GPL has joined the initial group of libraries throughout North America that offer the innovative Freading™ eBook Service which allows us to increase the size and diversity of our collection by offering access to tens of thousands of books, none of which require the patron to wait in line to download. Books can be downloaded right from the Freading link at the top of our website.
Freading™has its own apps for the iPad® and iPhone®, and its own apps for Android™ tablets and phones. It is also compatible with the Kindle Fire, the Nook devices, and Kobo devices. Try a Freading™ book today!
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is migrating its websites tomorrow at 6pm.
You may see a brief interruption in access to the state and MLS database products (Gale/Proquest/Encyclopedia Britannica). We hope that it will be no more than a few minutes.
Our Internet computers are down today for upgrading. The fifteen minute QuickCheck computer is working (and prints!) if there is something you need to get to today. Our WiFi is up and running.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
Join Kids’ Reading Club on Wednesday, October 10 from 4:00-5:00 in welcoming local author Natasha Lowe for a Book Celebration featuring her new release The Power of Poppy Pendle! Natasha will dazzle us with a reading from her book and lite tea time refreshments will be served. It’s tea time with an author!
Young readers! Come to the Greenfield Public Library on Saturday, September 22 at 4 pm for a truly special event. Are you a fan of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series? What if Percy’s mother gave a back-to-school party for Percy and his demigod friends at the local library? Sally Jackson can’t enter the grounds of Camp Halfblood, where the sons and daughters of the Greek gods train for their work as young heroes, so she’s inviting Greenfield kids ages 8 and up to join her and son Percy for some mythological fun. Come to the children’s room door at 4 pm to enter the fantasy world of the Olympians. Make a medal to honor your patron, one of 4 Greek gods. Get a painted “tattoo” done by Aphrodite’s artists before you try your skills in Athena’s Trivia Contest. Take an “ambrosia” (ice cream) break with Poseidon in the Dining Pavilion and have your fortune told by the Oracle. See how Hephaestus works at his forge on the back lawn of the library, and if you dare, play Medusa’s special kind of Freeze Tag.
This free event is suggested for ages 8 and up and is made possible by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library and many volunteers playing parts and helping create this wonderful scene. For more information contact Kay Lyons at 772-1544 ext. 5.
The library will need more volunteers when our hours expand on September 4. We will especially need people to put books away and help at the desk.
If you are interested, please ask for a volunteer application at the main desk or print one out from the website.
Starting Tuesday, September 4, the library will be open the following days and times:
We look forward to seeing you!