Our Mission

The Friends of the Penfield Public Library is a volunteer-driven, 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization, whose goal is to raise funds, primarily through used book sales, to provide financial support to the Penfield Public Library for non-operational expenditures for the benefit of its patrons.

What We Do

The Friends of the Penfield Public Library is a nonprofit that raises funds to enable a wide variety of Penfield Public Library programs and services. The Friends fund services such as:

  • Piloting new services such as: NY Times access
  • eBooks, movies, music online
  • Greater Rochester Teen Read and Book Fest
  • Children's, Teen and Adult Programs
  • Toys and Equipment
  • Children's Book Festival
  • Museum/VIP/Empire Passes
  • Fish Tank Upkeep
  • BookPage Magazine
  • ASL Interpreters
  • Writers and Books Collaboration
  • Special Events

Joining the Friends shows you appreciate our Penfield Public Library and the extra services supported by the Friends. Become a member and join us on the first day of the book sales. See the membership page on this website for more information

$5.00 per individual/senior couple.

$10.00 per family.