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!
First Place , Adult Category Winner, "Inspirational Runner" by Richard Healey
Over 150 photographs in two categories, Youth (ages 13-17) and Adult (age 18+) were submitted for the 5th annual Glimpses of Greece photography contest and the winners have been announced. Winners were chosen by our judges, photographers Jim Montanus, Lisa Cook, and Dick Bennett. Greece Town Supervisor, Bill Reilich, selected the “Supervisors Favorites”, and an online poll determined the “People’s Choice” awards.
First Prize - Adult: Richard Healey for "Inspirational Runner "
First Prize - Youth: Loren Muscato for “After it Rains”
Supervisor's Choice - Adult: Donna LaPlante for “Ice Shards on Long Pond”
Supervisor's Choice - Youth: Loren Muscato for “After it Rains”
People’s Choice - Adult (tie) : Richard Healey for "Inspirational Runner ", and Sutirtha Chowdhury for "True Colors of Sunset"
People’s Choice - Youth: Loren Muscato for “After it Rains”
Greece is a Winter Wonderland: Donna LaPlante for “Ice Shards on Long Pond”
Greece Community Happenings: Adult: Richard Healey for "Inspirational Runner "
Autumn Beauty of Greece: Adam Bielski for "Autumn in Greece Canal Park"
On the Water in Greece: Jim Callahan for "Fishing on Braddock Bay"
Springtime in Greece: William Sauers for "Blossoms at Greece Town Hall "
Sky View of Greece: Patty Singer for "Greece Canal Ponds Park in Autumn"
Honorable Mention Winners:
Jim Callahan for "Night on the Ridge "
Laurie Webb for "Foggy Reflections"
Kristine Montalbano for "Snowy Owl Braddock Bay West Split"
Cindy El-Gaaly for "Remembrance"
Estefania Martinez-Munoz for "Submerged dock at Crescent Beach"
Allison Cacia for "Carry the Banner "
You can view these photos along with the entire 2019 gallery here.
Winning photographs will be unveiled to the public at the Exhibit Opening reception on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7 pm in the Welsh Room of the Greece Public Library and will remain on display at the library through December 31, 2019. The winning photos as well as the honorable mention winners will appear in the 2020 Glimpses of Greece calendar. A limited amount of calendars will be available at the library beginning on December 1.
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 email@example.com, or
- call (585) 723-2479
We're looking forward to hearing from you!
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.
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.
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!
Year Round Reading Programs for Children
The library offers two ongoing reading programs for pre-kindergarten children: Baby Bugs and 1,000Books Before Kindergarten.
Baby Bugs is a head start towards 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. There will be rewards along the way, as well as giving your child a head start for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program. Upon completing Baby Bugs, children can be enrolled in 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten with a 100 book head start.
Sign-ups can be done at any time. For more information or to register you can contact the library at 225-8951, or visit during library hours. You may also register and log your child's reading online by clicking the blue Beanstack button below. A printable reading log for the Baby Bugs program is available for download.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten asks parents and caregivers to commit to reading 1,000 books with their children before entering kindergarten. You will receive rewards along the way. Once you have finished the program, your child is featured on our reading wall of fame and will be part of a reading celebration!
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
A printable reading log for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available for download.
Children will receive rewards and incentives for each reading level. There is no end date to the program. Once a child is registered, the goal is to finish before he or she enters Kindergarten.