Every September we celebrate Literacy Month. Its a time to encourage those in your life to go to the library and pick up a good book. If you know someone struggling with literacy, challenge them to take the steps to learn to read. Learning to read may not be easy for everyone, but we believe everyone can.
The Rochester Public Library announced on July 1st, the total removal of daily fines for all ages on all RPL-owned materials. They invite the community to return to the library, regardless of how long they have had something overdue. “RPL is a judgment-free, fine-free place with something for everyone,” said Jennifer Smathers, Associate Director.
Overdue fines on previously loaned RPL materials will be canceled for existing users.
Replacement costs for long overdue items, processing fees, bills for damaged and missing parts, and fees for printing, copying, and other services remain in place. Patrons with questions about their accounts can contact Central Library Circulation at 428-8180.
Digital Literacy will be going back into Webster Public Library on a weekly bases, starting Monday September 18th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. We will also be starting services in the Penfield Public Library come the second week of October.
In our next Digital Literacy Volunteer In-Service, Literacy Rochester and Literacy CNY will be teaming up to discuss the rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Do you think you can confidently tell the difference between an AI-generated photo and a real photo? Test your skills and join us as we discuss the rapidly evolving world of Artificial Intelligence, AKA AI. We’ll look at how AI works, the known- Hey Siri, and lesser known, like grocery store self-checkouts, ways that AI is already integrated into our everyday lives, and what we might expect to see in the future. This joint presentation, hosted by the Literacy Rochester’s and LiteracyCNY’s Digital Literacy Coordinators will be open to Digital Literacy Volunteers serving Monroe, Wayne, Yates, Ontario, Onondaga, Oneida, Madison, and Herkimer Counties.
Below are the Inservice dates for 23-24 fiscal year:
Wednesday September 20th, 2023 (ZOOM)
Tuesday December 12th, 2023
Wednesday March 13th, 2024
Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
The LR office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Please feel free to call the office if you need any assistance. You can contact me directly at Lroe@literacyrochester.org, or on the digital cell phone 585-606-9521.
Thursday September 14th – SAVE THE DATE
Please join us @ 5:00pm at Literacy Rochester for our annual Student and Volunteer Potluck Picnic! You and your family are invited to this event.
We will celebrate the achievements of our students, and the dedication of the volunteers who have helped them along the way.