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FFRPL, Central Library, and all branches will be *closed* Friday, December 22; Saturday, December 23; [Sunday, December 24]; and Monday, December 25, 2023 for Christmas.

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FFRPL is the 501(c)(3) charity that raises funds, presents programssupports special projectshelps create specialized spaces, and purchases supplemental materials & equipment for the Rochester Public Library.

FFRPL funds supporting Programs & Services

Chester F. Carlson Patent & Trademark Center Fund
Established July 2009
For activities of the Carlson Center for Intellectual Property

Friends of the Rochester Public Library Legacy Fund 
Established July 2012
For signature programs started by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library

George R. Parsons Jr. Fund for Branch Libraries 
Established November 1999
For programs for children, youth and families in Rochester Public Library branch libraries

Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries
Established October 2006

Each year FFRPL offers a grant opportunity for Rochester area libraries through the Harold Hacker Fund for the Advancement of Libraries.

*The next application cycle will be Spring 2024.

This grant opportunity is open to all RRLC member libraries and library systems, all OWWL Library System libraries and all Monroe County Library System libraries.

The total amount of funding available for the 2024 grant has not been determined.

Funding will be available for projects that meet the following areas:

Irving L. Kessler, Esq. Fund in Memory of Rose & Max Kessler 
Established November 2011
For programs & services of the Rochester Public Library and Outreach & Extension Services

Sharon & Ron Salluzzo Fund for Librarians Serving Children & Teens 
Established October 2016
For continuing education for Monroe County Library System librarians providing Youth Services to children and teens

Suressa Forbes Fund for Local Writers, Established 2019

Albert O. Fenyvessy Fund for Branch Libraries*
Established September 2008
Established by a bequest from Albert Fenyvessy, a photographer and business owner who was very generous to the Rochester community. Its purpose is to support the branch libraries that serve the neighborhoods of the City of Rochester.

Anthony Mascioli Revocable Trust*
Established April 2015
Established by a bequest from Anthony Mascioli. Its purpose is to provide a series of arts and cultural programs, with a focus on LGBTQ+ issues.

*Note: Based on the donor’s original interests, this fund may be used for the purposes described above but is not required to be a permanently endowed fund. In order to provide a continued benefit to the Library, FFRPL has invested this money but retains the option to change future expenditures based on changing Library needs.