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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!

Summer Reading Logo 2021 croppedSummer Reading 2021 @ The Greece Public Library

This year our summer reading program is online - here are the details! We will open up registration for summer reading on Monday, June 21 and patrons can start logging on Monday, June 28.

What: Our annual summer reading program!

When: Monday, June 28 through Saturday, 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 for babies (0-2), children (3-8), tweens (9-12), teens (13-18), and adults (19+)

How: Starting June 28, 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.

If you need book suggestions for children, check out our online booklists!

 

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Beginning Friday, July 9, 2021 the Main Branch will be open:

Monday 9 am - 9 pm

Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm

Wednesday 9 am - 9 pm

Thursday 9 am - 9 pm

Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Saturday  9 am - 5 pm

Sunday Closed (Sunday hours resume October 2021)

bookmrkImgRevWant 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. 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, 2021. Contest rules, 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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Our second annual Greece Reads author and book selection have been announced! We are thrilled to be hosting author Angie Kim (virtually) in March, and featuring her debut novel, Miracle Creek.

 

Greece Reads is a community-wide event put on annually. Each year, our librarians collaborate to select a book that we encourage the community to read and discuss together. Miracle Creek was chosen because of its wide array of themes, including: family, immigration, motherhood, medical ethics, and miracles, all set against a backdrop of courtroom drama and an intriguing mystery.

Read the book, and then “meet” Angie, who will be with us live via Zoom on Wednesday, March 24th, at 6:30 pm to discuss her book and answer your questions. Please register for the author visit here. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent ahead of time.

 

Prior to the author visit, we will also be hosting our second annual "Big Book Discussion" on Tuesday, March 16th at 6 pm via Zoom. This event is designed as an opportunity to discuss the novel ahead of time with your fellow readers and to submit your questions for Angie! Please register for the Big Book Discussion here.

 

If you’ll be attending the book discussion or author visit, you can pick up a copy at the check out desk, where we have several copies available on hold. If you enjoy audiobooks, you can listen to an audio version of the book on Hoopla without any wait times.

 

For added fun, we will be raffling off an exciting gift basket containing a copy of the book and other special goodies to one lucky winner. We'll have other opportunities for prizes too, so stay tuned to our Facebook page for up to the minute updates.

 

We can’t wait to discuss this exciting and original book with you all! 

 

Watch the Announcement Video from Angie

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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.

 

ancestry2This 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 December 31, 2021.

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 greece.webmaster@libraryweb.org. We'll reply with the link and password.

Remember, this is a limited time offer so don't delay starting your journey!

ebooksIt’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've launched four new virtual book clubs on our Facebook page!

To join us, choose one or more clubs listed below click through and choose "join". 

See you on Facebook!

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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!