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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!

 

One Community One Book - The "One Community One Book" selection for May 2018 is Ernest Hemingway's moving and beautiful novel of love and war in World War I Italy.  Copies are available through your Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries.  Visit the One Community One Book page on Facebook.

Book Clubs in a Bag are now available for our "One Community One Book" 2018 selection.

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: 

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-0820093

(Buffalo and Erie County Public Library- location will say "Clarence, NY.") 

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

December 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

Calendar :: Newsletter

 

Registration required unless otherwise noted

  • Business of Music Workshop. Learn about the many aspects of music making and distribution including copyright, publishing, marketing and distribution. Brought to you by the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and Three2Go Music Alliance.  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Clarence Senior Center Activity Day at the Clarence Public Library. Card games begin at noon. Classic movie is screened at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017 (movie: Jane Eyre, c. 1944, starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine).
  • Six-Week Chess Clinic - for all ages - free chess clinic sponsored by Kids Play Chess, LLC.  Saturdays from 10 am - 12 pm. November 4, November 11, November 18, December 2, December 9, December 16 . Registration starts October 21. Note: December 16 session canceled.
  • Visit with Santa! Straight from the North Pole Santa will be here to hear your Christmas wishes. Program geared toward children ages 2-10.  Bring your cameras or Smartphones for this photo opportunity with Santa. Saturday December 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Registration begins November 18.
  • The Real Winnie. *CANCELED* Winnie the Pooh was inspired by the story of a real-life bear cub befriended by a soldier serving in World War I. Join us for a fun-filled hour exploring the history behind this beloved character. For ages 6-10. Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins November 20.  
  • The LEGO Club - for children ages 5 through 12 - Monday December 11, 4:00 pm.  Registration begins November 27.
  • Library Craft Time. Celebrate Winter! This program is designed for children ages 5-12 and pre-registration is necessary. The program will be held December 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins November 28..
  • Clarence Library Bookmarks - A book discussion group.  Tuesday December 12 at 7 pm.  The book to be discussed is A Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. *Location of meeting to be determined. Please call Donna at 689-3073 for more information.*
  • Holiday Storytime.  Please join us for storytimes that celebrate the Holiday season. 
  • Toddler Time Monday, December 18, 2017.  Registration begins December 4.
  • Preschool Storytime Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Registration begins December 5.
  • Wee Read Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Registration begins December 6.
  • Create a Custom Holiday Card! Local artist David Wasik is back this December18, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. with a workshop on making your own holiday card out of recycled materials. All ages program. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration begins December 4.
  • Knitting Club - Meets one Tuesday each month from 6 to 8:30 pm.  December 19.  No registration required.
     
  • Tabletop Game Space - For adults and young adults ages 13 and up. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
  • Graham Cracker Houses.  Children ages 5-10 are invited to build and decorate an Graham Cracker House with Explore and More on December 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Registration is limited and begins on December 7.
     
  • Tabletop Game Space - For adults and young adults ages 13 and up. Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

 

    

January 2018

Registration required unless otherwise noted

Calendar

 

  • The Wolfe Pack Presents: Post War - A Multimedia Series at the Clarence Public Library.  Tuesday January 2, 6:15 pm -Edward II, 1969 live theater performance from Edinburgh Festival.   Thursday, January 4, 6:30 pm - The Silent Speaker, 1946 novel by Rex Stout.
     
  • Holiday Hero UNYTS Blood Drive. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Schedule an appointment at unytsblooddonor.org. Enter sponsor code: 000343.  Or call 512-7940.
  • Preschool JumpBunch - For ages 3 to 5 - Friday, January 5, 2017 at 11:00 am. Registration begins December 22.
  • The LEGO Club - for children ages 5 to 12 - Monday January 8, 4:00 pm.  Registration begins December 26.
  • New Year's Storytimes in January. 
  • Toddler Time: Recommended for ages 2-3 years. Caregivers must remain with the child.  January 8, 22, and 29 2018. Monday at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins January 2.
  • Preschool Storytime: Recommended for ages 3-5 years. The child must be able to attend the program independently. Adult caregivers must remian in the building. January 9, 23, and 30 2018. Registration begins January 2.
  • Wee Read Recommended for ages 8 to 24 months. Caregivers must remain with the child during the program. January 10, 24, and 31 2018. Registration begins January 3.
  • Library Craft Time. Appreciate a Dragon Day is January 16. Appreciate a Dragon with this New Year craft! This program is designed for children ages 5-12 and pre-registration is necessary. The program will be held January 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins December 26.
  • Beat the Winter Blues. A free Family Night event of magic and family fun. January 30, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.. Registration begins January 16.

 


 

Clarence Library Board of Trustees

Clarence Public Library Annual Report - 2015

Clarence Public Library Annual Report - 2016

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

                  Michele 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.

 

Click here for a map!

View Events at this Library

The next scheduled holiday for this location is 12/24/2017 (Christmas Eve)

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