Phillis Wheatley Library 50th Anniversary

The Phillis Wheatley Library opened to the public on July 6th, 1971. The library was named after Phillis Wheatley was the first African-American author of a published book of poetry.
The ultra-modern library building was designed by James H. Johnson, the architect of the Mushroom House in Powdermill Park. Phillis Wheatley Library was a state-of-the-art media center when it opened and serves the Southwest area community in Rochester.

Phillis Wheatley Library has been serving the southwest Rochester community for 50 years. We would like to give back to the community with a party and everyone is invited!
Wednesday, August 25th, 3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Free ice cream provided by Lugia’s Ice Cream Truck- 3:30-4:30 pm
African drumming and dancing with Womba African Drumming
Surprise giveaways for the first 50 people!

Please help FFRPL and the library raise the $3,000 needed for our kickoff neighborhood celebration in August with refreshments, special performances, and giveaways.

The event will be held rain or shine. Masks must be worn in the library building. Social distancing is encouraged. For more information, call 428-8212.