APRIL 2021
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Join us on April 22, 2021 for the RRLC Annual Meeting to celebrate the achievements of RRLC members and to congratulate the outstanding libraries and library staff in our region.
RRLC is pleased to announce it will distribute a total of $20,200 in funding to the 2021 RRLC/ Causewave Capacity Building Grant recipients! This year the grant winners and their project focus are:
  • Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County: Vision and Mission
  • Henrietta Public Library: Stakeholder Perception Survey
  • Monroe Community College Libraries: Vision and Mission
  • Sodus Community Library: Brand Development
  • Victor Farmington Library: Fundraising Planning
  • Wood Library: Stakeholder Perception Survey
Congratulations and best wishes for a successful project!

      New York Heritage News

Palmyra Community Library just added a collection titled, Family Photo Collection. The collection contains photographs of people, schools and students, groups, organizations and some area photographs such as the Erie Canal and street views.   This is an ongoing project so check back to see what’s new.

If you want to see your collections in New York Heritage contact Ryan Hughes

Congratulations to the RRLC Technology Grant winners. The 2021 recipients and projects are: 
  • Gates Public Library: Gates-Chili Newspaper Digitization 
  • Greece Historical Society: Greece Post Digitization
  • Mendon Public Library: HFL Yearbook Digitization
  • Rochester Museum & Science Center: Howard Wilson Coles Newspaper Collection Digitization
  • Rochester Public Library: Rochester Image/ NY Heritage Pilot Project 
We are excited to see the progress of these projects!
Congratulations to Grace Frenzel, Youth Services Coordinator, from the
Livonia Public Library
on being named an Outstanding Librarian by Senator Sean Ryan. This award truly recognizes dedication and service to the Livonia Library community. Congratulations, Grace!
RRLC offers FREE access to two online learning platforms, Skillshare and Treehouse
RRLC members can "check out" a seat to skillshare or Treehouse for two week periods; seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have 12 Skillshare seats and 4 Treehouse seats available for check out. These services are not intended for library patrons or the general public.
Request access to Skillshare or request access to Treehouse.
The REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) project is hosting a webinar Thursday, April 15, 3:00- 4:30 PM to explore the topic of COVID-19 vaccines and how they impact the reopening and ongoing operations plans for organizations. Learn more and register here

Join us for part two of Archiving & Preserving Black Local History on April 19, 2021. Collecting and preserving local history requires trust, openness and self-awareness between cultural institutions and communities. This series will focus on building and strengthening partnerships that center the perspectives and needs of creators and preservers of cultural heritage.

Register for FLX Kids Are Alright: Youth Mental Health Literacy Tools for Library Staff (Part II), taking place April 26, 2021. As a follow up to our first training in March, please join us for the reveal of the new mental health and well-being literacy resources developed by the youth from the FLX Kids Are Alright project. 

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Member News
  • Henrietta Public LibraryThe Art of Capoeira, Thursday, April 15, 7-8 PM. Capoeira is a 600+ year-old Afro-Brazilian art that blurs the line between martial art and dance. It has gone from an illegal martial art to grow in popularity to become Brazil’s national sport. Once only played by slaves and their descendants, capoeira is now for everyone, young and old, rich or poor, short or tall.
  • Henrietta Public LibraryStop Fake News: Responsible Sharing on Social Media, Wednesday, April 21, 7-8:30 PM. In this workshop participants will walk away with information and tools to be responsible social media citizens. You will learn about the social media landscape today, various types of misinformation and how to spot them and most importantly, the tips and tricks of real life fact checkers.
  • Friends of the Greece Public Library: Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 24, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM.
  • Henrietta Public Library: Unlock Classical Music, Thursday, April 29, 7-8:30 PM. The language spoken by classical music may not be as well known today, but you can learn. Join Herb Smith, guest conductor and 3rd trumpet of RPO, as he helps you interpret and unlock the language of classical music.
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