Busy, Busy, Busy. Since opening the doors in September, the New Irondequoit Public Library has been very busy.
Between September 1st and December 31st…
- 195,986 Items were loaned to customers, a 26% increase over the same period last year.
- 133,107 People visited the new library, a 34% increase over the same period last year.
- 351 Reservations were taken for meetings and events held by various clubs, community groups, and businesses in library meeting rooms (and when you add in all the people that used a meeting room without needing a reservation, this number jumps to over 700).
- 12 Workshops and Classes have been held in the Maker’s Lab with 55 people attending. All were supervised uses of the 3D printer and other equipment and tools. We are still educating ourselves on the capabilities of all the equipment in the Maker’s Lab, but hope to be able to offer unsupervised use eventually.
You can always keep up with the latest events at the library by following our Online Event Calendar, Facebook, or Twitter.
Monroe County residents can find approximately 167,000 books, magazines, DVDs, Blu-rays, CDs, and video games on the shelves of the new library. And it’s a good thing too, as we’re well on our way to becoming the busiest library in the county in 2016. So stop in anytime!
Pat Wayne, the Town Historian, and the Library Board created a beautiful brochure showing the history of libraries in Irondequoit for our Grand Opening. In case you missed it, we’ve added it to our website: The Story of Our Library.
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 18. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, January 19.
If you’d like to learn more about Dr. King’s life, you can find a large number of books and films about the civil rights leader in our online catalog.
January 4th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Programs, Teens · Comments Off on Sign Up for the Irondequoit Library’s January 2016 Programs Now ·
Happy New Year, Irondequoit! We’ve just posted our January 2016 program schedule for adults, kids, and teens, so please check it out at the Event Calendar. You can register for any or all of our programs online, or by calling the library at 336-6060.
Here’s just a few of the programs we’ll be offering this month…
KIDS PROGRAM: Yoga for Kidz N Parents
Saturday, January 16, at 10:30 AM
Ages 3-5 with a caregiver. This class incorporates simple yoga postures and breathing techniques partnered with a combination of fun uplifting music and calming music to help the children to move, play, and relax. The benefits of yoga for children are to improve strength, balance, and flexibility, and to introduce the children to ways to calm the mind and focus. It balances movement with rest so children can learn the value of activity and stillness. Registration is required.
ADULT PROGRAM: Terrarium 101
Tuesday, January 19, at 7:00 PM
Find out everything you need to know to grow one of these fascinating little container gardens with presenter Paul Tantillo. You’ll learn about the history of terrariums and how they work. Tantillo will demonstrate how to build one, and you’ll get complete instructions for creating your own terrarium at home. Registration is required.
TEEN PROGRAM: Tween Advisory Board
Thursday, January 21, at 4:00 PM
Grades 6-8. Plan programs for tweens at the library, volunteer, and have fun!
December 21st, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off on Holiday Hours at Irondequoit Public Library for December 24, 2015 – January 2, 2016 ·
Christmas and New Year’s are almost here, so the Irondequoit Public Library will have limited hours over the next two weeks.
During the week of December 21, the library will be closed on the following dates:
- Thursday, December 24
- Friday, December 25
- Saturday, December 26
- Sunday, December 27
And during the week of December 28, the library will have limited hours on the following dates:
- CLOSE EARLY AT 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 31
- CLOSED on Friday, January 1
Regular hours will resume on Saturday, January 2. Happy Holidays!
December 11th, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off on Genetaska Club Annual Bake Sale & Raffle Begins Today (12/11/15) ·
The Genetaska Club of Rochester is hosting its Annual Bake Sale & Raffle at the Irondequoit Public Library on Friday, December 11 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The Bake Sale & Raffle will be held in the Irondequoit Bay Meeting Room (#115).
This year’s proceeds will go to Mercy Flight Central and other charities. Please come and see all of the beautiful baskets and gift raffles, and buy some holiday baked goods to take in to the office or just enjoy them at home!