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 required for everyone ages 2 and up.  Eating and drinking is not permitted.  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.

 

      January 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 required for everyone ages 2 and up.  
      • 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 required for everyone ages 2 and up.  Social distancing will be practiced. Volunteer DMs are welcome as player slots are limited by DM availability.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928, or join our Discord server, for more information.  The invitation link can be found at https://discord.gg/QYgqhgw

      • Lego Club- Saturday, January 22nd, from 11:00 AM-12:00 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.  Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up.

      • Fuse Beads- Thursday, January 27th, 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 required for everyone ages 2 and up

      • West Seneca Public Library Book Club- Monday, January 31st at 6:30 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up

       

      February 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 required for everyone ages 2 and up.
      • Preschool Story Time- Join us on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm starting February 1st through February 22nd for Preschool Story Time for ages 3 - 6 years old. Call the Library to register (716) 674-2928. Social distancing and masks are required.
      • Be a Library Kid!- Kids ages 6 - 12 can join us on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm starting February 2nd through February 23rd for book talking, storytelling and crafts. Call the Library to register (716) 674-2928. Social distancing and masks required.
      • Toddler Time- Toddler Time for ages 2-3 years is returning on Thursdays at 10:30 am starting February 3rd through February 24th! Call the Library to register (716) 674-2928. Social distancing and masks are required. Cozy up with a loved one and listen to a story read by our children's Librarian, Emily.
      • 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 required for everyone ages 2 and up.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Volunteer DMs are welcome as player slots are limited by DM availability.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928, or join our Discord server, for more information.  The invitation link can be found at https://discord.gg/QYgqhgw
      • Painting for Teens- Thursday, February 3rd, from 5:00-6:30 PM. For ages 12 to 17. Join us to relax, make friends, & express yourself with acrylic paint. Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.
      • Books & Barks- Monday, February 7th at 6:00 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up
      • Lego Club- Saturday, February 19th, from 11:00 AM-12:00 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 required for everyone ages 2 and up.
      • Fuse Beads- Thursday, February 24th, 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 required for everyone ages 2 and up
      • West Seneca Public Library Book Club- Monday, February 28th at 6:30 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up.

       

      March 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 required for everyone ages 2 and up.
      • 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 required for everyone ages 2 and up.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Volunteer DMs are welcome as player slots are limited by DM availability.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928, or join our Discord server, for more information.  The invitation link can be found at https://discord.gg/QYgqhgw
      • Painting for Teens- Thursday, March 3rd, from 5:00-6:30 PM. For ages 12 to 17. Join us to relax, make friends, & express yourself with acrylic paint. Space will be limited and registration is required. Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up.  Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.
      • Book A Technology Trainer- Tuesday, March 15th.  One-on-one appointments available at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm or 3pm.  Available topics are listed on the event flyer.  For ages 17 and up.  Space is limited and registration is required. Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up.  For more information or to register, please call 674-2928 or visit the library.

      • West Seneca Public Library Book Club- Monday, March 28th at 6:30 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up.

       

       

      Friends of the West Seneca Public Library

      Friends of the West Seneca Public Library Membership Application

      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: TBA

       

       

      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

      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:

      • February 16, 2022 - 4pm
      • March 16, 2022 - 4pm
      • April 20, 2022 - 4pm
      • May 18, 2022 - 4pm
      • June 15, 2022 - 4pm
      • 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 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