Lancaster Public Library

Lancaster Public Library

5466 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086
United States

Fax: 716-686-0749
Kara Stock, Director

Located in the Village of Lancaster on Broadway (Route 20) east of Central Avenue. Wheelchair accessible. New, expanded parking lot available off School Street.

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What's Special About the Lancaster Library?

25 Public Access Computers: Microsoft Office and Internet access. Meeting room and copy machine. Come and sit by our beautiful working copper fireplace

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The Lancaster Library is a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

Lancaster Public Library

The safety of our staff and patrons is a top priority.  Social distancing, facial covering requirements, and other health and safety protocols in accordance with NY Forward have been put in place and will be followed. All returned items are being quarantined for 96 hours.

For the health and safety of our staff, we are not accepting book/material donations at this time.

Thank you and welcome back!  

Safety Plan

Reopening Plan

Handling Materials During COVID-19

Virtual (online) Programming
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all library programming is taking place online. Did you miss a program? Please check out our playlists at for archived videos.


Parents, Teachers & Caregivers - we are here to assist with remote learning. We provide:

  • Computer Access
  • WiFi
  • Laptops
  • Tables for 1-on-1 Tutoring
  • Online databases
  • Books
  • All for FREE!

Fall Reading Log
Thursday, October 1- Monday, November 30
Kids up to age 17 can submit an entry for every book read for a chance to win a prize! Prizes include: a portable rocket tent, kids telescope, LEGO® set, Raina Telgemeier book set, snowball makers, and a fox snow tube! Drawing will be held on Monday, November 30. Enter here:

Storywalk® Inside the Library*
Thursday, October 1- Monday, November 30
Take a walk and read a book in a unique way around the children’s area of our library. Follow the numbers on the floor and discover a craft you may take and make at home.
*The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.       

Library Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt
All month long in October
Find a laminated picture of a pumpkin in the children’s area of the library and bring it to the information desk to enter for a chance to win a $10 Mayer Brothers gift certificate! A winner will be drawn each Friday in October beginning October 9th.

Virtual (online) Storytimes with Ms. Meg
Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 10:30- 11:00 a.m.
Ms. Meg will read stories and sing songs. Join in on the fun:

Virtual (online) Crafternoons
Wednesdays, October 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 1:00 p.m.
Stop in to the library to grab the take home craft, then visit our Facebook page every Wednesday at 1:00 follow along with Ms. Meg: No registration required.
- 10/7: Scarecrow craft
- 10/14: Leaf rubbing craft
- 10/21: Pinecone hedgehog
- 10/18: Spider web craft

Treat & Take!
Saturday, October 31, 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. 
Wear your costume, stop by our information desk and say “Treat and Take” for a special treat you can take home and enjoy.

Lancaster Public Library Board Info

Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Board of Trustees

Suzanne Jacobs, President
Kenneth Graber, Vice President
Jan Yarborough, Treasurer
Barbara Tamol, Secretary
Gary Howell
Kristyn Wind

The Lancaster Public Library Board of Trustees meet the second Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. in the Lancaster Public Library unless otherwise noted.  

Board Meetings, Agendas, Minutes



  • January 9, 2020
  • February 13, 2020
  • March 12, 2020
  • March 31, 2020 - This meeting was held remotely via GoTo Meeting, Call In: (312) 757-3121, Access Code: 369 496 005
  • May 28, 2020 - This meeting was held remotely via Zoom, Call in: (929) 205 6099, Meeting ID: 912 1608 4117, Password: 191921
  • June 11, 2020 - This meeting was held remotely via Zoom, Call in: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 989 1887 7155, Password: 538771
  • July 9, 2020 - This meeting was held remotely via Zoom, Call in: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 944 4083 6037, Password: 102188
  • August 13, 2020 - This meeting was held remotely via Zoom, Call in: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 975 6021 5089, Password: 351944
  • September 10, 2020 - This meeting was held remotely via Zoom, Call in: (929) 205-6099, Meeting ID: 613 774 4639, Password: 052769
























By-Laws and Conflict of Interest Policy


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Strategic Plan