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The ballots are in and the judging is over, now it's time to celebrate!

Please join us as we honor the winners and open the exhibit for the Glimpses of Greece 2018 at a reception on Thursday, November 1 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Full color calendars featuring these exceptional photographs taken around the Town of Greece will be available to the public on a limited basis and refreshments will be served.

Hope to see you there!


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, or
  • call (585) 723-2479

We're looking forward to hearing from you!


The Friends of the Greece Public Library announce their fall book sale to be held at the Greece Ridge Center Mall - Bed Bath and Beyond Wing. 

This popular event kicks off at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 and runs through Sunday, October 21.  

Selections include: Mystery/Adventure, Romance, General Fiction,  Non-fiction, Cookbooks,  Children's Books, and so much more.

Sale Hours:  October 17 - 21, 2018

Wednesday:   10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday:        10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday:              10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday:         10:00 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday:            11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sponsored by Friends of the Greece Public Library



Supervisor's Choice & On the Water Category Winner, "Braddock Bay Summer Sunset" by Brandon Sprung

Over 150 photographs in two categories, Youth (ages 13-17) and Adult (age 18+) were submitted for the 4th annual Glimpses of Greece photography contest and the winners have been announced. Winners were chosen by our judges, photographers Jim Montanus, Robert Bilsky and Dick Bennett. Greece Town Supervisor, Bill Reilich, selected the “Supervisors Favorites”, and an online poll determined the “People’s Choice” awards.

Winning photographers:

First Prize - Adult: Tom O'Brien for "Foggy Sunrise at Long Pond Silo "
First Prize - Youth: Austin Bowlin for “Lightning at Frisbee Hill Park”

Supervisor's Choice - Erik Fleischer for “Greece Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration”
Supervisor's Choice - Brandon Sprung for "Braddock Bay Summer Sunset"

People’s Choice - Adult: Nikhil Nagane for “A Foggy Sunrise at Braddock Bay Park”
People’s Choice - Youth: Loren Muscato for "6:56 at Braddock Bay"

Category Winners:

Greece is a Winter Wonderland: Brandon Sprung for "Frozen February on Buck Pond"
Greece Community Happenings: Patrick Byrnes for "Arcadia vs Olympia Football"
Autumn Beauty of Greece: Michael Keaton for "Autumn Morning at Sawyer Park"
On the Water in Greece:  Brandon Sprung for "Braddock Bay Summer Sunset"
Springtime in Greece: Zaphir Shamma for "Smiling Fox at Burger Park"
Unique Architecture of Greece: Bill Sauers for "Saint John the Evangelist Church"

Honorable Mention Winners:

Sue Johnson for "647 Long Pond Road"
Donna LaPlante for "Remnants of Crescent Beach"
Nikhil Nagane for "Sunrise Over Salmon Creek" 

You can view these photos along with the entire 2018 gallery here.

Winning photographs will be unveiled to the public at the Exhibit Opening reception on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7 pm in the Welsh Room of the Greece Public Library and will remain on display at the library through December 31, 2018. The winning photos as well as the honorable mention winners will appear in the 2019 Glimpses of Greece calendar. A limited amount of calendars will be available at the library in November.


PBS is inviting all of America to name the Great American Read.  Which of 100 nominated novels will America choose? Will the Town of Greece choose the same book?  

We’re counting on you to help us discover Greece’s Favorite Book.  This will be a bracket elimination contest, so you can cast your ballot every week as we narrow down the list.

On Tuesday, October 9 we’ll announce the Final Four and two pairs of books will go head to head on Facebook and in the library.  On October 16 final voting will begin as you choose between the two most popular novels as determined by your votes. 

Adults and teens are invited to gather for the celebration as we reveal Greece’s Favorite Book at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 23.  Eat pizza, talk books, and make a button depicting your favorite read.  We’ll have you home in time to watch the grand finale of the PBS Great American Reads show at 8 pm. 

You can vote online through our Facebook page, or with paper ballots right here in the library.  We can’t wait to see what you choose!



Have you been thinking of starting a book club? Our Book Clubs in a Bag can help with that! Each bag contains ten copies of a popular title and ten copies of suggested questions to keep your discussion lively and interesting. You just have to provide the location, friends, and the snacks!

Here’s how it works: select a title from our Book Club in a Bag collection (adult, teen, and middle grade books are all available) and then choose a member of your club to stop at the library and check the bag out to their library card.

Distribute the books to the club members a few weeks before you plan to meet. You’ll have plenty of time – this special collection has an eight week loan period. When you’re done, simply return the books and discussion packets to the bag and return it to the library. It’s just that easy!


We are pleased to announce the addition of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premier Elements to our suite of creativity tools in the Library’s Creation Station.

Loaded on a dedicated all-in-one PC with a generous 23-inch display, this video and photo editing software can be used to edit and enhance photos and videos captured in digital format.

Digital scrapbooks, greeting cards, collages and calendars are just some of the popular projects that can be designed with this software. Don’t know how to use Adobe Elements? Visit the Adobe website for online tutorials or use the print materials placed in the Creation Station for your convenience.

The Adobe photo and video editing computer along with our 3D printer, Cricut machines, button maker, and graphics tablet make the Greece Public Library’s Creation Station a center of creativity in the Greece community. Stop by and explore the space today!

basket3Join us this summer as we go old school for summer reading!

This year, we're tracking on paper reading logs and offering 30+ amazing prize baskets for all ages.

What: Our annual summer reading program at the Main Branch! This year, you'll earn points just for reading and attending library events.

When: Monday, June 18 through Friday, August 10. There is no deadline to sign up, and you can join anytime during the 8 week program.

Who: Readers of all ages! We have programs and prizes for children (0-8), tweens (9-12), teens (13-19), and adults (20+)

How: Starting June 18, pick up a log at the library. Log your reading minutes and library program attendance each week. For every 30 minutes you read, you'll earn one point. For every program you attend, you'll earn one point. 

Win: Each time you accumulate five points, you will earn a ticket to enter into our basket giveaways. There is NO limit on the number of points or tickets you can earn. Enter your raffle tickets for a basket weekly, OR save them up for a favorite basket! Baskets will be on display in advance so you can choose wisely (and trust us, you won't want to miss out on these!).

Kid's Bonus: Kids can visit the children's room at the main branch and look for Readbot Jr. Find him with our clues and earn a prize from the treasure box! Readbot Jr. moves every day, so kids can search for him all summer long, and earn a prize each time.

Barnard Crossing Branch:

The Barnard Branch Summer Reading Program has been especially designed for our Barnard patrons and differs in format.  Please view the details here.

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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.


creation Station

Our brand new Creation Station is open! Located directly behind the Information Desk, the Creation Station is a new space for "makers" and creators. People will be able to utilize the 3D printer, graphics drawing tablets, button makers, and our 10 Cricuts, which are smart cutting machines used to cut designs on paper, vinyl, fabric, and more. The Creation Station was made possible by a state grant secured by Senator Joe Robach.

Use of the 3D Printer and Cricut Machines each require an orientation and certification prior to use. Classes for the 3D printer are already in full swing, while Cricut classes will begin in April. Both orientations and creative classes are offered for each. Button makers and graphics drawing tablets are ready to use and don't require an orientation, so please stop by and see what you can create!