Recent News

Concert Update

We've had heavy rain in rain in Henrietta today, so we've decided the wise thing to do is move the concert into the library's community room. Join us for Mark the Mailman and Friends at 7pm tonight, August 8! The A/C is on, the music will relax you - sounds like a great way to spend an August evening!

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Mark the Mailman Concert Weather Update

We're so looking forward to Mark the Mailman and Friends entertaining this Thursday night! However, the weather may not cooperate, so if it's raining, we'll move the concert into the library's community room, located on the first floor. So, rain or shine, we'll see you this Thursday at 7pm for a fun-filled evening of jazz music!

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What Can Your Library Card Do For You?

There's a good chance that you're missing out on some great stuff that you can use your library card for! Join us this Wednesday, August 7 from 7-8:30pm and discover all the wonderful things your library card enables you to do. Friendly library staff will give an overview of what the Monroe County Library System offers to all card holders.…

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3 Helpful Things to Know About the New Library

Here are 3 useful things to know when you visit the library. #1 - You have 4 locations for checking your items out! Staff at the Circulation Desk and Children's Room on the first floor and at the Reader's Advisory and Teen/Technology desks on the second floor will be happy to help you check out. #2 - New items for…

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Chill Out with a Relaxing Blues Concert

Join us for a relaxing blues concert performed by Mark the Mailman and his friends, fan favorites at our summer concerts, on Thursday, August 8 from 7-8:30pm!They're ready to entertain us under the band shell in Veterans Memorial Park at 595 Calkins Road. Connect with your family, friends, and neighbors and enjoy great music at this feel-good summer event!

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Get Your Lawn Sign Here!

Next time you visit the library, be sure to ask us for one of our awesome lawn signs! They're free, they're fun, and they're a great way to encourage your neighbors to visit the new Henrietta Public Library! 

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Book a Room at the Library

Our Board of Trustees and staff are excited to offer a number of specially-designed rooms that accommodate a variety of learning needs and styles to our library community. These include the Community Room, the Craft Room, two conference rooms (the Diana Gabaldon Room and the Agatha Christie Room), and three study rooms (the Shirley Jackson Room, the Maya Angelou Room,…

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G.E. Schwartz Pens Poem for Grand Opening

We're honored to share with you a moving poem penned by local poet G.E. Schwartz for the new library grand opening. Mr. Schwartz's poem, "Come Into This Library," appeals to all the senses and will inspire you to "roam If you wish in the broad fields of your most cherished Thoughts, to climb the foothills and mountains of your imagination."…

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What's Happening at the Grand Opening?

We'll be open until 5pm to celebrate the grand opening of our new library! If you'd like to plan your visit so you can participate in a specific event, please refer to the program below:

9:30am The Book Brigade arrives and we open our doors to welcome you in to explore your beautiful new library!

10am-1pm Mark this special day with a…

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FAQs About the New Library


We'll be updating this page of our web site regularly with new information that you'll find helpful.

When is the new library opening?

We are opening the new library building on Saturday, July 20th! We'll be open our normal Saturday hours, from 10am-5pm.(updated 7/8/19)

What is the new Children's Room like?

Our new children’s room, located on the first floor, features a…

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