Lake Shore Branch Library

Lake Shore Branch Library

S-4857 Lake Shore Rd.
Hamburg, NY 14075
United States

Fax: 716-627-6505
Stephanie Molnar, Librarian/Branch Manager
Brian Hoth, Director

Located on Route 5 (Lake Shore Road) between Cloverbank Road and Kennison Parkway. Wheelchair accessible with parking and entrances on both sides of the building.

The Lake Shore Public Library offers wonderful views of Lake Erie from a convenient location. Pop in for a quick pick from our updated collection or stick around for a fabulous sunset. Our friendly staff is always available to answer your questions or offer a suggestion.

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7 Public Access Computers and 2 Laptops; printing is 10¢ per page for black and white and 25¢ for color. Includes Microsoft Office Applications and Internet Access. For more information, see "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"

Wi-Fi available to connect with your own laptop or wireless device.

Self Check-Out stations featuring RFID technology.

Drop Box depository to return library material 24/7.

Meeting Room available upon request. Seating capacity is 46.

Copy machine available at 25¢ per copy. 


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

Lake Shore Public Library

GOOD NEWS!! Beginning Monday, January 4 the Lake Shore Library will reopen to the public! We will continue to offer Curbside/Walkup service as an option. To place orders, call the library at 627-3017 or visit

Branch hours will remain the same.

Monday 12-8

Tuesday 9-5

Wednesday 12-8

Thursday 9-5


Saturday CLOSED


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 Lake Shore Library will not accept material donations. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Mummy at Mystery Mansion

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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.  Join the fun here

Check out this FREE program! Instructions can be found here. For more information about the program, check out the trailer:

Kids Take and Make Crafts

The Lake Shore Library has take and make crafts with seasonal themes!.  Each kit includes everything you need to make the craft (except glue). 

No registration, first come first served.

Week of January 18: Pop-up Winter Houses

Winter houses

Week of January 25: Hot Cocoa Mugs

Hot cocoa mug

Week of February 1: Decorate a Bookmark

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Week of February 8: Make Your Own Valentine


Week of February 15: Love Bugs

Love Bug

Week of February 22: Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin

Lincoln's Cabin

Virtual Book Club

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Virtual Book Club for Hamburg and Lake Shore Libraries--via ZOOM! We are reading The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. Download available on Overdrive/Libby and print copy also available to place on hold.
Registration is not required.  Zoom information available on our Facebook event page, our event calendar, and below.

Topic: Virtual Book Club
When: Monday, January 25, 2021 @ 6:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 940 3584 2252
Passcode: 575467
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Adult Take and Make Crafts

Reserve yours by calling the library at 716-627-3017, registering online, or stopping by.

January 18-28: Book Page Beads

Book Page Beads

February 1-11: Ribbon Bookmarks

Register here

Ribbon Bookmark

February 16-25: Melted Crayon Art

Register here

Melted Crayon Art

February Cookbook Club Newsletter and Virtual Meeting

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Since our Cookbook Club cannot meet in person, we are going virtual to share the cooking love!   This month we will be choosing Keto Recipes from this site.   Everyone chooses a recipe from this book to make before our next meeting where we will discuss our recipes.  Send a picture of your dish to to share it with the group.  Please see library staff or email us if you have any questions.

Brian is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Virtual Cookbook Club
Time: Feb 8, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 978 9697 2275
Passcode: 825339
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Meeting ID: 978 9697 2275
Passcode: 825339
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Memory Kits

Do you have a friend or family member with Alzheimer's/dementia?  Do you work in an assisted living facility or nursing home?  If so, the Lake Shore Library now has Memory Kits!

What are Memory Kits?  Memory Kits feature a variety of items to inspire memories, discussions, and interaction with people with memory loss issues.  Each kit comes with DVDs, CDs, games, and activities.  We also have a game backpack filled with fun activities to get people talking, laughing, and engaging their minds.  Kits can be checked out for one week with one renewal.  Please view our Circulation Guidelines for more information.

Kits are available in the following themes:

Memory Kit #1: Animals

Memory Kit #2: Gardening

Memory Kit #3: History

Memory Kit #4: Movies

Memory Kit #5: Television

Memory Kit #6: Travel

Memory Bag: Games

Stop into the Lake Shore Library today to check out a kit!

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:

Topic: Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Time: Jan 19, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 947 8209 2247
Passcode: 052132
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+13126266799,,94782092247#,,,,,,0#,,052132# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 947 8209 2247
Passcode: 052132
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Note: if COVID restrictions are eased the meeting will be held at the Hamburg Library.

Online resources are now available in the document below.  List of resources include:

  • Virtual field trips
  • Story Times
  • Sensory Play
  • Music
  • Art
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Fitness
  • Escape Rooms
  • Teens

Hamburg Board Info