The Irondequoit Library Will Be Closed on May 27, 2017 – May 29, 2017

May 24th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

In observance of Memorial Day, the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on May 27 (Saturday), May 28 (Sunday), and May 29 (Monday). Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31.

The Town of Irondequoit has several events planned for the holiday, including the annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday. The parade will begin at 3:00 PM, and marchers will travel along Titus Ave. from Irondequoit High School to the Town Hall. On Monday, the Town will hold a Flag Raising at the Town Hall at 7:00 AM, followed by a special Memorial Service at Irondequoit Cemetery at 9:00 AM.

More information about the town’s Memorial Day activities can be found at, and a video from last year’s Memorial Service can be viewed above.

New Books at the Irondequoit Library: Gwendy’s Button Box, 16th Seduction, No Middle Name, and more

May 21st, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Have you seen the newest books added to our collection? Stephen King has penned another story about Castle Rock (Gwendy’s Button Box), James Patterson returns with the next sequel for the Women’s Murder Club (16th Seduction), and Lee Child has collected all of his short stories starring Jack Reacher in one book (No Middle Name).

We’ve added all of these books to our collection this month, along with a handful of other new books. Click the “Read More” link to find a list of featured titles, and give us a call anytime at 336-6060 to put a hold on any (or all) of them.

And don’t forget to check out the Online Catalog to search for many more new additions. [Read more →]

Attend the 2017 Teen Book Festival This Saturday (5/20/17)

May 16th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Teens · No Comments ·

The 2017 Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival is this Saturday, May 20, at Nazareth College! Admission is free and the doors open at 8:30 AM!

Come meet your favorite authors!

  • Renee Ahdieh
  • Charles Benoit
  • Scott Bergstrom
  • Libba Bray
  • Zac Brewer
  • Michael Buckley
  • Don Calame
  • Selene Castrovilla
  • E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
  • Zoraida Cordova
  • Ellen Hopkins
  • A.G. Howard
  • Shaun David Hutchinson
  • A.S. King
  • Nina LaCour
  • David Levithan
  • Matthew Loux
  • Sarah J. Maas
  • Jorjeana Marie
  • Danielle Paige
  • Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Kim Savage
  • Sara Shepard
  • Aaron Starmer
  • Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Maggie Thrash
  • Terry Trueman

Join Us for “An Evening of World Jazz” with The Rita Collective this Monday (5/15/17)

May 11th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Programs, Teens · No Comments ·

The Rita Collective will be performing at the Irondequoit Public Library this Monday, May 15, at 7:00 PM, as part of our Winter/Spring 2017 Music and Dance Series. We hope you can join us!

An Evening of World Jazz With The Rita Collective
Monday, May 15, at 7:00 PM

A local chamber group plays original and world music with a jazz slant on bass clarinet, marimba, acoustic bass, and percussion. Listen to melodies from the Middle-East or Africa, re-invented jazz tunes, and re-imagined pop tunes from Rage Against the Machine or The Beatles.

New DVDs and Blu-rays: May 2017

May 9th, 2017 by John - Movies and Music in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Have you had time to browse all the new DVDs and Blu-rays we have on our shelves including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, La La Land, Hidden Figures, Split, and more? Click the “Read More” link to check out the full list and feel free to call us anytime at 336-6060 or click the links below to get on the hold list for any (or all) of these titles… [Read more →]

Miss Amy Talked About Libraries, Children’s Books, and Family Literacy On WXXI Radio Yesterday

May 4th, 2017 by IPL Webmaster in Kids · No Comments ·

Miss Amy was on WXXI’s Connections yesterday to talk about libraries, children’s books, and family literacy with host Evan Dawson:

When it comes to literacy, we’re number… seven? A new world ranking has Finland leading the way, and western hemisphere nations are struggling. It’s national Children’s Book Week, and we’re focusing on what kids are reading.

We discuss the vital nature of literacy, along with efforts to identify the great books for kids.

In case you missed it, you can visit WXXI’s website to listen to the whole episode.