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Lake Shore Branch Library

Lake Shore Branch Library
    Library Info

    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 3 Laptops; printing, including Mobile 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. 


    • Lake Shore Public Library

      Next Scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting 

      The next meeting of the Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 6 PM at the Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo Street.


      Hours of Operation

      Monday 12-8

      Tuesday 9-5

      Wednesday 12-8

      Thursday 9-5

      Friday CLOSED

      Saturday 9-5

      Sunday CLOSED

      We will continue to offer Curbside/Walkup service as an option. To place orders, call the library at (716) 627-3017.

      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

      Please visit for continued library system updates.

      You may also visit our Facebook  and our website. We wish you all health and safety, and we look forward to seeing you when we reopen! 

      The Lake Shore Library is accepting donations of books, DVDs and CDs. For more information on what can be donated, see our Donation Guidelines. Please bring any donations to the public service desk during open hours. 

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      Join the Friends of the Hamburg Public Library!

      Friends of the Hamburg Public Library is a dedicated group of volunteers that supports the policies and programs of both branches of the library through sponsored book sales and other fundraising activities. Please join us in this worthwhile cause. Become a member today! Applications are available at both library branches or for download here

      Join the Friends

      Health Kits for Kids

      Thanks to a grant from WNYLRC and NNLM, we have health kits for kids!  These kits contain games, active play items, coloring pages, and a book to help teach kids about the human body and how to keep it healthy--inside and out.  The kits include:

      Each kit circulates for one week with one renewal and must be returned to a staff members, NOT in the drop box.  Stop in today for your kit and for further information.

      December Cookbook Club








      Bring your favorite cookie or appetizer recipe!

      Monday, December 11 at 6:30 pm

      Bring your favorite cookie or appetizer recipe to share, potluck style.  If you don't have a favorite, choose an appetizer from the book Best Dips & Apps Ever by Monica Sweeney.  Sign up at the circulation desk to pick your recipe.

      Adult Craft Night

      Snowman Ornaments


      Monday, December 18 @ 6:30 pm

      Registration required in person, over the phone or online

      Craft night is for ADULTS ONLY (age 18+).

      Lake Shore Book Club

      Wednesday, December 27 @ 6:30 pm

      The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

      Email for reading guide

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      Story Time at Lake Shore Library

      Join Miss Stephanie every Tuesday at 10 am for Story Time!  Ages 3-6 welcome, no registration is necessary.  Story Time usually runs from for six weeks.

      November 21: Teddy Bears

      November 28: Hats

      December 7: Polar Bears

      December 14: Winter

      Lego Club

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      Like Legos?  Join us for Lego Club!

      Bring your creativity and build a creation.

      Last Saturday of every month from 1-3 pm.

      No registration required.

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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 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!