Recent News

For the Love of Rocks

We're excited to share with you a collection of rocks and fossils loaned to us by some local rockhounds! Erin, HPL clerk, shares some thoughts on the reasons people collect rocks.

"Why do people collect rocks? There are as many reasons for this hobby (passion) as there are rock hounds in the world. Children start gathering treasures following in their family’s…

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Stamp Collecting is fun, educational, stimulating

Stop by the stamp exhibit in our display case and you'll get an idea why stamp collectors are fascinated by stamps! This traveling collection is presented by the Rochester Philatelic Association. It is compiled from several members' personal collections. There are samples of stamps from many categories. We hope you enjoy looking at all the beautiful stamps from around the…

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New Year's Hours

We're open New Year's Eve until 5:00pm, and then we'll be closed New Year's Day. We are looking forward to resuming normal hours on Friday, January 2 and wishing you all happy reading in 2015!

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Terry, a member of HPL staff, has been collecting santas for over forty years. Most of her santas have been gifts from family and friends. She has over one hundred santas and santa related items. The santas range in size from 1/2" to about 12" and are made of cloth, wood, ceramics, metal, and paper. Terry has chosen a few…

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Gift Basket Fundraiser a Huge Success!

We are excited to announce the winners of our 2014 Gift Basket Fundraiser!

The winners of the 23 gift baskets are Anne Schmidlin, Carol Carmel, Susan Guppy, Annette Cohen, JoAnne Hackett, Kelly W., Sue Rausch, Christine Hayden, T. Sarchet, Sue Delmonica, L. Torres, Karen and Len Webber, Kay Faucher, Rae Ann Gathinger, Elaine Johnson, Sue Rose, Amy B., Merle Ferris, Karla…

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Serve on the Library Board

We are currently in the process of looking for a new member to join our Board of Trustees starting in January 2015. Our board exists to ensure that library services remain strong and evolve to fit the needs of our community. If that sounds exciting to you, see our announcement for more information about duties and applying, and…

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Many Thanks to Our Wonderful Friends

Our Friends group made over $2000 at their used book sale last week! Thank you so much to our tireless and hardworking Friends, and thank you to all of you who support them and their sales. Our Friends make so much possible for our community. In the last year, they've given a great deal of funding for our pop-up libraries,…

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Pizza, Crafts, and a Focus Group!

In an effort to continuously improve our services for young children and their families, we are holding a focus group for caregivers in November. We will provide pizza for everyone and crafts for the kids. Caregivers will be asked what services and programs for young children they would like to see at Henrietta Public Library. We hope you will join…

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We're Open on Columbus Day!

Yes, we are open normal hours on Columbus Day, 10:00am-9:00pm. We want to be here so everyone who has the day off--or doesn't--can stop in, stay a while, and take some things home. Time off is better with a good book to read!

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It's Time...

for the Friends of HPL Semi-annual Used Book Sale!!  Take advantage of amazing prices October 8-11. 

Friends Nite will be on Wednesday, October 8 from 4-6:30 pm. During that time, members of Friends of HPL can shop.  New members are always welcome.  You can even get your $5 membership at the door on Friends Nite and shop then! 

The sale is open…

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