Mendon Public Library

Welcome to the Mendon Public Library!


We Need Your Help!

Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey that will aid the library in determining how it may best serve the community.

Mendon Survey

The Mendon Public Library, along with Causewave Community Partners, seeks input from all community members to help us further identify the library’s “essence,” “promise,” and “personality.” 


Library patrons are invited to participate in an online survey about the Mendon Public Library within the month of November. The survey, which is completely anonymous, asks community members to respond to questions about individual library use, likes, and dislikes. The survey is open to all interested parties regardless of their library usage, age, or home address. The survey is accessible online here, or by visiting the library to complete it on the desktop computer specifically set up to gather this information throughout the month of November. It is our hope that a large percentage of community members will thoughtfully complete the approximately ten-minute survey and provide useful input for this important branding work.


Once completed, survey information will be analyzed and studied in working groups comprised of patrons, volunteers, library trustees, and employees. Thank you for your assistance and input!



Social Security Seminar

Social Security Seminar

Thursday, December 8

6:00-7:00 PM

*For Adults*

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed, and thereby enacted into law, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, making significant changes to Social Security benefits. This workshop is for individuals 60-70 years old.  Presented by John Summers of Summers Financial Services. Call 624-6067 to register.



"Toys for Tots" Depot at the Library

November 5-December 9

We are proud to be a drop-off point for the "Toys for Tots Program", a community action program designed and serviced by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that distributes toys, books, and special gifts to millions throughout the country at holiday times. Although "Toys for Tots" has been collecting and distributing toys nation-wide for years, The Kade Project has made this one of its special local holiday events for the Honeoye Falls/Mendon/Lima/West Bloomfield area in the past five years.


Many people in the greater Rochester area, including those of us living outside the city, can use some help during this season of holidays. A distinct "Toys for Tots" box is located in the lobby of the library, hoping YOU will fill it with new, unwrapped toys for ages 2-16 by Saturday, December 9. Please help us make this season just a little brighter for many in need!

Toys for Tots

The Kade Project



Teen Advisory Meeting

Thursday, December 15

6:30-7:30 PM

*For Teens*

If you're a teen and looking to get more involved in the library, come join this group of middle and high school students as we plan activities and discuss literary ideas. Call 624-6067 to register.


Teen Advisory Meeting




Afternoon at the Movies


Wednesday, December 21

2:00-4:00 PM

*For Adults*

Join us for a relaxing afternoon at the library, where we will have a showing of holiday comedy "Elf", starring Will Ferrell, whose shenanigans are sure to amuse. This is a great movie for anyone who appreciates the ability to sense a bit of magic in the Christmas season! Open to the public and free of admission.


"Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results."



Celebrating 2017

with Defiant Monkey Improv:

A Family-Friendly New Year's Show

Wednesday, December 28
6:30-7:30 PM
*Bring the Whole Family!*
Defiant Monkey Improv is a two-person improvisational group that creates on-the-spot theatre based on audience suggestions and participation, like you see on the TV show "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?" With over 30 years of comedy and teaching experience, Karen and Andy truly are masters of improv that are sure to delight audiences of all ages.
Defiant Monkey Improv



Paws To Relax with Sheltie Shylo

Tuesday, December 6 & 20

6:30-7:30 PM

*For Kids of All Ages*

Stop in to hang out with Shylo, a Sheltie therapy dog! You can cuddle, play, and read stories to Shylo and make a new friend. No registration necessary.

Paws to Relax



Story Time

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

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

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

*For All Ages and All Abilities*

This knitting group is 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.

The Knit Nook



Reading Power Play

Read-a-Hat-Trick-of-Books Reading Program!

November 9 – January 31, 2017

*For Grades K-12*

A “hat trick” is when a hockey player scores three goals in one game. Read a hat trick (3) of books for each entry to win awesome prizes this hockey season! Pick up your entry forms from the kids' area at the Mendon Public Library.


There will be separate prize drawings for grades K-5 and grades 6-12 with a Grand Prize for each age group. Grand Prize winners will receive suite tickets for the Amerks game on February 19, 2017, the opportunity to drop the puck at the game, and dinner in the President’s Lounge at the Blue Cross Arena.


Want to meet an actual Amerks player and the Amerks Moose? Find out here when and where you can see them in person!


Sponsored by:

Rochester Americans in conjunction with

participating Monroe County Libraries

Amerks Reading Power Play



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!




For Details, go to What We Offer, Events Calendar


Retirement Income Planning

Retirement Income Planning Seminar

Tuesday, January 10

6:00-7:00 PM

Heart Folded Book

Learn How to Book-Fold

Tuesday, January 17

7:00-8:00 PM

Princess Bride

Afternoon at the Movies:

The Princess Bride

Wednesday, January 18

2:00-4:00 PM



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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December 23-26

Merry Christmas!


December 30-January 2

Happy New Year!



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Houck Digital Collection


HF-L Yearbooks


VIP Passes


Ventura Book Reviews


2015 Annual Report

OTHER RESOURCES:Monroe Library System


MCLS Digital Collection


NY Times Bestsellers


New York Ancestry


New York Heritage


Wednesday, December 28

8:00 AM

Monday, January 9

7:00 PM

Open to the public



Monday, January 9

3:00 PM

New members welcome

Membership Application





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



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