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 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

Next Scheduled Board of Trustees Meeting 

The next meeting of the Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Monday, March 7 at 6 PM at the Lake Shore Library. A remote option will also be available. If wishing to participate remotely, please follow the login information below:

Coming Soon


Hours of Operation

Monday 12-8

Tuesday 9-5

Wednesday 12-8

Thursday 9-5


Saturday 9-5


We will continue to offer Curbside/Walkup service as an option. To place orders, call the library at 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

The drop box will remain open.

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: 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 to the public service desk during open hours. 

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Everyone is required to wear a mask

January Virtual Cookbook Club

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We are back to virtual!  Choose a recipe from one of the sites below and discuss with your fellow "chefs"!  Take a photo of your recipe and email it to before the day of the event so we can all see what you made!

Monday, January 10 at 6:30 pm

The two sites we are choosing from are from Jamie Oliver's website:

Main dishes:



Topic: Virtual Cookbook Club

Time: Jan 10, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting…

Meeting ID: 897 6806 5517

Passcode: 220227

Adult Craft Night

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Monday, January 24 @ 6:30 pm


Please bring your own t-shirt!
Craft night is for ADULTS ONLY (age 18+). Call the Lake Shore Library or register at First come first served basis.

Library phone number: 716-627-3017

Story Time at Lake Shore Library

Join Miss Stephanie every Tuesday at 10 am for Story Time!  Ages 3-6 welcome, no registration necessary.  Story Time runs from January 11-February 15, 2022.

The weekly themes are:

January 11: Music/Elvis Presley's Birthday

January 18: Winnie the Pooh

January 25: Dogs/101 Dalmatians

February 1: Winter Olympics

February 8: Valentine's Day

February 15: President's Day

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.

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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!

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

Board of Trustees

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

Meeting Dates, Agenda, Minutes, Reports, and Resolutions


Monday, November 22 @ 6 pm (Lake Shore Library) | Agenda | Minutes (DRAFT) | Reports | Resolutions


Monday, January 3 @ 6 pm (Hamburg Library) | Agenda | Minutes (DRAFT) | Reports

Monday, March 7 @ 6 pm (Lake Shore Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports

Monday, May 2 @ 6 pm (Hamburg Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports

Monday, July 11 @ 6 pm (Lake Shore Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports

Monday, September 12 @ 6 pm (Hamburg Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports

Monday, November 7 @ 6 pm (Lake Shore Library) | Agenda | Minutes | Reports