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

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Coming in May...One Community One Book! Join us for a community-wide read with our first featured title The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown.

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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

The next meeting of the Clarence Public Library Board of Trustees will be held Monday, April 24 at 7:15 p.m. in the library meeting room.  

 

April 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

Calendar

 
  • The Lego Club - for children ages 5 through 12 - Monday April 10
  • Clarence Library Bookmarks - for adults - The Two Family House by Lynda Cohen Fitzgerald will be discussed - Tuesday April 11
     
  • Microsoft Word 2016 Basics - Monday, April 17, 1-3 pm.
     
  • The Clarence Knitting Club - for adults - Registration NOT required - Tuesday April 18
     
  • Earth Day Celebration - for preschoolers - Friday, April 21, 11 am.  A special Earth Day event with Miss Amy.   Registration begins April 7.
     
  • Spring Book Sale - Wednesday, April 26 (Members Only Night 6-8:30 pm); Thursday (10 am-8:30 pm); Friday, April 28 (10 am-4:30 pm); Saturday, April 29 (All day $4 Bag Sale 10 am-4 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 April 24 at 6:00 p.m.
     
  • Clarence Library Board of Trustees – Regular meeting – Monday April 24 at 7:15 p.m.
 

May 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

Calendar

 
  • The Wolfe Pack Presents Classic Mystery - A multimedia series of programs dedicated to video screenings and book discussions - for adults - Tuesday, May 2
     
  • May Storytime Programs - Toddler Time Mondays, Preschool Story Time Tuesdays, Wee Read Wednesdays. Programs begin at 10:30 am.  See flyer for more details.
  • Makerspace Open House - recommended for ages 6 and up - Registration NOT required. Tuesday, May 2, 4-5:30 pm.
     
  • Meet Kit: America in 1934 - for ages 5-12. Thursday, May 4, 4-5 pm.  This special program is part of the One Community One Book community-wide initiative and will be presented by Teresa Wood of History Houses. Registration begins April 20.
     
  • Preschool JumpBunch - for ages 3 to 5 - Friday May 5
  • Create a Mini-Book - for children of all ages. Monday, May 8, 6:30-7:30 pm.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.  Local artist David Wasik, in conjunction with the One Community One Book community-wide initiative, presents Put Your Oar in the Water and Help Build a Better World! Registration begins April 24.
     
  • Special Library Craft Time - for ages 5 through 12 - Tuesday May 9 *Sponsored by the Clarence Youth Bureau - Join us for a  special boat craft to celebrate One Community One Book's featured selection of The Boys in the Boat.
  • One Community, One Book - Bob Poczik pressents a program based on The Boys in the Boat, the widely popular, critically acclaimed and unforgettable book by author Daniel James Brown - Monday May 15 at 7:00 p.m. Registration begins May 1.
  • Makerspace Open House - recommended for ages 6 and up - Registration NOT required. Tuesday, May 16, 4-5:30 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 May 22 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Clarence Library Board of Trustees – Regular meeting – Monday May 22 at 7:15 p.m.
  • The Lego Club - for children ages 5 through 12 - Tuesday May 23
 

June 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

Calendar :: Newsletter

Summer Reading 2017 Kids 12 & Under

 
  • Kelkenberg Farms presents Baby Animals. Thursday June 1 at 6:30 pm.  Spring is here and so are the newest farm animals!  Space is limited.  Registration is required and begins May 18.  All ages.
     
  • Preschool JumpBunch - for ages 3 to 5 - Friday June 2, 11:00am.
     
  • June Story Time Programs - Toddler Time Mondays, Preschool Story Time Tuesdays, Wee Read Wednesdays.  Programs begin at 10:30 am. See flyer for more details.
     
  • Makerspace Open House - Recommended for ages 6 and up - Registration NOT required - Monday June 5​, 4:00-5:30 pm.
     
  • The Lego Club - for children ages 5 through 12 - Tuesday June 6, 4 pm.
     
  • Hope Chest Dragon Boat Presentation - Susan Gately will present on June 8 at 7 pm.  She will talk about Hope Chest, the positive support group for Breast Cancer survivors and will have information about the upcoming annual Dragon Boat Festival. Call the Clarence Library to register.
     
  • The Wolfe Pack Presents Classic Mystery - A multimedia series of programs dedicated to video screenings and book discussions - for adults - 6 pm Tuesday June 6
  • Friends of the Clarence Public Library – Regular meeting of the library fundraising organization.  Find out what you can do to support the library – *Note date change - Monday June 19 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Clarence Library Board of Trustees – Regular meeting – *Note date and time change - Thursday June 22 at 6:30 pm.
     
  • Makerspace Open House - Recommended for ages 6 and up - Registration NOT required - Tuesday June 27​, 4:00-5:30 pm.
     
  • Gravitational Bull Comedy Juggling with Dave and Kyle Fultz - All ages welcome - Thursday June 29, 6:30 pm.
     
  • Summer Reading Kick-Off - Thursday June 29.  Register for the Independent Summer Reading Program for Children ages 6-12. For those not yet reading independently, also ask about Read-to-Me. Stop by the Clarence Library today to see what programs we have to offer this summer!

 

July 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

Calendar

 

 

 

August 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

 

  • 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.
     
  • Summer Fun Club #2 - For students entering grades 3-5 in September - Thursday August 3, 10:30 am.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Makerspace Open House - Recommended for ages 6 and up - Registration NOT required - Wednesday August 16, 4:00-5:30 pm.
     
  • Backyard Birdwatching and Feeding. Get tips on attracting beautiful birds to your backyard from Angela Schann from Wild Birds Unlimited. For all ages. Friday August 18 at 11:00 a.m.. Registration begins August 4, 2017.

 

September 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

 

  • 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.
  • Clarence Library Board of Trustees – Regular meeting – Monday September 25 at 7:15 p.m.

 

October 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

 

  • 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.
  • Clarence Library Board of Trustees – Regular meeting – Monday October 23 at 7:15 p.m.

 

November 2017

Registration required unless otherwise noted

 

  • 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

 

    


 

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 22 ♦ 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 07/04/2017 (Independence 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