As we set our sights on spring, while huddling inside playing and reading, here are some recommended books that can transport you to a warmer place, time, or season. Read more

Join the kids, teens, and parents across the state who are participating in this year’s summer reading theme: Libraries Rock! Read more

Who says laughter is the best medicine? These books do! LOL through April — it’s National Humor Month Read more

Ever wanted to try your hand at writing a poem, essay, story, or novel? Well, no time like the present, because November is National Novel Writing Month. Read more

National Comic Book Day is September 25. Join the celebration and the current comic craze by reading a graphic novel this fall, which may feature animals, kids, teens, or superheroes Read more

Born in Rochester, Minnesota, and now a resident of Rochester, New York, this former English teacher still loves to meet with children, teens, and adults to talk about books and writing. Welcome to poet, writer, and novelist, Marsha Hayles! Read more


With four older brothers, a porcupine as a childhood pet, and a background in anthropology, how could this writer not have something to interesting to talk about? Welcome to the author of over a dozen books, Peggy Thomas! Read more


A children’s therapist and middle-grade author, this mother of two and keeper of four-legged critters shares hope, encouragement, and love through her writing. Welcome to reader, gardener, and kayaker, Wendy Dunham! Read more



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With a lifelong interest in ships and stories, this author of sea novels for adults and issue novels for children and teens has been writing for years, whether his feet are on dry land or misty sea deck. Welcome to Finger Lakes resident Larry Dickens Read more


This author of over 20 books is also a wife, mother, grandmother, Newbery Medal winner, international traveler, and sports fan. Fortunately for us, she settled in the Rochester area so we can call her our own. Welcome, Linda Sue Park! Read more


She’s an amateur photographer, Rochester native, and the award-winning author of more than thirty books for kids and teens. You may have met her at the Rochester Children’s Book Festival, Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival, or other literary events Read more


​Born the day World War II ended, this resident of Pittsford, NY has traveled the world and returned to her home state where she bird-watches, hikes, swims, and writes. Meet Robin Pulver, picture book author extraordinaire. Read more


Susan lives in western New York with her husband, dogs, cats, horses, and chickens, so it is no surprise that she writes about animals. Read on for more about this local author and illustrator. Read more


Born in Fort Hood, Texas and raised in upstate New York, this author, educator, and science junky has worked as a science educator in South Carolina, in Oregon, and while floating on a research ship over the Pacific Ocean. Read more


Who’s the man behind the YA thrillers You, Fall From Grace, and Cold Calls? He’s the same guy who works for an advertising company by day, plays sax in Some Ska Band by night, and MCs the opening author panel at the Greater Rochester Teen Book Fest. Read more


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