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West Seneca Public Library

West Seneca Public Library
    Library Info

    1300 Union Rd.
    West Seneca, NY 14224
    United States

    Fax: 716-674-9206
    Robert Alessi, Director
     

    Located within the West Seneca Community Center & Library found in Centennial Park, one half mile north of the Southgate Plaza, next to Town Hall. 

    Wheelchair accessible.  Parking lot available.
    Meeting Rooms.
    Study Rooms.

    Copy machine: 15 cents each for black & white, 30 cents for color for 8 1/2 x 11 sheet. 

    Fax machine: 

    Fax or scan using a Prepaid Card-
    USA, Canada & Caribbean : $1.75 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional page.  Internationally: $3.75 for the first page, $6.75 for 2 pages, and $10.75 for up to 3 pages.

    Fax or scan using Credit/Debit-
    USA, Canada & Caribbean : $1.75 for the first page, $1.00 for each additional page.  Internationally: $3.95 for the first page, $3.45 for each additional page.

    Public Access Computers with Internet, printers (including Mobile Printing) (10 cents black & white, 25 cents color), and three scanners.

    Laptops are available for checkout to use within the library with a valid library card.

    Sit-down, full-color, auto-focus video magnifier unit available for public use in the library (16 levels of magnification).


    Social Media
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buffalolibrary.westseneca


     

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    Community Resources

    Town of West Seneca
    http://www.westseneca.net/

    West Seneca Schools
    http://www.wscschools.org/

    West Seneca Historical Society
    http://www.westsenecahistory.com/


    Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Policy

    Individuals interested in volunteering at the B&ECPL must fill out a Volunteer Application and a Volunteer Liability Waiver and Release form.  Volunteers under the age of 17 will be designated as Junior Volunteers and must have parental approval to volunteer. 

    Volunteers will be accepted based on the library’s project and programmatic needs matched with the individuals’ qualifications/interests as determined during the selection process.  The library may not accept every volunteer application.  A background check and/or reference checking may be required before any volunteer can begin an assignment.


    Community Room Reservation Requests

    Library Meeting Room Policy

    Community Room Reservation Requests are made online via a link on the Town of West Seneca web site.  West Seneca Public Library events and certain Town of West Seneca meeting functions receive priority for scheduling purposes.

    Beyond these West Seneca Public Library or Town events, the Community Room is intended for use for free public events, workshops, educational classes and meetings.  Documentation naming the Town of West Seneca as additional insured during a meeting/event will be required.  

    A representative of the West Seneca Public Library or Town of West Seneca will respond to the online Community Room Reservation Request as soon as possible.


    Study Rooms

    Study Room Policy

    The West Seneca Public Library features 5 study rooms available for use during regular library hours.  The rooms are intended for informal individual or small group use and are not to be used for commercial purposes.  Rooms may be booked for up to 2 hours per day.  For more information or to book a time slot, please stop by the library or call us at 674-2928.

    • West Seneca Public Library

      Upcoming Events

      The West Seneca Public Library hours are as follows:

      Mon 9am-8pm

      Tues 9am-8pm

      Wed 9am-5pm

      Thurs 9am-8pm

      Fri 9am-5pm

      Sat 10am-4pm

      Eating is not permitted but beverages with lids are welcome.

      If you are feeling unwell, please visit us another time. You can always visit the library virtually for ebooks, databases, music downloads and more at www.buffalolib.org

      We are still offering curbside service!  Please call ahead to request materials and/or schedule a pickup.  For more information, please call the library at (716) 674-2928.

      NEW! Citizen Science Kit: Exploring Biodiversity- Stop by the circulation desk and inquire about checking out our new citizen science kit on exploring biodiversity. Are you interested in science? Want to get involved in research that gets used by real scientists? Check out our Exploring Biodiversity kit, containing everything you need to observe local flora and fauna in real time and record your observations! The Exploring Biodiversity kit may only be checked out with an Adult library card, but the research can be done by anyone in the family! This kit is available for a one week checkout with one renewal, as long as no one else has it on hold. Holds may be placed over the phone with your library card number, or in person at the circulation desk.

      Citizen Science Kit: Observing Pollinators- Stop by the circulation desk and inquire about checking out our new citizen science kit on observing pollinators. Are you interested in science? Want to get involved in research that gets used by real scientists? Check out our Observing Pollinators kit, containing everything you need to observe bees, butterflies, and other pollinators in real time and record your observations! The Observing Pollinators kit may only be checked out with an Adult library card, but the research can be done by anyone in the family! This kit is available for a one week checkout with one renewal, as long as no one else has it on hold. Holds may be placed over the phone with your library card number, or in person at the circulation desk.

      July 2024

      • Knitting & Crochet Circle-  Mondays from 1:30-3:00 PM (in-person program).  Space will be limited. - Meetings will take place outside the library on Monday, July 1st and Monday, July 8th.
      • Mission: IGNITE Digital Navigator- Need help with technology, like a computer, smartphone, or tablet? Have questions about using email or the Internet? Drop by and let a Mission: Ignite Digital Skills Trainer answer your questions! Open hours are July 1st, 2nd, and 8th and August 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th and 27th from 4pm-8pm. Walk-ins are accepted, but you can also book a 15- or 30-minute Digital Navigation appointment with Ruben at https://tinyurl.com/36zz9naj.  Contact Mission: Ignite at 716-823-7248 ext. 589 or email tech360info@missionignite.org for more information.  
      • West Seneca Public Library Discards Book Sale- The library will be holding a discarded book sale in the Makerspace from Wednesday, June 26th through Tuesday, July 9th. The sale will take place during the library's open hours- please note, we will be closed July 4th in recognition of Independence Day. Books, DVDs, CDs, and more will be available for purchase! You will be able to buy by the bag, or make individual purchases. Materials will be added to the sale throughout the two week period. Prices are $1 per bag or $0.25 per item.
      • Movie Night: Wish- Come watch Wish with us in our Community Room on Tuesday, July 2nd at 5:30pm. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Independence Day Story Time- We will be having an Independence Day themed story time on Wednesday, July 3rd at 11am! Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Mission: IGNITE Tech360- Are you struggling with daily computer tasks like using the Internet and sending emails? Learn basic computer skills with a Mission: Ignite Digital Skills Trainer Ruben. Class sessions will take place Saturday, July 6th from 10:30am-2:30pm and Tuesday, July 9th from 3:30pm-7:30pm.  This Tech360 Class is a 2 session training. Participants must attend both sessions for a class to complete the training. Upon successfully completing the training program, participants will receive a FREE DESKTOP COMPUTER, courtesy of Mission: Ignite. You must be 18 or older to attend. Space is limited, so you MUST pre-register at least 7 days before the first session of a scheduled Class. Walk-ins are NOT allowed. For more information, call (716) 823-7248 ext. 589 or email tech360info@missionignite.org. Training will take place in the West Seneca Public Library Community Room. No food or drink is permitted.
      • CSPAN Lab- The Cognition, Speech Perception, and Auditory Neuroscience (CSPAN) Lab of UB will be coming to the West Seneca Public Library to conduct a brief research study! Participation involves completion of a behavioral task on the computer or iPad and takes about 20-30 minutes. Visitors ages 7 and up may be eligible. Parents must be briefly present in order for children to participate! The CSPAN Lab will be at the library on the following dates: July 6th from 12pm - 3pm, July 11th from 5pm-8pm, July 18th from 5pm-8pm, July 25th from 12pm-3pm, and July 27th from 12pm-3pm.
      • The Storybook Cook: Summer Salads with Liz Bauld- Join Storybook Cook Liz Bauld on a summer salad adventure taking place Monday, July 8th at 6:30pm. You will be able to taste and get the recipe for each summer salad she makes during this program. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Music with Miss Jessica: Yoga Ball Drumming- Tuesday, July 9th at 11am.  For ages 6-11.   Space will be limited and registration is required.  Please stop by the library or call 716-674-2928 to register. 
      • Outdoor Game Day- Join us for fun outdoor games and activities on Wednesday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 24th from 3pm-4pm! Miss Emily will have games, bubbles, music and more for you to enjoy. No registration is required for this program. Call the Library for more information at 716-674-2928.
      • Baby & Me- You and your baby (ages 0-24 months) can join Miss Emily for two separate sessions of Baby & Me! Wednesday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 24th at 10am! This program will take place in the library's Community Room. Space will be limited and registration is required for both sessions- call the Library to register at 716-674-2928, or stop in to sign up.
      • Toddler Time- Toddlers (ages 2 to 3 1/2) and their parent/guardians are welcome to join Miss Emily at a Toddler Time session on Thursday, July 11th at 11am. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Battle of the Books Meetings- Patrons entering grades 6-9 who registered for Battle of the Books will have meetings taking place in July on the 11th, 18th, and 25th from 4-5pm. There will be additional meetings in August on the 1st, 8th, and 15th at 4pm. The main battle takes place August 20th at 5pm. If necessary, there will be a tie-breaker round on August 23rd at 2pm. For questions or more information, please call 716-674-2928.
      • Kids STEM: Rockets- Kids ages 5-12 can register for a fun rocket STEM program, taking place on Friday, July 12th at 11am. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Teen STEM: Rockets- Teens ages 11-17 can register for a fun rocket STEM program, taking place on Friday, July 12th at 2:30pm. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Lego Club-  Saturday, July 13th and Saturday, July 27th from 10:30 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-3:30 PM.  For ages 5 to 12. Free build with single-person Lego bins and selectable mini figures. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Movie Night: Wonka- Come watch Wonka with us in our Community Room on Tuesday, July 16th at 5:30pm. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Read to a Dog- Sign up for a 15-minute slot to read to a dog on Wednesday, July 17th between 10am and 12pm! The SPCA will bring in a dog for patrons of all ages to read to- we will register patrons in 15 minute time slots. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or stop by the library to register or for more information.
      • Hawk Creek presents Fur, Feathers, and Scales!- Join the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center for a fun program where you'll get to meet different animals! This program will take place in the Community room on Wednesday, July 17th at 2pm. Although this program welcomes patrons of all ages, it is mostly geared to those who are 3 to 10 years old. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or stop by the library to register or for more information.
      • Fuse Beads- Thursday, July 18th from 5pm-6:30pm. Choose a design and create your own decorations with Perler Beads! Recommended for Ages 6+. Children under 6 years old must be attended by an adult.  All materials will be provided by the library.  Space will be limited and registration is required. To register, please visit the library or call 716-674-2928.
      • Kids Craft Night- Kids ages 5-12 can join Miss Emily for a fun sand art craft on Friday, July 19th at 2:30pm. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or stop by the library to register or for more information.
      • Mini-Golf with Explore and More- The Explore and More Children's Museum will be hosting a mini-golf program for children ages 6-7 on Friday, July 26th at 1pm. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or stop by the library to register or for more information.
      • Flag Football with Kids Choice Sports- Join Kids Choice Sports for a fun game of flag football! There are three sessions available: 5-7 year old's can join on Monday, July 29th at 2pm, and 7-12 year old's can join on either Monday, July 29th at 2pm or Tuesday, July 30th at 2pm! Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or stop by the library to register or for more information.
      • West Seneca Public Library Book Club- Monday, July 29th at 6:30 PM. Discussing A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel.  Event takes place in the library makerspace.  For more information please contact the West Seneca Public Library, 1300 Union Rd, West Seneca, NY 14224 at (716) 674-2928.  Space will be limited. No food or drink is permitted.
      • Movie Night: Minions- Come watch Minions with us in our Community Room on Tuesday, July 30th at 5:30pm. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Bookmark Design Contest- From Saturday, June 29th to Wednesday, July 31st the West Seneca Public Library will be holding a bookmark design contest for students entering preschool through 12th grade. Students can submit as many bookmark designs as they would like, but only one winning design and one runner-up will be chosen from each grade. Winners will receive a prize and a large posterboard version of their design, and we will be distributing printed copies of the thirteen winning designs at our circulation desk while supplies last.

      August 2024

      • Knitting & Crochet Circle-  Mondays from 1:30-3:00 PM (in-person program).  Space will be limited.
      • Mission: IGNITE Digital Navigator- One-on-one tech assistance with Mission: IGNITE is available by appointment on select Mondays and Tuesdays from 4pm-8pm, and select Saturdays from 10am-2pm at the West Seneca Public Library. To schedule an appointment, contact Ruben via call or text at 716-324-5901. You cannot schedule a Mission: IGNITE appointment through the library. 
      • Music with Miss Jessica: Ukuleles!-  Thursday, August 1st at 11am.  For ages 7-12.  Space will be limited and registration is required.  Please stop by the library or call 716-674-2928 to register. 
      • Battle of the Books Meetings- Students entering 6th-9th grade in the fall of 2024 who have registered and are participating in Battle of the Books will have meetings on Thursday, August 1st, 8th, and 15th! The Battle competition will take place on Tuesday, August 20th at 5pm in the West Seneca Public Library Community Room. Registration is required. For more information, please visit the library or call 716-674-2928.
      • Hawk Creek: Harry Potter's Owls- Join the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center for a fun visit with some owl friends on Monday, August 5th at 2pm. This program is primarily geared towards ages 8 and up. Space will be limited and registration is required. To register, please visit the library or call 716-674-2928.
      • Author Talk: The Illustrated Mark Twain and the Buffalo Express by Thomas J. Reigstad- Join Thomas J. Reigstad as he discusses his book The Illustrated Mark Twain and the Buffalo Express: 10 Stories and Over a Century of Sketches. This event takes place on Monday, August 5th at 6:30pm. Space will be limited and registration is required. To register, please visit the library or call 716-674-2928.
      • West Seneca Public Library at the Reading Rover!- Miss Emily will be giving out bookmarks, pencils, and information at the West Seneca School's Reading Rover on Tuesday, August 6th from 5pm-9pm at National Night Out!
      • Baby & Me: Individual-  You and your baby (ages 0-24 months) can join Miss Emily for Baby & Me! Wednesdays at 10am on August 7th and 28th! This program will take place in the library's Community Room. Space will be limited and registration is required for each session- call the Library to register at 716-674-2928, or stop in to sign up.
      • Outdoor Game Day- Join us for fun outdoor games and activities on Wednesday, August 7th from 3pm-4pm! Miss Emily will have games, bubbles, music and more for you to enjoy. No registration is required for this program. Call the Library for more information at 716-674-2928.
      • Toddler Time: Individual- Toddlers (ages 2 to 3 1/2) can join us with their parent or guardian on Thursdays at 11am on August 8th and 22nd for Toddler Time. Space will be limited. Registration is required for each session- call the Library to register at 716-674-2928, or stop in to sign up.
      • Bluey Birthday Party- Join us for a Bluey Birthday Party where we will celebrate everyone's birthdays! This event takes place on Friday, August 9th at 2pm. There will be crafts, games, and more for you to explore here at the library.  Space will be limited and registration is required. To register, please visit the library or call 716-674-2928.
      • Lego Club- Saturday, August 10th and August 31st from 10:30 AM-12 PM and 2 PM-3:30 PM.  For ages 5 to 12. Free build with single-person Lego bins and selectable mini figures. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library for more information.
      • Bubblepalooza- Make fun bubble art at Bubblepalooza! Monday, August 12th at 3pm. This program is for ages 3-17, and will involve the use of paint, so dress accordingly! Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Movie Night: Trolls- Come watch Trolls with us in our Community Room on Tuesday, August 13th at 5:30pm. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Read to a Dog- Would you like to read to a dog? Sign up for a 15 minute slot between 10am and 12pm on Wednesday, August 14th to join in on our all ages program. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Kids Craft Night- Join us for a fun under the sea craft on Wednesday, August 14th at 3pm! For kids ages 5-12. Space will be limited. Registration is required- call the Library to register at 716-674-2928, or stop in to sign up.
      • Fuse Beads- Thursday, August 15th from 5pm-6:30pm. Choose a design and create your own decorations with Perler Beads! Recommended for Ages 6+. Children under 6 years old must be attended by an adult.  All materials will be provided by the library.  Space will be limited and registration is required. To register, please visit the library or call 716-674-2928.
      • Teen Escape Room- Teens ages 11-17 can join us for a fun escape room at either 2pm or 3pm on Thursday, August 22nd. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • Family Escape Room- Families can join us for a fun family-friendly escape room at 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm on Friday, August 23rd. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.
      • West Seneca Public Library Book Club-  Monday, August 26th at 6:30 PM. Discussing The Age of AI (And Our Human Future) by Henry Kissinger, et. al. Event takes place in the Makerspace.  For more information please contact the West Seneca Public Library at 716-674-2928.  Space will be limited. No food or drink is permitted.
      • Family Story Time- Families with kids of all ages are welcome to join us at Family Story Time at 6pm on August 27th. Space will be limited. Registration is required for each session- call the Library to register at 716-674-2928, or stop in to sign up.
      • "Drive-In" Movie Night- Join us for a special "drive-in" themed movie night at the library! This event takes place on Thursday, August 29th at 5:30pm. Space will be limited and registration is required. Please call 716-674-2928 or visit the library to register or for more information.

       

       

      Friends of the West Seneca Public Library

      The Friends of the West Seneca Public Library are community members with an interest in supporting the services offered by the library. The Friends also provide funding for books, programs and supplies for children and adults.  

      The Friends have an ongoing fundraiser!  Purchase a personalized, hand-carved wooden book which will be displayed in the library over the fireplace!  Full details here.

      Next meeting: The next Friends meeting will take place on Monday, August 19th at 6:30pm in the West Seneca Public Library Community Room.

       

       

      West Seneca School Yearbook Collection

      The West Seneca Public Library now has several West Seneca school yearbooks available for in-library use.  A list of the volumes included in the collection (along with volumes that we do not yet have) can be found HERE.  

      A special thank you to the West Seneca Central School District and the West Seneca West alumni for their generous efforts in helping to assemble this collection of yearbooks!