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More Characters than Twitter: Meet TR

It’s true that some libraries and book stores keep pets around—and the Henrietta Public Library is no different! Meet TR, our very own dinosaur. When he’s not personally tracking down patrons with outstanding library fines, TR prowls the Children’s Department. So, be mindful of your children’s toys; he has been known to gobble them up if they’re left behind! Unable…

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Check Your Loan History

Do you want to keep track of what you’ve checked out? You’re not alone. Many people ask for this feature, and it’s finally here. Our online catalog now allows you to opt-in to a loan history. To do this, login to your account and go to "Account Summary." Go to "Opt-In and Notifications." You will see a spot for…

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The Caldecott Experience

Adrienne Furness began reading books that were Caldecott Medal Award winners when she was in preschool. She first dreamed of serving on the Caldecott selection committee in her early twenties while attending college. She was lucky enough to be selected in 2015. Adrienne reports that it was a moving experience exceeding all her expectations. The people and the books she…

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Get Text Notifications

You can now receive text notifications when holds are available and when items are due. To sign up for texts, you can give us a call or activate it on your own. To do yourself, login to your account and go to "Account Summary." Click on "Opt-In and Notifications." You will see a spot to change your…

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Things We Love - Thredup

Love getting a good deal on slightly used clothing? Thredup has become my new favorite go-to for shopping since I became pregnant. They have tons of cute high-end clothing that has been pre-loved, and they sell it for prices that don’t make me cringe. This has been a godsend since I love shopping but didn’t want to blow…

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Things We Love - Turmoil

Drill for oil like it’s 1899! Turmoil is a video game with a mix of puzzle solving and oil empire building all set in the Old West. Choose between four characters to play, and build up your oil empire by trying to mine as much oil and make as much money as you can from each map. For…

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Catching Pokémon

Nearly overnight, Pokémon Go has swept into my life and brought me and my millennial brethren into a paradise land of nostalgia, comradery, and exercise. Over 20 years have passed since the release of the very first Pokémon game, and now people like me who grew up playing these games have a chance to finally see these adorable little creatures…

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More Characters than Twitter: Meet Jen

Jen has been our Adult Services Librarian for the last three years. Prior to that, she worked as the Teen Librarian at the Irondequoit Library. She has her BA in English Education, MS in Reading Education, and MS in Library and Information Science. If you’re looking for a new book to read, Jen highly recommends that you give Read More