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Getting eBooks and eAudiobooks on your phone or tablet using Overdrive has never been easier! We’re offering one-on-one pre-scheduled sessions with a librarian to learn how to use Overdrive to download and enjoy digital copies of library books.

Bring your device for a 30-minute sit-down tutorial in a stress free environment. We’ll show you how to search the Overdrive catalog, choose and download your selection and begin reading or listening to the title you chose. Upcoming sessions are at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 28. You can register online through our calendar or call the library at 225-8951 to make your reservation.

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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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During the month of May, the library invited all area teens, ages 12-19,  to enter our Teen Bookmark Contest and twenty talented young artists responded.  The four winners, selected by library staff, are:

  • The First Place bookmark was created by Sophie H., a 9th grader from Hilton High School and it features her drawing of a fox reading a book.
  • Second Place was awarded to Kristine B., a 10th grader at Athena High School, for her beautiful flowered bookmark featuring a Neil Gaiman quote.
  • Third Place went to Drew R., a 12th grader at Odyssey Academy, for her rainbow colored design with a cartoon.
  • And the Honorable Mention was awarded to Carine C., a 12th grader at Hilton High School, for her whimsical design of fish reading books.

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

 

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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!

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Our newest book club will be launching with our first meeting in March. We will meet one Wednesday evening a month at 6:30 pm and is designed for adults age 19-35. Forever YA (Young Adult) is a nationwide book club for adults who enjoy reading YA or Teen books. We're thrilled to offer our own chapter here, and will follow their official reading schedule. Come discuss, enjoy some refreshments, and meet fellow YA book lovers! 


If you'd like to attend our first meeting on Wednesday, March 21, please register here. All YA book lovers are invited and encouraged to attend. Bring a friend! For more information and upcoming book selections, click here.

puzzle We are pleased to announce our new 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 once a month on a Wednesday evening, with our first program being held on April 26 from 6:30 - 7:30. Please register here to let us know you'll be coming, or call us at 225-8951.

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TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love! TumbeBooks are created by taking existing picture books and adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic book which a child can read, or have read to him or her. The TumbleBook Library also includes National Geographic videos and games.

Visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org, click on the “eBooks and More” icon and get started exploring TumbleBooks for Kids!

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The library offers two ongoing reading programs for pre-kindergarten children: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Baby Bugs.


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten asks parents and caregivers to commit to reading 1,000 books with their children before entering kindergarten. Progress is tracked on provided worksheets and books may be counted multiple times for each re-read. Incentives and rewards are given upon reaching certain milestones in the program, and markers are placed on our banner each time a child completes 100 books. Upon completing the program, children will receive a book, a graduation certificate, and will have their photo placed on our Wall of Fame. They will also be invited to a celebration party.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Gold is open to children under the age of 4 that have completed the 1.000 Books Before Kindergarten Program and are ready for another challenge.  To reach a Gold Reader status, each child must

     - Read 2,000 books to receive the Bronze Medal
     - Read 3,000 books to receive the Silver Medal
     - Read 4,000 books to receive the Gold Medal

Rewards will be given for reaching each reading goal and there is no end date to the program.  Once a child is registered, the goal is to finish before he or she enters school.


Baby Bugs is the precursor to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, and is designed for children who are under two years old at the time of enrollment. Baby Bugs participants commit to reading 100 books with their babies by the time they turn two and offer similar incentives and rewards. Upon completing Baby Bugs, children will be enrolled in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten with a 100 book head start.


There is no deadline to complete the programs and sign-ups can be done at any time. For more information and to register, contact the library at 225-8951, or visit during library hours.