Mendon Public Library

Welcome to the Mendon Public Library!

  Closed Friday, July 3 & Closed Saturdays in the summer


Photo Contest

For Kids--Teens--Adults

Click on mpl2K15 Photo Contest tab for details



 Summer Reading Has Begun!

Children's reading logs, teen prize drawing entry forms, and adult prize drawing entry forms are available by the circulation desk. We have many great events listed in our Summer Reading Program brochureSome events have limited participation; call 624-6067 to register now.


June 25 to August 20 

* For Children up to 11 Years Old *

 Children's Reading Logs available

beginning Thursday, June 25

* For Teens 12 to 18 Years Old *

 Entry forms for teen prize drawing

available beginning Thursday, June 25

* For Adults *

 Entry forms for adult prize drawing

available beginning Thursday, June 25




"Hero" Pottery Painting

Tuesday, July 7

1-2:30 pm

*For All Ages (Children 6 Years and Younger with Adult)*

Select your favorite pottery piece, then create a unique piece of art with paint, brushes and special tools. Painted pottery is taken away to be fired and returned to the library in about a week. Painting fee is $5; pottery pieces range in price from $10-20—

pay with cash, check or credit on the day of the event.

LIMITED SPACE REMAINING -- Call 624-6067 to register



Fridays, July 10-17-24-31

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

 Fridays, July 10-17-24-31

 10-11 am

*For Ages 5 to 12*

We bring out two HUGE bins of Legos for kids to use as they create masterpieces from their vivid imaginations. Bring a friend or make a new friend here, then build together. 

No registration necessary




Super Hero Scrap Art

Thursday, July 16

2-4 pm

*For All Ages (Children 6 Years and Younger with Adult)*

The possibilities are endless with bins of sorted craft materials and odds-n-ends from which participants create a super hero or masterpiece of their choosing. This open-ended event is perfect for elementary kids and middle schoolers who love craft projects—come and stay as long as choose.

No registration necessary



Super Hero Drawing Workshop

Tuesday, July 21

10:30 am-Noon

*For Ages 7 to 16*

Comic book artist and author Chris Pallace will share his awesome talent and teach participants great tips for creating their own cartoon heroes. He and fellow Rochester resident Kevin Serwacki recently published their first joint effort, available in our collection.

Participant fee is $5, payable in cash on day of event

Space is limited to 24 participants

Registration is required; call 624-6067 or register at the library





Super Hero Story Time Fun

Thursday, July 23

6:30-7:15 PM

*For Ages 4 to 6* 

Children will be inspired by the picture books Lady Bug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, both by David Soman, as they create their own super hero cape, and mask or headband. Adults are encouraged to participate with their child in the craft activities.

Space is limited to 15 participants

Registration is required

Call 624-6067 or register at the library





Super Hero Yoga Story Time

Tuesday, July 30

11-11:30 am

*For Ages 3 and Up* 

Children will listen to a story that teaches simple yoga poses then use their imagination and body to strike poses during a super hero story.

Space is limited to 24 participants

Registration is required

Call 624-6067 or register at the library





Glass Painting

Tuesday, August 4

7-8:30 pm

*For Teens and Adults*

Create a beautiful glass piece to display, use, or give away as a gift. A variety of pieces will be available from which to choose. Bring an idea to paint or let your imagination soar as you relax, chat and let your artistic juices flow. Glass pieces range in price from $14-20, which include the painting fee—pay with cash, check or credit on the day of the event.

Space is limited to 24 participants

Registration is required; call 624-6067 or register at the library





Super Hero Story Time Fun

Thursday, August 6

6:30-7:15 PM

*For Ages 4 to 6* 

Children will listen to the humorous story Dog Breath by Dave Pilkey and the creative, colorful SuperHero ABC by Bob McLeod, before creating their very own super hero and playing a super hero game.

Space is limited to 15 participants

Registration is required

Call 624-6067 or register at the library





Butterfly Release

Monday, August 10

11 am-Noon

*For Ages 4 and Up*

 Learn about the monarch butterfly life cycle and habitat through an interactive, age-appropriate presentation, then carefully hold a newly hatched butterfly before it’s released into the wild. Mendon Public Library’s butterfly garden is part of the Seneca Park Zoo’s Butterfly Beltway Project. 

No registration necessary





Summer Reading Program Closing Celebration

Karaoke Party!

Thursday, August 20

1-4 pm

*For All Ages*

We’re celebrating the end of our Summer Reading Program with a karaoke sing-along. Join in the fun as a solo performer, with a friend, or with a group—this event is for children, teens, and brave adults.

 Karaoke participants need to sign in at the event


While you’re waiting your turn with the microphone, use your artistic abilities to create

colorful chalk artwork on our sidewalks.


This is the day for kids to bring in their completed Reading Logs and receive a prize, if they haven’t already done so. It’s also the last day for teens and adults to add entries in their respective prize drawings.


A representative from the NYS Consumer Protection Division will be on hand to discuss child identity theft. Learn the simple steps you can take to protect your child's future ability to establish credit. Parents wishing to take immediate action will need their child's social security number.




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, 4-7 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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for the summer

beginning June 27


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Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, August 3

7 pm

Open to the public




Friends Meeting

Monday, September 14

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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