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 (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

Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated.  Eating is not permitted but beverages with a lid 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.

Library Discards Book Sale July 2021

    July 2021

    • Knitting & Crochet Circle- Mondays from 1:30-3:00 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated.   
    • Tuesday Art Studio- Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited and registration is required.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated.   
    • Dungeons & Dragons Club- Saturdays via Discord, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM.  For ages 12 and up.  Registration is required.  Participants must bring their own set of dice.  Participants must also wear face masks unless they are fully vaccinated and 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
    • Curly Tails - Story Time for ages 3-5- Tuesday, July 13th and 27th at 6:00 PM.  Enjoy animal themed stories, songs and fun!  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk for the dates you would like to attend.
    • Animal Tales - Be a Library Kid for ages 6-12-  Wednesday, July 14th and 28th at 2:00 PM.  Enjoy crafts, stories and fun!  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk for the dates you would like to attend.
    • Pee Wee Tails - Lapsit Story Time for ages 2-3-  Thursday, July 15th and 29th at 10:00 AM.  Enjoy animal themed stories, finger plays and fun!  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk for the dates you would like to attend.
    • Teen Craft Night: Yarn Birds- Thursday, July 15th from 5:30-7:00pm.  Make your own custom songbird out of yarn and wire!  Registration is required. Program is for ages 10 to 17. Attendees who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face mask. Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.
    • Fun Fridays: Music with Jessica Wheaton featuring ukuleles-  Friday, July 16th from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.  Geared towards ages 8-12.  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk.
    • Library Discards Book Sale- Wednesday, July 21st from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Thursday, July 22nd from 9:00 AM-8:00 PM, Friday, July 23rd from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Saturday, July 24th from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.
    • West Seneca Public Library Book Club- Monday, July 26th at 6:30 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited.  Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated. 
    • Fuse Beads- Thursday, July 29th from 5:00-6:30 PM (in-person in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited and registration is required.  Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated. 
    • Fun Fridays: Clowning with Punkin the Clown-  Friday, July 30th from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.  All ages welcome.  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk.

     

    August 2021

    • Knitting & Crochet Circle- Mondays from 1:30-3:00 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated.   
    • Tuesday Art Studio- Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited and registration is required.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated.   
    • Dungeons & Dragons Club- Saturdays via Discord, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM.  For ages 12 and up.  Registration is required.  Participants must bring their own set of dice.  Participants must also wear face masks unless they are fully vaccinated and 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
    • Curly Tails - Story Time for ages 3-5- Tuesday, August 3rd and 17th at 2:00 PM.  Enjoy animal themed stories, songs and fun!  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk for the dates you would like to attend.
    • Pee Wee Tails - Lapsit Story Time for ages 2-3-  Thursday, August 5th and 19th at 10:00 AM.  Enjoy animal themed stories, finger plays and fun!  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk for the dates you would like to attend.
    • Fun Fridays: Music with Jessica Wheaton featuring drums-  Friday, August 6th from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.  All ages welcome.  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk.
    • Animal Tales - Be a Library Kid for ages 6-12-  Monday, August 9th at 2:00 PM.  Enjoy crafts, stories and fun!  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk for the dates you would like to attend.
    • Fun Fridays: Tales & Tails featuring Punkin the Clown-  Friday, August 13th from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM.  Stories, balloons and fun!  All ages welcome.  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk.
    • Animal Tales - Be a Library Kid for ages 6-12-  Wednesday, August 18th at 2:00 PM.  Enjoy crafts, stories and fun!  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk for the dates you would like to attend.
    • Teen Craft Night: Survival Bracelets- Thursday, August 19th from 5:30-7:00pm.  Create a custom survival bracelet out of parachute cord!  Registration is required. Program is for ages 10 to 17. Attendees who are not fully vaccinated must wear a face mask. Please call 674-2928 or visit the library for more information.
    • Fun Fridays: Alpacas Visit the Library!-  Friday, August 20th from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  All ages welcome.  Registration required and space is limited.  Masks required unless you are fully vaccinated.  Please call the library at 716-674-2928 or stop by to sign up at the desk.
    • Fuse Beads- Thursday, August 26th from 5:00-6:30 PM (in-person in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited and registration is required.  Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated. 
    • West Seneca Public Library Book Club- Monday, August 30th at 6:30 PM (in-person program in the Library Makerspace).  Space will be limited.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Please wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated. 

     

     

    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
    Kelly Clifford-Secretary
    Jennifer Dobe-Treasurer
    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 21, 2021 - 4pm
    • September 22, 2021 - 4pm
    • October 20, 2021 - 4pm
    • November 17, 2021 - 4pm

     


    Board Meetings Agendas, 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 2021

    West Seneca Public Library Local Account Budgets 2021


    Strategic Plan

    West Seneca Public Library Long Range Plan 2019-2023