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Phillis Wheatley Community Library


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

     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 

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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 (c.1753 - December 5, 1784). She was the first published African-American woman and first published African-American poet. The library serves a predominantly African-American population and the multicultural historic Cornhill neighborhood bordering the library. 

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


"Safe to Be Smart" - Activities and services geared toward youth, Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., or after school.


Meeting Room: The Nancy Evelyn Brandon meeting room seats 104 and is frequently used by community groups and other non-profit organizations, who may book the room for free. The room is also available to for-profit organizations, for whom a $30 fee applies. Call staff at (585) 428-8212 for additional details.  


The Phillis Wheatley Community Library maintains 34 computers with Internet access for adults, young adults and children. Printing is available.

Recreation Centers Nearby

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



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