Library Special Features

In addition to the many events and programs offered at the Library, we also have a variety of special features available for patrons. These include our Writer’s Station blog, our S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) kits, and our ongoing digitization of Rochester High School yearbooks from 1958 onwards.


The U.S. Department of Education stresses the importance of the S.T.E.M. fields–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math–for helping youth develop critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills that are crucial in our increasingly complex world. To encourage kids of all ages to explore the S.T.E.M. fields, and to assist teachers who would like to incorporate S.T.E.M. activities into their classrooms, the Library offers a variety of S.T.E.M. kits for checkout. See what kits we have available by visiting this page!


The Library has more for you to checkout than just books! We also offer a variety of electronic devices, like GoPro cameras, Roku and Amazon FireStick digital media players, and eBook readers preloaded with best-selling titles. Visit our Technology page to see what devices we have available for checkout!


The Library is currently in the process of uploading the digitized Rochester High School yearbooks (from 1958 to 2013) to our website. Look back at over fifty years of Rochester history by visiting our Yearbooks page!


The Library has digitized the 1918 Orange Judd Pictorial Album of Rochester Township and Village, and you can now access the book online as a digital “flipbook”.


Summer Rec is hosted by Rochester Public Library during the Summer. This program is completely separate from our Summer Reading Program. Sessions are for different age groups, including adults! Some of our sessions include, baseball, dance, cooking, crafting, and scuba diving. Visit this page to view photos of our past summers!


Our Summer Reading Program is one of the biggest in the area. We have hundreds of kids sign up each year from our small community! You do not have to be a member of the library to register for Summer Reading! Follow this page to view photos from our past reading programs!