Recent News

Come In and See Us on Saturdays

This year, we'll be open full days on Saturdays all summer long to make it easier for all of you to come in and find some great summer reads. Our hours will be:

Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Friday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


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2013 Minerva Campbell Winners

The 2013 Minerva Campbell winners have been announced. The winning entries are available in the Teen Corner of the library. Come in and read the winning selections.



Nathaniel Hidalgo, Anna Hosey, Karen Sun, Bridget Kline, Julia Borkowski, Brianna Fay, Andrew Tambasco, Hannah Lang, Andy Tiffin, Matt Tiffin, Lydia Slattery, Erin Fay




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Jazz Banjo Performance with Drew Frech and Becky Schneider

We are so pleased to welcome Drew Frech and Becky Schneider back to HPL on June 6 from 7-8:30 pm!  Drew and Becky are making a return engagement to present a musical program on the banjo's contribution to the origins of Jazz beginning in 1840 with hands-on demonstrations featuring many of the world's finest banjos. Their concerts are very popular…

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HPL Closed for Memorial Day

We're going to be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.  The library will reopen on Tuesday, May 28.  Feel free to use the bookdrop if you'd like to return materials while we're closed.  If you have materials to renew, you can do so by clicking on "MY ACCOUNT" at the top of this…

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Amy Lafleur brings The Blissful Life to HPL!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in France?  Amy Lafleur, one of our library pages, spent some time in Normandy, France as an English-language teaching assistant.  On May 16, from 7-8:30 pm, Amy will share her experiences of life in Normandy and Paris!  Learn about French culture, food, and people.  Are you hoping to travel to France…

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Bells, shakers, rhythm sticks, and boomwhackers!

We've planned a fun-filled interactive music program for you and your children this week!  Join us on Thursday, May 16 from10:15-10:45 for Music and Movement!  This program, appropriate for 3-6 year old kids, incorporates musical instruments and creative movement.  Combining music and creative movement has been shown to be beneficial for many areas of child development.  Using bells, shakers, rhythm…

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For our local history enthusiasts

The Abram Lincoln Letter Collection has been added to the New York Heritage Website! The New York Heritage Digital collection includes a collection of local history materials relating to Henrietta, NY for the public to use.  Use the physical collection at Henrietta Public Library, or preview it at  Recently added to the collection is the Abram Lincoln Letter collection. …

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Genesee Country Village & Museum opens for the season on May 11!

You can use your Monroe County Library System card to borrow discounted museum passes to Genesee County Village & Museum!  VIP passes are available for many other local attractions, too.  Participating in the VIP (Very Important Pass) program are the Rochester Museum and Science Center, George Eastman House, Genesee Country Village & Museum, Memorial Art Gallery, Geva Theatre…

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