If you're looking for a good novel, try one of these suggestions from our staff:
Annalise Ammer, Children's Librarian
Big Little Lies by Liane MoriartyAnnalise calls it "funny and mysterious."
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline "Fascinating--sucks you in. Super-detailed."
Lynn Neill, Clerk Extraordinaire
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult Lynn says it's different. Delicious! by Ruth Reichl "Interesting, funny."
Virgina Cooper, Adult…
We've posted the agenda for the library board meeting that will be taking place this Wednesday, March 11 at 6:15pm in our Community Room. Library board meetings are open to the public.
Best wishes, Adrienne FurnessDirector
I went around the library the other day asking staff if they've read a good book lately. Here's what they're recommending:
Jen Barth, Adult Services Librarian
Through the Woods by Emily CarrollJen says it's super-creepy and sticks with you. Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher"A sarcastic series of letters of recommendation."
Nancy Maxwell, AV Librarian
All the Light We Cannot See…
Timothy Chapman grew up on the West Side of Rochester, attending various schools in the Greece and Churchville-Chili school districts. As a youth, he would preview and recommend young adult books for his grandmother, the head librarian for the Ogden Farmers’ Library and the Church librarian for the Spencerport Wesleyan Church. After graduating from Churchville-Chili High School, Tim attended college…
101 Kids Activities that Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever!: The Entertainment Solution for Parents, Relatives & Babysitters by Holly Homer
Box!: Castles, Kitchens, and Other Cardboard Creations for Kids by Noel MacNeal
The Good Sleeper: the Essential Guide to Sleep for Your Baby--and You by Janet Kennedy
Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World by Gary…
A year and a half ago, I received an invitation to serve on the 2015 Caldecott Medal Selection Committee. The Caldecott is one of the most prestigious and well-known prizes in children's literature, awarded every year to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book. The Caldecott has recognized enduring classics like Make Way for Ducklings, Read More
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We're excited to share with you a collection of rocks and fossils loaned to us by some local rockhounds! Erin, HPL clerk, shares some thoughts on the reasons people collect rocks.
"Why do people collect rocks? There are as many reasons for this hobby (passion) as there are rock hounds in the world. Children start gathering treasures following in their family’s…
Stop by the stamp exhibit in our display case and you'll get an idea why stamp collectors are fascinated by stamps! This traveling collection is presented by the Rochester Philatelic Association. It is compiled from several members' personal collections. There are samples of stamps from many categories. We hope you enjoy looking at all the beautiful stamps from around the…
We're open New Year's Eve until 5:00pm, and then we'll be closed New Year's Day. We are looking forward to resuming normal hours on Friday, January 2 and wishing you all happy reading in 2015!