985 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 - 5:00 p.m. 
Sunday 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  

 Film Festival 

2017 Rochester International Children's Film Festival Screening  Wednesday, April 5, 4:15-5:30 p.m.  For children ages 4-11 and their families. Join us for non-violent and creatively inspiring films from around the world. The festival features an hour-long program of 8-10 award winning films. A short craft activity will follow the screening. Register here or call 340-8720.

 Logo - Facebook 

Introduction to Facebook  Wednesday, April 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 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. Register here or call 340-8720.   

"The Penfield Library is a place where I feel at home. The librarians smile and greet me. They even remember my taste in books. The library is warm and inviting. I love and have enjoyed many of the "Staff Picks". Above all, the Penfield Public Library is a place with so many family memories: preschool book hours, reading games, and homework time. My kids are now in middle and high school, but I walk through the Children's Room often and still see them there, small and earnest in their search through the book shelves. I love this library and so does my family".

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    Denfeld Enchanted 

Author Visit:  Rene Denfeld -- The Enchanted  Wednesday, March 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.  Rene Denfeld, author of three non-fiction books, will discuss her latest book, the  novel The Enchanted (2014).  Denfeld is by profession a death penalty investigator who works with men and women facing execution. The novel's narrator explores an unexpected enchanted world: a death row in an ancient stone prison viewed through the eyes of a death row inmate, who finds escape in his books and in re-imaging life around him. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Penfield Public Library and the Gift & Memorial Fund of the Penfield Public Library. It is part of the Rochester Reads 2017 series.  Register here or call 340-8720.

 Bag of Books 

A Revolution in Book Discussion! Penfield Public Library introduces "Build Your Own Book Club". We provide the bags and up to 15 copies of recent titles, and you select the number of copies of a title suitable for the size of your book discussion group. Components circulate for 8 weeks. If you need assistance to get started with topics for discussion, librarians are standing by to provide help. To see the list of titles in our "Build Your Own Book Club" collection, click here.

  Amazon Smile    

Did you know ... that whenever you shop on Amazon, you can benefit the library at the same time? Log into You will be prompted to select a benefitting organization. We hope you'll choose Penfield Public Library. Then, shop as usual. .5% of the purchase price of eligible items will be donated to your designated nonprofit organization.  


 We now offer wireless printing! Whether inside or outside the library, just go to , 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.