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Calling all Teens!  Please take our quick survey about library service for teens at

Join the Battle of the Books - Granby Library Team!
Calling all youth between the ages of 11 and 14!  The library is seeking participants in this year's Battle of the Books!  Sign up with your friends by May 2nd to compete in the ultimate book trivia contest.  Each team needs to read 8 books, which you can all read, or split up among teammates.  On Saturday, May 30th, come to the Hatfield Public Library from 1:00pm to 2:00pm to make t-shirts, come up with a team name, and build team spirit!  Make sure you read up on your books, because on Saturday, June 27th, the Battle of the Books will take place at the South Hadley Public Library from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.  The tournament will include quote identification, detail recollection, and inference questions.  The team with the highest score will win some awesome prizes, as will the team with the best name and costume!  Sign up at the Granby Free Public Library.  Questions?  Contact Janice at the library! 

Friends of the Granby Library Spring Book and Bake Sale

Saturday, April 25th from 9am to 3pm in the Community Room of the Library 
Our Spring Book and Bake Sale is coming up!  The Friends are seeking donations of hardcover and paperback books, DVDs, music CDs, playable video games, and audiobooks in good condition acceptable for re-sale.  We do not accept donations of textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader's Digest books, or books with smoke, mold, mildew, or water damage.  Donations are accepted at the library during open library hours.   Please do not leave books outside the library or in the book return.  If you have more than a few boxes to donate, or you need assistance, please call the library prior to making your donation so that we may schedule a volunteer to come and help upon availability.  

The Friends are also seeking donations of baked good items for our bake sale table!  All items must be individually wrapped and labeled.  Let us know if you are willing to help!


Paint Sip Fun - Fundraiser for the Friends of the Granby Library
Wednesday, May 13th from 7 - 9pm at Wycoff Country Club in Holyoke
A canvas to PAINT plus a drink to SIP equals a ton of FUN!!  This is no ordinary fine art class... this is FUN ART!  Join us on May 13th as we paint "Tiger Lily."  It's a fun way to spend time with friends and you each get to go home with a masterpiece!  A portion of your ticket will go to the Friends of the Granby Library!  
Beginners are encouraged!  All painting supplies are provided.  Advanced reservations at  Just scroll down to the May 13th date to purchase tickets! 

The Granby Library now has a subscription to the Hampshire Gazette!
Stop by and read up on the latest news!

Did you know that Amazon Smile will support the Granby Library every time you shop at Here's how to enroll:  Type "" into your web browser, type in "Friends of Granby Free Public Library, Inc." when asked to pick your own charitable organization, and press search.  You can now begin your shopping!  Every eligible purchase made through will result in a donation to the Friends (0.5% of the purchase price).  Your shopping cart, wish list, registries and other account settings are the same on AmazonSmile as they are on  Happy shopping!! 

Quilters Retreat Days

The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 12:30pm. 
The Granby Free Public Library is hosting a Quilters Retreat Day twice a month in our Community Room! Anyone wishing to join is more than welcome!  Bring your project, sewing machine and whatever you will need to work.  A few experienced quilters will be there to offer help!  

Round Robin Quilt Group
Future Dates:  Friday, May 15th
This group meets on the third Friday of every month from 10:30am to 3:00 pm. 


"First Steps to Reading" 
A four part parent-child workshop 

Thursdays on 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, and 5/21 in the Community Room from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Contact the library to register!  

Doing genealogy research?  The Granby Library now has access to and HeritageQuest Online for all patrons doing research in the library!  Stop in today for more information.  
Ancestry Library - Must be used in the library.
HeritageQuest Online - Must have library barcode to access.

Check out a great resource for America's news and local newspapers all in one place at NewsBank InfoWeb!  Unlimited access with just your library card barcode! 

Meeting Rooms
The New Granby Free Public Library has meeting room space available for use by any non-profit group or organization by reservation!  Click the links below to read our policies and print an application for reservation.  Meeting Room Use Policy / Meeting Room Application
Community Room Use Policy / Community Room Application / Community Room Key Policy

The Granby Library has a booth at Kev's Barnyard Flea Market
Stop in at Kev's Barnyard and check out a wide array of items such as vases, tea cups, kitchen tools, lamps, framed pictures and prints, dishes, office supplies, jewelry, candles, knick-knacks, small appliances and more.  All proceeds benefit the New Library Furnishings Fund.  Kev's Barnyard Flea Market - Located in the Chateau Harmony Building.  185 West State Street, Granby. Our booth is on the upper floor!  Open Weds through Sun 10am to 4:30pm.