February is "Love Your Library" Month, and we want to know why YOU visit the library! You'll have the perfect opportunity to let us know this month.
Please visit the whiteboard that will be stationed near the lobby all month, and jot us a quick response. Were you studying for your math exam? Were you checking out a book to take on vacation? Maybe you were participating in story time? Whatever your reason, we'd love to hear it!
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich is pleased to announce the library's 2017-2019 Strategic Plan, now available at both branches of the Greece Public Library and on our website. The plan serves to provide a framework for fulfilling the library's mission - to engage, inspire, and inform - in ways that are meaningful to the community.
Plan development began in December 2015 and involved community input gathered during three community focus groups held in June 2016, as well as from a survey completed by nearly 1300 Greece residents.
In addition to the four service priorities which are identified and outlined in the plan, new enhancements have already been made to library services including a coffee, tea, and hot chocolate bar, and a new catalog kiosk. Hold fees have been reduced from $1 to 50¢ per item.
We encourage you to take a look at our new Strategic Plan to find out more about our upcoming goals and our library mission. Each of these priorities has been developed with you in mind. Many thanks to those who participated in the survey and in our focus groups!
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!
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 can be tracked on provided worksheets or online, 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 or to register you can click on the buttons below, contact the library at 225-8951, or visit during library hours.
For more information about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and Baby Bugs please log in below, or contact the library at 225-8951.