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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First 100 books at RPL

As part of the Centennial of the Rochester Public Library, they have  this web page which lists the first 100 books that they received. The library still has 90 of those books in their collection. Undoubtedly some of the books have been been replaced by newer copies over the years but there are some originals  …

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