Granby Public Library System

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Granby Public Library staff visited Sweet Pea Farm to offer a virtual story time for patrons. Photos by Olivia Johnson

The Granby Public Library continues to offer many of its services, including programming, reference help, and circulation, even though the buildings are closed to the public until further notice. Members of the library staff continue to work on-site and are available to answer your questions by phone (860-844-5275) and email ( between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday. 

While the buildings are closed, Granby residents are encouraged to use the library’s “third location,” which is open 24/7. Through the library website ( you can access digital services any time, such as online classes, eBooks and eMagazines, Consumer Reports, Ancestry, and more. New titles are being added to the digital collections weekly. Don’t have a library card? Register for your free library card on the library website or by calling the library.

Paddington Bear keeps watch over the books at Cossitt Library. Photo by Holly Johnson

Virtual Program List—June 

To register for any virtual program, sign up online at Program participants will receive a confirming email with the information needed to access the webinar. Questions? Please call 860-844-5275 or email

More free library programs may be added to the library calendar at any time. For the latest information, check the library’s website and be sure to sign up to receive the library’s eNewsletter.

Amy McCue, Library Director, works to phase in additional library services for the spring and summer. Photo by Holly Johnson

Adults, teens, tweens and families

EFT Tapping Group: Monday, June 1, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is said to help people overcome anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, traumatic memories, grief, and emotional or physical pain. Known as tapping, the process is a powerful procedure used by tens of thousands of practitioners around the world. Certified instructor Cris Jacobs leads a virtual group session. Registration required.

Writer’s Group: Tuesday, June 9, 6–7:30 p.m. Fiction writers are invited to attend a virtual gathering to hone skills and share techniques. Each session features a variety of activities including writing prompts, sprints and critiques. Registration required.

Succession Sowing in Short Seasons: Wednesday, June 10, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Would you love to cut fresh salad greens every day? Harvest enough basil for pesto every week? Enjoy peas all the way to frost? With the right timing, tools and seeds, it’s easy to surround yourself with garden abundance all summer long. Join life-long gardener Petra Page-Mann, co-founder of Fruition Seeds, sharing everything she’s learned about succession sowing in short seasons. Registration required.

Marinating 101: Monday, June 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Did you know that marinating foods offers health benefits as well as making grilled foods tasty and tender? Learn more and get recipes from caterer Sarah Cowles-Gentile of The Whisk. Registration required.

DNA and Your Family Tree: Tuesday, June 23, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Have you heard about DNA testing for genealogy, but you’re not sure what it can do for you? Learn about the different types of DNA tests from professional genealogist Jennifer Zinck and connect the branches of your family tree. Registration required.

Granby Grows: Granby Public Library and Granby Agricultural Commission are bringing the experts to you. Join us for a series of webinars this summer, featuring local farm and garden professionals. Each program in the series speaks to agricultural and environmental topics, and includes an opportunity for Q & A. Look to the library’s website and Facebook page for updates. Registration will be required.

Take and Make: The library’s Crafters Café series for adults and teens moves to curbside pickup. Maker supplies and instructions will be available to those who register. Supplies limited; sign up early.

Children and Families

While the library building are closed, our goal is to connect with the children in our community by holding virtual library events, sharing the resources we find online, and promoting reading through our digital collections. Be sure to check the library’s calendar and Facebook pages to see the latest in our virtual programming. Sign up for our eNewsletter to have the latest information sent to your inbox!

Summer Reading Program: Summer is almost here, and that means it is time for Summer Reading. The library doors may be closed, but we’ve still got a great summer planned full of fun activities and plenty of good books for children ages 0–18, and the adults in their lives. Watch the library website for all the details as registration for our Summer Reading Program begins this month.

Virtual Story Time: Watch Miss Heather and Miss Joan present Stay-at-Home Story Times all month long. Check the calendar and the library’s Facebook page for their latest reading adventures.

Notes From Miss Joan: Miss Joan is missing her library friends, so she regularly posts messages to children on the GPL website and Facebook pages. Children are invited to write back to Miss Joan via her email ( or c/o the Granby Public Library at 15 North Granby Road, Granby, CT 06035.