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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.

Funds supporting Supplemental Materials & Equipment

Edna & Kenneth Kroll Fund for Library Audio-Visual Equipment 
Established August 2017
For audio visual equipment for the Reynolds Media Center and related departments

Frances Weis Holtzman Fund for Literature & Poetry 
Established November 2004
For poetry and English literature books and materials for Central Library

Kate Gleason History Fund 
Established April 1996
For support of history and local history divisions

Kusler-Cox Fund for Outreach 
Established May 2015
For library activities for the visually impaired, in part through the work of the Outreach & Extension Division of Central Library

Myles Yerden Fund for Outreach & Extension Services 
Established April 2007
For support of the Rochester Public Library Outreach & Extension Division

Robert & Georgianna Becker Fund for Local History in Memory of Walter F. Becker 
Established December 2015
For upkeep and enhancement of equipment in the Walter F. Becker Center of Central Library’s Local History & Genealogy Division

Ruby M. Jefferson Memorial Book Fund 
Established May 2011
For books for elementary school age children in the City of Rochester, in order to promote literacy and build the self-esteem of elementary school students.

Sybil S. Craig Fund for International Relations 
Established January 2011
For books (hard copy or electronic), periodicals and scholarly journals dealing with international relations and world affairs at Central Library

Toy Resource Center – Toy Library Fund 
Established February 2000
Supports the Toy Library at the Lincoln Branch, for borrowing toys at no cost by using a library card

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20 Fund For the Vietnam Learning Center at Central Library 
Established December 2008
For material related to the Vietnam War era and the Vietnam Learning Center in the Science & History Division of Central Library

William Brewster Lee Fund for Humor In Our Lives 
Established February 2006
For library books and materials with a humorous theme pertinent to the varied subject matter in the
Central Library divisions

William E. Beeney Fund for Children’s Books & Programs 
Established in March 1999
For the purchase of children’s books and children’s programming