Central Library SUMMER hours 2023 — Mondays/Wednesdays 9am-8:30pm; Tuesdays/Fridays 9am-6pm; Thursdays 11am-6pm; Saturdays, 10am-5pm (through June). *CLOSED* Saturdays in July/August and *CLOSED* Sundays.
FFRPL, Central Library, and all branches will be *CLOSED* for Juneteenth (Monday, June 19) and Independence Day (Tuesday, July 4).
GRTR encourages everyone in the community to read the same Young Adult book. Many copies of the featured book, including backlist titles by each author, are available at libraries across Monroe County. Typically, programs with the featured authors are held at MCLS Libraries.
MCLS Young Adult Librarians chose Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray, The Fountains of Silence) for the 11th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Read in 2021. Ruta Sepetys is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction, published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Sepetys is considered a “crossover” novelist as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Ruta is renowned for giving voice to underrepresented history and those who experienced it. Her books have won or been shortlisted for over forty book prizes, are included on over thirty state reading lists, and are currently in development for film and television.
FFRPL served as the Fiscal Sponsor.
For the 10th Annual Greater Rochester Teen Read, YA author G. Neri (Grand Theft Horse, Ghetto Cowboy, Tru & Nelle, Chess Rumble, Surf Mules, When Paul Met Artie and Antarctica) made stops at Central Library, the Maplewood Community Library, Brighton Memorial Library and Hillside Children’s Center.
“I’m like a mash-up DJ of a writer: I sample real life and re-mix it into story.” — G. Neri
Greater Rochester Teen Read 2019 was generously sponsored by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, the Monroe County Library System, Friends of Brighton Memorial Library, Friends of Fairport Public Library, Friends of Irondequoit Public Library, Friends of Penfield Public Library, Friends of Pittsford Community Library, and Rochester Public Library.
YA author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak and The Seeds of America Trilogy: Chains, Forge and Ashes) made stops at the Fairport Public Library, Irondequoit Public Library, and Central Library.
Greater Rochester Teen Read 2018 was generously sponsored by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, the Monroe County Library System, Brighton Courtyard Marriot, Friends of Brighton Memorial Library, Friends of Fairport Public Library, Irondequoit Public Library Foundation, Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library, Friends of Ogden Farmers’ Library, Friends of Parma Public Library, Friends of Penfield Public Library, Friends of Pittsford Community Library, and Friends of Webster Public Library.