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Webster Public Library hosts a Little Free Library

Little LibraryWebster Public Library is excited to announce that we have installed a Little Free Library in Phillips Village.

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Construction on Broad Street Bridge

constructionVisitors to the Central Library, be advised that the Broad Street Bridge construction project will begin Monday, May 2nd.  

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Rochester Images are now also available through Library Commerce

Soldiers The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County has collaborated with Library Commerce Inc. to provide the public with access to some of the library’s most popular digital images from the Rochester Images Collection. Library Commerce has compiled a collection of popular low resolution images from Rochester, NY’s history. Images include MidTown, canal boats and early Monroe County maps as well as Rochester luminaries, Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and George Eastman. 

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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.

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Monroe County Library System Electronic Newsletters

Electronic NewslettersIt's never been easier to find out what's going on at your local library! Click Here sign up for an electronic newsletter with upcoming events, new library services, recommended reading, and more. You'll receive library news delivered right to your email inbox! You may sign up for as many newsletters as you'd like. Check back often, as more libraries will be adding newsletters in the future.

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Library Events

A sampling of what's coming up at MCLS libraries on Tuesday, June 28:


All-Ages Storytime Tuesdays - Henrietta Public Library. Storytime fun for all ages!

Babies & Books - Monroe Branch. Join us at the Monroe Branch for a drop-in baby story time! Enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays with your baby, while you both get a chance to socialize. Ages 0 -18 months with caregiver(s); older siblings are welcome to play quietly or participate.

Babies on the Move - Brockport-Seymour Library. Stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers followed by fun activities.

Baby Storytime Tuesdays - Henrietta Public Library. Introduce your baby to reading with books, songs, and more!

Baby Storytime - Parma Public Library. Join us for stories, fingerplays, rhymes, songs, and playtime. No registration required

BALLOON ART AND FACE PAINTING WITH "JUST CLOWNING AROUND" - Winton Branch. This is our 2016 Summer Reading Program kickoff event. Drop in for a balloon animal, have your face painted and sign up for the library's summer reading program. Come back at 3:30 for madcap zaniness of "The Charlie Show".

Basic Computer Classes - Charlotte Branch. 1-on-1 assistance with computer basics: internet, e-mail, basic Word, e-books. By appointment only. Please call 428-8216 to register.

Computer and Internet Safety with Joel Elias - Irondequoit Public Library. Viruses, worms, spyware, phishing, scams: the internet can be a dangerous place. Joel Elias, Coordinator of the JCC’s TechAge Adult Computer Learning Center, will help you learn to use the internet and your email safely and confidently. Registration required.

Crafts with Miss Rachel - Charlotte Branch. Come see what Miss Rachel is creating in the world of crafts! Siblings are welcome with parental assistance.

Dig In Tuesdays - Phillis Wheatley Community Library. Come dig in the dirt and help us with our community garden.

Games Around the World - Brockport-Seymour Library. Discover some games played by children in different parts of the world. For kids up to grade 5 and their families.

Gazebo Story Time - Ogden Farmers' Library. Enjoy stories canal-side at the Spencerport Gazebo.

Knitting Circle - Irondequoit Public Library. Bring your knitting supplies and handiwork projects along. Come join other knitters to knit and chat! We’re partnering with the Central Library in Craft it Forward @ the Library and hosting a blanket square drive to benefit Willow Domestic Violence Center. To participate, make 9” x 9” squares (any color or pattern) from machine-washable yarn that will be made into blankets this summer! No registration necessary.

Library Scavenger Hunt - Pittsford Community Library. Kick off summer reading with a library scavenger hunt. Work in teams of two for a chance to win a prize. Come as a pair, or be paired up! For students entering grades 6-12. Registration required.

Movie Tuesdays - Frederick Douglass Community Library. Join us for a fun family friendly movie to relax after homework is done!

Preschool Playtime - Lyell Branch. Join Ms. Elise for Preschool Playtime. We will be sharing stories, singing songs, playing games, doing arts and crafts and just having FUN! Registration not required for this drop-in program. Call 428-8218 for more information.

Robotics for kids - Henrietta Public Library. Have you always wanted to create your own robot? Now is your chance!

Seymour Coding Club - Brockport-Seymour Library. Join the Seymour Coding Club and STEAM up your summer vacation! Anyone in grades 4-8 with an interest in computer coding and robotics is invited to register for this camp. Weekly meetings allow everyone to go at their own speed. Beginning with coding concepts in Scratch - at whatever level you need, we will move on to introduce the Seymour Ozobots, mini-robots that perform all sorts of activities. Finally, you'll learn to create your own code for an ozobot and make it do incredible things! Registration is required. Each camper will need their own laptop, with Scratch downloaded before the first class. A few library laptops are available on a first-ask, first-receive basis. Space is limited! Sign up now!

Story Time - Arnett Branch. Come join us for some great stories at the Arnett Branch Children’s Room! Registration is not required. Story Times at the Arnett Branch Library take place at 11:15 am on every Tuesday and 1:00 pm on every Saturday that the library is open.

Story Time - Irondequoit Public Library. Storytime is a series of 20-30 minute programs of fun and literacy support for young children, Each session features songs, finger plays, and stories and more with a different theme each week. No registration necessary.

Story Time with Hannah - Gates Public Library. For ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays, circle games, toys and a snack are all part of this program.

Story Time with Miss Kim - Charlotte Branch. The best in children's literature blends with crafts and playtime. Siblings are welcome. *Please knock on the front door as story time starts before the library opens.* Note: During July & August, story times will be Tuesdays at 11am at Ontario Beach Park and Thursdays at 1:30pm in the Children's Room.

Summer Kick Off for the Family: Kid Fit Party - Chili Public Library. Start your summer off right - with exercise and FUN!

Summer Reading Kick Off for Teens Only: Henna and More - Chili Public Library. Join us for Henna designs, snacks and fun!

Summer Reading Kickoff Party and The Checkers Show! - Charlotte Branch. There'll be magic, juggling, and crazy fun! The Checkers Show (from Charlie & Checkers) will begin at 12:30, then you can sign up for our Summer Reading Program!

Summer Reading Store - Brockport-Seymour Library. Turn in your weekly reading tickets for prizes at our store! First day to start reading is June 18th. First day to turn in tickets is June 27th.

SUMMER STORIES 'N' MORE STORY TIME - Penfield Public Library. June 28 - August 2. For children ages 2 – 6. Older siblings welcome.

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