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Hamburg library project continues, brick by brick


I want to thank our hundreds of friends and supporters who joined us at the Hamburg Public Library on June 12, as we broke ground in a ceremonial way to signal the beginning of our library expansion project, which will enlarge and update our library building.

Our elected officials, Supervisor Steven J. Walters, County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Legislator Lynne Dixon, Mayor Tom Moses and Town Councilwoman Cheryl Potter-Juda were there to support our project, as were about 250 library patrons.

Our special guest was former library director Jean Shaughnessy Behrns, who celebrated her 105th birthday, later that week.

Our volunteer committee, led by Jackie Finnamore, organized the picnic, basket raffle and made sure everyone had a great time.

Our fundraising campaign for the library expansion is in full swing. I encourage all of our friends to send a donation to the Hamburg Public Library at 102 Buffalo St., or visit our website: and make a donation online.

Any amount is most welcome and appreciated. Our “Buy a Brick” campaign is another way to donate. We have sold nearly 100 bricks for this project and you are invited to have your name or message engraved on a brick that will be incorporated into the project. Bricks are available for donations of $100, $250 and $1,000. We just sold our tenth $1,000 brick, so let me encourage you to join this exclusive group!

Our construction project is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. I know that it has been rough getting to the library since construction began, but I want to assure everyone that the expanded library will be well worth the wait.

Please join me by making a contribution to the Hamburg Public Library Expansion Project.

Jack Edson
Hamburg Public Library


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