This is the perfect time to trace your family history and we're providing the resources with Ancestry - Library Edition. Many of you have used the database in the library, but now we're able to grant access from home until April 30, 2020.
Trace your family tree, discover immigration and military records, view legal documents, photos, maps and more. To get login informtion, Greece residents should send an email with their library card number to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll reply with the link and password.
Remember, this is a limited time offer until April 30, so don't delay starting your journey!
Teens and Tweens, unleash your creativity, relieve stress, and inspire your community! Share your original 6” x 6” artwork to our online Greece Gallery of Hope and showcase your talent.
Submissions will be accepted from teens and tweens (ages 9-19) from April 6 through April 30, 2020
Here are the guidelines:
- Your original artwork can be any type of artistic medium, including digital art, and must be in a 6” x 6” format.
- If your artwork is not created as a digital file or photograph, convert it to a digital file by scanning and submitting it as a jpg file. No scanner at home? Try one of the free apps available for both iOS and Android on the App Store and Google Play Store.
- Before submitting your art through the portal below, please be sure to crop it to a square format.
Our Greece Gallery of Hope will go live on our website on May 11, 2020!
All books, DVDs and other items you have checked out on your account won’t be due for months. We’ve extended all due dates to May 18, 2020 including items from other libraries.
So sit back, embrace the quiet and escape with those books and movies you haven’t had time to finish!
While our buildings remain closed to the public, it’s a great time to take advantage of our digital collections using your phone, tablet, e-reader, or smart TV. We have a whole library (pardon the pun!) of books, movies and music available through the Libby and Hoopla Apps.
Looking for something special for the children in your household? Check out Tumblebooks, a special collection of web-based interactive books designed to engage young children and build their literacy skills. For more information, please visit the eBooks & More page on our website.
We understand the need for connection during these trying times, plus we miss talking books with you all! With that in mind, we've launched four new virtual book clubs on our Facebook page.
With four genres to choose from, we're sure you'll find one that suits your reading style, and we encourage you to join as many as you'd like!
All of the book titles will be chosen from the Hoopla catalog, a service we offer that includes eBooks, audiobooks, movies and more with NO wait times or hold lists ever... all you need is your library card to get started.
To join us, choose one or more clubs listed below click through and choose "join". '
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Want to be famous and have your artwork seen by thousands? During the month of April, the library is inviting all area teens (ages 10-19) to enter our Teen Bookmark Contest.
Four winners will be selected by staff and two People's Choice awards will be selected by public ballot. Winners will receive a prize basket and 10 copies of their bookmark.
Winning designs will be printed and distributed at the library this summer. Hurry! The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2020. Contest rules, entry forms and instructions for submissions may be found here.
The annual Teen Bookmark Contest is sponsored by the Friends of the Greece Public Library.
Our first ever Greece Reads author and book selection have been announced! We are thrilled to be hosting author Zoje Stage in March, and featuring her debut novel, Baby Teeth.
Zoje will be here on Tuesday, March 24th to discuss her writing, answer your questions, and autograph copies of her books. Please register to attend here.
You can purchase a hardcover copy in our Friends bookstore, Secondhand Prose, for $10 cash (while supplies last). We also have several copies in the library that you can place on hold or check out. Find one in our catalog here.
We will also be hosting a "big book discussion" prior to her visit on Monday, March 9 at Blue Barn Cidery. Come discuss the book with your fellow readers, submit questions for Zoje, and enjoy refreshments. Please register for the book discussion here. And, don't forget to mark those dates on your calendar. You're not going to want to miss our Greece Reads events!
Winter is a great time to tap into your creativity and explore the library’s resources for making. Spend time in our Creation Station working with our Cricut machines, Ultimaker 3D printers, button makers, and digital photo editing computer.
Like working on projects in the comfort of your own home? We have tools and resources for that too! Take home a graphics tablet for the artist in your family or check out one of our Take & Make kits to discover new hobbies like Quilling, Jewelry Making or Wood Burning.
Learn a new technique or get inspired with ideas for your next project with Creative Bug, a library of creativity tutorials covering everything from knitting to furniture refinishing to decoupage.
We even offer design and crafting classes right here at the library with something for all ages and interests. Visit our calendar to learn more and register.
For details about these resources and more, visit the Creators & Makers page on our website today!
Exciting news: we now have Nintendo Switch consoles that you can use in the library, along with a variety of games! No clue what a Switch is? Check out our short informational video here.
Stop by the Tween Section to see what's available. Bring a friend, or play alone. Either way, you'll have a ton of fun!
We've already started receiving great feedback. Jen G. said this: "My son is loving being able to play the Nintendo Switch at the library! This is so cool to have here. So far he's been playing with two other kids he's just met!"
We're excited to announce our new author visit series, Greece Reads! Each year, our librarians will select a book that we will encourage the community to read and discuss. In March, we will host the author - live! - right here at GPL for a talk, Q&A, and book signing.
Starting this week, we will be releasing one clue about the author each Friday in January. On January 31st, the author's identity and book title will be revealed.
More details, events, and giveaways to follow. Look for updates on our Facebook page and see if you can guess who will be our first Greece Reads author. Get ready to read!