Summer is here and our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is recruiting new members for the 2020-2021 year.
TAB is not only a great way to volunteer and earn community service hours, it's also an opportunity to make new friends and have fun while being an active part of the community.
TAB members meet once a month at the library to plan programs, make recommendations for the library, volunteer, and have fun!
Members must be between the ages of 13 and 16, (going in to grades 8-11). Complete an application and return it to the library no later than Monday, August 31. Applicants will be contacted for an in-person or Zoom interview. More information applications can be found here.
Summer Reading 2020 @ The Greece Public Library
This year our summer reading program is online and in the community - here are the details!
What: Our annual summer reading program!
When: Monday, June 29 through Friday, August 7. There is no deadline to sign up, and you can join anytime during the 6 week program.
Who: Readers of all ages! We have programs and prizes for babies (0-2), children (3-8), tweens (9-12), teens (13-18), and adults (19+)
How: Starting June 29, you can begin to log your reading. Log in using the blue button below, or download and print a reading log here. There will be prize drawings for participants in each age group at the conclusion of the program.
Babies can participate too! Register your baby online or in person. Pick up a game board at the library, or download and print the board here. A completed board will earn a board book for baby to keep.
New This Year - Weekly Challenges:
Try these challenges and post on social media using the #GPLSummer. You may also email photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Week 1 (June 29): Take a Walk - Check out the Story Walk on the Town of Greece Campus or visit a park.
- Week 2 (July 6): Book Quote Rocks - Find a rock and paint your favorite book quote on it. Then take a picture of it and share with #GPLSummer
- Week 3 (July 13): Greece Central School District Challenge, What About Reading Grows You? - Take a picture reading in nature/gardens. Use #GCSDGrowsReaders for this challenge on social media.
- Week 4 (Monday, July 20): Chalk Art - Get creative and show us your chalk art.
- Week 5 (July 27): Recreate a Book Cover - Act out your favorite book cover with props or recreate the cover in your own way.
- Week 6 (August 3): Readbot Scavenger Hunt - Readbot's popping up all around the community. Review the challenges and search for him with these clues
While our Creation Station is unavailable, we’re offering a 3D printing pick up service. If you're certified on our 3D printers, you may submit a file for us to print for you at no additional cost over our usual 3D printing fee. When it's ready, we'll let you know, and you can pick it up during our limited service hours.
If you aren't certified yet, don't worry. You can take our certification class online and be certified in less than 30 minutes!
Design your own project in 3D modeling software, or download a .STL file from an online repository like Thingiverse.com.
Accepted files will be limited to those that can be printed in seven hours or less.
To learn more and get started, visit our 3D Printing Services webpage.
Teens and Tweens from the community have answered the challenge and created original artwork for our online Greece Gallery of Hope.
Some drew inspiration from their personal experiences, while others turned to everyday objects in their home and school. Please visit the gallery to view their art and learn about what inpsires them.
We know you'll want to join us in congratulating these talented young artists!
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 August 31, 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 email@example.com. We'll reply with the link and password.
Remember, this is a limited time offer until August 31, so don't delay starting your journey!
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". '
See you on Facebook!
Take a Baby Story Break that focuses on baby sign language with Miss Jen! We will read and sing while learning simple baby sign language vocabulary. Studies show using sign language with babies can reduce tantrums, calm frustration and encourage a larger vocabulary. This is not a substitute for an ASL class. Each week we will cover different topics.
You can see this program on our GPL Facebook page Thursday mornings at 9:30 am, or watch anytime on our YouTube channel here.
Baby sign vocabulary sheets correlate with our Baby Sign Story Break virtual classes with Miss Jen. Check our calendar or the Greece Public Library Facebook page for dates and times!
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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!