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The Friends of the Greece Public Library are holding their book sale just in time for you to stock up with a new batch of summer reads!

Stop in to the library's Welsh Programming Room between July 17 - July 20 and take advantage of this huge selection at fabulous prices!  

Sale Hours:  July 17 - 20, 2019

Wednesday:     4:00  p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(Member Preview Night - new members may join at the door for $5.00)

Thursday:          9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday:                9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday:          9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Bag Day - Fill a bag full of books for just $4.00)

Sponsored by Friends of the Greece Public Library

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This year's better than ever with more than 60 amazing prize baskets for all ages.

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

When: Monday, June 24 through Friday, August 9. There is no deadline to sign up, and you can join anytime during the 7 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 24, register in person or online and stop in to the library to pick up your reading/programs log. Children, tweens, teens, and adults will log  reading minutes and library program attendance earning points as you go.  Earn 1 point for each thrity (30) minutes you read, and earn 1 point for each library program you attend.  

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!).

Babies: Babies can pick up or print out a baby game board and will track their early literacy activities. Turn in your baby's completed game to receive a board book and a raffle ticket for one of two baby gift baskets.

Kid's Bonus: Readbot Jr. will be up to his old tricks, hiding in the Children's Room during the month of July. 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.

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 Barnard Crossing Branch: The Barnard Branch Summer Reading Program has been especially designed for our Barnard patrons and differs in format.  To learn all about it, visit the Barnard Crossing Branch or view the details here.

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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 2020 calendar we’ve got just thing for you.

The fifth 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 ready to enter the contest by attending a photography workshop at the library or by checking out the latest in our growing collection of photography books.  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, view the Glimpses of Greece announcement.

 


bkMk19Please join us as we congratulate the winners of this year's Teen Bookmark Contest.

First place:  Carine Chakra of Hilton “Once Upon a Time”

Second place (tie):  Annah Brisco of Hilton “J. K. Rowling Quote”,  and

Caroline Clar of Chili “Color Your World”

Third Place:  Ky’Johnna Jamison of Rochester “Harry Potter Cartoons”

Fourth Place:  Sophie Haynes of Spencerport “Miss Otter and Her Bookbag”

Honorable Mention:  Molly Maxwell of Pittsford “Dive into Reading”

Honorable Mention:  Kristine Burns of Greece “Beauty and the Beast”

Honorable Mention:  Sarah Knapp of Chili “Kitten and Yarn”

The entries will be on display in the library during the month of June. The public is invited to stop in and vote for the two "People's Choice" selections, which will be announced in 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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Hoopla has arrived and we know you're going to love it.

Download the app and choose from nearly 700,000 movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows. 

Our favorite thing about Hoopla is that there are no wait times... ever! All titles are available 24/7 to Greece patrons through the app on their phone, tablet, computer, or TV.

Get out your library card and create your account today! 

Learn more Hoopla and all of our digital content here.

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Creativebug is a subscription service for creative people just like you! We're excited to announce our new subscription that is now available for Greece residents... all you need is your library card.

Come and browse a wide selection of pre-recorded online classes, workshops and instructional videos presented by artists and professionals. 

Classes include instruction in painting, quilting, sewing, hand lettering, furniture upholstery and even Cricut® projects!  To learn more, visit our Creators and Makers page.

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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, 2019. 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.

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Have you attended a library program lately? Every month we plan dozens of story times, classes and special events and we want your feedback.

What did you like best? What can we do better? Will you be back? Answers to all of these questions help us plan, design and deliver exciting and informative programming with our community in mind.

After each event, you now have the option to give us your feedback either with the paper form distributed at the time of the program or online through the library’s website.

Submitting your feedback online is easy; just look for the Program Evaluation form under the “Events” tab on our website.

We hope to hear from you often!

 

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Hundreds of photographs and other images depicting places and events in the Town of Greece are now available to the public through a searchable online database.

Spanning over 150 years of the Town’s history, the images feature familiar landmarks, famous residents, historical maps and traditional celebrations. Photographs of trolleys, ice storms and lakeside hotels from the 19th century are all part of Greece’s rich history that is captured in this collection. 

Commissioned by Supervisor Bill Reilich and developed by Town Historian Keith Suhr, the database was built to be feature-rich. Users can select to view an image in a variety of sizes, zoom in and out for detail, download and even share the files on social media. Additional information is attached to each photograph or map and includes a description, date or date range, category, source and names of those pictured (when known).

Pictured at right is an image from a 1920's promotional booklet for the Manitou Beach Hotel.

More images continue to be added and Supervisor Reilich has invited residents to contact the Town Historian through his email at keith.suhr@libraryweb.org if they have historical photographs or documents relating to the Town of Greece that they would like to make available.

The database can be viewed at https://greeceimages.org/

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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 sean.greif@libraryweb.org, or
  • call (585) 723-2479

We're looking forward to hearing from you!