102 Buffalo St.
Hamburg, NY 14075
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
- Archived Materials Policy
- Bulletin Board
- Claims Audit
- Conflict of Interest
- Ethics Policy
- Open Meetings Policy
- Petty Cash
- Reading Garden
- Rules of Conduct
The Hamburg Public Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
Below are the library's hours of operation. We will continue to offer Curbside/Walkup service as an option. To place orders, call the library at 649-4415.
Hours of Operation
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 us on Friday, June 18 from 3-6 pm at the Lake Shore Library to raise money for the Friends of the Hamburg Public Library with a Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ. $12 each, cash only. Located at the Lake Shore Library, 4857 Lake Shore Rd., Hamburg, NY 14075 716-627-3017.
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.
Next Scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting
A special meeting of the Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Thursday, June 17 @ 3:00PM via Zoom. Discussion and approval to replace carpeting at the the Lake Shore Library. Below is the login info.
Topic: Hamburg Public Library Board of Directors Meeting
Time: Jun 17, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 945 7868 4506
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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! https://video.talewise.com/payment?product_id=mystery-mansion&coupon=13…
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!
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/163863482169/videos/391433772021133
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!
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 themed songs and rhymes for your May the Fourth and Revenge of the Fifth celebrations!
For National Dog Day, we put together songs about dogs!
Virtual Programming by the Hamburg Library
At Home Halloween Activities: https://www.facebook.com/163863482169/videos/784143242168085
DIY Book Flowers: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=387603049069379
Sensory Saturday: Bottle Top Matching Board https://www.facebook.com/163863482169/videos/1318025665195966
Sensory Saturday: Sensory Blocks https://www.facebook.com/163863482169/videos/3066769300099589
Sensory Saturday: Ocean Sounds https://www.facebook.com/163863482169/videos/1647139568779747
Sensory Saturday: Water Beads https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1507968892745951
Sensory Saturday: Ice Cream https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=332180414500253
Sensory Saturday: Fluffy Slime: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=684402999091311
Sensory Saturday: Sound Identification https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/3407517082638180/
DIY Cord Braiding https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/1606295549528558/
Sensory Saturday: Oobleck https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/646323539625984/
Sensory Saturday: DIY Stress Ball https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/4103343426402854/
Sensory Saturday: Sensory Walk https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/340980840637688/
Sensory Saturday: Marshmallow FUNdant https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/316416449728194/
Sensory Saturday: Playdough https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/1414981202038534/
Sensory Saturday: Elephant Toothpaste https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/320721015617896/
Sensory Saturday: 4th of July https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/1323286624527860/
Sensory Saturday: Sensory Bottles https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/596077894604090/
Sensory Saturday: Scissor Skills https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/3307275019333022/
Father's Day Craft: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/1587231271439705/
Sensory Saturday: Lava Lamps https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/761386871300321/
Sensory Saturday: Dinosaur Eggs https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/2569262543389126/
Sensory Saturday: Fun With Ice Cubes https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/251246129532667/
Sensory Saturday: Slime: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/664654650757110/
Memorial Day Craft: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/272390790801474/
Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition This week's activity is Shaving Cream Paper Marbling! https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/2610755155697688/
Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition This week's activity is Cornstarch Paint! https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/872366836612484/
Mother's Day Craft: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/videos/586141465441060/
Sensory Saturday: At Home Edition This week's activity is Cloud Dough! https://www.facebook.com/HamburgPublicLibrary/posts/10158130839792170
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! https://www.facebook.com/events/212279926779388/permalink/231452258195488/
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 https://www.facebook.com/events/212279926779388/permalink/226585648682149/
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. https://www.facebook.com/events/212279926779388/permalink/221539112520136/
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. https://www.facebook.com/events/212279926779388/permalink/216963262977721/'
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. https://www.facebook.com/events/212279926779388/permalink/212319880108726/
- Report to the Community 2020
- Report to the Community 2019
- Report to the Community, 2018
- Report to the Community, 2017
- Report to the Community, 2016
- Report to the Community, 2015
- Report to the Community, 2014
- Report to the Community, 2013
- Report to the Community, 2012
Board of Trustees
Michelle Parker, President
Catherine Lee, Vice-President
Holly Schreiber, Treasurer
Sheree Hillman, Secretary
Anita Metzger, Trustee
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