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. 


    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 meeting of the Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 10 at 6 PM at the Lake Shore Library.


    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

    Lake Shore Book Club

    Monday, March 27 @ 6:30 pm

    House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday

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    This is a hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting. Remote attendees can visit via Zoom at:

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 839 0532 7526
    Passcode: 879390

    April Cookbook Club

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    Smitten Kitchen Keepers by Deb Perelman

    Monday, April 10 at 6:30 pm

    Everyone chooses a recipe from the book and brings it to share, potluck style. Sign up at the circulation desk to pick your recipe.

    Adult Craft Night

    Wood Bead Bunting


    Monday, April 17 @ 6:30 pm

    Registration required in person, over the phone or online

    Tonight we will be making a wooden bead bunting.

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

    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 10-February 14, 2023.

    The weekly themes are:

    March 7: Weather

    March 14: St. Patrick's Day

    March 22: World Puppetry Day

    March 28: Dragons

    April 4: Colors

    April 11: Boxes

    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.

    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 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


    All meetings will be held at the Lake Shore Library, 4857 Lake Shore Road

    Wednesday, January 11 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions

    Tuesday, March 21 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes  (DRAFT) | Reports | Resolutions

    Wednesday, May 10 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions

    Wednesday, July 12 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions

    Wednesday, September 13 @ 6 pm | Agenda | Minutes | Reports | Resolutions

    Wednesday, November 8 @ 6 pm | 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 | Reports | Resolutions

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

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

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


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