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Check Out Some Very Important Places!

Have guests coming to stay for Labor Day weekend? Want to take the kids on one more special adventure before school starts? When you're planning to visit one of Rochester's attractions, keep in mind the Monroe County Library System's Very Important Places (V.I.P.) pass program which provides a discount to several of the area's arts and cultural treasures. All you…

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Hey librarian, what should I read?

If you missed Jen and Cathy's Fall Book Preview last week, don't worry. They're sharing the slides from their presentation here so you can find out what your favorite authors have been writing, meet some new authors, and learn which books are generating tons of buzz. These books will be released this fall!

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Labor Day Closing

We will be closed Saturday, August 31 through Monday, September 2 to observe Labor Day. We look forward to seeing you again on Tuesday, September 3! Our fall classes and events begin on Tuesday with storytimes, Teen PS4 Video Gaming, Teen Book Discussion and Game Night, and a month-long exhibit commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote! It's…

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Friends and Foundation Needs Your Help

Enjoy yourself and do good for others at the same time! Volunteer in the Book Shoppe. The Friends and Foundation is a fun team of volunteers who enjoy chatting with community members, and helping to raise money that benefits the Library. They would love to expand the Shoppe hours, and need YOUR help. Download a volunteer application…

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Check Out a Book in the Middle of the Night!

Join Technology Librarian, Hannah Ralston, to learn how to borrow digital materials from the public library. Through the powers of the internet, you can listen to stories on your smartphone, or stay up reading all night on your tablet! All you need is a compatible device, your library card, and an open mind. Please register for our class, Read Article

Get the Most From Your Library Experience

Join us from 7-8:30pm on Wednesday evenings in August for 3 fun classes designed to help you make the most of your library experience! On August 7, friendly library staff will reveal the wonderful things your library card gives you access to besides books. Technology Librarian Hannah is looking forward to showing you how to borrow digital materials from the…

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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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