Mendon Public Library

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State and Federal Tax Forms

Access state and federal tax forms online at and by using our high-speed Internet connection on your personal devices or the library's computers. Hard copies of the NYS tax forms are available at the library. Federal forms have not arrived yet.

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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, the Mendon Public Library Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Mendon Public Library, and the Town of Mendon, the Mendon Public Library will soon be able to offer improved, more efficient, child-friendly library services.

     Grant monies and donations to the library will fund the upgrade of the children's area of the library. These upgrades will allow us to offer a few additional efficiencies, including a more open children’s space that will enhance our library so we can provide better services for our entire community.


Grant Funding Providers

NYS Public Library Construction Grant

NYS Bullet Aid for Public Libraries (Senator Funke)

May K. Houck Foundation

Estate of Robert J. Bride

Hallowell Foundation

Kade Project

Friends of the Mendon Public Library


     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, but, 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.

     We anticipate that 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 Mendon Public Library Board of Trustees, Town of Mendon officials, library staff, and construction crews.

     For more information, please contact the library at 585-624-6067 or 


Firefly Friends: Butterfly in the Sky

Mondays, February 26-March 26

or Wednesdays, February 28-March 28

12:30-1:05 PM

*For Those 2-5 Years Old and Their Caregivers*

Firefly Friends, led by Jennifer DeVille Catalano, is geared towards helping little ones to shine bright lights. There is a $10 suggested fee for each four-week wing (session), and classes are limited to 11 children. Scholarships are available. Registration is required.



Rochester Reads at Mendon Public Library: A Better Life Showing With Community Discussion

Tuesday, February 27

6:45-8:30 PM

*For Ages 13 and Up*

As part of Rochester Reads 2018, join us for a showing of A Better Life, rated PG13, a film about an illegal immigrant and hardworking single dad who embarks on a physical and spiritual journey in order to reconnect with his teenage son and keep him from getting pulled into the local gang life.

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The Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, February 28

6:00-7:00 PM

*For Toddlers to Pre-School*

Bring a buddy to PJ Story Time and then leave it overnight for a sleepover in the Children's Room! If you can't make it to Story Time, you can still bring your stuffed animal any time before 8:00 PM on Wednesday. Scheduled sleepover activities for stuffed animal participants include board games, tea time, hide & seek, being naughty; and of course, READING! Make sure to pick up your pal by 6:00 PM on March 1, 2018.

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Escape Room! A Fun Program Sponsored by the MPL Teen Advisory Board

Friday, March 9

7:00-10:00 PM

*For Middle and High School Students*

The MPL Teen Advisory Board will be hosting an Escape Room Party at the library after the library has closed for the day. Find clues to unlock the doors and have fun working as a team. Registration is required.

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Nancy Drew Clue Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, March 13

6:30-7:30 PM

*For Ages 10 and Up*

The Secret of the Old Clock: Find the Clues for Nancy Drew. A clue scavenger hunt is planned at the library that will have participants using clever clues to solve a mystery. Feel free to read the book ahead of time or just come that night. Books are available at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served. Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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Paws to Relax

Paws to Relax

2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 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.


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.





For Details, go to What We Offer, Events Calendar



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Overdose Prevention and the Opioid Crisis in Monroe County

Tuesday, March 20

7:00-8:00 PM

Afternoon at the Movies: A Man Called Ove

Wednesday, March 21

2:00-4:00 PM

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"The Creation of Mendon Ponds Park," Presented by Bill Lane, Curator of the Honeoye Falls/Mendon Historical Society Museum

Tuesday, March 27

7:00-8:00 PM

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Intellectual Property and the Services of the Chester F. Carlson Patent & Trademark Resource Center

Wednesday, March 28

7:00-8:00 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 inter-library 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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Contribution statements for 2017 have been issued. If you have questions or concerns about your statement, feel free to contact us at 624-6067.

GoNoodle Kids Headspace





is a 501c3 organization





Display Space




Book Donation Info




Volunteer Log


Houck Digital Collection


HF-L Yearbooks


VIP Passes


Ventura Book Reviews


2016 Annual Report



Monroe Library System


MCLS Digital Collection


NY Times Bestsellers


New York Ancestry


New York Heritage


Into the Water

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Monday, March 5

7:00 PM

Open to the public



Monday, February 19

7:00 PM

New members welcome

Membership Application





Author Society

May K. Houck Foundation

Storyteller Society

M&T Bank and Charitable Foundation

Illustrator Society

Canandaigua National Bank

The Kade Project





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