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bkMk19Please join us as we congratulate the winners of this year's Teen Bookmark Contest.

First place:  Carine Chakra of Hilton “Once Upon a Time”

Second place (tie):  Annah Brisco of Hilton “J. K. Rowling Quote”,  and

Caroline Clar of Chili “Color Your World”

Third Place:  Ky’Johnna Jamison of Rochester “Harry Potter Cartoons”

Fourth Place:  Sophie Haynes of Spencerport “Miss Otter and Her Bookbag”

Honorable Mention:  Molly Maxwell of Pittsford “Dive into Reading”

Honorable Mention:  Kristine Burns of Greece “Beauty and the Beast”

Honorable Mention:  Sarah Knapp of Chili “Kitten and Yarn”

The entries will be on display in the library during the month of June. The public is invited to stop in and vote for the two "People's Choice" selections, which will be announced in July.

All winners will receive a Greece Public Library prize basket and 10 copies of their bookmark.

Winning designs will be printed and distributed at the library this summer. 

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Hoopla has arrived and we know you're going to love it.

Download the app and choose from nearly 700,000 movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows. 

Our favorite thing about Hoopla is that there are no wait times... ever! All titles are available 24/7 to Greece patrons through the app on their phone, tablet, computer, or TV.

Get out your library card and create your account today! 

Learn more Hoopla and all of our digital content here.

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Creativebug is a subscription service for creative people just like you! We're excited to announce our new subscription that is now available for Greece residents... all you need is your library card.

Come and browse a wide selection of pre-recorded online classes, workshops and instructional videos presented by artists and professionals. 

Classes include instruction in painting, quilting, sewing, hand lettering, furniture upholstery and even Cricut® projects!  To learn more, visit our Creators and Makers page.

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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, 2019. 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.

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Have you attended a library program lately? Every month we plan dozens of story times, classes and special events and we want your feedback.

What did you like best? What can we do better? Will you be back? Answers to all of these questions help us plan, design and deliver exciting and informative programming with our community in mind.

After each event, you now have the option to give us your feedback either with the paper form distributed at the time of the program or online through the library’s website.

Submitting your feedback online is easy; just look for the Program Evaluation form under the “Events” tab on our website.

We hope to hear from you often!

springIt’s 2019 and we’re introducing Spring into the Classics, a brand new reading challenge for adults 18 and over.

We’ve chosen 100 of our favorite classic works of fiction and we’re inviting you to challenge yourself to read one or two of these titles each month from January through May, 2019.

The process is simple:

  • Register online through Beanstack or come in and sign up at the library.
  • Pick up a copy of the 100 Classic Novels list at any of the library's service desks.
  • Log your books online or, if you prefer,  on paper at the library.
  • Win prizes for reaching your goals.

We can’t wait to see what you choose!

Log into Beanstack

 

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Hundreds of photographs and other images depicting places and events in the Town of Greece are now available to the public through a searchable online database.

Spanning over 150 years of the Town’s history, the images feature familiar landmarks, famous residents, historical maps and traditional celebrations. Photographs of trolleys, ice storms and lakeside hotels from the 19th century are all part of Greece’s rich history that is captured in this collection. 

Commissioned by Supervisor Bill Reilich and developed by Town Historian Keith Suhr, the database was built to be feature-rich. Users can select to view an image in a variety of sizes, zoom in and out for detail, download and even share the files on social media. Additional information is attached to each photograph or map and includes a description, date or date range, category, source and names of those pictured (when known).

Pictured at right is an image from a 1920's promotional booklet for the Manitou Beach Hotel.

More images continue to be added and Supervisor Reilich has invited residents to contact the Town Historian through his email at keith.suhr@libraryweb.org if they have historical photographs or documents relating to the Town of Greece that they would like to make available.

The database can be viewed at https://greeceimages.org/

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Greece Public Library is looking for teen volunteers interested in helping library users with technology.  

Teen Tech Tutors will provide 1-on-1 tutoring sessions and other tech help.

If you're a motivated, tech-savvy student looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity please:

  • Download, fill out, and drop off your TTT application at the library's Information Desk, or
  • email Sean at sean.greif@libraryweb.org, or
  • call (585) 723-2479

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

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 We now have graphics drawing tablets available for check out! They are simple to use and enable you to create amazing digital art. You hook the device up to your computer, "draw" on the tablet with the special pen included, and see your image appear on your computer screen. Check out this drawing  -- one of our patrons, Natalya, drew that with a tablet! Ask for one at the check out desk, or go to our catalog and place a hold on one today.

 

puzzle We are pleased to announce our monthly Sensory Sensitive Story Time for children ages 3 through 8. This new program is free and open to children of all abilities, but
is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. Children will be invited to sing, play, and move with us. If your child has struggled to sit through other story times, they may find this to be a better fit.

This unique and fun story time will be held the last Wednesday of the month from 6:30 - 7:30. Please register here to let us know you'll be coming, or call us at 225-8951.