The Granby Fairgrounds

September is the time of year when the small-town fairs begin around Connecticut. For the early 20th century resident, the Granby Fair was the biggest thrill of the year.

Annual Puzzle Fundraiser continues in 2022

The Friends of Cossitt Library Annual Puzzle Sale is slated for Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This popular event will be held on the rear patio of the Granby Public Library. Should the weather be inclement, the rain date is the following Saturday, April 16.

Cossitt Library is national historic treasure

The Frederick H. Cossitt Library is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Friends of the library will be doing a series of articles to help Granby residents understand why this is important and how it works.

The Other Cossitt Library

The first Memphis public library opened in 1893. The benefactor was none other than Frederick H. Cossitt, the former Granby resident and philanthropist.

A tribute to children’s librarian Lila Innes

Lila K. (Knapp) Innes, age 92, of Granby, passed away on Jan. 28, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Born in Bridgeport on Dec. 9, 1927, and raised in Stratford, Lila was married to Charles Innes for 65 years, until his death in December 2015.

Dedicating the Cossitt Library

In the Winter of 1891, a committee worked on plans for the dedication of the new library, which was scheduled for Thursday, March 26, 1891. Due to the overwhelming interest in the event, it was held at the First Congregational Church.