1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526
(585) 340-8720
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday*: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday*:  Closed
Penfield Public Library will be closed Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2 for Labor Day weekend.
*Summer hours in effect through August 25.

Magic Workshop

Cris Johnson’s Magic Workshop

Wednesday, July 17 from 7:00-8:00 PM

For those entering grades 6-12. A professional magician will share his secrets! Cris will perform a brief show, talk about the ancient art of magic, and then provide instructions and supplies so participants can learn a half-dozen tricks. Space is limited. Register here


Tiny Explorers

Tiny Explorers

Friday, July 19 from 11:00-11:45 AM

For ages 12-23 months, with an adult. Come let your little ones discover and play as they learn to socialize with other children. No registration necessary.


Mad Science Class

Blast Off with Mad Science Class

Friday, July 19 from 3:30-4:30 PM

For ages 5+; parents welcome. Reach for the moon and probe the wonders of space as Mad Science of WNY takes children on a voyage of discovery. Come face-to-face with the stars, planets, comets, and more! Grab your astronaut suits; it’s time to journey into space! We’ll travel 239,800 miles above Earth as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon. Register here


Chasing the Moon

Chasing the Moon: The Giant Leap

Saturday, July 20 from 10:30-11:30 AM

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Penfield Public Library is showing part 3 of the PBS documentary Chasing the Moon. Relive this momentous occasion of the Apollo 11 mission! On July 20, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon’s surface for the first time and uttered those famous words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. This screening of “The Giant Leap” is sponsored in partnership with WXXI, with funding provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Humanities. Register here



Did you know that Penfield Public Library has an Instagram account just for teens? You can find out about cool programs, fun projects, and the wild poses your friends may be striking at Teen Tuesdays! Check it out here


“The Library is accessible to all, including those patrons with sensory or mobility challenges. We offer devices and installations to assist challenged patrons to enjoy our programs and services. To find out more, visit the Library or call (585) 340-8720.”

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Teen Book Club

Mental Health Awareness Teen Book Club

Tuesdays, July 23 & August 6 from 3:00-4:00 PM

For ages 14-18. Characters living with mental illness is the theme of this summer’s book group. Led by Young Adult (YA) Librarian Lyla Grills and YA aide and psychology graduate student Amber Spencer, we will discuss novels and the different mental illnesses highlighted in each. Pick up a copy of each month’s selection in the YA area.


Super-Sized Construction Vehicles

Blast Off with Super-Sized Construction Vehicles

Thursday, July 18 from 10:00-11:00 AM

For children of all ages, with an adult. We are delighted to welcome back these special Penfield Public Works Department trucks! We’ll meet in the parking lot to learn, explore, and climb on these super-sized construction vehicles, light rain or shine! Register here


Summer Stories 'N' More Story Times

Summer Stories ‘N’ More Story Times

Tuesdays, June 25-August 6 from 10:30-11:00 AM

For ages 3-6. Preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays presented by our children’s librarian. Parents/caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend. Older siblings are also welcome. No registration required.


Summer Family Story Times

Summer Family Story Times

Mondays, July 1-August 5 from 10:30-11:00 AM

For children of all ages, with an adult. Families are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and finger plays presented by our children’s librarian. This program is geared for toddler and preschool children not yet comfortable leaving their parent/caregiver. No registration required.


Summer Reading Program 2019

Summer Reading Program 2019: “A Universe of Stories”

June 24-July 31

All ages are invited to participate in “A Universe of Stories” where you can win prizes for reading! Find out more about what types of activities and prizes your age group is eligible to win by visiting the Penfield Public Library. Get ready to blast off into reading!


BookBrowse: Your Guide to Exceptional Books

Penfield Public Library now offers our members free access to BookBrowse.com, a leading book recommendation and review website. BookBrowse believes that the very best books entertain, uplift, and educate. They wrap us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the books you’ll find on BookBrowse.

Some of BookBrowse’s content is publicly available, but many premium features are accessible only by subscription. Library patrons can now use their library card to access members-only content!


Did you know that whenever you shop on Amazon, you can benefit the library at the same time? Log into smile.amazon.com. You will be prompted to select a benefitting organization. We hope you’ll choose Penfield Public Library. You may then shop as usual and 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items will be donated to your designated nonprofit organization!


Wireless Access
We now offer wireless printing! Whether inside or outside the library, just go to http://www.printeron.net/ppl/main , upload your document, then pick it up using our document station. Our station will remember your document for 3 days.  The cost is 15¢ per black and white side and $1.00 per color side.


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