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Jester Jim Highlights Video

July 3rd, 2014 by aholland in Kids · No Comments ·

Everyone had a blast at the Jester Jim performance today! Here is a video with some highlights from the show. Special thanks to Summit Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this event!

Library Closed on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5

July 2nd, 2014 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

In observance of Independence Day, both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 7.

Jester Jim coming to Evans on 7/3!

July 1st, 2014 by aholland in Kids · No Comments ·

With a trunk full of props and a looping machine, Jester Jim takes the stage and starts his show.  Young and old are glued to his every sound as he performs his amazing beatbox intro.  Kids and parents alike will talk about the show for weeks after, and libraries can’t seem to get enough of Jim and his plungers.

Jim performs over 200 shows a year and was voted ‘best family entertainment’ by Entertainer America.

Everyone will love ‘The Jester Jim Show.’

All ages. Thursday 7/3 @ 2:00. Pauline Evans branch. No registration required.

Follow the Construction of the New Library

June 26th, 2014 by Terry in Adults, Kids, Teens, The Open Book · Comments Off ·

So many folks stop in the branches and ask how the new library is coming along.  Now you can monitor the progress yourself online.

On the Town of Irondequoit website you can read about the project,  other initiatives related to the project and watch a video time lapse of the work.

On the Town Development Department website you can see what portions of the project are up for competitive bidding and learn how to get more information and even bid on the work.

If you just want to go to the time lapse video in full screen click here!

If  you have questions about this  or anything library related feel free to contact me anytime at

585-336-6064   OR  tbuford@libraryweb.org

Terry Buford, Director Irondequoit Public Library

Summer Reading Kickoff Book Sale at McGraw!

June 18th, 2014 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off ·

The McGraw Branch of the Irondequoit Public Library (2180 East Ridge Road) is hosting a Summer Reading Kickoff Book Sale. We’ll have a huge selection of thousands of books including Fiction, Non-Fiction, Mysteries, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Romance, Large Print, History, True Crime, Kids, Teens, and more.

Summer Reading Kickoff Book Sale
Wednesday, June 25 (10:00 AM – 8:30 PM)
Thursday, June 26 (10:00 AM – 8:30 PM)
Friday, June 27 (10:00 AM – 5:30 PM)
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Bargain Day! Saturday, June 28 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM)
All Books: 25¢ Each or 5 for $1.00

All proceeds will benefit the New Irondequoit Library. Call the McGraw Branch at 336-6060 for more information.

Imagine Your Irondequoit Library – Woodcarving Ideas Wanted

June 16th, 2014 by Terry in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off ·

The Irondequoit Public Library Board of Trustees and the Town of Irondequoit are looking for imaginative ideas for a sculpture that will be a prominent fixture in our town’s new library. The sculpture will be a woodcarving created out of one of the trees to be removed from the Town Hall Campus. A local artist will be commissioned to take the conceptual idea and turn it into a life-sized, three dimensional carving that we will enjoy for generations to come.

Help imagine your library by sharing what you would like to see for this one-of-a kind wood carved sculpture! We would also like to know why you think this would be a great idea for our library! We encourage Irondequoit residents of all ages to contribute ideas. This final piece could be selected from a single submission or could be generated by a combination of ideas.

Use this form to submit your idea or email the information to the Irondequoit Public Library Board of Trustees at iplboard@yahoo.com by July 1st. Forms can be turned in at or mailed to the McGraw Branch, the Evans Branch, or the Town Hall. The final concept will be announced late Summer/early Fall.

Click Here to Download the Submission Form