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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.

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)

Flight 3407 Memorial - Designed by Hadley Exhibits and dedicated in October 2017, this informational touch-screen kiosk provides biographies of the loved ones lost in the tragic crash of Flight 3407 that took place in Clarence Center on February 12,  2009 and provides a history of all facets of the tragedy including a tribute to first responders and to the work of family members who have campaigned tirelessly in Washington D.C. to ensure adequate pilot training and have helped bring about improved airline safety and pilot training regulations.

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

 

    

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.
     
  • Clarence Library Bookmarks: A Book Discussion Group.  Tuesday, January 9 at 7 pm.  The featured title for January is Transatlantic by Colum McCann.
     
  • Clarence Knitting Club - The group meets the third Tuesday each month from 6 pm-8:30 pm. Bring your knitting (or crocheting) projects and exchange ideas! January 16
  • TechKnowLab Series. Introduction to Windows 10 starts of our TechKnowLab Series for 2018. The first class will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration begins January 4
     
  • How to Succeed at Your New Year's Resolutions - Free workshop Saturday, Januarth 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
     
  • Tabletop Game Space - For adults and young adults ages 13 and up. No registration required. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
  • 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.

 

 

February 2018

Registration required unless otherwise noted

Calendar

 

AARP Foundation Free Tax Help.  No preregistration required. First-come-first-served. Wednesdays-Saturdays 11:00-3:30 p.m. February1-April 14, 2018Trained tax aid volunteers will provide tax preparation assistance. Please bring your 2016 tax return, 2017 records, your Social Security card and a photo ID.

Preschool JumpBunch - For ages 3 to 5 - Friday, February 22018 at 11:00 am. Registration begins January 22.

Chess Clinic - A five-week clinic for children who are beginner chess players (less than a year of experience, but know how the pieces move) - Saturday, February 3, 10 and 17 (continues March 3 and 10) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Wolfe Pack Presents–Post War: A Multimedia Series at the Clarence Public Library  Tuesday, February 5, 6:15 pm All About Eve, 1950 film starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders. Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Thursday, February 8, 6:30 pm – Discussion of And Be a Villain, 1948 novel by Rex Stout.

The LEGO Club - for children ages 5 to 12 - Monday February 5, 4:00 pm.  Registration begins  January 22 .

New Year's Storytimes in February. 

  • Toddler Time: Recommended for ages 2-3 years. Caregivers must remain with the child.  February 12, 26, and  March 5 2018. Monday at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins February 6.
  • 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. February 13, 20, and 27 2018. Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins February 6.
  • Wee Read Recommended for ages 8 to 24 months. Caregivers must remain with the child during the program. February 14, 21, and 28 2018 Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins February 7.

Kidding Around Yoga Preschool Yoga Class (for ages 3-5). Friday February 9, 11:00-11:30 am.  Registration begins January26.

Clarence Senior Center Activity Day at the Clarence Public Library. Card games begin at 12:30 p.m. No film will be screened this month. Saturday, February 10, 2018

Indoor Kids' Winter Global Games. Compete in our indoor library winter games--hockey, curling, biathlon, and even figure skating have been modified for indoor wintertime fun!  February 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins January 29.

Clarence Library Bookmarks -  A Book Discussion Group.  Tuesday, February 13 at 7 pm.  The featured title for February is The Housemaid’s Daughter by Barbara Mutch.

Chess Class - A six-week class for children and adults who are intermediate chess players (one or more years of experiences) - Tuesday, Februrary 13, 20, and 27 (continues March 6, 13, and 20) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Afterschool Craft Time.  February's craft is inspired by the International celebration of carnival. This program is designed for children ages 5-12 and pre-registration is necessary. The program will be held February 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins January 30.

Tabletop Game Space - For adults and young adults ages 13 and up. No registration required. Thursday, Feburary 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Mad Hatter Tea Party. Dress up in costume and let the fun begin. We'll play lots of games and eat delicious treats--mad enough for any mad hatter to enjoy! Bring your imagination! Intended for ages 8-12. The program will be held February 20, 2018 from 2-4 pm. Registration begins February 6.

Clarence Knitting Club - The group meets the third Tuesday each month from 6 pm-8:30 pm. Bring your knitting (or crocheting) projects and exchange ideas! February 20.

TechKnowLab Series. The second class is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will cover MS Word basics. Registration begins  February 8.

Tabletop Game Space - For adults and young adults ages 13 and up. No registration required. Saturday, Feburary 24, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

American Red Cross Blood Drive - For an appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins welcome! Monday, February 26, 2018 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

 

March 2018

Registration required unless otherwise noted

CalendarNewsletter

 

AARP Foundation Free Tax Help. - No preregistration required. First-come-first-served. Wednesdays-Saturdays 11:00-3:30 p.m. February1-April 14, 2018Trained tax aid volunteers will provide tax preparation assistance. Please bring your 2016 tax return, 2017 records, your Social Security card and a photo ID.

Fast n' Furious: LEGO Grand Prix - for children ages 5 to 12 - Monday March 5, 4:00 pm.  Call the Youth Bureau at (716) 407-2162 to register by February 26 to register. 

Adventures in Story Time - March

  • Toddler Time: Recommended for ages 2-3 years. Caregivers must remain with the child.  March 12, 19 and 26, 2018. Monday at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins February 26.
  • 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.March 13, 20, and 27, 2018.  Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins February 27.
  • Wee Read Recommended for ages 8 to 24 months. Caregivers must remain with the child during the program.March 14, 21 and 28, 2018. Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Registration begins February 28.

 

Engineering Fairy Tales- Help some of your favorite fairy tale characters solve their problems with hands-on projects! March 6, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins February 20.

Tabletop Game Space - For adults and young adults ages 13 and up. No registration required. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Kidding Around Yoga Preschool Yoga Class (for ages 3-5). Friday March 9, 11:00-11:30 am.  Registration begins February 26.

Clarence Senior Center Activity Day at the Clarence Public Library. Card games begin at 12:30 p.m. No film will be screened this month. Saturday, March 10, 2018

Clarence Public Library Garden Series

Landscaping Basics: What NOT to do in the Garden-This first installment of our garden series features a presentation by Terrence O'Brien of Simple Elegance Landscaping.  It will educate attendees about  landscape design and implementation. March 12, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. Registration begins February 26.

Library Craft Time – sponsored by the Clarence Public Library – Put your own personal touch on a paper chandelier in anticipation of the coming spring. This craft is inspired by the colorful holiday of Holi. This program is designed for children ages 5-12 and pre-registration is necessary. The program will be held March 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Registration begins Feburary 27.

Clarence Knitting Club - The group meets the third Tuesday each month from 6 pm-8:30 pm. Bring your knitting (or crocheting) projects and exchange ideas! March 20.

TechKnowLab Series - The third  class is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will cover Word Intermediate. Registration begins March 1.

Terrariums - Create your own personal green houses with plants from the Botanical Gardens. Saturday, March 17, 2018.  Registration begins March 3.

Tabletop Game Space - For adults and young adults ages 13 and up. No registration required. Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Friends of the Clarence Public Library Meeting - March 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Clarence Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting - March 26 at 7:15 p.m.

 


 

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 26, 2018

 

2018 Clarence Library Board Meeting Schedule

January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, May 21, June 25, *July (No meeting scheduled); *August (No meeting scheduled); September 24; October 22; November 26; *December (No meeting scheduled)

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

2018 Board Meeting Minutes

January 22

 


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

 

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

  • Clarence Library Volunteer Application for adults and Community Service students. This form is required for all Community Service volunteers and must be submitted in order to be considered for a volunteer placement at the Clarence Public Library. All applicants should be advised that while all applications will be reviewed, every applicant cannot be guarenteed Community Service hours. updated November 2015
  • Student volunteer opportunities at the library are also available through the Town of Clarence Youth Bureau
  • B&ECPL Employment Application
 
 

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 26, 2018 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 03/30/2018 (Good Friday)

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