Jurassic Egg Encounter

June 8 - July 15

The earth in Granby is starting to rumble, 10" eggs are being spotted in town.. what next?

Help us track and record the trail of the prehistoric invaders this summer in the GPL Jurassic Egg Encounter! 

If you can help us locate the eggs, you will be rewarded with a raffle chance to win great prizes. The best part is the thrill of the hunt! Download the packet here and sign up today! 

Baby and Toddler Summer Reading Program 2020

June 10 - July 23

*Ages birth - 3 years

Color in an ice cream cone every time you read 10 picture board books to your child. Each week, pick up a Busy Bag (while supplies last). Busy Bags are meant for older toddlers - with adult supervision. 

Download the packet here! 

Youth Summer Reading Program

June 3 - July 23

June 3 - Online up & sign up at the library starts. Sign up and log in your reading online through Beanstack at https://granbylibrarysandbox.beanstack.org/reader365 or sign up at the library. Download the entire print packet here.
We have stream-lined our programming this summer to keep everyone safe.

Weekly Happenings
Each of these weeks, come to the library, do the weekly activities, storywalk, and pick up a bagged activity & Jurassic Egg Encounter hints.

June 10 - 17 Jurassic Egg Encounter, Windy Day Storywalk & STEM Activity
- "The Windy Day" by Anna Milbourne & Elena Temporin
Take Home STEM Activity - Windhanger
Jurassic Egg Encounter - Get this week's 2 clues

June 17-24 Jurassic Egg Encounter, Butterfly Storywalk & STEM Activity 
- "Butterflies are patient" by Dianna Aston, Sylvia Long
Take Home STEM Activity - Butterfly Experiment Craft
Jurassic Egg Encounter - Get this week's 2 clues

June 24 - July 1 Jurassic Egg Encounter, Nature Storywalk & STEM Activity 
- "We're Going on a Nature Hunt" by Steve Metzger
Take Home STEM Activity - Nature Scavenger Hunt
Jurassic Egg Encounter - Get this week's 2 clues

July 1-8 Jurassic Egg Encounter, Rainbow Storywalk & STEM Activity 
- "Ava and Rainbow (Who Stayed)" by Ged Adamson
Take Home STEM Activity - Rainbow Experiment
Jurassic Egg Encounter - Get this week's 2 clues

July 8-15 Jurassic Egg Encounter, Dinosaur Storywalk 
Storywalk -
"How to Catch a Dinosaur" by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton
Jurassic Egg Encounter - Get this week's 2 clues. Bring in your Jurassic Egg Encounter sheet by July 24th, have it checked and pick up your own Jurassic Egg! 

This year, earn an extra Book Buck for each weekly activity you do! 

Fairy House Make & Take Thurs, July 23 2-3pm. Make a fairy house in a container with Minstrel Storyteller, Mary Jo Maichack. Meet other friends of Fairy. Pre-registration required. For ages 5-12 yrs.
*We will have a take & do at home version of this program if necessary.
Interskate 91 Skating party August 6 from 5-8 pm. Pick up your free ticket at the library. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Join in the Jurassic Egg Encounter!  June 8 – July 10                                       
     The earth in Granby is starting to rumble, 10” eggs are being spotted in   
      town…what next? Help us track and record the trail of the prehistoric   
      invaders this summer in the GPL Jurassic Egg Encounter.
Here’s how: 
1) Sign up for the Jurassic Egg Encounter and get your “Find Sheet.”

2)  A new pair of eggs can be spotted each week from Monday- Sunday, clues   
     will be provided.
3) Write down the location of the 2 weekly eggs on your “Find Sheet.”
4) Bring your “Find Sheet” into the library when you find all 10 eggs for a raffle
5) Send us a picture with one of the eggs for our Facebook page!
*More Jurassic Egg Encounter details will be on your “Find Sheet”

How do you do the Summer Reading Program? 
Sign up in the library & get a Summer Reading Time log sheet or
Sign up online and earn badges for logging time and activities-                   
Keep your log sheet all summer, bring it to the library only on set dates.
Online -earn logging badge and activity badges & we can check this at the end. 
This year earn a Prize Pack!
When you complete your Summer Reading Time Log Sheet or 8 Logging Badges online(which is 8 hours of reading) you earn a Summer Prize Pack.                                              
Your prize pack will include:
1 coupon for a free Ice Cream cone at Cindy’s Drive- In
8 Book Bucks – you may use them as raffle tickets or to buy books. Some goodies / treasure chest items.
**Prize Packs will only be given out on specific days – dates to be determined.*

Children's Resources

Great online resources offered free of charge

Teach Your Monster To Read! The groundbreaking game that makes learning to read fun!
Learning apps and games.
Make any room a classroom. 
Free resources and a list of education companies offering free subscriptions. 
Discover fun ways to grow your child's math skills.
STEM experiments and space themed storytimes.
Activate your kids' imagination with podcasts, audiobooks, and music.
Join the PBS Kids newsletter for access.
Scholastic Learn at Home



Play, Learn and Connect at Granby Library’s Playgroups
Playgroup has gone virtual!

Marti will be hosting 30 minute virtual Zoom sessions with Mr. Eric, who has been providing us with fun and interactive music sessions for the past several years. Mr. Eric will be joining us live for a virtual Zoom playgroup music session every Tuesday morning at 10:30.

Here are the Music with Mr. Eric dates :
June 2nd at 10:30 am
June 9th at 10:30 am
June 16th at 10:30 am
June 23rd at 10:30 am
June 30th at 10:30 am

Here is how it will work:
Caregivers will need to contact Miss Marti by email at  mwiechman@collaborative.org with the date(s) you wish to attend.  She will register you and send you an email back with the Zoom invite and password to join us. Be sure you have Zoom downloaded to your computer, tablet or smart phone.  On the day and time you want to join us, pull up my email on your device, click the Zoom link provided, and get ready to have some fun!


Book Club Bookworms

The first Friday of each month at 3:15pm

A book club for ages 8-12.   
TBA - 3:15pm. El Deafo by Cece Bell
*Copies of the books are available at the library.


Birthday Bonus - Is it your birthday?

Let us know it's your birthday month and you will get a birthday certificate, sticker & coupon for a free book from our book sale cart. Take a picture with our special birthday hat, too!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Make sure your child is as ready as they can be for one of the biggest moments of their little life - starting school. Read them 1,000 books before kindergarten & keep track with this nation-wide program. 

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program in a nutshell: 
1. When you enroll your child you will receive a folder that contains your first 100 books chart. For every book read, cross off one circle on your chart.
2. When you have read 100 books to your child, bring the completed chart to the library. Your child will get his or her name on our Wall of Fame (great photo op!), a sticker and a new chart for the next 100 books. 
3. After every 100 books, make sure to pick up your sticker and the next chart.
4. When your child reaches 1,000 books, he or she will receive a book and a Certificate of Achievement.
5. Finished all the steps? Congratulations! You did it! You gave your children a priceless gift - the readiness to read!

Every child in your family can participate, from infant to Kindergarten! 
Does reading 1,000 books seem totally overwhelming? We promise, it's not as hard as you think! 3 books per day for 1 year = 1,095 books . 1 book per day for 3 years = 1,095 books. 

You can:
Read the same book over and over and over
Read in any language
Storytimes count too!

It's simple, fun and we'll help you get there! 


ABC Mouse at the Library


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 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.)