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3…2…1… 2019 Summer Reading Registration Open

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2019 Summer Reading Registration is open today!

Stop in to see us for all of the details.

We know how busy summers can get! If you’d rather print out the form at your convenience and drop it off filled out, click the link below.

We are reading our friend, Waldo, to the moon. It’s 238,000 miles. Every page we read is a mile so we’re going to need all the help we can get. Thank you for being part of our community!

2019 Summer Reading Registration Form

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Summer Reading 2019

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Our good friend, Waldo, has stopped by to visit us! You may remember our 2016 Summer Reading Program. We walked Waldo to Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics, with each page equating to 1 mile. I wonder what adventures Waldo will be getting into this summer. Stay tuned! Summer Reading 2019 is coming soon.

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Friends of the Lima Public Library Spring Book Sale

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The Friends of the Lima Public Library will be holding their Spring Book Sale!

When: Friday 5/31 and Saturday 6/1 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Where: Book Barns (in the parking lot of the Lima Public Library at 1872 Genesee Street)

What: Books will be sold for $3/grocery bag. (Encouraged to bring your own bags)

These dates/times are weather permitting.

We will see you there!

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May 2019 Events

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Here is what is happening at the Lima Public Library in May!



Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 PM:

Friends of the Lima Public Library meeting


Thursday, May 9 at 3:00 PM:

Alzheimer’s Association Community Education Session

Registration required. Please call 1-800-272-3900 or 585-760-5400.


Monday, May 13 at 2:00 PM:

Alzheimer’s Association Support Group

No registration required.


Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00 PM:

Hillside Family of Agencies Parent Support Group

For foster, adoptive, and guardianship parents.

Do you need support dealing with your child’s behavior? Do you need to talk to others who understand? Join us!

Please RSVP to Zetta Denno at Hillside at with the gender of child and age.

Hosted by the Hillside Family of Agencies- Greater Rochester Area Regional Permanency Center.


Thursday, May 16 at 6:00 PM:

Food Preservation 101: Canning

Are you interested in canning but don’t know where to start? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn the difference between boiling water bath canning and pressure canning, see the tools used for canning, learn about the process of preparing a jar for the canner and see many examples of canned goods. If the weather permits we will use an outdoor propane burner to process jars in a pressure canner. Participants can return to the library the the next day to pick up his/her sealed jar. If the weather is “iffy” the instructor will demonstrate how to use a pressure canner.

Presented by: Barb Brenner
Limited to 12 participants. Sign-up will be available in library closer to event date.


Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 PM:

Library Board Meeting*

Please note the change in date. Board meetings are typically the 3rd Wednesday of the month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov, & Dec).


Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Friends of the Lima Public Library Book Sale


Story Time is also every Wednesday morning at 10:30 AM. The last Story Time until October is Wednesday, May 29.


Also, our summer hours are beginning soon! Our last open Saturday will be May 18. Saturday hours will resume in October.

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Summer Hours 2019

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Our Summer Hours start soon! What does that mean? Our last open Saturday will be May 18, 2019. They resume in October. Stop by and see us!

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Easter Closing

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The Lima Public Library will be closed on

Saturday, April 20

Sunday, April 21

Monday, April 22

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 23.

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FYI: Weather Closings

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We’re in the thick of winter! Sometimes, it is necessary for the safety of patrons and staff to close the library. If we are closed for weather, we will post it on 13WHAM and our Facebook page.

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No Story Time on 2/20

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We will not be having Story Time on Wednesday 2/20. If you don’t have plans to head out of town, we will be open so stop and see us!

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Presidents’ Day Closing

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The Lima Public Library will be closed on Monday 2/18 for Presidents’ Day. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday 2/19.

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