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Not Your Child's Harry Potter Book Discussion

Say what? A virtual discussion of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for GROWN-UPS? All month long you can enjoy unlimited access to both ebook and audiobook editions of the first book in the Harry Potter series via OverDrive. Readers' Advisory Librarian, Cathy Scarnati, will lead a discussion on Facebook beginning Monday, April 27. Click here to request to join the…

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Virtual Spring and Summer Book Preview with Jen and Cathy

Virtually meet with our Adult Services Librarians Jen and Cathy and learn about the most anticipated books to be released in late spring and summer. They'll cover all genres and include not only the hottest picks but some new authors you may not be aware of. This program is being brought back by popular demand after a successful run in…

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What Should I Read Next?

Need help picking out your next book? Fill out the NEW form on our website and receive a personalized recommendation from HPL staff. We read a little bit of everything so that you don't have to. Find your next read here!

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Storytime at Home with HPL

If the little one in your life has been missing her storytime routine, then we've got some news for you! Miss Laura, Miss Annalise, and Miss Cathy have been hard at work selecting stories and rehearsing songs to share with you from home. Join us on Facebook for LIVE storytimes on Mondays at 7pm, Wednesdays at 10:45am, Fridays at…

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OverDrive and Libby App Updates

Digital library users may have noticed a few updates in OverDrive (and Libby app) this month. We've been using them for a few weeks and are finding them really helpful.

The first is hold redelivery. Let's say you just started a brand new book but the hold you've been waiting months for finally arrives. Now, you can have your hold delivered…

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Get a Library Card from Home

Looking for something to read but don't have a library card? No problem. You can sign up for an E-Card today and begin using our ebooks and downloadable audiobooks immediately. You just need a Monroe County address and an email account.

Once you've completed the E-Card Registration, visit the OverDrive website or download the Libby…

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We're Here for You

Need help getting ebooks? Trying to figure out Zoom? Looking for learning resources for your kids? Trying to figure out a library account issue? Our librarians are busy working from home and are ready to answer your questions. Email them at, and we'll reach out to you via email or by phone to help you get the information…

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Baby Storytimes Available Here

Hi everyone!  We've made a few of our baby storytime sheets available here so that you can do the songs and rhymes anytime.  Just click on the green links below to access the storytime sheets in all of their glory! And feel free to use anything you have at home as a toy, whether it's a box of pasta, washcloth,…

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Welcome Shamika Fusco, Our Newest Library Board Member

We're excited to share with you the great news that Shamika Fusco has become a member of the library board of trustees! Shamika has been a resident of Henrietta since 2016. She and her husband, Leo, are the proud parents of a blended family. Their children include Amarianna, Ahshle, Aiyana, and Jaida. Amarianna is a new student in the Henrietta…

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Get Help Choosing Healthcare from Healthcare Navigators at the Library

Need help choosing healthcare? Schedule a one-hour appointment with a healthcare navigator provided by LawNY to learn about healthcare options and to sign up for the plan that's right for you! Appointments are offered from 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, and 3-4pm on Thursdays, March 12, April 9, and May 7, and on Fridays, March 27 and May 29. Use our Read Article