New Irondequoit Library Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 12

August 19th, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·


We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, September 12 to celebrate the Grand Opening of the New Irondequoit Public Library. A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at 10:00 AM, followed by food, music, and other activities!

We’ll have more information about the Grand Opening celebration soon.

And don’t forget, the New Irondequoit Public Library opens to the public on Wednesday, September 9!

The New Irondequoit Library Will Open on September 9

August 19th, 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 closed in August. The Pauline Evans Branch on Cooper Rd. closed on Friday, August 7. The Helen McGraw Branch on Ridge Rd. closed a week later on Friday, August 14. All due dates on items checked out in the weeks before the temporary closing were extended to Saturday, September 12.

Books and other materials that are scheduled to be picked up after August 17 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 the official press release at the Town of Irondequoit’s website.

McGraw and Evans Branches Are Now Closed

August 17th, 2015 by IPL Webmaster in Adults, Kids, Teens · No Comments ·

Dear Irondequoit Residents,
The Helen McGraw Branch on Ridge Rd. and the Pauline Evans Branch on Cooper Rd. are now closed as we prepare to move to the New Irondequoit Library on Titus Ave. next to the Town Hall. We’re sorry that we won’t be able to help you with your library needs for the next three-and-a-half weeks, but we hope you’ll join us on September 9th for the Opening Day of the New Irondequoit Library.

If you need to contact a library while we’re closed, the following libraries are very close to Irondequoit:

Winton Public Library
611 Winton Rd. N
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 428-8204

Sully Public Library
530 Webster Ave.
Rochester, NY 14609
(585) 428-8208

Webster Public Library
980 Ridge Rd.
Webster, NY 14580
(585) 872-7075

Brighton Public Library
2300 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 784-5300

Would You Like to Have Your Name or That of a Loved One on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree?

May 12th, 2015 by Terry in Adults, Kids, Teens · Comments Off on Would You Like to Have Your Name or That of a Loved One on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree? ·

Would you like to have your name or that of a loved one on the Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree? Local artist, Craig Wilson designed and sculpted our unique giving tree. Mr. Wilson’s beautiful work can be seen in private collections and public spaces all around the Finger Lakes area. Here in the Rochester area, he created the Gates and Bench for the Discovery Children’s Garden at Strong National Museum of Play, the Bench for the Fairport Savings Bank in Irondequoit, the Eagle Sculpture for West Irondequoit High School, and the Preening Egrets sculpture at Parkridge Hospital.

givingtreeThe Pauline Evans-Helen McGraw Giving Tree was named in honor of two pioneers of the Irondequoit Public Library. It was Pauline Evans who started the first official library in the town in the basement of the Lincoln Bank on the corner of Titus and Cooper. Helen McGraw was the first certified public librarian to serve our town. Now their names will live on in this exquisite giving tree.

Sample Leaf

Sample Leaf

The Giving Tree is a huge metal sculpture that will be mounted right near the front door of the new library. If you would like to be a part of the Giving Tree, please download the Giving Tree Donor Form, or go to IrondequoitLibraryFoundation.com and click on the “Contribute Now” button to donate online.

And don’t forget… The rest of the fund raising campaign to help hold down the cost of the new library is in full swing! Money has been raised to cover the costs of furniture, fixtures and equipment. There are also naming opportunities. All donations large and small will benefit our new library for years to come. If you wish to contribute please fill out and send in the Pledge Form. You can also donate online at: IrondequoitLibraryFoundation.com!

Thank you for supporting “The Library the Community is Building Together!”

Iron Library Radio – August 2015

August 14th, 2015 by John in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Iron Library Radio, a monthly playlist of songs from the Irondequoit Library’s most recent music purchases, is back with some new music. You’ll find music from Florence + The Machine, Kacey Musgraves, Of Monsters and Men, and others in this month’s playlist. Listen to all the songs below (a Spotify account is required) or at Spotify.com.

Call the library at 336-6060 to place any of these albums on hold.

New Music For August 2015

  • ASAP Rocky – At Long Last ASAP
  • Barenaked Ladies – Silverball
  • Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am
  • Breaking Benjamin – Dark Before Dawn
  • Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes
  • Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  • Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – FFS
  • George Ezra – Wanted on Voyage
  • Giorgio Moroder – Deja Vu
  • Hillsong United – Empires
  • James Taylor – Before This World
  • Jason Derulo – Everything is 4
  • Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
  • Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
  • Major Lazer – Peace is the Mission
  • Miguel – Wildheart
  • Mika – No Place In Heaven
  • Muse – Drones
  • Nate Ruess – Grand Romantic
  • Of Monsters and Men – Beneath the Skin
  • Pitbull – Dale
  • Soundtrack – Paper Towns
  • Third Eye Blind – Dopamine
  • Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard – Django and Jimmie
  • Zedd – True Colors

New Large Print Books for August 2015

August 13th, 2015 by Amy in Adults, New on the Shelves · No Comments ·

Browse the newest large print books (listed in alphabetical order by author’s name). If you want to check if the book is available, click on the title.

One Way or AnotherOne Way or Another by Elizabeth Adler
Barely surviving an attempt on her life that implicates everyone she loves, Angie is consumed by thoughts of revenge and determinedly hunts down the four people who plotted against her.



The RedeemersThe Redeemers by Ace Atkins
Voted out of office through the machinations of kingpin Johnny Stagg, former sheriff Quinn Colson resolves to bring down Stagg’s operation, only to become embroiled in a murder investigation involving his replacement and a former flame.
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New Adult Books for July/Early August 2015

July 29th, 2015 by IPLAcquisitions in Adults, New on the Shelves · Comments Off on New Adult Books for July/Early August 2015 ·

Here are some of the new titles we’ve ordered:


2015-07 f among the ten thousandAmong the Ten Thousand Things
Julia Pierpont
A former ballet dancer struggles to protect her children before receiving an anonymous package revealing her weak artist husband’s infidelities, a discovery that leads to a difficult breakup during a New York summer.

2015-07 f armadaArmada
Ernest Cline
Struggling to complete his final month of high school only to glimpse a UFO that exactly resembles an enemy ship from his favorite video game, Zack becomes one of millions of gamers tasked with protecting the Earth during an alien invasion.

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