Valentine Craft Party

Saturday, February 10th at 11am

Craft some fun valentines using a great variety of materials.  Handmade valentines are truly heart felt.  Join us!  Pre-registe for this event.  Ages 3-12.

Puppet Show - Two Dinosaurs Are Better Than One

Wednesday, February 21st at 11am

Two Dinosaurs Are Better Than One by the Talking Hands Theater
Meet different kinds of dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era, and find out what the dinosaurs plan to do about that big carnivore, Allosaurus, who is pushing everyone else around.  Catchy songs and bright puppets make this a fun show!  
Please pre-register for this event.  Ages 2 and up.

Makerspace Workshop

Saturday, February 24th from 11am to 1pm

Technology Fun with Arthur and Peter Evans!
Who: Anyone curious about new technologies. Ages 11 - 18
What: 3D printing, robotics, and more!
Space is limited, so please pre-register for this event.

Each participant will design and print their own 3D image.  We'll play with robotics such as Little Bits Electronics, Ozobots and Spheros.  There won't be time to print everything during the workshop, but Makerspace Workshops will print all items and send them to the library for later pick up. 
*Sponsored by the Friends of the Granby Library

New! Saturday Storytimes!

January 20th at 10:45am

Join us on the third Saturday of each month for fun seasonal storytimes with special guest reader, Miss Coco.  Stories, songs & crafts included!  Drop in. 
Let It Snow Storytime - Saturday, January 20th
Valentine's Storytime - Saturday, February 10th 
*After Feb. 10th story, we will head to the Valentine Making program to make all types of valentines.

Playgroup

Every Wednesday and Friday 10:30am - 12:30pm For ages birth - 5 years

Play, Learn and Connect at Granby Library’s Playgroups this Fall

Playgroups provide times where moms and dads, grandparents, caregivers, children and babies can meet in a relaxed and friendly environment. The Granby Library Playgroup meets every Wednesday and Friday at the Granby Library between 10:30am. and 12 noon, is organized and run by the Collaborative for Education. Children have the opportunity to have fun, make new friends and develop many new skills through informal play. Parents and caregivers have a chance to spend quality time with their children while developing relationships with other families. The library’s Playgroup Facilitator, Marti Wiechman, is an excellent resource for parenting skills and techniques.

How it works -  Playgroup takes place in the Children’s Program Room at the Granby Library. Families with children from birth to age 5 (and siblings) are welcome to drop in to Playgroup anytime. Playgroup Schedule: Free play time (including a special weekly activity) takes place from 10:30am. to 11:30am, a healthy snack is served at 11:30am, a circle time and story concludes Playgroup at 11:45am. There is no Playgroup when Granby Schools or the library is closed. Join us!

Book Club Bookworms

Friday, January 5th at 3:15pm

A book club for ages 8-12.   
For our February 2nd meeting, read "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" by Tom Angleberger.  Copies of the book are available at the Library. 
 

Seeking Reach-Out Readers

Would you like to be a guest reader at a Granby Preschool on behalf of the Granby Library?  You are invited to volunteer!  Reach Out Readers is Granby Library’s early literacy program that arranges for a volunteer reader to provide a story time for children in a Granby Childcare Center.  To become a volunteer we require you to complete a volunteer application/volunteer guidelines packet, a CORI background check and volunteer orientation.  We put together books for you. Storytimes may include books, songs, a fingerplay or felt board fun. Our readers are usually needed on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

If you are interested in becoming a Reach Out Readers please contact: Janice McArdle, Youth Service Librarian, Granby Free Public Library by email janicemcardlegpl@gmail.com or telephone 413- 467-3320 during open library hours. 

ABC Mouse at the Library

New!!

ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music and much more!  For kids ages 2 - 7+.  Use it on the computers in the Children's Room of the Library! 

Children's Resources

Recommended by Library Staff



Children's Room Wish List

- New toys, games, puzzles, craft sets, etc for use as prizes or for library use.
- Children's books (new or used)
- Small toys & trinkets (McDonald's toys, party favors, etc.)
- Wrapped candies and bagged candies
- Craft supplies:  markers, white glue, glue sticks, construction paper, feathers, etc.)