In this new space, you will find a giant Connect Four, a Pac-Man game, a marble run, and some card games. Stop by and check it out!
Winner of the Iconic Locations: Kimberly Benedetto
After a two-year hiatus, the Glimpses of Greece photography contest returned! This year 76 entries were submitted, and the winners have been announced. Winners were chosen by our judge, photographer Robert Bilsky. Greece Town Supervisor, Bill Reilich, selected the “Supervisor’s Pick” and an online poll on our website determined the “People’s Choice” award.
Greece is a Winter Wonderland: Patricia Elliott for “Winter View of Lake Ontario”
Greece Community Happenings: Joe Territo for “Baseball at Greece Arcadia High School”
Autumn Beauty in Greece: Donna LaPlante for “Basil Marella Park after the Rain”
Summertime in Greece: Joe Territo for “Summertime is for Dancing at the Greece Waterpark”
On the Water: Carol Beaty for “Old but not Forgotten – Crescent Beach dock”
Springtime in Greece: Kris Montalbano for “Bay-breasted Warbler at Firehouse Woods”
Iconic Locations in Greece: Kimberly Benedetto for “Celebrating 200 years in Greece”
Supervisor’s Pick: Douglas Worboys for “Full moon over the Town Hall Cupola”
People’s Choice award: Adam Bielski for “Braddock Bay Sunset”
Sherrill Barlow for “Family Affair – Ice parasailing on Long Pond”
Richard Healey for “Town of Greece Old Fashioned Fourth of July Fireworks 2022”
Patricia A. Elliott for “Memorial Day Ceremony at the Town Hall with VFW 4658 Commander Sam Meleca.”
Sherrill Barlow for “Star of the Show”
You can view these photos along with the entire 2022 gallery here
Winning photos will be unveiled to the public at the Exhibit Opening reception on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 7 pm in the Welsh Room of the Greece Public Library. The photos will remain on display at the library through December 31, 2022. The winning photos will appear in the 2023 Glimpses of Greece calendar. A limited number of calendars (one per family) will be available at the library beginning December 1, 2022. Thank you to the Friends of the Greece Public Library for sponsoring the contest!
During the 2020 COVID lockdown, librarians Claire and Kirstra came up with the idea for Book Break: a twice-monthly video program all about books for adults. Book Break currently “airs” on Facebook Live and Youtube on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.
We are thrilled to announce that, beginning in September, Book Break will also be available as a podcast!
Twice a month, Claire and Kirstra discuss all things books, including what they’re reading. Kirstra leans towards science fiction and fantasy and Claire towards Historical fiction, but they both love a good murder mystery and are easily distracted by new releases. They even share their ever-growing "Stack of Shame" to be read list and books they hate! We'll keep you up to date on all things literary with some humor and snarkiness on the side!
Book Break regularly features themed episodes - we've done deep dives into Romance and Mystery, talked about the best Beach Reads and even Books We Broke Up With. We also feature special guests including other GPL staff, so you can get to know all of us a little better. We always include links to the books we talk about in our show notes, so it's easy to put a book on hold or add it to your own TBR list.
Subscribe to Book Break here, or wherever you listen to podcasts – simply search for “GPL Book Break.” The premiere podcast episode drops on September 7th!
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.
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!"
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.