The Open Book: The Director’s Blog

Thank You to Our 2014 BBQ and Blues Sponsors

August 11th, 2014 by Terry in Adults, Teens, The Open Book · Comments Off ·

Publisher Level

 Town Supervisor Adam Bello and Meghan Bello

State Assemblyman Joe Morelle

County Legislator Joseph Morelle Jr.

 Christa Construction

Passero Associates

 Sears Irondequoit

 Wegmans Irondequoit

 Peter and Anne Kelderhouse

 Bob and Dianne Flaherty

J.T.  Genier Security Services

Rich Funke – Candidate for State Senate

 Novel Level

 County Legislator Dr. Joe Carbone

Reader Level

 Senator Ted O’Brien

Town Councilman John Perticone

Irondequoit Police Nightstick Club

Top Hat Chimney Service

Ukrainian Federal Credit Union

Click below to see the poster

BBQ 2014 thank you sponsors


Thank You To Our Generous Local Businesses

July 8th, 2014 by Terry in Adults, Friends of the Library, The Open Book · Comments Off ·

Recently our foundation asked area business for contributions of gift certificates to raise money for the library.  The gift certificates were to be raffled off at the 4th of July festivities at town hall and our BBQ and Blues fundraiser at Camp Eastman on August 22 and 23.  The winners of the drawings at the 4th of July raffles have been notified.  Come to our BBQ and Blues event to take a shot at even more gift certificates from our wonderful and supportive business community.  Thank you to the merchants whose gift certificates were raffled on the 4th of July.

RC Shaheen Paint and Decorating Center

Titus Tavern

Keenan’s Restaurant

Red Rose Florist and Gift Shop

Hair Extraordinaire

Cooper Deli

Cordello’s Pizzeria

Black’s Hardware

Aman’s Farm Market

The Reunion Inn

Murph’s Irondequoit Pub

Shamrock Jack’s

Simply New York

Silk O’Loughlin’s

2 Ton Tony’s Pizza

Bay Goodman Pizza

East Ridge Family Diner


Drawbridge Wine and Liquor

Herrema’s Marketplace

Hair By Melissa

Southpaw Designs

Churi’s Coconut Tree Thai Cuisine


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

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Library

April 11th, 2014 by Terry in Adults, Kids, Teens, The Open Book · Comments Off ·

A New Chapter for the IPL

You are invited to our groundbreaking ceremony for the new library, hosted by the Town of Irondequoit and the Irondequoit Public Library Board of Trustees:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM
On the Town Hall Campus (1280 Titus Avenue)

Another Chance To tell Us What You Want

March 21st, 2014 by Terry in Adults, The Open Book · Comments Off ·

The Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce host The Town of Irondequoit and the Irondequoit Library Board for the second public forum regarding the design and building of our new library.  Please stop by and tell us what you want to see in the new library!

Wednesday, March 26th at 7pm.

Join us for coffee, tea, dessert, networking, and share your thoughts for the Library.

Location: Jack’s Place at the Durand Eastman Park Golf Course.

Please RSVP by email, admin@irondequoitchamber.org or call 234-1884

Cost: $7 members, $10 non-members. Kids are FREE. Pay at the door by check or cash.630

Chamber of Commerce Hosts Library Planning Forum

March 3rd, 2014 by Terry in The Open Book · Comments Off ·

The Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce will host a new library planning event with Town Supervisor Adam Bello and The Irondequoit Library Board of Trustees on Wednesday, March 26.

If you couldn’t make it to our first event you have another chance to tell us what you want to see in the new library. Join us at Jack’s Place at the Durand Eastman Golf Course at 7:00 PM.  For more information click on the link below.


You can also watch the first new library planning event by clicking here.

You can also submit your ideas for the new library by emailing us at: