Granby Public Library System
The Granby Public Library offers limited open hours at the Main Branch, access to the Children’s Room by appointment, and continued Curbside Library Pickup, digital services, and telephone support. The library’s focus remains public and staff safety, continued access to information, and exceptional service to the Granby community.
Main Branch Open Hours
Tuesday and Thursday 12–3 p.m. and 4–7 p.m. (closed 3–4 p.m. for cleaning)
Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Children’s room by appointment; call 860-844-5275 to schedule.
Curbside Library Pickup: For maximum social distancing and safe, convenient library access, curbside pickup continues to be a great option. Library materials can be reserved online through the catalog or by telephone, and patrons can schedule a pick-up appointment—no need to come inside. Call the library at 860-844-5275 for details.
Online: Granby residents are encouraged to use the library’s “third location,” open 24/7: the website granby-ct.gov/library. There, access digital services any time, including online program registration, eBooks and eMagazines, Consumer Reports, Ancestry, and more. New titles are being added to the digital collections weekly, so check back often. Don’t have a library card? Register for your free library card on the library website or by calling the library.
Phone/Email: Members of the Library staff are working on-site and are available to answer your questions by phone (860-844-5275) and email (GranbyLibrary@granby-ct.gov) Monday through Saturday.
Adult and Teen Programs
To register for any program, call the library or go to the Calendar of Events tab at the website. Program participants will receive a confirmation email with the info needed to participate. Questions? Please call or email the library.
Programs covering a variety of topics are always being added to the events calendar. For the latest information check the website and be sure to sign up to receive the Library eNewsletter.
Goofy Gourds and Petrifying Pumpkins for teens and tweens: Saturday, Oct. 3; 2–3 p.m. (rain date Oct. 10). On the lawn at Granby Public Library. Let’s get outside and make our own fantastic veggie beasts. Select a pumpkin or gourd and get creative with other bits and pieces to carve, paint and assemble a goofy grindylown, scary skrewt, or totally cool chizpurfle! Teens and tweens register for a space at the maker tables. Additional info is available on the website. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
EFT Tapping Group, Virtual Program: Monday, Oct. 5, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Emotional Freedom Technique is a process used by tens of thousands of practitioners around the world. It is said to help people overcome anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, traumatic memories, grief, and emotional or physical pain. First-timers and repeat attendees are welcome to join the monthly group Tapping session. Registration required.
Writers Group: Tuesday, Oct. 6, 5–6:30 p.m. On the patio at Granby Public Library. Adult fiction writers are invited to a writing warmup workshop in preparation for November’s National Novel Writing Month. Find inspiration in the invigorating outdoors, and enjoy gathering at a socially safe distance with fellow scribes. Free WiFi, electricity and seating provided. Registration requested.
Taste the Season, Virtual program in the Granby Grows series: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Everything tastes better when the recipe comes from a neighbor and uses ingredients from local farms. Join Susan Case, Sweet Wind Farm, when she shares a few of her fall favorites and offers food prep tips gathered from years of experience on the farm. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Granby Public Library.
About the Granby Grows program series
Granby Public Library and Granby Agricultural Commission are bringing the experts to you. Join us for a series of webinars featuring farm and garden professionals and environmental educators. Each program in the series speaks to agricultural and/or environmental topics, and includes opportunity for live or text chat with the host, presenter and other program attendees. Some programs in the series have additional sponsorship.
Food, Farms, and Forward Thinking, Virtual program in the Granby Grows series: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 6:30–8 p.m. The current food system is rife with problems that have consequences for individual health as well as the environment. Farmland is vanishing at an alarming rate and the future of food in New England depends greatly on decisions made today. Are you curious about the farmland preservation work of Connecticut’s non-profit grass roots organizations, private land trusts, and others?
Granby Public Library, Granby Agricultural Commission and Granby Land Trust welcome an expert panel of professionals, including: Chelsea Gazillo, Working Lands Alliance director; Kip Kolesinskas, Connecticut Conservation Consultant and Working Lands Alliance co-chair; John Guszkowski, Connecticut Resource Conservation and Development, president and CME Engineering, senior planner; and Latha Swamy, City of New Haven Food Policy Director, Food Policy and Planetary Health Consultant and Working Lands Alliance member.
Learn about the tools available to protect farmland and plan for social, economic and environmental enrichment in the community. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel and receive a handout of recommended resources. Registration required.
Children and Families
Visiting the Library: We are so happy to see families in the library again. Due to current safety restrictions, the Children’s Room is open to one family (or pod) at a time, by appointment only. Call 860-844-5275 to schedule your time to visit.
Story Time, Facebook Video: Follow the Granby Public Library System on Facebook to see the story time videos posted by Miss Joan and Ms. Heather. They will be sharing different popular fall favorites and new classics each week as we enjoy the season together. New videos will be posted weekly.
Story Stroll: Have you discovered our Story Stroll yet? You and your family can read a picture book together as you stroll the grounds of Granby Public Library. Pages from a colorful children’s book are posted on several signs trailing around the library lawn, and if you follow the numbers on the signs, you can read the book in its entirety. Each story begins near the walkway to the patio (to the right of the library’s front door). Check back every time you visit. New books will be posted often, through the fall season.
Take and Make Crafts: Check the online calendar throughout the month for the opportunity to register for easy-to-use craft kits that you can TAKE from the library (at curbside or during a visit) and MAKE at home. Instruction and all materials needed are provided. Supplies are limited—registration required.
Halloween Celebration: The annual Preschool Halloween Party will look a little different this year, but we’re excited to celebrate with you. Details will be posted on the website as they are finalized.