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Adorned inside and out with several murals and housing warm and welcoming areas for children, teens and adults, the Arnett Branch Library is located in the 19th Ward of Rochester, NY at 310 Arnett Boulevard. A large parking lot is adjacent to the building. The library is handicapped accessible.
Named the 2015 Library of the Year by the Rochester Regional Library Council, the library has been described this way:
This is truly a neighborhood library, with outreach to the diverse population in our corner of the city. There are story times, homework help, Lego club, a teen center, live music events, computer resources, literacy volunteers, and of course, books to read, reference help, DVDs and music. Most of all, there is a staff of helpful and welcoming librarians. The library even has a table at our local farmer’s market and Square Fair. Over the twenty-plus years I have lived in this neighborhood, I have never seen the Library more vital and active and utilized.
Branch Supervisor: Bruce Tehan
310 Arnett Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14619
28/28X Genesee Park Blvd./Strong
|Monday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Tuesday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday||11:00 am – 8:00 pm|
|Thursday||11:00 am – 7:00 pm|
|Friday||11:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Saturday||10:00 am – 2:00 pm|
Closed Friday, March 27 and Friday, October 23, for staff training.
In addition to providing popular collection materials, the library provides programming for visitors of all ages. Programs include, but are not limited to, story times, tutoring, arts and crafts activities, computer guidance, and employment seeking assistance.
The library has a meeting room that can seat 100 people and is available free of charge to non-profit organizations. For profit organizations may also book the room for $30.00.
The library offers mobile services at various community events, often times bringing its “Books by Bike” (a small, portable, pedal-powered library).
There are 18 adult computers with Internet access and Microsoft programs.
There are 9 teen computers with Internet access and Microsoft programs.
The Children’s Room has 6 computers with filtered Internet access, Microsoft programs and children’s games.
Printing is available from all computers, with color prints at $.50/page, and black and white at $.20 cents/page.
Roxie Anne Sinkler R-Center
The Arnett Branch Library book spines mural has been expanded!
Navigators from the Literacy Volunteers of Rochester work at the library and provide free on-site, drop-in service to participants who require assistance with technology.
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