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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.

Legacy Programs

Books Sandwiched In

Tuesday Topics

Sokol H.S. Literary Awards

Conversations on Race

Special Events

Recurring Special Events


RPL online Author Series (launched July 2022) *NEW*

Rundel River to Roof Tours

Spooky Stories in the Stacks

Music in the Garden

One-time Special Events

Community Partnerships

NEA’s Big Read: Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky

Rochester Fringe Festival

Rochester Reads

Rochester Children’s Book Festival and Festival-To-Go

Greater Rochester Teen Read

Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues



Thematic, historical large-scale exhibitions



Annual Art of the Book International Juried show

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