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 – 5:00 PM

Penfield Public Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27 and will re-open at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 29.


Eric Litwin

Pete the Cat Is Coming to the Library!

Saturday, November 16 from 11:00 AM-Noon or 1:30-2:30 PM

For ages 3-10, with an adult. You are invited to a special Pete the Cat celebration! Come meet Pete, listen to a story, have fun with crafts, enjoy a snack, and play a game or two. Pete the Cat will be in the children’s room to greet you between 10:50 AM and 12:00 PM and between 1:30 and 2:30 PM. Children under age three are welcome to meet Pete the Cat, but will be unable to attend the program. Register here

You can also meet Pete the Cat…

Friday, November 15, 3:45-4:45 PM

Pete will make a special visit to the children’s room, ready for hugs and photos. No registration required; children of all ages welcome with an adult!


Finger Lakes by Terry Mulee

Find It In the Finger Lakes

Sunday, November 24 from 2:30-3:30 PM

Across the heart of New York, travelers embrace finger-shaped lakes the glaciers left behind. Join Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee for adventures discovering state parks and waterfalls, food and beverages, art and history, and hidden gems. The tourist industry offers many trails to explore, but we’ll help you craft your own journeys through this scenic section of New York State. Register here


Personal Safety for Teens

Personal Safety & Self-Defense for Teens

Friday, November 29 from 2:00-3:30 PM

For grades 7-12. We welcome back April McCloud to present another empowering, yet fun workshop for teens. Learn how to protect ourselves through practical tips and hands-on self-defense techniques. Awareness and some preparation can make a big difference in a dangerous situation! Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and come ready to learn new skills. Register here


Healthcare Navigator Session

Health Care Navigator Session

Tuesday, December 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. Call (585) 613-7662 to register for an appointment and to find out what you need to bring.



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.”

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Advanced LinkedIn

Advanced LinkedIn

Wednesday, November 20 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Arthur Catalanello, owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting and Social Media Strategist for The August Group, will present Advanced LinkedIn. Attendees are assumed to have beginner-level experience. Instructor will cover LinkedIn’s updated features: finding connections and jobs, publishing content through LinkedIn, managing your settings, and tips for optimizing your profile. Note: attendees are welcome to bring laptops/tablets, but technical support will NOT be provided by presenter. Register here


Crafty Mondays

Crafty Mondays

Monday, November 25 from 4:30-5:30 PM

For grades K-4. Children in kindergarten through 4th grade will meet for stories and a theme-related craft. Please register for each individual date. Register here


Practice Exam

Practice ACT Proctored by Chariot Learning

Wednesday, November 27 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

For grades 10-12. Take a practice exam under simulated, timed conditions and then discover your score. Bring pencils, a calculator, and snacks if you wish. Register here



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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