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


     

    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-6008113


    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.

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

    West Seneca Public Library

    Upcoming Events

    The West Seneca Public Library is OPEN to the public!

    The hours are as follows:

    Mon 9am-8pm

    Tues 9am-8pm

    Wed 9am-5pm

    Thurs 9am-8pm

    Fri 9am-5pm

    Sat 10am-4pm

    Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  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.

    July 2022

    • Knitting & Crochet Circle-  Mondays from 1:30-3:00 PM (in-person program).  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Masks are not required, but are encouraged.

    • Dungeons & Dragons Club-  Saturdays from 1:30 PM-3:30 PM.  For ages 12 and up.  Registration is required.  Participants must bring their own set of dice.  Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Volunteer DMs are welcome as player slots are limited by DM availability.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 for more information.

    • Tuesday Story-Time- Tuesdays at 6:30 PM on July 5th, 12th, and 19th! Stories and fun with Miss Emily. Space will be limited and registration is required. If you register, please note that you are registering to attend every session in July! Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Punkin the Clown- Wednesday, July 6th at 1 PM. Punkin the Clown will visit with balloons, stories, and fun! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Sea and Nature Crafts-  Thursdays at 1 PM on July 7th, 14th, and 21st! Stories, crafting, and fun with Miss Emily! For children ages 7 and up. Space will be limited and registration is required. If you register, please note that you are registering to attend every session in July! Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Painting for Teens- Thursday, July 7th, from 5:00-6:30 PM. For ages 12 to 17. Join us to relax, make friends, & express yourself with paint. Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Penn Dixie- Friday, July 8th at 1 PM. Come learn about Paleo art and fossils! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • CSPAN Lab of UB- The CSPAN Lab will be at the library on Saturday, July 9th from 11 AM-2 PM. 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!

    • Mark Carra- Join Mark on Monday, July 11th at 1 PM as he shares his animals, insects, and knowledge with us! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Jackie Albarella: Ten Years Later: The Hotel Lafayette- Monday, July 11th from 6:30-7:30pm. Join us for an evening with Jackie Albarella, the photographer behind The Hotel Lafayette: Restoring Louise Bethune's Masterpiece. Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • American Red Cross Blood Drive- July 12th from 12pm-5pm. The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive in the large Community Room at the West Seneca Public Library. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org to schedule an appointment.

    • Hawk Creek- Wednesday, July 13th at 1 PM. See and learn about animals and birds! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Lego Club- Saturday, July 16th, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.  For ages 5 to 12. Free build with single-person Lego bins and selectable mini figures. Space will be limited and registration is requiredMasks are not required, but are encouraged. Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Explore Buffalo- Wednesday, July 20th at 1 PM. Learn about the Erie Canal with fun facts and stories! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Water Marbling- Friday, July 22nd at 3pm. Ages 12-17. Come to our Teen Art Afternoon and try water marbling with nail polish! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Music with Jessica- Monday, July 25th at 1 PM. Songs, music, and fun with Jessica!  Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • West Seneca Public Library Book Club-  Monday, July 25th at 6:30 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace). Discussing Elanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Masks are not required, but are encouraged.

    • Paws of Love SPCA-  Wednesday, July 27th from 1 PM - 3 PM. Come read to a dog for one of our 15 minute sessions! They're very good listeners. All are welcome. Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Fuse Beads- Thursday, July 28th, from 5:00-6:30 PM. For ages 6 and up. Choose a design and create your own decorations with Perler Beads. Space will be limited and registration is required.  Masks are not required, but are encouraged. Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    August 2022

    • Knitting & Crochet Circle- Mondays from 1:30-3:00 PM (in-person program).  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Masks are not required, but are encouraged.

    • Dungeons & Dragons Club- Saturdays from 1:30 PM-3:30 PM.  For ages 12 and up.  Registration is required.  Participants must bring their own set of dice. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Volunteer DMs are welcome as player slots are limited by DM availability.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 for more information.

    • Hawk Creek- Monday, August 1st at 1 PM. See and learn about animals and birds! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Punkin the Clown- Wednesday, August 3rd at 1 PM. Punkin the Clown will visit with balloons, stories, and fun! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information

    • Sea and Nature Crafts-  Thursdays at 1 PM on August 4th, 11th, and 18th! Stories, crafting, and fun with Miss Emily! For children ages 7 and up. Space will be limited and registration is required. If you register, please note that you are registering to attend every session in August! Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Painting for Teens- Thursday, August 4th, from 5:00-6:30 PM. For ages 12 to 17. Join us to relax, make friends, & express yourself with paint. Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Penn Dixie- Friday, August 5th at 1 PM. Come learn about Paleo art and fossils! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Tuesday Story-Time- Tuesdays at 6:30 PM on August 9th and 16th! Stories and fun with Miss Emily. Space will be limited and registration is required. If you register, please note that you are registering to attend every session in August! Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Paws of Love SPCA-  Wednesday, August 10th from 1 PM - 3 PM. Come read to a dog for one of our 15 minute sessions! They're very good listeners. All are welcome. Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Lego Club- Saturday, August 13th, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM.  For ages 5 to 12. Free build with single-person Lego bins and selectable mini figures. Space will be limited and registration is requiredMasks are not required, but are encouraged. Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Storytelling with Merri Lee- Monday, August 15th at 1 PM. Join Merri Lee for storytelling at its best! Space will be limited and registration is requiredMasks are not required, but are encouraged. Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Music with Jessica- Wednesday, August 17th at 1 PM. Songs, music, and fun with Jessica!  Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Mark Carra- Join Mark on Monday, August 19th at 1 PM as he shares his animals, insects, and knowledge with us! Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are not required, but are encouraged.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • Fuse Beads- Thursday, August 25th, from 5:00-6:30 PM. For ages 6 and up. Choose a design and create your own decorations with Perler Beads. Space will be limited and registration is required.  Masks are not required, but are encouraged. Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.

    • West Seneca Public Library Book Club- Monday, August 29th at 6:30 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace). Discussing I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Masks are not required, but are encouraged.

     

     

    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: July 25, 2022 @ 6:30 PM

     

     

    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!    

    West Seneca Public Library Board Info

    Annual Reports


    Board of Trustees

    William Josefiak-President

    Jennifer Dobe-Treasurer

    Amanda Cleesattel-Secretary

    Patricia Wass

    Cynthia Johnson

     

    All West Seneca Library Board meetings are open to the public and take place in the library unless otherwise noted.

    Board meetings currently scheduled are:

    • July 20, 2022 - 4pm
    • September 21, 2022 - 4pm
    • October 12, 2022 - 4pm
    • November 30, 2022 - 4pm

     


    Board Meetings Agendas, Minutes

    2022 Minutes

     

    2021 Minutes

     

    2020 Minutes

    2019 Minutes

    2018 Minutes

    2017 Minutes

    2016 Minutes

    2015 Minutes

    2014 Minutes

    2013 Minutes


    Bylaws

    West Seneca Public Library Board of Trustees Bylaws


    Budget

    West Seneca Public Library Budget and Resolution 2022

    West Seneca Public Library Budget and Resolution 2022 Revised

    West Seneca Public Library Budget Amendment NYS Assembly Grants-In-Aid 2021/2022

    West Seneca Public Library Local Account Budgets 2022

    West Seneca Public Library Budget and Resolution 2021

    West Seneca Public Library Local Account Budgets 2021


    Strategic Plan

    West Seneca Public Library Long Range Plan 2019-2023