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ROCHESTER - We love the downloadable service hoopla, which gives you access to a wide variety of items in addition to the collections the Library offers. May is a great time to try it out because you have a month to get extra downloads.

Brownie Troop Tidies Things Up

Thank you to Brownie Troop 59447 who spent Saturday, April 17th, cleaning up the Library grounds for Rochester Cares Clean Up Day. They did a great job and we want to thank them for choosing the Library as their clean-up site.

Friends of the Library Book Club

Reference librarian, Beth, shares "Have you been missing your book group? The Friends of the Library book group has returned to RPL! The group will meet the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. out on the lawn. This group is open to the public and will meet outside monthly until it is possible to bring the group back inside the library. Please bring your own chair or we can provide one for you. The first meeting will be May 10th, and the book under discussion will be Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Books are available for curbside pickup by calling 603-332-1428 ex. 2.

If you have any questions, please give us a call or email us at We hope to see you there!"

New Book Review Videos

Children's Librarian, Lisa, has two new On Our Shelves videos. In the one titled Adventure/Survival Children's Literature she discusses action adventure stories and tales of kids dealing with dangerous situations. In her Children's Graphic Novels video she recommends a selection of books some of which deal with challenges kids face in school and when best friends grow apart. To see these videos go to the Library home page and scroll down to the YouTube link.

Kaitlyn's Book List

Children's librarian, Kaitlyn says : "Today I'd like to share some of my favorite science fiction books with you! I think you'll enjoy these if you like thinking about: what it means to be human, how destiny and fate are intertwined with science, and what might happen if artificial intelligence gains sentience (and an obsession with cat photos)."

The Firebird Trilogy by Claudia Gray

The CHRONOS Files by Rysa Walker

The Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang

CatNet Duology by Naomi Kritzer

Forget This Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton

Children's Room

Snail Mosaic~Take It & Make It Craft: This will be the last Take it and Make it Craft until September. Families can pick up a kit beginning Saturday, May 1st through Saturday, May 8th or until they are gone, whichever happens first. Pick up times are during library open hours only. The kits will be inside the Children's Room entryway. (One kit per child please.)

Libby update

The Libby app has had an update and they have added a few features and changed the layout a bit. They also added wish lists to Libby that will Sync to the Overdrive app and the website. To sign up for Libby go to our website, click on Services and then on Downloads. You'll see the link to take you Overdrive /Libby where you can sign up.


hoopla is a user friendly app that can be downloaded to a device or accessed on a computer through the RPL website at:

If you have an RPL card and haven't tried hoopla, everything it offers is yours to borrow for free. Each library card holder has 5 checkouts per month and access to hoopla's Instant collection of over 950,000 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, comics, and more.

hoopla Bonus Borrows

hoopla Bonus Borrows are back from May 1 - 31! Patrons can choose from hundreds of titles in the hoopla Bonus Borrows collection. How it works: When a patron borrows an Instant Bonus Borrows title it will not count against your 5 item borrow limit for the month of May.

Expanded Hours

We have expanded our Pick-Up and 45 minute Browsing hours for your convenience. Our new hours are:

Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 -12:00 and 1:00-7:00

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 10:00 -12:00 and 1:00-5:00

Saturday: 9:00 -12:00 and 1:00-4:00

Walk-In Appointments Welcome

Sometimes you just need to grab something to read, watch or listen to and happen to be near the Library but forgot to make a browsing appointment. Don't let that stop you! Just drop by the Greeter's Station and we'll see how we can accommodate you.

Visiting Appointments

Make an appointment to visit the Library to browse the shelves, read the newspapers or use a computer. Call 332-1428 extension 2 to set up an appointment.

RPL-To-Go is always available for anyone uncomfortable choosing books in person. You can request books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks and even magazines. Just place items on hold in our catalog, call 603-332-1428 ext. 2, or email us at with your requests.

Please wear your mask to keep everyone safe.

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