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Hamburg Public Library

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102 Buffalo St.
Hamburg , NY 14075 Map
Phone: 716-649-4415
Fax: 716-649-4160
Brian Hoth, Director

Located on Buffalo Street (Route 62) between Pleasant Avenue and Union Street, this lively library is nestled in the village of Hamburg. If you are looking for a great film collection, preschool story hours or a comfortable place to catch up on the daily news, the Hamburg Public Library may be the place for you. 

Our parking lot entrance is located on Union Street near the Buffalo Street intersection.

Free WiFi. 21 public access computers plus 6 laptops that can be checked out for use within the building. Networked printing is 10¢ per page B&W and 25¢ per page color. Copy machine at 25¢ per page.

The Hamburg Library has a meeting room that can be available for community meetings. Please complete the following application and return to the main desk.



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Blind Date With A Book: The librarians here are dabbling in side jobs as matchmakers! We offer you a Blind Date With A Book, a low risk, commitment-free opportunity to meet a great book. We wish you love at first page!



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Book Club at the Hamburg Library

Director's Book Club:

Meets the third Friday of every month at 11:00am. Please join us for a great discussion. The list of upcoming books are as follows:

Friday, February 16 at 11am - "A House for Mr. Biswas" by V. S. Naipaul. Please see staff for a copy.



February Events

The Library will be closed February 19.

Monthly Calendar

Ongoing Events:

Lapsit with Miss Ashley: Wednesdays at 10. Saturdays January 6 and 20 at 10. Ages birth-2.

Storytime with Miss Chelsey: Fridays at 10am. Ages 3-5. 

Preschool Storytime: Mondays at 10:30 beginning January 22. Ages 3-5. 


Make a valentine for our neighbors at Elderwood! Visit our station in the children's section.


Vote for your choice to win the 2018 Oscars! From February 5th to March 3rd, submit your ballot at Oscars Station. The winners will be announced on our Facebook page on March 3 at 4pm!


Special Events:

Book a Tech Trainer: February 2, 11-2. Sign up for a 45 minute session to work with someone one-on-one for technology assistance.

Family Movie Night: February 2, 6:30pm. Craft and a movie! Registration required.

Phoebe the Reading Dog: February 4, 12-1. Visit Phoebe, our certified therapy dog, at the Hamburg Library! She loves to listen to stories!

Pizza Storytime: February 8, 6:30pm. It’s National Pizza Day! Join us for stories and an edible craft centered on this  delicious day! Registration required.

LEGO Club: January 13, 1-3pm. Make a LEGO creation! Registration required.

Page to Screen Movie Night: February 23, 6:30pm. Based on the book by Richard Matheson. One of the most unusual love stories ever told. After Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams) dies in a car accident, he is guided through the afterlife by his spirit guide, Albert (Cuba Gooding Jr.). His new world is beautiful and can be whatever Chris imagines. But even Heaven is not complete without his wife Annie, and when tragedy threatens to divide them forever, Chris risks his very soul to save Annie from an eternity of despair. 

Director’s Book Club: February 16, 11am. A House for Mr. Biswas by V. S. Naipaul. Copies can be picked up at the desk!

Cookbook Club: February 16, 6:30pm. Visit the desk to view the cookbook and select a recipe. Prepare the dish and try others, potluck style!

Phoebe the Reading Dog: Sunday February 18 from 12-1. Read a story to Phoebe the Reading Dog!

Global Games: February 20, 6pm. Compete with your friends in the indoor library winter games! Hockey, curling, biathlon and figure skating have been modified for indoor fun! Ages 8-12. Registration required.

Movie Matinee: February 23, 2pm. A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Rated PG. Registration required.

Tell A Fairy Tale Storytime: February 26, 6:30pm. Today is Tell A Fairy Tale Day! Join us for fairy tales, activities and crafts! Ages 3 and up. Registration required. 

Storytime at the Comfort Zone Cafe: February 27, 10am. Join us for a story and craft at Comfort Zone! Stop by the counter to check out the specials available just for storytime attendees!


A History of the Hamburg Public Library

A program detailing the history of the Hamburg Public Library was researched, written and presented by Librarian John R. Edson in 2001. More details are available here.



Hamburg Public Library Board of Trustees

Jack Connors, President

Karen Kaczmarski, Vice President

Marianne Chiumento, Secretary

Anita Metzger, Treasurer

Robert Kaiser

The next board meeting will take place on:


All are welcome to attend.


Minutes of Past Meetings

Meeting Minutes 2013 - 2016   

 2017:    January     February     March   April     May   June     JULY (No Meeting)  

August   September   October   November   DECEMBER (no meeting)




                      Annual Reports to the Community                     

Report to the Community, 2012             Report to the Community, 2015

Report to the Community, 2013             Report to the Community, 2016

Report to the Community, 2014



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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 03/30/2018 (Good Friday)

Library Hours
Sun12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Mon10:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tue01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wed09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fri09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sat09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

*Winter/Spring Sunday hours run from January 7, 2018 through June 10, 2018 with the exceptions of April 1 (Easter) and May 27 (Sunday before Memorial Day).