Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Clarence Public Library

Three Town Place
Clarence , NY 14031 Map
Monica Mooney, Director

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The next scheduled holiday for this location is 09/03/2018 (Labor Day)

Library Hours
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

Help our Garden Grow!
Support the Clarence Public Library's Children's Reading Garden.
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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.

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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:


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 link:

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

August 2018

Calendar : Summer Program Schedule


Summer Fun Club with Miss Amy - "The Rock Stars--Four week summer fun program series for children ages 6-8.  join Miss Amy for games, stories, crafts and exciting acitivities! Wednesdays at 10:30 am (July 11-August 1). Space is limited.  Registration begins June 27.

American Girls Rock!  Join Teresa Wood from History Houses for this fascinating look at the history of 20th music as seen through the American Girl® dolls! Meet Samantha, Rebecca, Kit, Molly, Maryellen, Melody and Julie as you learn about their music from 1904-1974! Wednesday, August 1 at 2 pm.  Ages 5 and up.  Registration begins July 18.  Space is limited.

The Wolfe Pack presents: Post War A Multimedia Series at the Clarence Public Library - Tuesday August 7, 6:30 pm (book discussion); Thursday August 9, 6:15 pm (film screening).

Dungeons & Dragons Game Space.  For adults and young adults ages 13 and up (must be at least 13 to play). Join Jeremy (librarian and avid Dungeons & Dragons player!) for this collaborative Dungeons & Dragons game series.  Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm (July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2 and August 16).  Registration begins June 28.  Participants are encouraged but not required to attend all six sessions; attendance at the first session on July 5 is highly recommended

Preschool JumpBunch Sports and Fitness for Kids.  Ages 3-5.  Friday, August 3 at 11 am.  Registration begins July 20.

Lego Club – for ages 5-12 – Fridays 2pm-3pm on the following:

Lego Grand Prix presented by the Clarence Youth BureauAges 5-12. Tuesday, August 7, 2pm-4 pmRegistration deadline is July 31. Call the Youth Bureau at 407-2162 to register. Space is limited! Lego Grand Prix is full. Call the Youth Bureau about a waiting list.

 Family Movie MatineeJoin us for a children's modern classic!

In Jest Comedy and Juggling starring Nels Ross Cremean! Monday, August 6, 6:30 pm.  Registration begins July 23. All ages.  Space is limited.

Craft Club @CPL.  The return of this popular craft program where there is no limit to a child’s creativity.  Join us for Craftopia and create a cityscape for your favorite zoo friend!   Thursday, August 9, 11 am-12:30 pm.  Registration begins July 26.  Space is limited.

Summer Celebration Carnival! Monday, August 13, 12 pm-3 pm. Step right up and enjoy the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned carnival with games and fun activities to celebrate the end of our summer reading program! Director Monica will distribute the reading certificates and prizes will be awarded!   The Cheesy Chick Food Truck will also be on site!  Join us for a special program as local author Stephanie Parwulski will be here from 12 pm-1 pm for a reading and book-signing of her picture book Beatrice and the Sunflower Gift and Doug Rougeaux from Bubblemania performs “Bubbles Pop” Outdoor Concert at 2 pm.  Registration begins July 30 (Registration includes carnival activities and Bubblemania program).

N.U.R.T @ CPL: Niagara University Repertory Theatre (N.U.R.T.), an extraordinary and highly successful ensemble of touring entertainers, has been a Western New York tradition for nearly 40 years and will  be performing at the Clarence Public Library this summer! Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Registration begins July 31.

Book a Tech Trainer - Book an hour-long one-on-one session with tech trainer to cover a topic of your choice! Example topics include Apple products, Windows, Microsoft Office, Android, etc. Monday, August 20, 2018 at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm. Registration begins August 6.

Gardening for Caterpillars -  Join David O'Donnell, creator of Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm as gives a talk on creating a sustainable environment through Monarch Butterfly conservation.  Monday August 20 at 6:30 pm.  Call to register.


September 2018


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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 May 21, 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 ♦ February 26 March 26 April 23 May 21

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

Clarence Public Library Tutoring Policy, approved February 26, 2018


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 May 21, 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.