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.

Board of Trustees Opening

Board of Trustees Opening

Do you love Penfield Public Library? Are you enthusiastic about making the library even better? Would you like to support the library’s mission in our community? Good news: the Penfield Public Library is looking for a new member for its Board of Trustees to replace an outgoing trustee whose term has expired. Applications should be received by Saturday, November 10. Interviews will be scheduled for late November and the new trustee will begin their term in January, 2019. Find out more


Microsoft Word 2013

Microsoft Word 2013

Monday, October 29 from 7:00-8:30 PM

This workshop will introduce you to the newest features of Microsoft Word, including inserting a “live” YouTube or other video into a document, new horizontal/vertical alignment guides, and other great enhancements. Bring your questions! To provide a personalized instruction experience, registration is limited to six participants. 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. For the first four Tuesdays in October, we’ll work on our gingerbread house for the Sweet Creations exhibit at the George Eastman Museum during October. On October 30, we’ll try out some Halloween makeup tutorials and watch a classic monster movie! No registration required.


Wycinanki Craft

Wycinanki Craft

Thursday, November 1 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Linda Bowers will help you create a Thanksgiving table decoration – a layered, decorative fowl to be mounted on cardstock. You will use colorful paper and an Exacto knife to create Wycinanki (pronounced vee-chee-non-kee), the Polish word for paper-cut design. Registration is limited to 15 participants. Register here



Paddington Bear Is Coming to the Library!

Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 AM-Noon or 1:45-2:45 PM

Paddington Bear just visited his aunt in Peru and is stopping by on his way back to London! For ages 3-8, with an adult; children under 3 are welcome to come meet Paddington, but will be unable to attend the program. Register here

You can also meet Paddington on Friday, November 2, from 4-5 PM and children of all ages will be welcome (no registration required for November 2).


Potterphernalia Prize Drawing

Reading is Magic: Potterphernalia Prize Drawing

October 17-November 30

To celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter, you have the chance to win a box of Harry Potter loot that includes a hardcover copy of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! All ages are welcome to participate in this prize drawing at Penfield Public Library; pick up a punch card and collect punches for checking out items and attending PPL programs. More info is included with the punch card, so pick up yours today!



“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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Friends of the PPL

At the October 17, 2018 Town Board legislative meeting, Penfield Town Supervisor Tony LaFountain proclaimed October 21-28  2018 Friends of Libraries Week in Penfield.  The Friends of Penfield Public Library earns all the funding for programming for all ages at the library through its annual book sale.  Any extra funds earned provide enhancements for patrons of the library, such as the Onyx text magnification machine to assist those patrons with visual challenges to be able to enjoy printed materials.  Information about Friends’ membership is available at the Penfield Public Library check-out desk.


Crafternoon: Sun Printing on Fabric

Middle School Crafternoon: Sun Printing on Fabric

Friday, October 26 from 4:00-5:00 PM

For teens, grades 6-8. Calling all artsy middle schoolers! We’ll collect natural and man-made objects to print onto a special light-reactive fabric. It’s an easy technique that makes exquisite pieces of art! Registration is limited to 12 participants. Register here


Pumpkin Science

Pumpkin Science

Saturday, October 27 from 2:00-3:00 PM

For families with children 3+ (children under 3 will be unable to attend program). Get ready to dissect your pumpkins! Please bring your own medium- to large-sized pumpkin, and we will weigh, measure, count seeds, and carve your pumpkins with your own designs to be ready for Halloween night! Register here


Healthcare Navigator Session

Healthcare Navigator Session

Tuesday, October 30 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. Call (585) 613-7662 to schedule an appointment.


Rochester Suffrage Traveling Exhibit

Suffrage Traveling Exhibit Now at Penfield Public Library

Now extended through to the end of October by popular demand!

“Once home to Susan B. Anthony and headquarters of the country’s leading woman suffrage organization, Rochester played a key role in New York’s suffrage movement. Failure, Anthony claimed, was impossible. But Anthony did not succeed on her own. Who are the lesser-known women and men who stood alongside her and what stories do they have to tell?” – rocsuffrage

You can find out more about these women and men by viewing a special exhibit that will be at Penfield Public Library through the end of October.


Alex Sanchez Author Visit

Author Visit: Alex Sanchez

Sunday, November 4 from 2:30-3:30 PM

For teens & adults! Alex Sanchez is the acclaimed and inspiring author of eight novels from Simon & Schuster, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning So Hard to Say. Come meet Alex, hear about his journey as an author, and pick up some tips for writing your own compelling story! November is National Novel Writing Month. Register here


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. Then, shop as usual. .5% of the purchase price of eligible items will be donated to your designated nonprofit organization.


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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