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Banned Books Week

September 18th - 24th

This week celebrates the power of reading and the intellectual freedom it brings. Check out our banned books display.

Fall Craft - Beaded Pumpkins

Drop in to make one Tuesday-Friday after school. Just ask for a kit! Some kits will be available to take home. All materials provided.

Would you like to play Magic the Gathering?

Let us know you're interested and we will start meeting on Thursdays or Fridays at 3:30pm. All formats supported - All levels - Decks will be provided if needed. Bring decks if you have them. Leave your contact information at the entrance of the Young Adult Room.

Dungeons & Dragons Group

*This group is currently full

If you are interested in playing Dungeons & Dragons when we get a second Dungeon Master, leave us your name and contact information and we will contact you when we can start a second group at the library.

 
Read about our Dungeon Master:
Matthew Trudeau is an avid tabletop RPG player and a long-time advocate of games and playing for children and adults alike. He has a BS in 'Electronic Game Design and Interactive Development' and formerly operated a jigsaw puzzle and board game shop in Portland, ME, through which he regularly organized play events for libraries, colleges, businesses, and his own game shop. He has been playing Dungeons and Dragons for over twenty years, working with all ages and backgrounds to strengthen problem solving skills, teamwork, and creativity, while also providing spaces for fun and enriching social experiences.

Teen Knitting

Knitting will be held on select Saturdays at 11am via Zoom. Check the calendar for dates.
 

Chess Play

Are you interested in a drop in chess playing time? Leave your contact info if so!
When we get enough interest we will meet on Thursdays from 3 - 4pm.  We have sets to play with!
 
Please note - No lessons will be provided.
For kids ages 8 & up, that can already play chess at any level.

Drop in Paint by Sticker

Pull up a chair and add to the group project!

Creepy Guessing Jar

Shivering things are lurking in our Halloween themed guessing jar. Can you spot them all? Grab a slip and guess how many. Through October. 

Fright Night with a Book

Grab a mystery book!

Wrapped up horror, mystery and suspense books are yours if you dare! Each paper wrapped book includes a few clues about the book on a tag and a creepy bookmark. These gently used books do not need to be checked out. They are yours to keep. 1 per person. All books have good reviews. You'll never see what's coming! 
Starts October 1st.

We are seeking Teen Volunteers for the School Year!

Looking for a great way to contribute to your community, share your skills and talents, impress colleges and future employers, and/or get community service hours for graduation?

Granby Public Library wants to help you help us! We are looking for teens (ages 13 - 18 years) to help in a variety of ways:
  • Craft Preparation
  • Organizing & Shelving Materials
  • Cleaning/Organizing the Library
  • Assistance with Children's Programs
Other? If you're interested in volunteering or collaborating in a different manner as part of a project for another organization (National Honors Society, Boy Scouts of America, etc.), please discuss this with the Youth Services Librarian, Janice McArdle  janicemcardlegpl@gmail.com

You may print the following forms, or visit the Library to pick up a Teen Volunteer Form and a copy of our Teen Volunteer Policy. Forms can then be turned in at the library Attention: Janice McArdle.

Become a Library Book Reviewer

Write reviews to help other choose what to read.

WHO CAN WRITE REVIEWS? Teens ages 13+
 
WHAT CAN I REVIEW?
  • Books published within the last 2 years.
  • Teen books (fiction, nonfiction, or biographies)
  • Graphic novels or manga
HOW DO I GET COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS FOR MY REVIEWS?
  • You’ll receive 1 hour of community service for each review, as long as it meets the requirements – we will provide a brief outline.
HOW DO I WRITE & SUBMIT A REVIEW?
Fill out a Teen Book Reviewer Application to start
Pick up a Volunteer Book Review Form for easy guidelines.
We suggest typing your review into a Word document, spell-checking it, and then pasting it into the body of an email. Please do not attach a file.