Library Hours

Monday  1 - 8   |   Tuesday 11 - 8    |    Wednesday 1 - 8   |   Thursday  11 - 8    |    Friday: 1 - 8   |   Saturdays 10 - 2
We try to make services and programs available to patrons of all abilities, including those with disabilities.  Please let us know in advance of any special needs you many require so that we can accommodate you or your child.     ~ Library Staff
Current Events
Check it out! More events are listed on our programs page!

Rush Public Library
Growing readers since 1914
5977 East Henrietta Road, Rush NY 14543            
Located at the Rush Town Hall     
(585) 533-1370
Smartphone & Device App Update!
Monroe County Library System has a brand-new app called MCLS-To-Go and it is available now as a free download from your App Store (iTunes & Google Play). 

The new app brings a cool feature- it can store your library card barcode! If you are using the old app (called MCLS Mobile) delete it after youhave downloaded the new 
MCLS-To-Go app (because the old app is being discontinued) 

Head to Monroe County Library System Website for more information: 

Please contact us if you have any questions or need help, we are here to help if you need it!
Holiday Closings
As the summer approaches there are some special dates The Rush Public Library will be closed. Please make a note of the following dates:  

Rush Public Library will be closed: 
• Independence Day: Tuesday July 4th 
Firemen’s Parade: Friday, July 14th  *Closing at 5:00 PM 

Remember, our items are never due on a day we are scheduled to be closed. Check your receipt or online account to verify all of your due dates.

Let your library card take you somewhere this summer with 
V.I.P. Museum Passes

Did you know...We have partnered with several local museums & arts organizations for a program that allows you to check out a pass with your library card, and then receive a discounted admission rate when you arrive.
Passes are available for:
 Genesee Country Village,  The George Eastman Museum, Rochester Museum & Science Center,  Memorial Art Gallery,
The Susan B. Anthony House, Geva Theater, and more!
Passes are first come first serve and checked out for one week, courtesy of 
Monroe County Library Systems branches.
Text Messaging Feature

We now have the ability to send smartphone texts for your 3-Day 
Courtesy Reminders
 and Hold Alerts. 
Call us or stop by the circulation desk to sign up for this feature. 

(If you pay for your texts, normal rates will apply.)
Summer Reading Program

It’s time once again for our Summer Reading Program that runs the month of July! 
This year’s theme is Build a Better World. 
Our annual kick off event is Build It With Dominoes! 
Families are invited to come and meet local domino artist Michael Fantauzzo, aka StickTrickDominoDude on Friday, June 30th at 7:00 PM in the William Udicious Pavilion. Everyone will see some of Michaels' awesome domino creations and experiment, get creative, and have fun with hands on building! 
Children who would like to participate must register in advance.
 Our programs will fill up fast; please stop in or call to register today!

Check out our programs page to view a complete 
summary of events we have planned for the summer!
• Children: Get cool stuff by reading for fun during vacation! You can win prizes for every 5 books you read, and we have grand prizes for participants who read 20 books in the month of July!

• Teens in grades 6-12: Check out and read any Rush Library books (including your school assigned material) then enter your name to become eligible for a prize. Two prize winners will be chosen at random each week; enter as many times as you wish. The more you read, the better your chances!

• Adults: Enter your name and book title in a drawing to win a prize. Two prize winners will be chosen at random each week; enter as many times as you wish.

Don't let the kids have all the fun!

Our summer reading program isn't just for the kids! Teens and adults can also have fun while escaping in a good book
Rush Readers’ Book Club
This months selection is "The Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. Join us for lively discussion and dessert on Thursday, June 29th from 7:00-9:00 PM. Space is limited; please call or stop by the Rush Public Library to register in advance.
Family Night: Lots of Dots!
On Friday, June 23rd from 6:30-7:30 PM, join Erin and listen to a story about dots, have fun making art with dots, play I Spy Dots in the library, and have a dot snack. Please register in advance by calling or stopping by The Rush Public Library.
Teen Night
Start your summer vacation with some fun on Monday, June 26th from 6:00-8:00 PM. Are you a teen who loves card games? We do too! Stop in to play Uno, or learn to play Euchre or Hearts; special bonus- there will be pizza! Tell a friend and then be sure to stop by or call the Rush Public Library to register in advance. 
Knit Chicks
 Meet twice each month to share patterns and camaraderie. Whether you knit, crochet, quilt, or felt, we’ll gather to stitch up fun on Saturday, June 24th from 10:30 AM-NOON. Coffee & snacks are provided, there’s no need to register.