Do You Know the Difference Between the Library Board, the Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library?

February 10th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Friends of the Library · No Comments ·

We’ve received a lot of questions recently asking about the differences between the Library Board of Trustees, the Irondequoit Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. So we created this infographic to possibly make it easier:


If you’ve still got questions, please give us a call at 336-6060, we’ll do our best to answer them.

2015 Tax Forms Have Arrived

February 8th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults · No Comments ·


Most of the 2015 Federal and State Tax Forms are now available for pickup at the Irondequoit Library. We currently have:

  • Federal: 1040 (+ Instructions), 1040A (+ Instructions), 1040EZ (+ Instructions)
  • New York State: IT-201 (+ Instructions), IT-203 (+ Instructions), IT-1099R

All other forms can be printed at the 1st Floor Information Desk or the 2nd Floor Reference Desk ($0.15 per page) anytime. Forms can also be obtained online through the IRS or NYS Department of Taxation.

Irondequoit’s Seniors can get their taxes prepared for free by calling the Irondequoit Senior Citizen Center (154 Pinegrove Avenue) at 336-6078. Appointments to work with a tax professional can be made for Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Also, the Central Library will offer a tax filing assistance program from January 30th through April 14th. More information is available by calling 428-8130 or by visiting the Monroe County Library System’s website.

WXXI Radio Talks About the Future of Libraries

February 6th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults · No Comments ·


Matt Krueger, the Teen Librarian at the Irondequoit Public Library appeared on WXXI Radio’s Connections yesterday to talk about the future of libraries:

Libraries say the state is short-changing them, and the fight is on. We talk about how libraries use public funding — often to provide internet access to people who don’t otherwise have it. We also discuss the future of libraries. How are they adapting to technology?

In case you missed, you can visit WXXI’s website to hear the whole episode.

A Snapshot of the Last Four Months of 2015 at the Irondequoit Public Library

February 4th, 2016 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·


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!

Program Alert: Don’t Live For Your Student Loans (2/4/16)

February 2nd, 2016 by Amy - Library Events and Non-Fiction in Adults, Programs · No Comments ·

The average college student graduates with approximately $27,000 in student loan debt. If you need help with managing your student loans, representatives from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester will stop by the Irondequoit Library this Thursday to provide information on how to handle them. Registration is required, so please register online today or give us a call at 336-6060.

Don’t Live For Your Student Loans
Thursday, February 4, at 7:00 PM
The average college student graduates with approximately $27,000 in student loan debt. This program will educate how to handle student loans, the benefits of paying loans off faster, the helpful payoff programs that are available through the federal loan program, and how to maximize repayment efforts. Materials and handouts with practical resources and useful tools will be provided by Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester. Registration is required.

New DVDs and Blu-rays at the Irondequoit Library: January 2016

February 1st, 2016 by John - Movies and Music in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·


Have you had time to browse all the new DVDs and Blu-rays we have on our shelves including The Martian, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Downton Abbey: Season 6, and more? Click the “Read More” link to check out the full list and feel free to call us anytime at 336-6060 or click the links below to get on the hold list for any (or all) of these titles… [Read more →]