Amherst Public Libraries

Amherst Public Libraries A page featuring the four branches of the Amherst Public Library, part of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System. See Our Story or the Library Location pages at www.buffalolib.org for a listing of current hours and the location of each library.

Four branch locations: Audubon 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228 Mon 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tue 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wed 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Thu 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sun 12:00PM - 5:00 PM *Sunday hours for the remainder of 2017 run from September 10 through December 17. Clearfield 770 Hopkins Rd., Williamsville, NY 14221 Mon 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Tue 10:00AM - 5:00PM Wed 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thu 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sun 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM *Sunday hours run from October 8, 2017 through December 17, 2017 -- Library open 1pm - 5pm -- Funded by the Williamsville School District, Williamsville PTA & SEPTSA Eggertsville-Snyder 4622 Main St., Snyder, NY 14226 Mon 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wed 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Thu 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sat 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sun Closed Williamsville 5571 Main St., Williamsville, NY 14221 Mon 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tue 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wed 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thu 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fri Closed Sat 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Sun Closed

From last week's LEGO challenge:  Tabitha built an ambulance to celebrate EMT workers.  Awesome job Tabitha!
05/08/2020

From last week's LEGO challenge: Tabitha built an ambulance to celebrate EMT workers. Awesome job Tabitha!

ave you downloaded these FREE 2020 Children’s Book Week bookmarks?! Art by talented Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Michaela Go...
05/07/2020
Every Child a Reader

ave you downloaded these FREE 2020 Children’s Book Week bookmarks?! Art by talented Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Michaela Goade, John Parra, Sydney Smith, Duncan Tonatiuh, and the Fan Brothers #BookWeek2020 https://bit.ly/2NoHaST

05/07/2020
www.buffalolib.org

Here is a link to the hand-out librarian Rich Peters prepared for a Zoom meeting last night with the Holistic Alliance of Western New York (HAWNY) to talk about library resources that can be used during the Covid-19 lockdown.
https://www.buffalolib.org/sites/default/files/users/aud/HAWNY%20notes%20-%20revised.pdf

05/07/2020
Virtual Baking with Miss Carol & her kids - Crazy Chocolate Cake

Join Miss Carol and her kids as they make Crazy Chocolate Cake. Miss Carol will share her family's decades old recipe for their version of "Depression Cake." Also, as a bonus we will be making "pop cake" - a modern version of depression cake - a box of cake mix and a can of pop.

Crazy Chocolate Cake

3 c flour
2 c sugar
6 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 c cooking oil
4 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp vinegar
2 c cold water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together in to a 9”x13” pan. Make three holes in the ingredients. Put the cooking oil in the first, vanilla in the second, and vinegar in the third. Pour the cold water over the entire contents of the pan and mix with a fork. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Top with your favorite frosting.

Pop Cake
1 boxed cake mix
1 12oz can of pop
Combine the cake mix and pop, then bake according to the cake mix baking instructions (do not add the additional ingredients on the box--just the pop). Top with your favorite frosting.

05/07/2020

Mother's Day is Sunday. Join Miss Angela to create your own Mother's Day card!

05/07/2020

Join Miss Carol and her kids as they make Crazy Chocolate Cake. Miss Carol will share her family's decades old recipe for their version of "Depression Cake." Also, as a bonus we will be making "pop cake" - a modern version of depression cake - a box of cake mix and a can of pop.

Crazy Chocolate Cake

3 c flour
2 c sugar
6 tbsp cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 c cooking oil
4 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp vinegar
2 c cold water

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt together in to a 9”x13” pan. Make three holes in the ingredients. Put the cooking oil in the first, vanilla in the second, and vinegar in the third. Pour the cold water over the entire contents of the pan and mix with a fork. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Top with your favorite frosting.

Pop Cake
1 boxed cake mix
1 12oz can of pop
Combine the cake mix and pop, then bake according to the cake mix baking instructions (do not add the additional ingredients on the box--just the pop). Top with your favorite frosting.

May is Get Caught Reading Month and our libraries are hard at work providing virtual programming for you! Storytimes, co...
05/06/2020

May is Get Caught Reading Month and our libraries are hard at work providing virtual programming for you! Storytimes, cooking lessons, LEGO clubs, poetry, coding and more... check it all out at https://bit.ly/35jwP2b​.

05/06/2020

Find a new free e-book every day that you can read with your child on DayByDayNY from the NYS Library! http://daybydayny.org
#BookWeek2020atHome

This week in 1983: Microsoft introduced the two-buttoned mouse, which was to be included with its brand-new word process...
05/05/2020

This week in 1983: Microsoft introduced the two-buttoned mouse, which was to be included with its brand-new word processor. Check out the library's mouse practice exercise here: bit.ly/mousercisepractice. Just click on the Let's Start Mousercising Button at the bottom to begin!

05/04/2020
Virtual Star Wars Baking - Come to the Dark Side We Have Cookies

Make triple chocolate dark side cookies with Miss Carol and her kids. (Picture above is an actual poster in Miss Carol's house - she is a bit of a Star Wars nerd.)

Triple Chocolate Dark Side Cookies

1/2 c (1 stick) of butter, softened
2/3 c white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c milk chocolate chips
1/2 c dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the butter and white sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until well combined. Add the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Blend until combined. Fold in both types of chocolate chips. Scoop the cookie dough by large tablespoons onto the baking sheet and flatten just a bit.
Bake cookies at 400 degrees for 9 minutes per batch. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for two minutes and then remove them to a cooling rack to completely cool. They go great with milk!

05/04/2020

Make triple chocolate dark side cookies with Miss Carol and her kids. (Picture above is an actual poster in Miss Carol's house - she is a bit of a Star Wars nerd.)

Triple Chocolate Dark Side Cookies

1/2 c (1 stick) of butter, softened
2/3 c white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c milk chocolate chips
1/2 c dark chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix the butter and white sugar together. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until well combined. Add the flour, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt. Blend until combined. Fold in both types of chocolate chips. Scoop the cookie dough by large tablespoons onto the baking sheet and flatten just a bit.
Bake cookies at 400 degrees for 9 minutes per batch. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for two minutes and then remove them to a cooling rack to completely cool. They go great with milk!

05/04/2020
Virtual Star Wars Day Activities with Miss Carol

Celebrate Star Wars virtually with Miss Carol. We will save "Han Solo" from "carbonite," make a Yoda shape craft, create a Darth Vader book mark, make some galaxy slime, and create some space playdough. May the 4th Be With You!

05/04/2020
Storytime with Anthony Daniels | Disney

This is the story you’re looking for. Join C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, as he reads from “Star Wars: Galactic Adventures Storybook Collection.” #DisneyMagicMoments

This is the story you’re looking for. Join C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, as he reads from “Star Wars: Galactic Adventures Storybook Collection.” #DisneyMag...

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05/04/2020

Amherst Public Libraries's cover photo

05/04/2020

We'll have a hoppin good time at today's story time!

05/04/2020

Celebrate Star Wars virtually with Miss Carol. We will save "Han Solo" from "carbonite," make a Yoda shape craft, create a Darth Vader book mark, make some galaxy slime, and create some space playdough. May the 4th Be With You!

05/03/2020
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Join Ms. Wanda for songs and rhymes for your little ones! Starting Sunday May 3rd, Baby and Toddler Storytimes will now be combined into one fun-filled program, and will air on Sundays at 10:30 am.
See you there!

Contest alert! Our Rambunctious Reada Book Owl is out and about exploring all of the fun, safe things to do and, she wan...
05/02/2020

Contest alert! Our Rambunctious Reada Book Owl is out and about exploring all of the fun, safe things to do and, she wants to have fun with you, too! Use one of our new coloring sheets or create your own Reada to hang in your window or pose practicing your favorite safe activity! See the coloring book here: https://www.buffalolib.org/sites/default/files/users/cen/files/Reada%20Coloring%20Book/coloring%20book%20complete%204_28.pdf​. Take a picture and submit entries between May 1 - 31 for a chance to win a prize! Open to all. Winners will be randomly selected. Enter by emailing to [email protected] with your name & phone number, or by tagging the Central Library's page (https://www.facebook.com/buffalolibrary.central/).

05/02/2020
Virtual Story Time With Miss Carol

Some of you may be losing your teeth while we are apart. Miss Carol and her daughter read "What if You Had Animal Teeth?" by Sandra Markle and published by Scholastic.

There’s an awful lot of news out there, here’s some advice on how to sort it all out.
04/30/2020

There’s an awful lot of news out there, here’s some advice on how to sort it all out.

04/30/2020
Virtual Crafting with Miss Carol (and her kids) - Sugar Scrub

Do you know someone who needs to be pampered right now? Mom? Grandma? A Neighbor? We will be making an easy sugar scrub which can easily be packaged in a decorated mason jar for easy storage. (Also, don't forget May 10th is Mother's Day!)

04/30/2020
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library

Here's a special reading for children and families from our friend Erie County, NY Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein. She is reading the book called Coronavirus questions answered for kids. It is written by Adriana Morales. Thank you Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH). Stay healthy everyone! Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT5FMnyGgnI&feature=youtu.be

On the wall at the Clearfield Library
04/30/2020

On the wall at the Clearfield Library

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350 John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst, NY
14228

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

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(716) 689-4922

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The library at the Queen’s Landing Hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake would be the perfect place to read The Girl Who Knew Too Much by Amanda Quick. An enjoyable mystery/suspense novel to cozy up with on a winter’s day. The couch at home would be another good location! #stacheabook
Thank you everyone for an amazingly FUN picnic!!! We had a blast!
ANNOUNCEMENT: THIS FRIDAY come to the Clearfield Public Library to learn more about re-certifying your pistol permit under the SAFE Act, which must be done by January 31, 2018.
Join Us on July 17th at 6:30 pm and learn 5 Activities that will help every young professional kick start their career
Upcoming College and Career Success Workshop: A collaboration between CollegeCPR and the Amherst Library To learn how you can kick-start your career, visit