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De-stress and re-charge with these recommended books, as well as DVD’s and CD’s, compiled by Central Library staff.

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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.

Supplemental Materials and Equipment

Empire Passes to NYS parks (left), Toy Library toys at Lincoln branch (center), Play & Learn backpacks (right)

FFRPL helps fund the purchase of supplemental Library materials, including books, DVD’s, audiobooks and ebooks, toys for Lincoln branch’s Toy Library, ukuleles … and much more!

For the 2020-21 fiscal year, FFRPL helped fund the Library’s purchase of supplemental books, DVDs, audiobooks, and eBooks. We also helped fund Local History’s digitization of materials.

For the 2017-18 fiscal year, FFRPL helped fund themed Toy Library learning backpacks, additional sewing machines for the Arts Division, and popular Empire Passes for free vehicle entry into NYS Parks ˗̶  all available for loan. Through the successful Retirees’ Challenge, FFRPL also raised money to help fund online Overdrive eBook purchases for MCLS.

Learn more about the Toy Library at the Lincoln branch here

See the Toy Library’s video clip here!

For FY2019-20 and FY2020-21 FFRPL purchased Empire Passes for every MCLS library: Central, branches, and towns.

Learn more about borrowing Empire Passes here

Learn more about online Overdrive materials here

Check availability of Central Library’s 5 soprano ukuleles here

Onyx reader (left), ukuleles (center), sewing machine (right)