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.
Penfield Public Library will be closed for the holidays: December 24-26, December 31 at 5:00 PM, & January 1

Parent/Child Book Group

Parent-Child Book Group

Thursday, December 20 from 6:45-7:15 PM

For our next book club evening, bring along a favorite book of yours to share with the group. We will enjoy some special treats and get into a festive spirit! our next formal book group meeting will be Thursday, January 24; January’s book selection will be revealed at the December meeting.


New Year's Eve Family Game Day

New Year’s Eve Family Game Day

Monday, December 31 from 2:00-3:00 PM

For Ages 4+, with an adult. Let us ring in 2018 with a rousing family game – prizes, refreshments, excitement! Don’t miss this special afternoon of family fun! Children under 4 will be unable to attend the program. Registration opens December 17 for residents; December 21 for all others. Register here


Great Decisions 2019

Great Decisions 2019

Mondays, January 28-March 25 from 7:00-8:30 PM (no session on February 18)

This is a discussion program in conjunction with the Foreign Policy Association that focuses on U.S. foreign policy. This year’s topics include: refugees and global migration; the United States’ relationship with Mexico; U.S.-China trade conflict; the rise of populism in Europe. Participants will be notified when the briefing books ($26) will be available at the library circulation desk for pick up and purchase. Snow date will be April 1. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Penfield Public Library. Registration is limited with priority given to past participants; registration open from December 10 through January 4. Register here


Erie Canalway Calendar

“Fairport at Dawn” by Tom Kredo; featured in Erie Canalway’s 2019 calendar.

Free 2019 Calendars featuring Local Sights & Photographers

These free 2019 Erie Canalway calendars feature local photographers and their stunning photos of area landmarks and scenery! Calendars are available for pick-up at the Penfield Public Library’s Information Desk; one calendar per family, please.


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.

Dec. 18 – An interactive viewing of the movie Elf!

Jan. 8 – Games

Jan. 15 – Arts & Crafts

Jan. 22 – Community Service

Jan. 29 – Movie


“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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Library LEGO Lab

Library LEGO Lab

Thursday, December 27 from 2:00-3:15 PM

For ages 6-11. Do you love to build with LEGOs? Come join other LEGO fans for our Library LEGO Lab! We’ll provide all the LEGOs, you bring your imagination. Creations will be photographed, then dismantled for our next LEGO Lab. Registration opens December 13 for residents; December 20 for all others. Register here


Winter Doll Tea Party

Doll’s Winter Tea Party

Friday, December 28 from 2:00-3:30 PM

For grades K-5. You and your favorite doll are invited to our “fancy” winter tea party. We will enjoy sweet refreshments, make a craft, and talk about our dolls. Please dress up (and your doll, too) in your favorite “party clothes” so you will be ready to stroll down our red carpet! Registration opens December 14 for residents; December 21 for all others. Register here


Magazines Now Available for Electronic Readers!

Monroe County Library System users can now enjoy eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines – all in one app! Libby is the one-tap reading app from your local library and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft. Download the app (Libby), find Monroe County Library System, enter your library card number, and search for magazines!


Hold Cards

Hold Cards Now on Sale

November 23-December 31

Here’s your chance to stock up on prepaid Penfield Public Library Hold Cards. Each card gives the user 10 holds for $5, which is 50% of the usual rate. Stuff one into an avid reader’s stocking, tuck another into a gift book, and be sure to keep at least one for yourself – we won’t tell! Hold Cards may be purchased at the circulation desk.


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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