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Granby Public Library

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cossitt Public Library

Tuesday and Thursday: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 3 – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 12 – 5 p.m.

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Town of Granby (; also use the links to join us on Facebook and Pinterest.

Pre-registration is required for many programs. Call 860-844-5275 (GPL Main Desk); 860-844-5284 (GPL Children); 860-653-8958 (Cossitt); or email


Both libraries will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 for Easter weekend.


Book Clubs

Free and open to the public; copies of the selected titles or author’s works are available for borrowing. Please call 860-844-5275 to register or get additional information.

Something About the Author: Monday, April 2, 1:30 p.m. The group will discuss the author Tracy Chevalier.

Around the World: Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. Korea is the chosen country; the group will read Vegetarian by Han Kang.

Sci Fi / Fantasy: Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m. The group will discuss Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.

Friends Used Book Table

Gardening books are April’s highlight at the FOGPL Used Book Table near the checkout desk.

Adult & Teen Programs

Eco-Friendly Lawn Care: Thursday, April 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Learn best practices for maintaining and improving your lawn while protecting nearby streams and waterways. Join Aimee Petras, Farmington River Watershed Association, as she covers timely lawn care topics, including – soil testing, irrigation, aeration, reseeding, and mowing. Registration recommended.

The Zoo in Forest Park Comes to Granby: Wednesday, April 11, 6:30 – 7 p.m. at Granby Public Library; Thursday, April 12, 2 – 2:30 p.m. at Cossitt Library; Have you ever seen an armadillo up close? How about a parrot or chinchilla? These animals and others will visit the Granby Libraries during school vacation week. Register early; space is limited to 30 attendees at each event. Please note that caregivers must remain with children under 7 years.

Boot Camp for Your Senses with Author Tovah Martin: Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m; Tovah Martin, one of the greatest garden writers of our time, teaches us to look closer, breathe deeper and listen harder to truly savor our favorite outdoor spaces. Arrive early and enjoy a fragrant ‘smell-abration,’ then stay after the talk for an author book signing. Registration recommended.

Culinary Knife Making with Bradford McDougall: Saturday, April 21, 2 – 3 p.m. on the Reading Terrace; Snow date, Saturday, April 28. Meet Brad McDougall, fresh off his recent History Channel appearance on the wildly popular Forged in Fire series, and watch as he puts anvil and forge to use in an outdoor talk and demonstration of culinary knife making. It’s art, science, and entertainment! All ages welcome. Registration recommended.

Lyme Disease – What You Need to Know: Thursday, April 26, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates over 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. Susan Gnesda leads a timely discussion about this prevalent disease and shares valuable information regarding diagnosis, treatment, and financial implications. Be informed to protect your health and that of your loved ones. Registration recommended.

Children’s Programs 

Call 860.844.5284 for more information or to register. Programs will be cancelled if there is no school in Granby due to bad weather.

Wee Ones Story Time, for age birth to 2 with caregiver; Thursdays: April 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m. Board books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for babies, crawlers and little walkers. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome.

Preschool Story Time, for age 3–5 with caregiver, Tuesdays: April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers and a caregiver share stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with Miss Joan. No registration required. Drop-ins welcome.

Zumba, Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Move it to music with instructor Amy Thompson. Join us for a fun-filled session for children ages 5-11. Preregistration is required, as space is limited to 12 participants.

Music Explorers, Mondays: April 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers are invited to sing, clap and dance with instructor Jessica Pietrosanti. Caregivers are encouraged to participate. Come and have fun! Please register in advance.

Kids Book Club: The Book Crusaders Thursdays: April 5 and 19 from 4-5 p.m. Second, third and fourth graders are invited to join our new Book Club! This month we’ll be reading a biography from the “Who Is/Who Was” series. Come share a review of your pick or listen to your friends. Caregivers are welcome to join in. Please register.

Craft Week Monday: Saturday, April 9 – 14 Drop in anytime during the week and create a fun project to take home. All materials supplied.

Family Movie Nights: Wednesdays: April 4, 18 and 25 beginning at 6 p.m. Drop in and enjoy a family-friendly film. We’ll even provide the popcorn! Call for details on movie titles. No registration needed. All ages welcome.

Family Movie Matinee: Wednesday,  April 11 at 1 p.m. (school vacation week) Take a break, have some popcorn and watch a movie with your family. All ages. Drop in.

We Love LEGOS! Mon. Apr. 9 from 1-4, Tues., Apr.10 from 1-4, Fri. Apr. 13 from 10-1 (school vacation week) Come and play! We have LEGOS and DUPLOS. Ages 3 and up. Drop in.

Cossitt Library

Children’s Room 

The Zoo in Forest Park Comes to Granby: Thursday, April 12, 2–2:30 p.m. Have you ever seen an armadillo up close? How about a parrot or chinchilla? These animals and others will visit the Granby Libraries during school vacation week. Register early; space is limited to 30 attendees at each event. Please note that caregivers must remain with children under 7 years.

Do-Re-Mi Music for Little People: Thursday, April 6, 2–2:30 p.m. Miss Jessica leads songs, rhymes, and musical movement for preschoolers and their siblings. Registration recommended.

Cossitt Craft Days: April 5, 7, 10, 12 Kids and caregivers are invited to browse for books and movies, then make and take home a simple craft project in 10 minutes or less. No fee; no registration.

Adult / Teen / Main Room – 

Writers Group: Tuesday, April 10 and 24, 6–7:45 p.m. The Cossitt Writers Group embraces writers of all genres. Sessions feature writing prompts, critiques, and readings. Work on your material with this friendly group every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.