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Bee for Books Spelling Bee

bees for booksJoin the Friends of the Webster Public Library on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 70 Barrett Drive, Webster, NY. It will be an exciting and lively competition between adult teams representing our friends and neighbors, as well as, local organizations and businesses. Our emcee will be Carmen Gumina, Superintendent of the Webster Central School District. For more information see our events calendar Here

The Highland Branch Library will be closed for renovations

renovationsThe Highland Branch Library will be closed for renovations as of 2 pm on Saturday, September 5th. We plan to re-open in mid-December with an updated facility and a community meeting room. Locations and hours of our other Branches can be found at our website, or by calling 428-7300.

Two Town Libraries are Closing for Renovations

ConstructionWe are getting a new look around Monroe County! As summer comes to an end, we have two libraries that will be closing for a short time to renovate and move to fresh spaces! While we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for your next library visit, we will do everything that we can to continue to meet your information needs at one of the many other libraries in Monroe County. We all look forward to completing these transitions as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy our brand new spaces.

Self-Published Book Festival: New Trade Show Opportunity

self pub(1)Do you have products or services that you would like to market to self-published authors? On November 7th & 8th, 2015, the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is hosting a Self-Published Book Festival. The event will include a keynote speaker, programs, a book fair and, for the first time, a trade show. If you are a vendor who deals in services or products that would be of interest to self-published authors or book lovers, this is a great opportunity to meet potential clients and present your products.

If you would like to register or ask questions about the event, please contact Jeff Levine at 428-8101, or by email at The deadline to register is September 1st, 2015.

Check Out What Local Authors Are Writing About

SELF-e The Monroe County Library system has purchased a subscription to BiblioBoard SELF-e, which offers online access to self-published eBooks. SELF-e is an innovative collaboration between Library Journal and BiblioBoard that enables authors and libraries to work together and expose notable self-published eBooks to voracious readers looking to discover something new.


Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Sunday, August 30:

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