Mendon Public Library

Welcome to the Mendon Public Library!

 

Give to the Friends

of the Mendon Public Library

Blast Off to Adventure!

Five, four, three, two, one, BLAST OFF!
It's time to take off and explore!
 
Your Mendon Public Library is the launching site for many adventures. Please consider supporting the library by donating to our Blast Off to Adventure Appeal. Your gift to the Friends of the Mendon Public Library, a 501c3, will allow us to bolster the library's offerings and support improvements that the annual budget just doesn't allow.
 
Tax deductible donations can be brought to the library, made online, or mailed to
Friends of the Mendon Public Library
22 North Main Street
P.O. Box 425
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
 
Thank you kindly for your consideration of this request. Get ready to explore and enjoy our galaxies.
 
Sincerely,
     The Friends of the Mendon Public Library
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Babysitter Course

Monday, October 14

9:00 AM-2:00 PM

*For Youth Ages 11 and Up*

Taught through classroom discussion and instructor-led lecture, and supplemented by an interactive video presentation, this five-hour class for youth ages 11 and up teaches participants the roles and responsibilities of a babysitter. The youth will develop skills in accident prevention, first aid, and abdominal thrusts for choking victims. Each student will receive a workbook and a certification card upon completion. Students will also be encouraged to get library card, if they don't have one already. A fee of $30 is due at the time of registration. The Friends of the Mendon Library will provide a complimentary pizza lunch for participants. Those with food allergies are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch. We must have eight students to hold the class; call 624-6067 to register. Take both classes (babysitting and home alone) for $42. 

child playing with her babysitter

 

Home Alone Course

Monday, October 14

2:00-4:00 PM

*For Ages 7-12*

This course teaches children who are home alone the importance of behaving responsibly. Topics include first aid, telephone tips, who/when to call in an emergency, strangers at the door, and Internet safety. There is a $20 fee to take the class. Take both classes (babysitting and home alone) for $42. Call 624-6067 to register.

child looking out window while eating an apple

 

Firefly Friends: Grow and Glow

(Wing 2: Orange Firefly Patch)

Four Wednesdays beginning October 16

10:00-10:35 AM

*For Ages 2-5*

Firefly Friends is geared toward helping little ones to shine bright lights and includes stories, songs,and crafts. Classes are led by Jennifer DeVille Catalano. There is a suggested $10 fee for each four-week wing. Scholarships are available. Classes are limited to 11 children. Call 624-6067 to register.

girl looking at fireflies

 

Afternoon at the Movies: I Can Only Imagine

Wednesday, October 16

2:00-4:00 PM

*For Everyone*

I Can Only Imagine is the inspiring and true story behind MercyMe's beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many. It is a gripping reminder of the power of true forgiveness. Rate PG.

Cover of DVD "I Can Only Imagine"

 

LEGOs + Stories

Monday, October 21

4:30-5:30 PM

*For Ages 6-12*

Join Miss Lisa every third Monday of the month this fall for LEGOs + Stories. Enjoy a story and some LEGO building time. We will hold a LEGO prize drawing in December for all participants. Registration not required.

boy playing with Legos

 

Meditation and Gentle Yoga Class

Monday, October 21

6:45-8:00 PM

*For Teens & Adults*

This free meditation and gentle yoga class is being offered by Balance Body Massage and Yoga. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, if they have one. Space is limited. Call 624-6067 to register.

woman standing on one foot in a balancing yoga pose

 

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RECURRING EVENTS

 

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Paws to Relax

Second and fourth Tuesdays

6:30-7:15 PM

*For Everyone*

Drop in and spend a few minutes with Hollie, our visiting therapy dog. If we have enough eager readers present, Miss Nettie will also read a book.

  

 

computer monitor, laptop, cell phone, and iPad

Technology Training

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 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.

 

     

toddler reading a book

Story Time 

Tuesdays and Fridays

10:00-10:30 AM

*For Toddlers to Preschool*

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.

 

boy reading a book in the library while sitting on a bench

Afternoon Preschool Story Time

Wednesdays

1:00-1:45 PM

*For Older Preschoolers*

This extended story time is designed for older preschoolers. It will include stories and more to encourage 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.

 

        

pile of Lego blocks

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.

 

        

ball of orange yarn

The Knit Nook

Second and fourth Thursdays

10:00-11:30 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!

  

two children eating apples and reading a book

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

 

 

book cover of Mayuwka Kashiwa's book

 Author Visit & Reading: 

 Mayuwka Kashiwa

 Tuesday, October 22

 6:30-7:30 PM

up close shot of dog's face

 Paws to Relax

 Tuesday, October 22

 6:30-7:15 PM

girl blowing her nose into a tissue in front of a field of ragweed

 Learning About Allergies

 Wednesday, October 23

 6:00-7:00 PM

 

 

    


 

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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 WiFi zone sign

 

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!

  Read more

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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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FEATURED APPS
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is a 501c3 organization

 

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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


 OTHER RESOURCES:

 

Monroe Library System

 

MCLS Digital Collection

 

NY Times Bestsellers

 

New York Ancestry

 

New York Heritage


BOARD OF TRUSTEES

REGULAR MEETING

Monday, November 4

7:00 PM

Open to the public

 Schedule


 FRIENDS MEETING

Monday, November 4

6:00 PM

New members welcome

Membership Application


CORPORATE

DONORS

 

Author Society

May K. Houck Foundation

 

Storyteller Society

Honeoye Falls Market Place

Mendon Meadows Market Place

M&T Bank and Charitable Foundation

Star Headlight

 

Illustrator Society

Canandaigua National Bank

The Kade Project

Southco

 


 

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