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.
Wheatley Image Gallery
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.
KidTech: A free, ten-week computer instruction class for ages 6 to 17. Students meeting financial guidelines receive a free computer after successful completion of the class.
Story Hours: A favorite program with neighborhood community groups, available during the fall and spring of the year.
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 2 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