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

Below are the hours of operation. We will continue to offer Curbside/Walkup service as an option. To place orders, call the library at 627-3017.

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

The drop box will remain open.

Beginning Monday, April 5: all returned materials will be subject to a 48 hour (or 2 day) quarantine items will be back dated to their date of return once they come off quarantine.

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.

Next Scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting 

The Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20 @ 6:00PM. The meeting will be held virtually. Below is the login information to join:

Topic: Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Time: Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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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 April 12: Hibernating Bear Puppet

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Week of April 19: Earth Day craft

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Week of April 26: Flower Crown

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Virtual Book Club

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Virtual Book Club for Hamburg and Lake Shore Libraries--via ZOOM! This month, we are reading the YA book "A Step Toward Falling" by Cammie McGovern. Download available on Overdrive/Libby and print copy also available to place on hold.
Registration is not required.

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Adult Take and Make Crafts

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

April 5-29: Test Tube Flower Magnets

Register here

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May Cookbook Club 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 from the Food Network Kitchen's best recipes from this site.
Everyone chooses a recipe from this book to make before our next meeting where we will discuss our recipes. Email a photo of your recipe to so we can all see what you made. Please see library staff or email if you have any questions.

Topic: Virtual Cookbook Club
Time: May 10, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 912 5881 6169
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Join our online book club here and read along with other Western New Yorkers!

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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!

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:

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




Annual Report

Board of Trustees

Michelle Parker, President
Catherine Lee,                       
Holly Schreiber, Treasurer
Sheree Hillman, Secretary
Anita Metzger, Trustee

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes

2021 Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

Meeting Minutes 2013 - 2016  




Strategic Plan