1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526
(585) 340-8720
Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday:  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Middle School Crafternoon

Middle School Crafternoon: Acrylic Pour Painting

Friday, January 25 from 4:00-5:00 PM

For grades 6-8. Join us to try out this fun, trendy technique using acrylics and hairdryers! You may want to leave your painting at the library to dry and pick it up later. Limited to 10 participants.  Register here


Practice ACT

Practice SAT

Saturday, January 26 from 10:00 AM-1:30 PM

For grades 10-12. Get a good idea of how you might perform on the actual SAT! An instructor from Chariot Learning administers this free practice exam under timed conditions, then helps participants determine their scores. Bring number 2 pencils, a calculator, and snacks if you wish. Limited to 45 participants. Register here


Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 2 from 10:30-11:30 AM

For ages 2-5, with an adult. Our Drive-In Story Time will take your toddler/preschooler cruising in a boxcar created by your child. After we construct the vehicles, families can munch some popcorn and listen to a special story time! Registration opens Friday, January 18 for residents and January 25 for all others. Register here


Sweet Bites

Sweet Bites: A Taste of Poetry Over the Lunch Hour

Tuesday, February 5 from 12:05-12:55 PM

In the tradition of an informal literary “salon”, the library is providing an opportunity to taste the sweetness of poetry paired with dessert through 55-minute lunch hour sessions. Poet and teach Kathleen Wakefield will read a selection of poems to get us thinking about the relation of poetry to the lived life. Participants will be welcomed to share their own literary and life experiences as they explore why poetry matters. Dessert and coffee will be provided; participants may bring bagged lunches if desired. Register here


Making the Most of Your College Visit

Making the Most of Your College Visit

Tuesday, February 5 from 7:00-8:00 PM

For high-schoolers and parents. Visiting colleges is an important part of the college choice process. Spend an hour learning about how to evaluate a school when you are on campus, developing a list of core questions to ask as well as key elements to identify. This program will be presented by College Admissions Consultant Jodi Rosenshein Atkin. Register here


Film Showing: "The Road"

Film Showing: “The Road”

Thursday, February 7 from 6:30-8:30 PM

For adults. 2010, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 111 minutes, rated R. This is a Rochester Reads 2019 event. Registration opens January 24. Register 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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"Smart Beginnings" Story Time Registration

Registration for “Smart Beginnings” Story Times

Thursday, January 10 beginning at 10:00 AM

New sessions of “Smart Beginnings” story time classes are coming up this winter! You can find out more about each series below. Registration for each series opens Thursday, January 10 and you can register online or by phone at 340-8720. Please note: due to the volume of calls the first day of registration, we may experience phone difficulties.

Terrific Twos: Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, January 29-May 8, 9:40-10:05 AM

Preschool Story Time: Wednesdays, January 23-May 1, 10:30-11:00 AM

Baby Story Time: Fridays, February 15-May 3, 10:00-10:30 AM

Wee Walkers Play Time: Fridays, February 15-May 3, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM


K-4 Crafty Fun Days

K-4 Crafty Fun Days

Wednesday, January 30 from 4:15-5:15 PM

For grades K-4. A new session of stories and a theme-related craft for children in kindergarten through fourth grade will run Wednesdays on January 30, February 27, March 27, and April 24. Please register separately for each date. Register here


Healthcare Navigator Session

Healthcare Navigator Session

Tuesday, February 5 from 4:30-8:00 PM

A certified application counselor will be present to help individuals enroll in health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace. Please bring ID, previous year’s tax return, and social security numbers and birth dates for all family members you will be enrolling. Even though open enrollment has ended, individuals can still apply for Child Health Plus, Medicaid, Essential Plan, or if they have had a qualifying life event within the past 60 days. This does not pertain to Medicare. Registration is required; call (585) 613-7662 for an appointment.


Weather or Not?

Weather or Not? with Meteorologist Glenn Johnson

Wednesday, February 6 from 7:00-8:30 PM

For adults. Glenn Johnson will come discuss how weather occurs and if there have been trends to suggest climate change. This is a Rochester Reads 2019 event. Register here


Valentine Party

Valentine Party for Child & Dad (or other favorite male adult)

Saturday, February 9 from 11:00 AM-Noon

For grades K-5, with an adult. You and your special guest are invited to a Valentine’s Day party! We will decorate and eat some sweet treats, make a valentine craft, and enjoy other fun activities. Registration opens Friday, January 25 for residents & February 1 for all others. Register here


Teen Tuesdays

Teen Tuesdays

Tuesdays from 2:30-4:00 PM

Grades 9-12, meet up with old and new friends in the library’s Braman Room each Tuesday to enjoy games, crafts, movies, snacks, and more. No registration required.


Reading Power Play

Reading Power Play: Reading Program

November 5-January 31

For every three books you read, you are entitled to enter the county-wide Amerks contest! Two grand prize winners (one for grades K-5, one for grades 6-12) will receive box tickets to a February, 2019 Amerks game, a catered dinner in the President’s Lounge at the Blue Cross Arena that evening, and the chance to participate in the ceremonial dropping of the puck! The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Look for entry boxes near the children’s room and young adult area; no registration required. Sponsored by the Amerks.


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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