Early Reading Skills Workshop

Friday, December 15th from 10:30am to 12pm

Talking, singing, playing and reading with your child all build early reading skills.  Join us to learn how you can do more of these activities with your child and how these and everyday interactions can provide preparation for reading. 

There is no charge for this workshop.  There is free childcare with pre-registration (the children remain in our Playgroup Room and parents go to another nearby room in the library).  Call 413-570-3061 to pre-register or pre-register during any Granby Library Playgroup.  

*Made possible with funding from a Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant from the MA Department of Early Education and Care, administered by the Collaborative for Educational Services.

New! Saturday Storytimes!

November 18th and December 16th 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. 

Holiday Craft Party

Saturday, December 9th at 10:45am

Homemade items are treasured by family members at the holidays.  Let the kids have fun at our holiday craft party while creating keepsakes and gifts!  Craft some ornaments including: felt wreaths & reindeer, wooden snow people, clear glass balls with fillings.

Make a mini holiday tree, assemble some wooden snowmen pins and get crafty with candy canes!  
**Bring a tray or box lid to bring your items home in.**
Pre-registration is required.  Ages 4-12.

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, October 6th at 3:15pm

A book club for ages 8-12.   For our Friday, November 3rd meeting at 3:15pm, read "The Haunted Library" by Dori Butler.  We'll chat about the book, have a snack and make a craft!  Copies of the book are available at the Library. 

Future Dates:  December 1st at 3:!5pm.  Reading "Deck the Halls, Off the Walls!" by Dan Gutman.
 

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.)