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Phillis Wheatley Community Library


wheatley        33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way
     Rochester, NY 14608
     (585) 428-8212
     (585) 328-5266

     RTS Bus Routes: #6 and #18/19
      Directions to this location

      Site Supervisor:  Lori Frankunas  


Hours of Operation
Monday Noon - 7 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday Noon - 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday Noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Holiday Closings 

                                    Wheatley Image Gallery 

Library Profile

  The Phillis Wheatley Community Library is a handicap-accessible, ultra-modern building that was built in 1971. The library is named for Phillis Wheatley (1753? - 1784), whose poetry was published during her lifetime. The library’s cultural awareness programs include Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King, Jr. and African-American History Month celebrations. Many programs include collaboration with Clara Barton School #2, George Mather Forbes School #4, Community Child Care Center and other community agencies. 

The Phillis Wheatley Community Library is a member of the Monroe County Library System


Story Hours: A favorite program with neighborhood community groups, available during the fall and spring of the year.

Special Collections

African-American Collection: This dynamic collection addresses current topics and titles and contains approximately 3,000 volumes written by and about African-Americans. The circulating collection contains fiction and non-fiction including biographies, magazines, compact discs, digital videodiscs and videocassettes for all ages.

Accelerated Reader Collection: Composed primarily of juvenile fiction.


Meeting Room: The Nancy Evelyn Brandon meeting room seats 110 and is used extensively by community groups and other not-for-profit organizations.

Computers: 8 computers with Internet access. Four of those computers provide access to Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access. The library has two computers with Internet access dedicated for children’s use and another for use of Accelerated Reader software.

Recreation Centers Nearby

Adams St. Community Center & Pool
Flint St. Community Center
Southwest Community Center 



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