Recent News

For our local history enthusiasts

The Abram Lincoln Letter Collection has been added to the New York Heritage Website! The New York Heritage Digital collection includes a collection of local history materials relating to Henrietta, NY for the public to use.  Use the physical collection at Henrietta Public Library, or preview it at  Recently added to the collection is the Abram Lincoln Letter collection. …

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Genesee Country Village & Museum opens for the season on May 11!

You can use your Monroe County Library System card to borrow discounted museum passes to Genesee County Village & Museum!  VIP passes are available for many other local attractions, too.  Participating in the VIP (Very Important Pass) program are the Rochester Museum and Science Center, George Eastman House, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Memorial Art Gallery, Geva Theatre…

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And the winners are...

We're so excited to announce the winners of our Gift Basket Fundraiser! The five gift basket winners are Peg Schoenfelder, L Schenk, Michael Prasad, Therica Harris, and Ellen G! The HPL-themed gift bag winners are Elinor Lindboom, Cindy Gatgens, Laurel Hall, Heather Lawrence, and Amy Pandina. Many thanks to all who bought tickets and supported this fundraiser! Your generous contributions…

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May Library Board Meetings

The Henrietta Public Library Board of Trustees will have a brief meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. in the Community Room to approve the bills. The full meeting will be on Thursday, May 16 at 6:15 p.m.

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Music and Movement for Preschoolers

On Thursday, May 16th from 10:15 - 10:45am kids ages 3-6 are invited to join us for an interactive music program.  Music and Movement will incorporate musical instruments (bells, shakers, rhythm sticks, boomwhackers...) and creative movement.  Please register here.


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All Things Cats! Collection of Joan McCormack now on display!

It all started when Hank, a twenty-two pound orange, partly Maine Coon darling came into her life in 1990 and turned a dog person into a dedicated cat lover. Joan McCormack has traveled the country and the world randomly collecting cat paraphernalia wherever she visited. She has also been the happy recipient of many interesting cat related gifts.

Her collection entitled…

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Coming Soon! Friends of HPL Book Shoppe Used Book Sale

Friends of Henrietta Public Library will hold their semiannual used book sale in May!  Members of the Friends of HPL may shop Wednesday, May 1 from 4-6 pm.  We welcome new members.  Memberships will be available at the door for $5. The public may shop Thursday, May 2 from 2-8 pm; Friday, May 3 from 12-5 pm; and Saturday, May…

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HPL Teen Game Night

Hey teens, come and hang out with your friends at HPL Teen Game Night this Wednesday, April 24th 6:30pm-8:00pm. Stop by and enjoy some fun with other teens!! Refreshments will be provided. No registration required.


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Board Meeting Agenda for Next Wednesday

Wednesday, April 10, 20136:15 p.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – March 13, 2013



FINANCES 1. Expense Control Report 2. Revenue Report 3. Payment Library Bills 4. Trustee Gift Fund 5. Trustee Endowment 6. Friends Account Statement/Book Sale Report

COMMITTEE REPORTS 1. Minerva Campbell Literary Contest

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 1. Review Incident/Injury Procedure 2. Review Personnel Policy

NEW BUSINESS 1. Nancy Maxwell,…

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