring the Zoo to You Live Chats:

Buffalo Zoo: Follow them on Facebook at for #TheZooToYou videos.

Oklahoma City Zoo at Two Livestreams on Facebook:

National Aquarium Live Cams:

NYS Parks Virtual Tours:

U.S. Botanical Garden:

Portland Japanese Garden:

Missouri Botanical Garden:

Cheekwood Estate and Gardens:

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden:



Storyline Online:


HarperKids Read Alouds:

Storytime from Space:

Compiled list of author, illustrator and celebrity readings:

Stimola livestreams from authors and illustrators:

Celebrity readings on Instagram: Follow #SaveWithStories

Read Together Be Together:

WeAreTeachers storytimes with authors: or

Library Love Fest daily virtual chats with authors:


Sensory Play:

Little Bins for Little Hands:

How We Learn:

Busy Toddler:

Happy Hooligans:

Learning 4 Kids:

Hands On As We Grow:

Growing Hands on Kids:

My Bored Toddler:

The OT Tool Box:



Live-streamed classic music concerts from around the world:

Music Education games:

Music Theory:

Metropolitan Opera livestreams:

Vienna State Opera and ballet:

Billboard Live Performances:

Buffalo Philharmonic:



Art at Home: Virtual tours of museums, contest, games, education and more!

National Gallery of Art:

Kids Think Design:

Center for Puppetry Arts:

Imagineering in a Box and Pixar in a Box:

DC Kids Camp:



Greg Tang Math (Grades K-6):

Illuminations from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (PreK-12):

Arithmetic Four (grades 2-8):

Cool Math Games (Grades K-12):

Figure This! (grades 6-8):

Funbrain (preK-8):

Math Game Time (K-7):

Math Playground: (grades 1-6):



National Geographic for Kids:

SciShow Kids:

Switch Zoo:

Earth Day resources from NASA:

STEM activities to do at home:

Science activities at home:

Hour of Code:

Science Spot:

Code Academy:

NASA Climate Kids:

Homeschool Scientist:

Virtual Marine Biology Camp:

National Zoo Webcams:

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams:

National Aquarium Livestreams:

Franklin Institute:

Mystery Science (K-5):

Buffalo Museum of Science Virtual Science Fair:

Steve Spangler Science:

New York Botanical Garden at Home:

Longwood Gardens:

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens:

Aquarium of Niagara At Home Activities:



Digital archive of history:

Mission US:

Games based on the Magic Tree House series:

Ben’s Guide to the US Government:

Genealogy resources for kids:

History at Home:



United We Move:

Mindfulness Class for Kids:

Free to be Mindful classes for K-5:


Buffalo Bills Play 60 Challenge:


Lists of resources:

Google calendar of livestreamed events:

Amazing Educational Resources, compiled by librarians across the US:

Khan Academy: Exercises, lessons and games. (K-12):

Jefferson Lab  (grades 3-11):

Bookends, for all things book related:

150+ Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely:

Movement and Mindfulness:

Supercharged School:


PBS Kids:

Daily Stem:

Scholastic Lean at Home:

Children's Museums Virtual Activities:

List of publishers and their offerings of free resources, author events, storytimes, virtual book recommendations and more:


Escape Rooms

Harry Potter:

Alice in Wonderland:

Marvel Avengers:

Oh the Horror: Classic Tales Escape Room:

Escape the Fairy Tale Part 1:

Star Wars:


Space Explorer:




Golden Girls:

Escape the Sphinx:

Pete the Cat:

Minotaur's Labyrinth:

Dog Man:



Make Math Not Suck Triangle Escape Room:

Earth Day:


Mr. Awesome:

Going to Movies:

Civil War:

Escape Like an Egyptian:

Escape from Narnia:

Escape the Fairy Tale Part 2:

Hogwarts: Escaping Detention:

Sher-lock Digital Escape Room:

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters:

Bunnie Escape:

Six of Crows:

Magic Final Exam:

Hunger Games:

Sherlock Holmes:

Library Heist:

A Day in the Life of a Reference Librarian:

Night at the Library:

Ancient Egypt Tomb:

Mandalorian Escape Room:

Stranger Things:

Treasure Island:

Taneytown Fairy Tale Escape:

Trapped in the Old Parrish House:

Books Alive: Escape the Rhymes

Doctor Who:

Librarian's Office Escape Room:

Rebel Escape (Star Wars):

Survive the Titanic:

Star Wars Digital Escape Room:

Dragons Castle:

The Missing Tiger: A Sherlock Holmes Virtual Escape Room:

Escape from Fairytale Land:

Dinosaur Escape Room:




Ivy league University courses online:

List of free online university courses:

Disney Zumba:


Hamburg Board Info