Read, Learn, Discover.

Welcome to the Webster Public Library!

We enhance our community’s intellectual and creative pursuits by providing expertise in combination with an eclectic collection. We are committed to providing the highest quality of service at the greatest value in a comfortable and inclusive environment.

Support

Donations to the Webster Public Library Foundation help support large-scale projects that improve our community’s experience using the library and ensure the library’s ability to meet our community’s changing needs. The Foundation has supported the loaning of WiFi units, starting the Wonderbook collection, and hoopla.

All Ages Summer Reading Program!

June 21 – August 31

Join us for this year’s summer reading program for all ages! Whether you participate virtually or in-person, the same great prizes and fun await you.  The more minutes you read (or listen), the more you earn!

To participate virtually: Download the ReadSquared app or go to websterpubliclibraryny12.readsquared.com.

To participate in-person: Stop into the library anytime we’re open and pick up a summer reading bookmark to get started!

Adult Olympic Reading Decathlon

In Celebration of the Summer Olympics, Friday, July 26-Friday, August 11, we are having a Adult Olympic Reading Decathlon. You can do this challenge while you are participating in our regular summer reading event. If you complete different challenges you can get more entries for prizes in the summer reading raffle! How far can you go! Download Adult Olympic Reading Decathlon Challenge!

Battle of the Spreads: Community PB&J Collection

Summer is approaching and the Webster Community Chest is is need of PB&J!
During the months of June and July, we will be collecting peanut butter, jelly, and peaNOT butter (any other nut butter) in the Battle of the Spreads! Each week, we will tally the items and medals will be awarded. Which spread will reign victorious?
When you stop in, please place your donation on the counter to add to the display. Thank you for supporting our community over the summer!

July Exchange Table

The Webster Library exchange table is jewelry.  If you have any jewelry you are not using, you can bring it to the table to share and or pick some treasures to take home with you!

Give the Gift of Life, Wednesday, July 24 from 1:00-6:00pm! Make an appointment using the Red Cross Donor App or at www.redcross.org/give-blood.html

Books ‘n Bites

A book club specifically created for folks in their 20s, 30s, and 40s (although anyone who is interested in reading the books we select is welcome!) If you want to read fun, trendy, and unique books and enjoy lively conversations (and snacks) with other lit-loving locals, you should check us out! Meeting is on Thursday, July 25 at 6pm. Register for Books ‘n Bites.

Tuesday Movie Matinee – Uncharted

Join us, Tuesday, July 30 at 1pm for a movie on the big screen in our Community Room! The movie is Uncharted (2022) Running time 116 minutes. Street-smart Nathan Drake is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan to recover a fortune amassed by Ferdinand Magellan, and lost 500 years ago by the House of Moncada. Starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.

Hearing loop available.

Matt Fico from the Arc of Monroe County, Peggy Fortune from Al Sigl Center, Kelcie DeMille from Access VR and Margaret Lonnen from Future Care Planning and Trust Services will be discussing opportunities in the community for adults with disabilities followed by a Q&A on Wednesday, August 7 at 11am.

In collaboration with Parents Helping Parents Coalition and Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester.

This event will be on Youtube Live and then recorded.

Registration required for Adults in Transition.

Join us for a movie on the big screen in our Community Room, Tuesday, August 13 at 1 pm! The movie is Dog (2022) Running time 101 minutes. In this road-trip comedy, two hard-charging former Army Rangers paired against their will — Briggs (Channing Tatum) and a Belgian Malinois named Lulu — race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time.

Hearing loop available.

The cost for the program is $25 for AARP members, $30 for non-members, payable at the class. Make your check payable to AARP. No cash, please. Also, to be eligible for your insurance discount and/or DMV point reduction, remember to bring your driver’s license! Part 1 is Wednesday, August 14 and Part 2 is Friday, August 16. The class goes from 12pm – 3pm Registering for session one registers you for both sessions.

Registration required for AARP

 

Meet us at the Webster Arboretum, Wednesday, August 14 at 6pm, at Kent Park,1700 Schlegel Road, for an extensive tour that will include the themed gardens, pond, trails and MORE!  The tour will be approximately one hour long.  http://www.websterarboretum.org

Registration required for Arboretum tour.

Thursday, August 15 at 1pm, join us discussing the title, The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton. All are welcome to come to any session; no registration necessary. The books for discussion are available at the Circulation Desk the month before the scheduled discussion. The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 1 PM. Books chosen for discussion have been nominated for or won a book award.

Libby Tips and Tricks

Need help in understanding how to use ebooks and audiobooks with Libby? Do you have questions or just want to learn some tricks that you might not know about? Join Jenny Paxson’s presentation, Thursday, August 15 at 2:30pm on different things that Libby has to offer. There will be time for your burning questions. Registration is required for Libby Tips and Tricks.

Join us, Thursday, August 15 at 6:30pm, for a unique journey through time, showcasing the explorers and adventurers who came to this land and either lived alongside it, harnessed its power for industry or worked the soil and created communities. All these lives would eventually lead to the city and county we know today. The presentation will include a historical survey starting with the ancient Algonkin nation, to the Senecas, to early colonizers, to our modern day city.

Registration required for Early Adventurers. 

Join us, Thursday, August 22 at 6:30pm, as Reiner Eschbach plays original creations on his acoustic guitar. Come have a cup of something while listening to these soothing tunes in a coffee house-like setting.

Registration required for classical guitar.

Join us, Tuesday, August 27 at 1pm, for a movie on the big screen in our Community Room! The movie is Argylle (2024) Running time 135 minutes. Elly Conway is a successful yet introverted writer of spy thriller novels. While preparing her latest manuscript, she unwittingly becomes embroiled in the schemes of a nefarious underground crime ring. Elly taps into her academic knowledge of espionage to tackle the case.

Hearing loop available.

Digital Literacy Computer Help

Anthony from Digital Literacy volunteers is here most Mondays from 1-4pm at the public computers giving computer help to people who need it. Anthony will help with basic computer skills, saving a document, navigating the Internet, applying for jobs, making an email address, and helping with Microsoft office and Google docs. Please stop by to see him!

Walk In Tech Tutor

Have tech questions? Our Tech Tutor Jenny will be available to help you find answers! Drop in Tech Tutor hours will run from 1:00-2:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday! No registration is required.

New on Kindle Fire!

A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci, This Summer Will be Different by Carley Fortune, Camino Ghosts by John Grisham, Funny Story by Emily Henry, Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez, The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren, One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware, Swan Song by Elin Hilderbrand, The Women by Kristin Hannah, Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley, Eruption by Michael Crichton, 15 Summers Later by RaeAnne Thayne Sandwich by Catherine Newman, The Burning by Linda Castillo, and the Housemaid is Watching by Frieda McFadden.

Coming Soon:  By Any Other Name by Jodi Picoult.

Ask at the information desk to borrow a Kindle and check out our page for all the titles available.

hoopla @WPL!

Use hoopla to access music, movies, TV series, graphic novels/comics, ebooks, and audio books. for more information check out the hoopla page.

Drive-Up, Pick-Up Service is Available!

Our Drive-Up, Pick-Up service is available Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 7:30 pm and Friday – Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm! Email your book, movie, audiobook, music, video game requests to webster.reference@libraryweb.org. Be sure to include your name and library card number with the request. We’ll email you back with instructions on how to pick it up when it’s ready!