Mendon Public Library

Welcome to the Mendon Public Library!

The Library will be closed Saturday, April 20, for the Easter Holiday.

It will reopen at 9 AM Monday, April 22. Happy Easter!

 

Construction has begun on our Children's Area at the Mendon Public Library

Grant monies and donations will fund exciting upgrades to the Children's Area at the Mendon Public Library. These upgrades will allow the library to offer additional amenities, including a more open children’s space, so we can provide better services for our entire community.

 

The grant monies come from various funding requests, including the following: NYS Grant Funding from NYS Public Library Construction Grant and NYS Bullet Aid for Public Libraries (Senator Funke), May K. Houck Foundation, Estate of Robert J. Bride, Hallowell Foundation, Kade Project, and the Friends of the Mendon Public Library.

 

Thanks go out to 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, who helped to secure the funding. Because of their efforts, the Mendon Public Library will soon be able to offer improved, more-efficient, kid-friendly library services.

 

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.

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Easter Closed Date

Saturday, April 20

The Mendon Public Library will be closed on Saturday, April 20, in recognition of the Easter holiday. The library will reopen for regular hours at 9 AM on Monday, April 22.

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Pollination and Starting a Bee Garden

Monday, April 22

6:30-7:30 PM

*For Kids, Teens, and Adults*

This is part one of our Honey Bee Series. Learn about pollination and how to start a bee garden from local bee keeper and honey bee enthusiast Michael Van Edwards. The next program, titled the ABC's of Bee Keeping and Honey Harvesting, will be held on August 12. Call 624-6067 to register.

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Paws to Relax

Tuesday, April 23

6:30-7:30 PM

*For Everyone*

Stop in and spend time with Hollie, one of our two visiting therapy dogs. Read Hollie a story or listen to a story by Miss Nettie.

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Investment Management Program for Teens

Wednesday, April 24

7:00-8:00 PM

*For Teens*

Learn about investment management and savings from local financial expert Chris Hobaica. Mr. Hobaica presented at the Middle School  in 2018, and his talk received rave reviews. Teens and their parents are encouraged to join us for this free program. Call 624-6067 to register.

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Knit Nook

Thursday, April 25

10:00-11:30 AM

*For Teens and Adults*

Learn to knit a simple project or bring one that's in progress. The Knit Nook is open to all knitters. Join us in knitting and creating, and even donate to our "Keep Rochester Warm" initiative. We'll be gathering handmade items every fall to share with those in our community who need some extra warmth. Happy knitting!

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RECURRING EVENTS

 

Paws to Relax

Paws to Relax

1st & 3rd 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.

  

 

 

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.

 

     

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 is necessary.

 

Building Buddies

Building Buddies 

Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 AM

*For Ages 1-4*

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.

 

        

The Knit Nook

The Knit Nook

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

*For All Ages and All Abilities*

This knitting group is all about fellowship and outreach. Learn to knit a simple project or bring one that's in progress. The Knit Nook is open to all knitters: people who can join us at our Thursday (2nd & 4th) sessions or those who knit at home. We are constantly updating and restocking our pattern and supply bin located at the library. Join us in knitting and creating, and even donate to our "Keep Rochester Warm" initiative. We'll be gathering handmade items every fall to share with those in our community who need some extra warmth. Happy knitting!

  

Children's Books and Books for Adults in Excellent Condition Welcome!

If you have children's books or books in excellent condition for adults that need a new home, please consider donating them to the Mendon Public Library. Also, next time you are in the library, don't forget to peruse the items on display in our ongoing in-library book store! There are oodles of items to choose from, including DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, and books for all ages. Everything is offered at amazingly low prices. All proceeds from the in-library book store go toward making the Mendon Public Library even better. For more information, call the library at 624-6067.

  


  

UPCOMING EVENTS

For Details, go to What We Offer, Events Calendar

 

 

social security

Social Security Program

Monday, April 29

4:30-5:30 PM

story time

Tuesday Fun & Family Night: PJ Story Time

Tuesday, April 30

6:00-6:45 AM

poetry

Poetry Workshop for Teens

Tuesday, April 30

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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The Mendon Public Library is accessible to people with disabilities.

To request specific accommodations for a program or event, call (585) 624-6067 at least 10 days prior to the event.

 


  

  

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MENDON LIBRARY OFFERINGS:

 

Summer Reading Program

 

Display Space

 

E-Newsletter

 

Book Donation Info

 

Suggestions

  

Volunteer Log

 

Houck Digital Collection

 

HF-L Yearbooks

 

Museum Discount Passes

 

2017 Annual Report


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Monroe Library System

 

MCLS Digital Collection

 

NY Times Bestsellers

 

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Monday, May 6

7:00 PM

Open to the public

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 FRIENDS MEETING

Monday, May 13

6:00 PM

New members welcome

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May K. Houck Foundation

 

Storyteller Society

M&T Bank and Charitable Foundation

 

Illustrator Society

Canandaigua National Bank

The Kade Project

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