Mendon Public Library

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Ways to Help with Friends Book Sale

 We are seeking volunteers to assist us with pre-sale, sale, and post-sale activities, such as sorting books, staffing the sale, and organizing items after the sale.

We've made it easy for you to select dates and times 

that fit into your schedule.

Sign up here.

Thanks for lending a hand!

Sorry, these opportunities are not open to book dealers.


Friends Spring Book Sale 

Thursday, April 30, 3-7 pm 

Entrance with EITHER a current Friends membership OR

an entrance fee at the door--$5 for an adult,

$2 for a student, and free for children

under 12 years old.

 Friday, May 1, 3-7 pm 

Sale open to the public

Saturday, May 2, 10 am-4 pm

Sale open to the public

Saturday, May 9, 10 am-2 pm

BAG SALE--$3 per bag (provided by us at the sale) OR

buy one, get one free.



***Back by Popular Demand***

Making Sense of the American Civil War

Six-week Reading and Discussion Series

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm

May 6-13-20-27 and June 3-10

This reading and discussion series will explore the many facets of the Civil War. Participants read a variety of texts then come to the discussion prepared to share their input. Scholar-facilitator Bruce Peckham will lead the discussion by posing thought-provoking questions based on the supplied text. This series is stimulating for those with little knowledge as well as those with extensive knowledge of the Civil War.


Interested participants should call 624-6067 or stop in the library to register.

The series is limited to 15 people.


Made possible by a grant from The New York Council for the Humanities


Click for details

 Coming in May

See details on our Events Calendar under What We Offer

Going Further with iPad

May 5


Introduction to Genealogy

May 14

Making Sense of the

American Civil War

6-Week Series


College Educational Seminar

May 19

"Right" Your Resume

May 12


Makeup Techniques Workshop

with Eva Jewel

May 21

Allergic Reactions:

Awareness to Action

May 13


Credit and Credit Management:

A Matter of Life and Debt

May 28


Knitting Display

Thanks to our very talented and active bi-weekly knitting group, led by master knitter Bev Shaffer, we are showcasing a gorgeous selection of handcrafted items. Stop in to browse knitted crafts, clothing, accessories and more that they've artfully displayed near our circulation desk.


The Knit Nook is an inter-generational knitting group for people of all abilities that meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 10-11:30 am. New knitters receive No. 7 needles and acrylic yarn for their first project. More experienced knitters bring current projects and their own materials.

The Knit Nook

2nd and 4th Thursdays

10-11:30 am

*For All Ages and Knitting Abilities*

This inter-generational knitting group is about fellowship around the fireplace. Learn how 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.



**April 7 to May 8**

Tuesdays and Fridays

10-10:30 am

*For Toddlers to Preschool*

Stories and more to 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.


**April 9 to May 7**

Thursdays, 10-11 am

*For Ages 1 to 4*

 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.



1954-2009 HF-L Yearbook Collection

Now Available Online

Thanks to generous support from the May K. Houck Foundation, digital copies of Honeoye Falls-Lima yearbooks from 1954-2009 can be accessed online. This collection is available through the New York Heritage Digital Collections. To take a walk down memory lane, click here.


 To view the May K. Houck Digital Collection, a selection of 1954-1969 yearbook photos on our website, click here.


 Coming Soon...

We will be adding a digital collection of the Honeoye Falls Times and Sentinel newspapers in the near future.



What Gifts Can You Offer

to Your Community?

We're in need of energetic people

who value giving back to the community

in which they live.

We would especially appreciate volunteers with experience in event planningfund raising, and publicity. There are also opportunities to assist in a variety of capacities with

the Friends book sales.

If you're interested in exploring opportunities with us, please contact Library Director, Laurie Guenther.


Technology Training

Tuesdays, 10 am-1 pm

Wednesdays, 5-8 pm

*For Adults and Seniors*

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.


Excellent Opportunity to Gain Experience

 Be part of an exciting summer with Mendon Public Library as we launch a series of publicity events

Read more

Contact Library Director, Laurie Guenther


Did You Know...

Several New York repositories have formed a partnership with to digitize family history records and make them available on line for free.

To access these records, click here.


Stop in to browse our vast collections, tackle work in a quiet study room, catch up on the latest newspapers and magazines, access the internet on our patron computers or wireless network,
and so much more.



Financial Literacy Family Kit

*For Grades Pre-K to 6*

Books, games, DVDs and activities

about money help adults teach basic financial

concepts about spending, saving and budgeting.

Located in the Parenting Help collection

by the Children's Area, this fun and valuable

resource can be charged out for three weeks.


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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10 am to 4 pm

thanks to generous funding for 2014 from the May K. Houck Foundation


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BOT Technology Meeting

Monday, April 20


7 pm

Open to the public

Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, May 4

7 pm


Open to the public




Friends Meeting

Monday, May 11

2 pm

New members welcome

Membership Application







Author Society

Honeoye Falls Market Place

Star Headlight & Lantern


Storytellers Society

Dipper Dan

Nothnagle, Irene Bennett



Illustrator Society

Hair and the Hound





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