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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Preserving Books on the Internet

There was a report on the CBS news last Saturday about the Internet Archive using the internet to try to preserve a copy of every book ever published. Libraries from around the country send their old discarded books to the Internet Archive headquarters  where they digitized the book and make it available online for free. …

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RPL 100 Years Book

Last month there was a book published on the history of the Rochester Public Library. Rochester Public Library: 100 Years of Service, 1911 – 2011 was written by a team of staff from the library and retirees. It features over 250 photographs, many never before published. The book not only covers the Central Library but …

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Shorter Hours for RPL

The Central Branch of the Rochester Public Library has announced shorter hours starting July 5th because of budget cut-backs. This would include both buildings; the Bausch & Lomb building and the Rundel building that includes the Local History and Genealogy Section. The new hours are: Monday 12:00 pm – 8:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday & Friday …

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Local Libraries get Construction Grants

State Education Commissioner David Steiner recently announced that the New York State Library has awarded $14 million in grants for library construction and renovation projects. “At a time when libraries statewide are seeing increased use within their respective communities and so many library budgets are declining, we are pleased to provide these funds,” Commissioner Steiner …

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