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. 


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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, July 11 at 6 PM at the Lake Shore Library. A remote option may also be available.

    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 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 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! 

    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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    Astronomy Night

    Astronomy night

    Wednesday, July 6 at 8:30 pm

    Join Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Preserve at Lake Shore Library for an out-of-this-world experience! 

    Astronomers will map the night sky for you — including stars, planets, constellations, and deep space objects — using telescopes and specialized equipment. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

    Registration not required


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    July Cookbook Club

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    Monday, July 11 at 6:30 pm

    Everyone chooses a recipe from this month's cookbook: "Martha Stewart Grilling" by Martha Stewart. Make your recipe at home and bring it to share with everyone. Sign up at the circulation desk to pick your recipe.

    Adult Craft Night

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    Monday, July 18 @ 6:30 pm

    Register in person or 

    Craft night is for ADULTS ONLY (age 18+).  Call the Lake Shore Library or register at the link below. First come first served basis.

    Responding to Facebook event WILL NOT enroll you for the craft.

    Lake Shore Book Club

    Monday, June 27 @ 6:30 pm

    The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

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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 necessary.  Story Time runs from June 28-August 2.

    The weekly themes are:

    June 28: Oceans

    July 5: USA

    July 12: Opposites

    July 19: Frogs

    July 26: Robots

    August 2: Safari

    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!

    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 | Reports | Resolutions


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

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

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

    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