Mendon Library new director Lyla Grills

Lyla Grills is Mendon Public Library’s new director. Photo by Mendon Public Library

Meet Lyla Grills, Mendon Public Library’s (MPL) new director. Lyla joins the library with nearly twenty years of experience in the Monroe County Library System, most recently as a Young Adult librarian at Penfield Public Library.

The Mendon Public Library Board of Trustees was impressed with Lyla’s development of creative, inclusive programming for teens, ongoing Monroe County Library System committee service, and steadfast commitment to professional enrichment while working at the Penfield Public Library.

MPL Board of Trustees President Cristina Romig said, “Lyla’s service record is reflective of her spirit and dedication to enhancing the quality of life in the communities she serves. We are thrilled to have her join our library.”

Lyla looks forward to meeting community members and welcomes ideas and comments. Feel free to stop in and say hello or email her at

Lyla replaces Laurie Guenther who retired after serving the Mendon community for more than 25 years as library director.

A cornerstone of the Mendon community since 1936, Mendon Public Library offers patrons access to over 1 million items in the Monroe County Library System. Non-print materials include audio books in multiple formats, including CDs and mp3s, and free downloadable books and audio books. Monroe County Library Services are available to all patrons who reside in Monroe County, while those living outside Monroe County can enjoy our Mendon Public Library collection by applying for a free, restricted-use library card. Visit or call 585.624.6067 for more information.

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