Every Wednesday and Friday 10:30am - 12:30pm For ages birth - 5 yearsAre you the parent or caregiver of a child age birth through 5 years? Come to a free parent-child playgroup where you and your child can play, engage in early literacy activities, make new friends, share a snack and have fun with stories, songs, and finger play at circle time. The playgroup meets every Friday and Wednesday morning at 10:30am. No pre-registration is required.
Summer Playgroup will be held once weekly on Wednesdays from July 12th - August 16th
Fall Playgroup will resume twice weekly on September 6th
*There will be no playgroup when West Street School or the library is closed.
Playgroup is 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.
Book Club Bookworms
Will resume in September!A new book club for ages 8-12. The Bookworm Book Group will not meet in July and August. The next meeting will be in September, date TBA. Over the summer, the group has invited young people to read a trilogy of 30 Clues books: "The Medusa Plot," "The Dead of Night," and "A King's Ransom," which the group will discuss at their fall meeting. Copies of the books are available at the Library!
Seeking Reach-Out ReadersWould 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.)