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

Spooky Halloween Snacks

Spooky Halloween Snacks with Liz Bauld, The Storybook Cook

Saturday, October 19 from 2:00-3:00 PM

For grades 1-5. Come make and munch on some boo-licious Halloween treats! Spooky Owl Pretzels, Brownie Bite Witches Hats, Apple Slice Monster Mouths, and Magic Milk with Wand are all on the menu. All supplies provided. Register here


Practice Exam

Practice SAT Administered by Chariot Learning

Saturday, October 26 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


Crafty Mondays

Crafty Mondays

Monday, October 28 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


College 101

Making the Most of Your College Tours

Monday, October 28 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 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


Liberty Pole

James H. Johnson: Architect

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

This program is co-sponsored with the Penfield Local History Room and the Penfield Recreation Department. Christopher M. Brandt and Katie Eggers Comeau spent 18 months exploring Rochester architect James H. Johnson’s drawings and slides, interviewing colleagues and family members, and visiting many of his buildings including the Liberty Pole and Mushroom House. Mr. Johnson designed buildings inspired by forms in nature and complex geometry. Register here


Healthcare Navigator Session

Health Care Navigator Session

Tuesday, November 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. 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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"Smart Beginnings" Story Time Registration

Registration for Fall Story Times

Register online or by phone at 340-8720.

Baby Story Time (infants & pre-walkers): Fridays, October 4-December 6, 10:00-10:30 AM

Wee Walkers Play Time (ages 12-23 months): Fridays, October 4-December 6, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM – Register

Terrific Twos (age 2): Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, September 30-December 11, 9:40-10:05 AM – Register: MondaysWednesdays

Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5): September 23-April, 2020, Mondays or Thursdays, 10:30-11:00 AM

Evening Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5): Tuesdays, October 1-April, 2020, 6:45-7:15 PM – Register

*We reserve the right to cancel a story time if fewer than ten children register for it.


Facebook for the Novice User

Facebook for the Novice User

Monday, October 14 from 7:00-8:30 PM

Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world with over 2.4 billion users worldwide. Arthur Catalanello, owner of Arthur Catalanello Consulting and Social Media Manager for the August Group, will present this program. He will demonstrate how to create an account, navigate the site, and interact with friends and businesses on Facebook. Bring your questions! Register here


Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word

Monday, October 28 from 7:00-8:30 PM

This workshop, offered by Librarian Stephanie Hranjec, will introduce you to the newest features of MS Word, including inserting a “live” YouTube or other video into a document, new horizontal/vertical alignment guides, and other great enhancements. Bring your questions and Word techniques to share! Limited to 6 participants. Register here


Middle to High School

The Middle to High School Transition

with Jodi Atkin, Independent College Counselor & Rich Black, Owner of Tutor Doctor

Monday, November 4 from 7:00-8:00 PM

For parents of middle schoolers. Join Jodi and Rich as they explore the social, developmental, and academic challenges that students face as they move from middle school to high school. Learn about the changes in the way adolescents think and learn, what makes the year of transition to high school difficult, how to prepare students for maximal success, and what opportunities are available to enhance achievement and growth. 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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