Owing to the inclement weather, the Granby Library will close on Wednesday, November 26th, at 2:00pm. Our book return is open 24/7, but if you are unable to make it, overdue fines for items due today will be waived.

The Library will be CLOSED on
Thursday, November 27th and
Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

Calendar of Events

 

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New and Upcoming Events: 
 

Mo's Fudge Factor Holiday Fundraiser - Ends Saturday! 
Stop into the library to place your order for some delicious gourmet fudge and chocolates from Mo's Fudge Factor of Shelburne Falls, MA.  Order from a variety of delicious fudge flavors, sampler boxes and truffle boxes.  They make great gifts for the holidays!  All orders will be in for pick up by the week of December 21st.  Help support the library while treating your sweet tooth.  30% in sales are given back to the Friends of the Granby Library!  All orders must be placed by November 29th.  Payment is due at the time of order.  Checks made payable to "Mo's Fudge Factor."  You can also your fudge through http://www.mosfudgefactor.com/fundraising.html and choose the Friends of the Granby Library as your fundraiser of choice.  Thank you for all of your support!  

 

Holiday Gift Sale 
Saturday, December 6th

10:30am to 1:30pm
Knitted Items, Christmas Ornaments, Gifts Baskets, and much more! 
Sponsored by the "In-Stitches" Knitting Group and the Friends of the Granby Library.
Donations of knitted items and pre-made gift baskets are welcome.  Contact the library for more details! 
 

 
Did you know that Amazon Smile will support the Granby Library every time you shop at Amazon.com? Here's how to enroll:  Type "amazonsmile.com" 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 amazonsmile.com 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 Amazon.com.  Just in time for the holidays!  Happy shopping!! 
 

Book Signing and Interview with Local Teen Author Lauren Stock! 
Stop in to see Bob Stock and Lauren Stock, local authors from Granby on Saturday, December 13th 11am in the Community Room of the Library.  Check out their new teen book at https://www.facebook.com/Necrobloods.
 

Quilters Retreat Days
The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month at 12:30pm. 
Next Session - November 26th
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!  

Scrabble at the Library
Tuesdays at 1pm and Thursdays at 6pm 
Adults who are avid Scrabble fans - join us!  Drop in to join in on some friendly games of Scrabble.  


Round Robin Quilt Group
Future Dates:  Friday, January 16th and Friday, February 20th 
This group meets on the third Friday of every month from 10:30am to 3:00 pm.  The group will not be meeting December.  

 

The Friends of the Granby Free Public Library is one of the hundreds of nonprofits participating in the third Valley Gives Day, scheduled for December 10, 2014.  
Valley Gives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities in just 24 hours.  Valley Gives garnered $1 million in donations in the first year, 2012, and then in 2013, doubled results to over $2 million dollars raised in 24 hours from over 11,000 people who supported over 350 local nonprofits.

Beginning at midnight EST on December 10 and continuing until 11:59pm EST, residents of western Massachusetts will go online to www.valleygivesday.org, connect with causes like The Friends, and make tax-deductible donations to support the important work of our region’s charities.  All online donations for The Friends of the Granby Free Public Library made on valleygivesday.org during Valley Gives day will go directly to support our library’s mission.

 


New Writer's Club!  
Saturdays at 10:30am
All are welcome!  A writing prompt will be provided but does not have to be used.  No writer is forced to share their words but it is encouraged - only positive feedback will be given!  Sign up at the library or just drop in.  
 

Doing genealogy research?  The Granby Library now has access to Ancestry.com 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
*Note: The Community Room will be CLOSED for outside use during the month of February 2015 to make room for our month-long art exhibit!  
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.  

 

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