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The New Irondequoit Library Will Open on September 9

July 30th, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·


It’s time! The New Irondequoit Public Library will open on Wednesday, September 9.

The newly constructed building will include dedicated teen and children’s sections, study areas, free wi-fi, multiple meeting spaces for community groups, and fully equipped craft rooms that can be used to explore and expand our abilities.

In order to move all the books, materials, and furnishings from the two existing branches, the current Irondequoit Library branches will close in August. The Pauline Evans Branch on Cooper Rd. will close on Friday, August 7. The Helen McGraw Branch on Ridge Rd. will close a week later on Friday, August 14. All due dates on items checked out in the weeks before the temporary closing will be extended to Sunday, September 12.

Books and other materials that have been placed on hold after August 14 will be available for pick-up at the Irondequoit Town Hall. Patrons who have placed books and other materials on hold will be contacted with details.

More information about the big move will be available soon, and you can read today’s press release at the Town of Irondequoit’s website.

Used Book Bag Sale at Evans and McGraw!

July 21st, 2015 by Matt Krueger in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

We’re clearing out old stock to make way for new!

We’re having a bag sale at both branches of the Irondequoit Library on all used children’s books and library discards. $3 per bag until they’re gone. Lots of great titles and authors!

Just a reminder that neither library will be accepting any donations from now until the new library book store opens in September.

New Young Adult Books for July

July 6th, 2015 by Melanie in New on the Shelves, Teens · No Comments ·

pofProof of Forever by Lexa HillyerBefore: It was the perfect summer of first kisses, skinny-dipping, and bonfires by the lake. Joy, Tali, Luce, and Zoe knew their final summer at Camp Okahatchee would come to an end, but they swore they’d stay friends.
After: Now, two years later, their bond has faded along with those memories.
Then: That is, until the fateful flash of a photo booth camera transports the four of them back in time, to the summer they were fifteen—the summer everything changed.
Now: The girls must recreate the past in order to return to the present. As they live through their second-chance summer, the mystery behind their lost friendship unravels, and a dark secret threatens to tear the girls apart all over again.
Always: Summers end. But this one will change them forever.

ewyltmEven When You Lie to Me by Jessica AlcottCharlie, a senior, isn’t looking forward to her last year of high school. Another year of living in the shadow of her best friend, Lila. Another year of hiding behind the covers of her favorite novels. Another year of navigating her tense relationship with her perfectionist mom.
But everything changes when she meets her new English teacher. Mr. Drummond is smart. Irreverent. Funny. Hot. Everyone loves him. And Charlie thinks he’s the only one who gets her.
She also thinks she might not be the only one with a crush.

tslombThe Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie OakesThe Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust.
And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too.
Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it’s clear that Minnow knows something—but she’s not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past. (more…)

Irondequoit Library Closed on July 3 + 4

July 1st, 2015 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off on Irondequoit Library Closed on July 3 + 4 ·

Both branches of the Irondequoit Public Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours will resume on Monday, July 6.

The Town of Irondequoit will host the annual Fourth of July Festival this weekend and a complete list of events can be found at the town’s website. Don’t forget about fireworks on Saturday at 9:30 PM!

Summer Reading Club Starts Friday, June 19

June 16th, 2015 by John in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off on Summer Reading Club Starts Friday, June 19 ·

The Summer Reading Club starts this Friday, June 19. Are you ready?

Kids (Preschool – 5th Grade)
Kids can read for 20 minutes a day to earn prizes.

We’re also planning a full schedule of fun programs including our Summer Reading Kick-Off on Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 AM at the Pauline Evans Branch. Dunk a librarian in our Dunk Tank! More games and activities, too!

Teens (6th Grade – 12th Grade)
READ AND WIN! This year’s prizes include a gift certificate to Sky Zone and much more! Stop by the library to sign up and learn more!

Read a book or listen to an audiobook, fill out an entry slip (each book is one entry), and join the Author Team of your choice! We’ll have four Author Teams (Sue Grafton, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson, and Stuart Woods) and whichever team reads the most pages will win. One winner from each team will win a new copy of the author’s Summer release.

Summer Movie Club
For the first time ever, both branches are doing a Summer Movie Club. Create your own movie marathon by checking out at least five DVDs and filling out an Entry Form at the Circulation Desk. Two Grand Prize winners will take home a 30 DVD Prize Pack, enough to watch a new movie every night for a month.

Because of our big move, the Summer Reading Club (and the Summer Movie Club) will end on July 31. Good luck to everyone who enters!

Get Ready for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

June 12th, 2015 by Melanie in Teens · Comments Off on Get Ready for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 ·

On November 20, 2015… Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost. After being symbolized as the Mockingjay, Katniss Everdeen and District 13 engage in an all-out revolution against the autocratic Capitol.