Recent News

Award-Winning Children's Books

Yesterday morning, the American Library Association held a press conference to announce the winners of some of the most prestigious children's book prizes of the year, including the Caldecott and Newbery Medals.

The Caldecott is a prize for illustration. This year's medal goes to an HPL staff favorite, Jon Klassen, for his picture book This is Not My Hat.…

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HPL's Board of Trustees Elects New Officers

At their January 9 meeting, our Board of Trustees elected a new slate of officers for 2013. Melanie Phillips is serving as President, Anna Jannes is serving as Secretary, David McNitt is continuing to serve as Vice President, and Virdell Robbins is continuing to serve as Treasurer. Our outgoing President, Martina Thompson, will remain on the Board, and Janet Zinck…

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Remembering Kay

This past week, we were saddened to hear of the passing of one of our long-time volunteers, Kay Brandt. Kay was 90 years old at the time of her death. She'd been volunteering at the library for 28 years, most recently spending a few hours with us every Tuesday morning doing odds and ends around the back office--folding brochures, making…

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E-Books at Your Library

Hopefully, the word is getting out that the Monroe County Public Library System provides FREE downloadable e-books. The public libraries in the county submit orders individually, which then become one big collection, all of which is available to all cardholders. Even though digital files are infinitely reproducible, we must use the paper book model of one borrower at a time…

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Learning from You

Many thanks to all of you who participated in the survey we conducted this past June. We learn so much from surveys like this. Sometimes they help us identify problems that have simple solutions. For instance, many people commented that the lit sign in our DVD area was too noisy, so we had it modified. Visitors and staff are both…

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Scan Pro 2000 – Digital Microform Reader

You might be asking yourself, what is a microform reader? Historically, they are the huge machines that you would see in libraries and they were used to look at microfilm or microfiche. We, here at the Henrietta Public Library, have a microfilm collection in our Local History area. It consists of the Henrietta Post starting in the 1960’s, the Henrietta…

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