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.
In 2019, FFRPL helped fund and manage the creation of the Story Walk @ Beechwood at the Thomas P. Ryan R-Center and Sully Branch Library (with support from the Greater Rochester Health Foundation).
In 2018, FFRPL helped fund and manage the creation of the murals at the Frederick Douglass Community Library (with support from the Chase Joseph Rippey Trust).
Since 2017, FFRPL has helped fund and manage the ongoing development of the unique ‘book spine,’ murals at the Arnett Branch (with support from neighborhood donations). The Arnett Branch Library book spines mural originated in 2017, thanks to a donation to FFRPL by Karen D’Agostino in loving memory of her mother, Violet Keating. It was created by artists Richmond Futch, Chloe Smith and Ebony Singleton. The mural proved so popular that donations by Rochester Pedal Tours, His Branches Inc., a local book club, and Richmond Futch himself have resulted in even more scenes and characters from literature adorning the building.
The four-year Arnett mural project was completed Fall 2021. Read the City Newspaper article here.
In 2016, FFRPL helped fund and manage the creation of Central Library’s murals surrounding the Dorris Carlson Reading Garden in the B&L Library building.