The “most improved branch of the year”

Arnett Branch Library

It looked for a while like our neighborhood library was slated for closure due to budget cuts, but all that has changed!


Working collaboratively with Deb Leary, Bruce Tehan, and other library staff, some of our projects in recent years have included renovating the foyer, setting up a public display case of events, arranging a music program, renovating the walls of the Children’s Room (see below), coordinating community youth events in the Garden Park next door, and developing collaborative programs with School #29.

By summer 2012, the Arnett Branch logged over 10,000 visits in July alone, won the “most improved branch of the year” award in 2013, and was named the Public Library of the Year in the 2015 Rochester Regional Library Council’s community contest!

Story Reading is one program we sponsor that happens twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays all year around. Click here if you would like to read more about this or become a volunteer Story Reader.

Several times a year we also coordinate and host a community Music Event at the Library. Click here to read more about this program. We’d love to have your ideas and help!



Richmond Futch is our neighbor and artist
who did all the remarkable painting