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FFRPL, Central Library and all City Branches will be closed:

Juneteenth: Wednesday, June 19

Independence Day: Thursday, July 4

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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.

Rundel River to Roof Tours

Offered only once or twice each year, FFRPL’s unique ‘River to Roof Tours’ offer exclusive, behind-the-scenes views of the Rundel Memorial Building

Tours visit the Lower Stacks, where a trap door to the old millrace will be opened for viewing and learning how the river is a natural air conditioner for the building. The tours also visit the Upper Stacks, where participants may hear about various ghostly experiences staff have had in the building. Tours stop in the Local History & Genealogy Division and learn about some special items in the library’s collection. A stop on the roof reveals a spectacular view of the Genesee River and the city. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to stand and/or walk for 90 minutes.

As of Spring 2024, no River to Roof Tours are planned.