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
What is your favorite "Glimpse of Greece"?
If you take pride in your town, have a passion for photography and would like your work featured in our 2021 calendar we’ve got just thing for you.
The sixth annual Glimpses of Greece Photo Contest encourages photographers to capture the amazing geography of the town of Greece; 764 acres of land, 8 miles of Lake Ontario shoreline and 17 parks!
Get inspired by checking out the latest photography books - we've got them in the library and on Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby. Then use your new skills to capture your favorite Glimpse of Greece.
The contest is open to teens and adults (ages 13+) and submissions will be accepted during the month of August. Winning photos will be announced in September. For more details about contest rules, prizes and important dates, please view the Glimpses of Greece announcement.
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 April 30, 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 May 31, so don't delay starting your journey!
All books, DVDs and other items you have checked out on your account won’t be due for months. We’ve extended all due dates to May 18, 2020 including items from other libraries.
So sit back, embrace the quiet and escape with those books and movies you haven’t had time to finish!
While our buildings remain closed to the public, 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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