Come visit us at our new location!
297 East State Street
Granby, MA 01033
Genealogy Workshop with Dave Robison - Old Bones Genealogy of New England
Tuesday, March 11th from 11am to 12pm In the Community Room. All are welcome!
Contact the library for more information!
Join Anna Bozena Bowen, the author of "Hattie" at the library for a reading and talk on Thursday, March 13th at 6:30pm. "Hattie," an award winning novel, is a soulful journey about what it means to be human in a sometimes inhuman world. Join us in the Community Room for this event!
"Angel" author, Lori Szepelak, Book Talk
Thursday, March 27th at 6pm in the Community Room
Join us as Lori Szepelak talks about her latest book, "Floors of the Forest." Her book shares the revelations she received from angels one winter morning in February 2013 on her way to work. Szepelak is also the author of "An Angel on my Shoulder" which debuted in 2010. This is her second visit to Granby! Don't miss it!
Indoor Tag Sale
Saturday, March 29th from 9am to 3pm
In the Community Room
The library will be selling baked goods, craft items, and tag sale items! Contact the library for more information.
Sock Hop - Saturday, April 5th from 7pm to 11pm
American Legion Post 266, Granby
Come enjoy a sock hop night with DJ, raffles, and refreshments! Tickets are $10 each at the library. Join us for a fun night!
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.
Today in Our Libraries: End the Digital Lockout
- 75% of Americans aged 16-29 say free access to computers and Internet is very important for libraries to have. BUT There are only 6,044 computers with internet access in libraries to serve a Massachusetts population of 6,646,144. Every 6 minutes a Massachusetts resident sits down at a library computer.
- 83% of our residents want statewide access to eBooks. BUT Due to vendor lending restrictions, residents have limited access to eBooks. Residents can get print and other materials from libraries across the state.
- Making matters worse, some publishers charge libraries 6X more than consumers for the same eBook. Print and eBooks can be lent the same number of times so why the price disparity? Libraries simply cannot afford a 600% increase in the cost of books. 12 of the top 25 of USA Today's bestsellers are not for sale to our libraries.
- eBook demand is up over 5,000%! In comparison, demand for print went up 12%, video went up 20% and audio went up 2.9%.
- How did we get to this point? Years of underfunding libraries have left them struggling to bring new technology in and into the hands of our residents. Funding to support library technology is down 56% and State Aid to support local libraries is down 31%.
- Increased funding to libraries will break the digital lockout!
Why is the Library Important to You?
- More people visit Massachusetts public libraries each year than attend entire seasons of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and Celtics combined.
- 37% = Reduction in state funding to support libraries since 2001.
- 85,000 = Number of open hours lost by libraries since 2002.
- 58 million = Number of items borrowed by residents last year - about 110 per minute.
- 1/10th of 1% = Percentage of the state's budget that goes to support libraries.
- $1.05 = State aid funding to libraries per resident.
- 22,000 = Number of people using their library's internet every day (no including WiFi).
- 24/7 = Free access for every resident to the best online information through mass.gov/libraries
- 14.3 = Items that were delivered by the Massachusetts Library System through Interlibrary Loan last year.
- In a single year eBook borrowing has more than tripled.
Statistics from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Legislative Agenda FY2014
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