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 – 5:00 PM
Sunday*:  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Penfield Public Library will be closed Saturday, June 29.
*Summer hours (Saturdays: 10 AM-1 PM; Sundays: closed) will take effect Sunday, June 30.

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!


Apollo 13

“Revisit the Lunar Landing” Film Series: Apollo 13

Thursday, June 27 from 6:15-8:35 PM

This film series is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. “This Hollywood drama is based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, astronauts Jim Lovell (Tom Hanks), Fred Haise (Bill Paxton) and Jack Swigert (Kevin Bacon) find everything going according to plan after leaving Earth’s orbit. However, when an oxygen tank explodes, the scheduled moon landing is called off. Subsequent tensions within the crew and numerous technical problems threaten both the astronauts’ survival and their safe return to Earth.” – Google

(Universal, 2005, 140 min., rated PG) Register here


Library LEGO Lab

Blast Off with Library LEGO Lab

Friday, June 28 from 10:30-11:45 AM

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. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Penfield Public Library. 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.


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.



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.”

You’ll be the first to know about upcoming programs at Penfield Public Library when you subscribe to our monthly library program email newsletter. Every issue contains a link to register for programs online.

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Erie Canalway NHC

Calling all photographers…

Interested in photography? Here’s your chance to compete for your photo’s spot in the 2020 Erie Canalway NHC Calendar! Visitors and residents alike are encouraged to capture the beauty, heritage, activities, and character of the Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor. Every year, beautiful photos are submitted that showcase this historic aspect of our community – this year could be your year to win. Find out more about the 14th Annual Photo Contest and don’t forget to pick up your copy of the calendar at Penfield Public Library later this year!



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!


A Universe of Slimes

A Universe of Slimes

Wednesday, June 26 from 7:00-8:30 PM

For grades 6-12. Galaxy slime, alien slime, Mars mud slime, and other slimes you dream up! Register here


Spaced Out

Blast Off with the Spaced Out Sci-Fi Show with Cris Johnson

Thursday, June 27 from 11:00-11:45 AM

For ages 5+; parents welcome. Don’t miss our summer kick-off show where Cris will use a wacky teleportation device to allow kids to transport milk across the room, create some gross Martian juice from one child’s shoe, bring a drawing of a space alien to life, and much more! Register here


Parent/Child Book Group

Blast Off with Parent/Child Book Group

Thursday, June 27 from 6:45-7:30 PM

For children entering grades 3-5, with a parent. Join us for our only summer book club evening! Please read My Journey to the Stars by Scott Kelly and come prepared to discuss your favorite parts. Books will be on hold at the circulation desk to check out beginning May 31. No registration required.


K-4 Crafty Fun Days

Blast Off with Crafty Fun Days

Friday, June 28 & July 12 from 4:15-5:15 AM

For children entering grades K-4. Come enjoy a story and make a theme-related craft. Separate registration is required for each date. Register for June 28 here


Sweet Bites

Sweet Bites: A Taste of Poetry Over the Lunch Hour

Tuesday, July 2 from Noon-1:00 PM

In the tradition of an informal literary “salon”, the library is providing an opportunity to taste the sweetness of poetry paired with dessert and coffee. 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. Registration is requested, but not required. Register here


Healthcare Navigator Session
Health Care Navigator

Tuesday, July 3 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.


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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