1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526
(585) 340-8720
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED
We’re reopening Monday, July 13.  Library materials must still be returned to our outdoor book drop.

Penfield Public Library is offering limited curbside pick-up services beginning Monday, July 13.

How Curbside Pick-Up Works

  • Hours of service: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 1 PM-4 PM; Wednesday, 3 PM-6 PM.
  • Call (585) 340-8720 to submit a request for items (no more than five items at a time, please) and to schedule a day for pick-up, either the same day, if the request reaches us early enough, or the next day.  You may also submit a request using our online form.
  • You may claim your items at any time during the range of pick-up hours on the day you chose for pick-up.  Items not picked up will be returned to the shelves.
  • To pick up your requested items, come into the lobby of the Community Center wearing a mask and identify yourself to the staff member stationed there.  Your requested materials will be placed on the table for you to claim.


We are unable to accept book donations until further notice – please do not leave your donations outside. Thank you!


Online Parent SAT/ACT Q&A

Wednesday, August 19 from 6:00-7:00 PM (virtual; registration required)

For parents, students welcome. Wondering what the SAT and ACT are, why they matter, and what you should do about them? Curious about evolving test policies in college admissions and how they affect your high-schooler? Panicked about the impact of school closings, test postponements, and activity cancellations on your teen’s admission prospects?

Get all the answers from a 25+-year veteran in education…for free! Join Mike Bergin of Chariot Learning for a full review of the state of the SAT and ACT, their importance in the admissions process, and how the situation is evolving right now. We will definitely cover planning and timelines, and you will definitely be able to ask questions. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required. We will reply to registrants by email with the invitation to this Zoom seminar. Register here


Practice SAT with Chariot Learning

Saturday, August 22 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (virtual; registration required)

For grades 9-12. Take an official, full-length test under proctored conditions in the comfort of your own home or other quiet location and find out your score as soon as you are done! Find out more & register


Teen Terrariums

Tuesday, August 25 from 2:00-3:00 PM (virtual; registration required)

For grades 6-12; registration is limited and opens August 11. Ready to play with nature? Join Kathleen Rullo from Jardin Terrariums via Zoom to have fun learning how to put your tiny terrarium kit together. Terrariums are tiny gardens in a jar that need very little care. All supplies are included. Registrants must pick up supply kits at the library on August 24 between 2 and 5 PM or August 25 between 10 AM and 1 PM. A link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed the morning of August 25. Register here

Access on Demand

New On-Demand Video Streaming Services

Penfield Public Library is proud to now offer access to Access Video on Demand: Master Collection and Access Video on Demand: Just for Kids to our patrons! Find out more about all the options available to you and your family through this platform.


Mobile Hotspot

Mobile Hotspots Available at PPL

If you’re in need of wifi, a limited quantity of mobile hotspots are available at the PPL for check-out and curbside pick-up!


Healthcare Navigator Session

Need Health Insurance?

CCSI’s Navigator and ABD Facilitated Enrollers are working remotely and can help you apply for health insurance over the phone for free! Navigators assist those up to age 65 with applying for health insurance (call 585.613.7662, remain on the line, and you will be assisted to schedule an appointment for a navigator to call you back). ABD Facilitated Enrollers assist those over age 65, blind, or disabled to apply for Medicaid programs (call 585.613.7662, press #3 to leave an message, and an FE will call you back). This program serves Monroe and Livingston Counties.


Reopening to the Public

Our services and hours are limited. Please see this infographic to learn the services we will offer and the cooperation we will need from our visitors to insure staff and patron safety.

Returning Your Items

Our outdoor bookdrop remains open 24/7, so you may return your items at your leisure. Please keep track of your items’ due dates as we have transitioned back to normal operation due dates.

Items returned to PPL via our bookdrop undergo a mandatory quarantine period that requires a minimum of 72 hours to complete, after which your items will be discharged from your account. You will not be charged overdue fees for the days your items are in quarantine even if your account lists those items as overdue.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please feel free to call us during hours of service at 340-8720. Thank you!


Imagine Your Story

2020 Summer Reading Program

For Adults:
For every book you read beginning June 29, fill out an entry slip for a chance to win a prize. You can view and print the entry slip to fill out at home or pick some up in person to submit at the library itself. You may continue to submit entries through August 21.


Practice ACT with Chariot Learning

Thursday, August 13 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM (virtual; registration required)

For grades 9-12. Take an official, full-length test under proctored conditions in the comfort of your own home or other quiet location and find out your score as soon as you are done! Find out more & register


Crafty Mondays

Special Kindergarten Story Time & Craft

Monday, August 24 (virtual; registration required)

Our annual summer program is designed for children entering kindgergarten in the fall. Join Miss Jennifer virtually as we read stories and celebrate this momentous event! A craft and a special surprise for all registered can be picked up in the children’s room from August 24 to August 31. Register here


Census Fact

The 2020 Census

Please don’t forget to respond to the 2020 Census, as this data will directly affect how resources are allocated throughout our communities. More information about the census, including how your information is kept secure, can be found here. Thank you for taking an interest and active part in the future of our community!



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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