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This month's StoryWalk book is "In My Life." With three generations of one family, we share moments that are meant to be savored in this special book that beautifully illustrates the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s world-renowned song “In My Life.”

There are places I’ll remember, in my life, though some have changed...

Enjoy this beautiful, lyrical picture book with your children or grandchildren and sing along while you walk! 

In My Life

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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.

The winners will be selected by staff. Winners will receive an art themed prize 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 29, 2022. 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.

The OverDrive app will soon be retired and our digital library will best be enjoyed with Libby. Libby offers the same collection of digital titles from our library, but with new features we know you’ll love:

• A unified bookshelf for all your loans and holds

• Tags to categorize your books

• Push notifications

• Preferences to see only the content you like

• Support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

• Wish List syncing across libraries and devices

• And more!

Soon, Libby will be completely replacing the OverDrive app, so give it a try today! Click here to download Libby.

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Our third annual Greece Reads author and book selection have been announced! We are thrilled to be hosting author Etaf Rum in March and featuring her novel, A Woman is No Man.

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. Read the selected book and then meet Etaf, who will be with us on Thursday, March 24th at 6:30 pm to discuss her book and answer your questions. Please register for the author visit here

Prior to the author visit, we will also be hosting our third annual "Big Book Discussion" on Monday, March 14th at 6:30 pm at Blue Barn Cidery. This event is designed as an opportunity to discuss the novel ahead of time with your fellow readers and to submit your questions for Etaf! Please register for the Big Book Discussion here.

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

 

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PerfectPairings

How to participate:

  • Read a pair of books that share a common theme or topic, from different reading genres, one fiction and one non-fiction
  • Examples include: a True Crime and a Mystery; a Historical Fiction with a Historical Nonfiction; a Biography and a Novel about the same person; etc.!
  • For each pair of books you read, fill out an entry form listing both, why you paired them, and a short review, and turn in at the library
  • Perfect Pairings Entry Form
  • All reviews will be entered into a prize raffle drawn at the end of the program
  • The Challenge runs from January 3 through May 31, 2022

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Don't know where to start? Here's a list of suggested pairs from our wonderful librarians! 

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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!

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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!"

 

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 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.

 

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The library offers two ongoing reading programs for pre-kindergarten children: Baby Bugs and 1,000 Books 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. You may also register and log your child's reading online by clicking the blue Beanstack button below.  Or, you may email us at greece.webmaster@libraryweb.org. To help you track your child's reading, 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 recieves a certificate, book and will be featured on our digital reading wall of fame. 

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.

  Log in to Beanstack