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Take a Relaxed Approach to Kids' Summertime Reading

We’re excited to share with you an essay our director, Adrienne Furness, wrote about summer reading for the D&C!

Every summer, I talk to countless parents fretting about what their kids are (or aren’t) reading, and the answer is almost always to relax. Summer’s a time for fun and opportunities to explore new things. Kids will benefit from any practice they…

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Discover How Chautauqua Institution Celebrates July 4th

Celebrate the July 4th holiday with the patriotic fanfare of the Chautauqua Institution. Chautauqua decorates their Victorian porches and buildings with colorful red, white, and blue. Come to the library Thursday, June 30 at 7pm and experience how Chautauqua celebrates 'Old Glory.' American patriotic music will be incorporated in this program. Please feel free to dress in your own July…

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4th of July Hours

We will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, and will reopen Tuesday, July 5 from 10am-9pm. Enjoy the holiday festivities!

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Baby Sign Language with Susan Rizzo

Baby sign language is a great tool that babies and toddlers can use to communicate their needs. Join Susan Rizzo, founder of the Roc City Signers, on June 27, as she introduces you and your baby to ASL vocabulary through song, movement, and play. Designed for children ages 0-2. Siblings welcome! Please register.  

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Get in the Game @ HPL!

Celebrate the beginning of Summer at our “Get in the Game” Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party on Saturday, June 25. Enjoy a variety of fun activities for the whole family and register for children and teen summer reading programs. 

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Meet Deb Work!

Deb Work is the Community Room Coordinator who began working at the Henrietta Public Library in 2009 after a 12 year career as a special education teacher. She has her BA in Psychology and MS in Education. A few of her favorite authors include Joyce Carol Oates, Jacqueline Winspear, and Stieg Larsson. In addition to her knitting, Deb enjoys making…

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Visit Us at Our Pop-Up Library

Come to Veterans Memorial Park on June 17 at 6:30 pm for the town's Community Asset Celebration. You can enjoy food vendors, DJ entertainment, and family fun, and watch Minions on the inflatable big screen. While you're there, come visit us at our Pop-Up Library and take home a free book, while supplies last. We'll see all you early walkers…

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