Mendon Public Library

Welcome to the Mendon Public Library!


 

New Winter Hours Are In Effect
What are the new winter hours?
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 AM-8:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Why the new hours?
We hope these new winter hours will accommodate more patrons without adding to our bottom line expenditures and will be a more efficient use of staffing and building utilities. However, we will maintain our usual summer hours come June 16, 2018:
Monday-Thursday: 9:30 AM-9:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Closed Saturdays
Are these new hours permanent?
These new winter hours will apply for a test period that runs from January 2 to March 31, at which point the MPL Board of Trustees will evaluate the new hours' effectiveness based upon patron feedback and make a decision as to making these winter hours permanent or not.
Let the staff know how the new hours work for you!

 

Library Construction Information

     Thanks to the efforts of the Heart of Our Town Capital Campaign Committee and the office of NYS Sen. Rich Funke, R-Penfield, the Mendon Public Library will soon be able to offer improved, more-efficient, kid-friendly library services.

     The money, secured through various grants, will go toward upgrading the children's area of the library and will offer a few additional efficiencies that will enhance our library so we can provide better services for our community. 

     The Mendon Public Library provides services to approximately 1,700 children each year and the library focuses on providing many opportunities for early literacy. Using current research and community input, the library proposed changes to the existing children’s space that would give children and their caregivers the best possible place to gather, discuss, learn, and enjoy.

     According to experts, the best way to engage early learners is through literacy-rich and play-based pavilions that allow children to explore and navigate the world of reading. Libraries are no longer quiet “shushing” places. They are vibrant, hands-on, exploration spaces that provide a range of early learning opportunities. As such, the current children’s area will undergo a transformation in the coming weeks to better design the space to offer a cohesive, bright, safe, and engaging area for our young library users.

     The Mendon Public Library will be open during the renovation and most of the collection will be available for circulation thanks to the teamwork and planning of the library staff, Town of Mendon officials, and construction crews. Watch for regular construction upates here at www.mendonlibary.org.     

 

Afternoon at the Movies:

Lonely Are the Brave

Wednesday, January 17

2:00-4:00 AM

*For Everyone*

Join us for an action-packed afternoon filled with jail breaks, hot pursuits, horses, and helicopters. Stars Kirk Douglas and Walter Matthau.

Lonely Are the Brave

 

Medicare Sign-Ups: Getting the Facts

Saturday, January 20

10:30-11:30 AM

*For Adults*

Learn more about Medicare with Maria. Call 624-6067 to register.

 

Medicare Sign-Ups

 

Local Author Talk with Gwenn Voelckers

Thursday, January 25

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

*For Adults*

Join local author, Gwenn Voelckers, as she reads excerpts from her new book, Alone and Content, and shares her return to joy and contentment after the ending of her marriage. Following her remarks, Gwenn will answer questions from the audience. Call 624-6067 to register.

 

Author Talk

 

Teen Advisory Meeting:

Poetry Night

Thursday, January 25

7:00-8:00 PM

*For Middle and High School Students*

Middle and high school students will tap into their creative side as they work on poetry under the expert direction of Joan Haviland. Call 624-6067 to register.

 

teen

 

Amerks Reading Power Play

November 13-January 31

*For Grades K-12*

Read a "hat trick" of books (three books) for each entry. Entry slips are available at the Mendon Library. There will be separate drawings for grades K-5 and grades 6-12 with a Grand Prize for each age group. Grand Prize winners will receive six suite tickets for the Amerks game on February 21, an opportunity to drop the puck at the game, and dinner in the President's Lounge at the Blue Cross Arena. Rules apply and are available at the library.

Amerks Reading Power Play

 

Paws to Relax

Tuesday, February 6

6:30-7:30 PM

*For Everyone*

Drop in and spend a few minutes with one of our two therapy dogs. If we have enough eager readers present, Miss Nettie will also read a book.

therapy dog

 


 

RECURRING EVENTS

 

Story Times

Story Time

Tuesdays & Fridays, 10:00-10:30 AM

*For Toddlers to Pre-School*

Meet us for stories and more! These times will encourage early literacy, a love of books and being read to, following simple directions, taking turns, being part of a group, and being a good listener. No registration necessary.

 

 

 

Technology Training

Technology Training

Tuesdays, 10 AM-1 PM

Wednesdays, 4-7 PM

*For Adults*

Laptops, tablets, e-readers, iPads, and more. Have a question? Come to a FREE, one-on-one training session to get answers and learn how to do it yourself. Call 624-6067 for an appointment; walk-ins welcome if space allows.

 

        

Building Buddies

Building Buddies

Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 AM

*For Toddlers to Pre-School*

This combination story time and play time fosters early literacy, social skills, creativity, fine motor skills, and parallel play among young children. Grown-ups can socialize or browse through a magazine or newspaper in our comfortable Jacobs Family Reading Room while children play with building blocks. No registration necessary.

 

        

The Knit Nook

The Knit Nook

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 AM

*For All Ages and All Abilities*

This knitting group is all about fellowship. Learn to knit a simple project or bring one that's in progress. New knitters will receive No. 7 needles and acrylic yarn. Experienced knitters can bring their own needles, yarn, and projects. Books and magazines with antique and current knitting ideas will be available. No registration necessary.

  


 

  

UPCOMING EVENTS

For Details, go to What We Offer, Events Calendar

 

 

Babysitter Course

Babysitter Course for Ages 11+ by EPIC Trainings

Tuesday, February 20

9:30 AM-2:30 PM

A Better Life

Rochester Reads at MPL:

"A Better Life" Screening with Community Discussion

Tuesday, February 27

6:45-8:45 PM

 

The Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover

The Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, February 28

6:00-7:00 PM

    


 

Don't live in Monroe County?

Don't have a library card?

That's okay!

You don't have to be a Monroe County resident or have a library card to use our free high-speed WiFi, utilize the copier, print things, reserve a study room, or just hang out at the library to read or work. ANYONE can use the Mendon Public Library! If you live outside of Monroe County but still want to get a library card, we offer a courtesy out-of-county library card that enables you to use any of Mendon's services and check out any of our materials. We also offer Monroe County cards at $25 a year that give you full access to all Monroe libraries, Overdrive (where you can check out e-materials), and the ability to place interlibrary loans!

 

Free High-Speed Wifi

Free High-Speed WiFi

High-speed wireless internet access is available to patrons who bring in their laptops or mobile devices. Our WiFi speed consistently clocks in at 10+ Mbps for downloads and 10+ Mbps for uploads, making it a breeze to work, study, stream content, and download files at the library. Combine this with our wireless printing, and you are set to go!

     

Got talent you would

be willing to share?

We're looking for artists and craftspeople who would like to teach others by offering a program at our library.

We'd love to hear from you!

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 MENDON'S "HIGH 5!"

High 5! Campaign


FEATURED APPS
Green$treets Personal Capital

Green$treets

Personal Capital


 

 

is a 501c3 organization

 

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MENDON LIBRARY OFFERINGS:

 

Display Space

 

E-Newsletter

 

Book Donation Info

 

Suggestions

  

Volunteer Log

 

Houck Digital Collection

 

HF-L Yearbooks

 

VIP Passes

 

Ventura Book Reviews

 

2016 Annual Report


 OTHER RESOURCES:

 

Monroe Library System

 

MCLS Digital Collection

 

NY Times Bestsellers

 

New York Ancestry

 

New York Heritage


 CURRENT BOOK REVIEW

The Zookeeper's Wife

View more reviews here


BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Monday, February 5

7:00 PM

Open to the public

 Schedule


 FRIENDS MEETING

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

New members welcome

Membership Application


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CORPORATE

DONORS

 

Book Lover Society

May K. Houck Foundation


Author Society

Star Headlight and Lantern


Storytellers Society

Falls View Academy

KJT Group


Illustrator Society

Canandaigua National Bank

The Kade Project

Southco


 

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