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Three Town Place
Clarence , NY 14031 Map
Phone: 716-741-2650
Fax: 716-741-1243
Monica Mooney, Director

 

Help our Garden Grow!  Support the Clarence Public Library's Children's Reading Garden.  Click here to learn more!

Wireless Internet Access Available

The library is located on Old Goodrich and is next to the Clarence Town Hall. Wheelchair accessible. Parking lot available. Drop box available.

Click here for a list of upcoming programs and events.

Public Access Computers: 19 computers, networked.  Microsoft Office applications and Internet access.  Printing from computer: B&W 10¢ per page, color 25¢ per page.  "What can I do at a Public Access Computer?"
 

Copy machine available: B&W 15¢ per page for letter size.
 

A Meeting Room is available as a location for community informational services and for programs or meetings of established and recognized groups and associations whose purposes are educational, cultural, civic, or of general community interest.

Lexia® Learning Software is available for Clarence Middle and High School students.

Assistive technology for the visually impaired:

  • An Optelec Clearview 300 Low Vision Magnifier is available for use in the library. Donated by the Lion's Club of Clarence.
  • The Aladdin Classic is available for use in the library.  Purchased with funds donated by the Lion's Club of Clarence.
  • Pebble HD Hand-Held Magnifier is available for use in the library. This item was purchased with funds donated by the Lion's Club of Clarence.
  • Digital Talking Book Players from the New York State Talking Book & Braille Library are available for in-house use by eligible patrons.

 

What's Special About the Clarence Library:

The library opened at its current location in September 2001 and is one of the largest community libraries in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.

A special toddler and preschool area promotes reading with parents. Adults have a relaxing area in which to read newspapers and magazines. Free WiFi is available and the Clarence Library regularly offers a variety of computer classes through its "Clarence Library Cyber-Train."  The library is well known for the variety of Summer events and programs for children and their families and also provides quality programs throughout the year.  Situated in a park-like setting, the library affords many new opportunities to its community and is a state of the art library for both adults and children. 

Also of note:

A large Classic Movie collection featuring films from the silent era through the 1960s

A monthly Senior Activity Day at the Clarence Library in partnership with the Clarence Senior Center

The Clarence Bee Newspaper: Bound volumes (1965-1982) and microfilm (1983-2014)

Some Ways to Support the Clarence Library:

The Friends Place Book Store, operated by the Friends of the Clarence Public Library, Inc., is a great place to shop for quality used and donated books and materials.  Proceeds support the programs and services of the Clarence Public Library.

Fowler's Candy Bars are on sale for $1 per bar.  Proceeds support the programs and services of the Clarence Public Library.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Clarence Library.  To register, use the smile.amazon.com link and search for "Friends of the Clarence Public Library Inc" as your choice of charitable organization.  A percentage of your Amazon purchases will be donated to benefit the Clarence Public Library. 

Become a member of the Friends of the Clarence Public Library.

 


Upcoming Events

 

August 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

Calendar

 

  • August Storytime Programs - Toddler Time Mondays, Preschool Story Time Tuesdays, Programs begin at 10:30 am. See flyer for more details.
  • Summer Fun Club #1 - For students entering grades K-2 in September - Wednesday August 2, 10:30 am.
     
  • Makerspace Open House - Recommended for ages 6 and up - Registration NOT required - Wednesday August 2, 4:00-5:30 pm.
     
  • Makerspace: Introduction to Coding: For students entering grades 6-8 in September - Wenesday August 2, 4:00-5:30 pm.
     
  • Summer Fun Club #2 - For students entering grades 3-5 in September - Thursday August 3, 10:30 am.
     
  • The Wolfe Pack Presents: The Fairy Tale in the 20th Century - A multimedia series of programs dedicated to video screenings and book discussions - for adults - Tuesday, Augst 8 at 6:30 pm (film) ; Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 pm (book).
     
  • Summer Fun Club #1 - For students entering grades K-2 in September - Wednesday August 9, 10:30 am.
     
  • Summer Finale - Thursday August 10 at 1:00 pm. An ice cream social follows the Magic Show with Steve Ingraham closing our season of Summer Reading.
     
  • The Digital Bookmobile is coming to the Clarence Public Library. Thursday, August 10, 12:00 to 5:00 pm.  Get started with your library's eBook & audiobook collection.  No registration necessary.
     
  • Expo Story Time with Monkey See Monkey Do at the Clarence Public Library.  Friday, August 11, 11-11:30 am.  All ages program. No registration necessary.
     
  • Book a Technology Trainer - Monday August 7 (waiting list only): 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm ; Monday August 14 : 1 pm, 2 pm , 3 pm.
     
  • Makerspace Open House - Recommended for ages 6 and up - Registration NOT required - Wednesday August 16, 4:00-5:30 pm.
     
  • Makerspace: Introduction to Coding: For students entering grades 6-8 in September - Wenesday August 16, 4:00-5:30 pm.
     
  • Backyard Birdwatching and Feeding. Get tips on attracting beautiful birds to your backyard from Angel Swan from Wild Birds Unlimited. For all ages. Friday August 18 at 11:00 a.m.. Registration begins August 4, 2017.
  • Natural Women. The great female musiscians of the twentieth century are performed by Susan King. Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.. Registration begins August 15.

 

September 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

Calendar

 

  • Senior Activity Day and Movie.  Card games begin at noon.   A classic movie is screened at 2 p.m. Contact the Clarence Senior Center for further details and space availability at (716) 633-5138.
  • The LEGO Club - for children ages 5 through 12 - Monday September 18, 4:00 pm.  Registration begins September 5.
  • Knitting Club - Meets one Tuesday each month from 6 to 8:30 pm.  September 19.  No registration required.
     
  • Medicaire 101 - Registration NOT required - Wednesday September 20, 1:00 pm.
     
  • Friends of the Clarence Public Library – Regular meeting of the library fundraising organization.  Find out what you can do to support the library – Monday,September 25 at 6:00 p.m.
     
  • Friends of the Clarence Public Library - Monday September 25, 6:00.
     
  • Clarence Library Board of Trustees – Regular meeting –Monday September 25, 7:15 p.m.
     
  • Makerspace Open House - Recommended for ages 6 and up - Registration NOT required - Tuesday September 26, 4:00-5:30 pm.
     
  • Introduction to Windows 10 - Thursday September 28, 1:00 pm.

 

October 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

 

  • The Donut Girls, a WW I Story--In this program created by History Houses, Theresa Woods presents Helen Purviance and Margaret Sheldon traveling with the Salvation Army to France to be part of the effort in the First World War. Tuesday October 3, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m. Registration begins September 18, 2017.
  • Friends of the Clarence Public Library – Regular meeting of the library fundraising organization.  Find out what you can do to support the library – Monday October 23 at 6:00 p.m.
     
  • Knitting Club - Meets one Tuesday each month from 6 to 8:30 pm.  October 10.  No registration required.
     
  • Fall Book Sale - Begins October 18 at 6 pm (Members only night). General public: Thursday October 19 (10 am-8:30 pm) ; Friday October 20 (10 am-4:30 pm) ; Saturday - All day $4 bag sale (10 am-4 pm).  All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Clarence Public Library Inc.  
     
  • Clarence Library Board of Trustees – Regular meeting – Monday October 23 at 7:15 p.m.

 

November 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

 

  • Knitting Club - Meets one Tuesday each month from 6 to 8:30 pm.  November 21.  No registration required.
     
  • Friends of the Clarence Public Library – Regular meeting of the library fundraising organization.  Find out what you can do to support the library – Monday November 27 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Clarence Library Board of Trustees – Regular meeting – Monday November 27 at 7:15 p.m.

 

December 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

  • Knitting Club - Meets one Tuesday each month from 6 to 8:30 pm.  December 19.  No registration required.

 

    


 

Clarence Library Board of Trustees

Clarence Public Library Annual Report - 2015

The Clarence Library Board of Trustees generally meets at the library on the fourth Monday of each month.  The next scheduled meeting is Monday February 27, 2017 at 7:15 p.m.

President - Judith Hilburger

Vice President - Michael Rockwell

Secretary - Anita Ballow

Treasurer - Marjorie Ebersole

Trustees -  Joan Schultz

                  Carey Shoemaker

                  Michelle Mogavero

 

2015 Board Meeting Minutes

January 26 ♦ February 23 ♦ March 23 ♦ April 27 ♦ May 18 ♦ June 22 ♦ July 6 September 28 ♦ October 26 ♦ November 23

2016 Board Meeting Minutes

January 25 ♦ February 22 ♦ March 28 ♦ April 25 ♦ May 23 ♦ June 27August 4 ♦ September 26 ♦ October 24 ♦ November 28

2017 Board Meeting Minutes

January 23 ♦ February 27 ♦ March 27 ♦ April 24 ♦ May 22 ♦ June 12♦ September 25 ♦ October 23 ♦ November 27

 


Policies and Guidelines

Clarence Public Library Rules of Conduct amended February 22, 2016

Clarence Public Library Meeting Room Policy approved October 27, 2014

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Internet Safety and Acceptable Use Policy

Clarence Public Library Used Book Donation Guidelines June 2014

 

The Library is normally open Monday through Saturday but will be closed on the following dates in 2017:

February 20 ♦ April 14 & 15 ♦ May 27 & 29 ♦ July 4 ♦ September 2 & 4 ♦ October 9 ♦ November 10 ♦ November 23 ♦ December 25

 

Regular hours are
          Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
          Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
          Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Clarence Public Library Opportunities

 
 

Friends of the Clarence Public Library, Inc.

The Friends of the Clarence Public Library is a non-profit group of citizens who believe that an excellent library is essential to a community.  They work to promote and assist the library and are responsible for raising money to add to the basic collection and provide for special needs.

 

The Friends of the Clarence Public Library generally meets at the library on the fourth Monday of each month.  The next scheduled meeting is Monday February 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

"The Friends Place" book store, located off the lobby, is a great place to shop for used and donated books and other material.  The book store is scheduled to be open during regular library hours but is staffed entirely by volunteers.  If you're available to help out, please consider filling out an application and volunteering your time.

 

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 09/04/2017 (Labor Day)

Library Hours
SunClosed
Mon10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM - 05:00 PM