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Celebrate National Library Week April 13 -19th: Libraries Change Lives

Abby, Ariane, David, Bryan, Paula This week we celebrate National Library Week by highlighting some of the ways that libraries change lives.

Whether it means providing work opportunities, access to library materials through the bookmobile, volunteer opportunities, or adult learning, libraries can really change lives.

Our April Newsletter gives you a preview of some of the stories of the people you see on in the picture to the right (along with the different activities and programs being held at the library this month). Look for special posters around the library this week!


Library will be closed on Sunday, April 20th for Easter holiday

The Rochester Public Library will be closed all day on Sunday, April 20th for the Easter holiday.

We will reopen on Monday, April 21st at 9:30am


Make-N-Take: Painting and Poetry April 21st & 28th

Local artist and poet, Mary Lou Devlin will be here to present painting and poetry workshops on Monday, April 21st (7:00pm - 9:00pm) and April 28th (10:00am -12:00pm) in the Makerspace on the 2nd floor.

During the workshop, participants will create a painting inspired by poetry. Participants can bring a poem they like, either that they have written or found.


See our 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival photos!

Check out our Flickr page to see all of the creative entries in our 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival (which was held on Saturday, April 12th)

Entires include" "The Fault(line) in our Bars", "20,000 Legumes Under the Pea", "The Five 'Peeps' You 'Eat' in Heaven" and many more!


Magnetic PoetryNew Magnetic Poetry Wall in the Makerspace

Everyone is invited to share their verbal creativity on the Magnetic Poetry Wall in the 2nd floor Makerspace area. 

Stop in for a few minutes or longer to create your personal prose or enjoy the poems of others on the Wall.


Library seeking Eastside Pioneers families for Neighbors Read!

Rochester Public Library is seeking families with preschool children in the Eastside Pioneers neighborhood to participate in the Neighbors Read program to prepare children to succeed in school.

Participating families will decorate a free mini-library and will participate in programs and special events.

The mini-libraries will be filled with free books provided by Friends of the Rochester Public Library and books will be available for anyone in the neighborhood to take.

Interested families with preschoolers living in Eastside Pioneers are invited to contact Rochester Public Library at 507.328.2332 for more information.


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