Playgroup

Every Wednesday and Friday 10:30am - 12:30pm For ages birth - 5 years

Play, Learn and Connect at Granby Library’s Playgroups

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!


*No Playgroup on June 22nd - Join us at the Spring Picnic at Look Park! 
Spring Playgroups will end on June 29th

Summer Playgroups will be held on the following Fridays at 10:30am: July 13, 20, 27 & August 3.

Book Club Bookworms

Friday, June 8th at 3:15pm

A book club for ages 8-12.   
Friday, June 8th: Read "Drama" by Raina Telgemeier and enjoy pizza with us!  Bring your favorite goodie (homemade or not) to share with the group.  Judges will choose favorite goodies.  Everyone is a winner! 
*Last meeting of the school  year.


 

Rock & Mineral Club

Sat, July 7th and August 4th from 10:30am - 12:30pm

Learn how to identify and catalog rocks and minerals.  You will take home new minerals each time. 
Ages 8-12
*Pre-registration required for each date.

Wizards and Warriors Week

June 19th - 23rd


Harry Potter Party

Thursday, June 21st at 6pm

Ages 8 and up - you have to have read at least one Harry Potter book in order to join in the fun.
Divination class - Magical Creatures - Hunt Wand Making - Dementor Pinata - Sirius Black Photo Booth - Trivia 
*Pre-registration required

Oceans Alive Week

June 26th - July 3rd


Inky the Whale

Tuesday, June 26th at 11am

See how they saved Inky, a Pygmy Sperm Whale, in a 15 minute film.  Learn how everyone can help keep the waterways clean for the creatures that live in them.  Make magical thaumatrope whale in an ocean too! 
Ages 4 and up. Drop-in program.
Presented by the US Coast Guard

Space Week

July 3rd - 7th (Library Closed July 4)


Space Rocks!

Tuesday, July 3rd at 11am

Create your own phases of the moon with Oreos!  Make some exploding moon rocks! 
Ages 5 and up.

Animal Week

July 10th - 14th


Butterflies and Bees

Tuesday, July 10th at 11am

Learn about pollinators and create a seed bomb to start a wildflower garden. 
All ages. 

Presented by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Science Exploration Week

July 17th - 21st


Mike the Bubble Man

Wednesday, July 18th at 10:30am

Mike will dazzle you with the magic of bubbles!  Don't miss it!

Artistic Creations Week

July 24th - 28th


Art with Carol

Wednesday, July 25th

Gimp Cord Creations at 10:30am.  Ages 9 and up.
Foil Bookmark Making at 11:30am.  Ages 5 and up. 
*Pre-registration required for both classes

Music Rocks Week

July 31st - August 4th

Drop in music crafts all week!

Shake, Rattle & Read

Wednesday, August 1st at 11am

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art brings a fun interactive storytime followed by opportunities to move, play and explore art materials.
Ages 2 and up.  *Pre-registration required.

Rock and Roller Skating Party at Interskate 91

Thursday, August 2nd from 5-8pm

Skating fun and raffles!  Ask for your free ticket.

What is the Summer Reading Program?

Register to track your reading time and earn prizes!

When you register, you will get a time log sheet & bag.  Keep your log sheet all summer, bring it to the library when you earn Book Bucks.

Earning Book Bucks
Every time you read for one hour, have an adult fill in a spot on your log sheet.  For every 2 hours (2 spots) that you read, you will earn a Book Buck.

Book Bucks are special library currency good for raffles, treasure chest items and buying books from a special cart.

You can read, be read to or listen to books from home or from the library.  Once you've read for 6 hours, bring in your log sheet and ask for a Free Cindy's Ice Cream Cone Coupon (1 per reader).

Please Note New Guidelines:  
  • Keep your original logsheet & bag.  *If you lose your log sheet, you must start your time over.
  • You must bring your log sheet into the library to obtain Book Bucks from a librarian.
  • Prize numbers must be written on Book Bucks used as raffle tickets.
Use all Book Bucks by August 3rd. 

Registering for Events

Please stop in to the Library or call during open library hours to pre-register for events.

Library phone: 413-467-3320
Library hours: 
T, W, F 10:30am - 5:30pm
Thurs 1-8pm
Sat 10:30am - 1:30pm

Check back for updates and additional summer programming.  BINGO dates to be added! 

The Granby Free Public Library's Summer Reading Program is sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the Granby Library, The Granby LCC, the MBLC and the MLS.

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.)