MCLS Library App

The Monroe County Library System announced the release of a new app called MCLS Mobile for hand-helds and tablets. MCLS says that: MCLS Mobile is a free mobile app for use on devices using the Apple and Android operating systems, including iPhones, iPads, Droids, and most tablets. MCLS Mobile allows you to search the catalog, …

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Library Bond Passes in Irondequoit

Yesterday was a vote in the Town of Irondequoit for a bond to be issued to build a new library. The bond passed with 3651 yes votes to 2033.  The bond is the first step in combining the two small libraries in Irondequoit into one much larger one that will be built on the corner …

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Anti-Slavery Newspapers

A collection of Anti-Slavery and Abolitionist Newspapers, has been added to the New York Heritage website, courtesy of St. John Fisher College’s Lavery Library. This collection includes issues of Frederick Douglass newspapers that he published over many years. There are some issues of The North Star (1847 – 1851),  Frederick Douglass’ Paper (1851 – 1860?), Douglass’ Monthly (1858 – 1963) and and …

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Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America opened yesterday on the web. In their own words they say that “the Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written …

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Possible New Library in Irondequoit

This morning the Irondequoit Town Board and the Library Board of Trustees announced a proposal to build a new consolidated library in the Town. Irondequoit currently has 2 branches, the Helen McGraw branch on East Ridge Road and the Pauline Evans branch on Cooper Road. This proposal would build one library on the Town Hall …

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Ghosts at RPL – Review

The episode of “Ghost Hunters” aired last night on the SyFy channel about the possibility of ghost in the Rundel building of the Rochester Public Library. A couple TV stations gave the episode a short 15 second mention. The Democrat & Chronicle ran this story about the episode. The episode mentions a possible ghost being …

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Ghosts at the Rochester Public Library?

For many years staff at the Rundel building of the Rochester Public Library have told tales of doors opening and slamming shut by themselves, elevators that would move on their own and creepy figures that seemed to play hide and seek through the dusty shadows of the upper stacks. The stories were dismissed as overactive …

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Greece Library

The main library in Greece, NY recently underwent renovations. They had their grand re-opening a couple of weeks ago but I didn’t get there until Friday. They made 2 meeting rooms with a divider that can be pulled back to make one big room. They expanded the room for the Friends of the Greece Library …

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New Hours for Rochester Library

I missed the change in hours at the Rochester Public Library, Central Branch; ie. Rundel building and B & L buildings. They shortened their hours once again on May 7th.  The new hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am- 6pm. Thursday 11am-7pm. Saturdays (Labor Day – June) 10am-5pm. Sundays (October-Mid May) 1pm – 5pm. …

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