Reading, Learning, and Growing Together
June @
Granby Public Library

Contact Us

Library staff are available to provide assistance by telephone and email Monday-Saturday each week. Please reach out if you would like to make an appointment for curbside pickup or if you need information, technology help, or for assistance using our online catalog.
Library Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 2 PM

Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday: 3 PM - 7 PM

Library Service Updates
New Library Mobile App

Now, you can access your library account, search for items in the collection, place holds, register for programs and even pull up your library card - all at the touch of a button!
Download the free Library Connection Mobile App from the Google or Apple App stores to get started.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
3:00 – 7:00 PM
The gardening public is invited to browse the Seed Library in our repurposed card catalog at F. H. Cossitt Library Branch. Choose from vegetable, fruit, flower, and herb seeds offered by Burpee, High Mowing, Hudson Valley Seed Company, John Scheepers, True Leaf Market, and others. Be sure to peruse the Library’s extensive collection of gardening books for added inspiration. Sponsored by The Friends of the Granby Public Libraries.
Adventures in Granbyland- Summer Reading!

Adults are invited to pick up a Granbyland bingo card and enjoy reading while completing a series of reading challenges. Turn in the bingo card by August 5 to earn a chance at winning your choice of summer celebration gift cards from local businesses. Visit the Library in-person or online for details and to pick up your bingo card. Sponsored by the Friends of the Granby Public Libraries.
Kids and Teens- Stop by the library and sign up for Summer Reading!
Sign up during the first 2 weeks and get a $5 coupon to Neckers!

You can also try and win a great Summer Reading prize! Each time you visit the library, or go to a program, you get a ticket to enter.
Play along and track your reading on our very own "Granbyland" gameboard. Pick one up in the children's room starting June 14th!
In-Person, on the lawn and patio at Granby Main Branch
Wednesday, June 14 (rain date June 15)
6:00 – 7:30 PM 
Your summer Adventure in Granbyland begins with an amazing performance by the KC Sisters, a nationally known, five sister girl band previously featured on Nickelodeon’s America’s Most Talented Family. All ages are invited to kick off the Library’s 2023 summer reading celebration. Arrive early to set up your lawn chairs and enjoy lawn games and a picnic supper. You bring the picnic; we provide the lawn games and the cookies! There are no tickets, but you do need to register. Generously sponsored by Northwest Community Bank, The Friends of the Granby Public Libraries, and Granby Stop and Shop.
In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Monday, June 12
1:30 –3:30 PM
Enjoy the American biographical sports drama based largely on the book, Secretariat: The Making of a Champion. The film chronicles the life of Thoroughbred race horse Secretariat, winner of the Triple Crown in 1973. Register to save a seat and a treat. 
In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Thursday, June 22
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Make a whimsical and nostalgic collage on a wooden backdrop featuring iconic images and quotes from Alice’s great adventures. Sip on tea while heading down a creative rabbit hole with KlassicKreations’ Kim Larkin. All materials provided. Register to save a seat. Sponsored by The Friends of the Granby Public Libraries.

In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Monday, June 26
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Adults are invited to indulge their inner child when we color Sir John Tenniel pen and ink illustrations from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. We’ll have a few laughs when we use the artwork to create origami fortune tellers! All materials are provided; space is limited. Register to save your place at the table. Sponsored by The Friends of the Granby Public Libraries.
In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Thursday, June 29
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Explore different food flavors and textures when The Whisk presents a culinary experience for the adventurous. Be sure to note food allergies at time of registration. Sponsored by the Friends of the Granby Public Libraries.  
Ongoing Adult Programs
Book Clubs at GPL
Books for each discussion are available at the library and, when possible, via download through Libby and/or Hoopla.

Please register in advance online, by email, or by telephone. (As the weather starts to become more unpredictable, we want to be able to contact you if plans change!)

In-Person, Granby Main Branch
June 5, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
The book club will discuss author Amor Towles, (born 1964) an American Novelist raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He worked as an investment manager retiring after the proceeds from his first novel, Rules of Civility, were beyond his expectations. His second novel, A Gentleman in Moscow was on the NYT hardcover bestseller list for 59 weeks and a finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. His third novel, The Lincoln Highway, was chosen by Amazon as the best book of 2021. Towles lives in New York and is a collector of fine art and antiques. Leading the discussion is John Rusnock.  Registration is requested. 
Want to get a head-start on the July book? We'll be discussing author Julia Spencer-Fleming.

In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Wednesday, May 31 6:00 – 7:00 PM
It started with tweaking a DNA strand to prevent a hereditary illness and progressed to upgrading your unborn children, yourself, or even infecting someone else and forcing their DNA to change. When DNA manipulation becomes illegal, Logan Ramsey, an agent assigned to deal with genetic crimes, is infected with a virus during a routine raid of an underground market. But the virus upgrades his mental and physical prowess and Logan thinks this wasn’t an accident. Upgrade is fast paced, filled with thrills, cyber action & family mysteries. Leading the discussion is Jim Gorman.
Want to get a head-start on the July book? We'll be reading Neuromancer by William Gibson.
Additional library programs may be added at any time. For the latest program information, check the Library Calendar regularly!
In person, Granby Main Branch
Date:  Monday, June 19
Time:  6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Grades: 6th – 12th
Teens are invited to join us for adventures in cake decorating! Learn how to decorate a small mini cake from Granby’s own Made by Moe. All supplies will be included. Registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Granby Public Libraries.
In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Wednesday, June 20
2:00 – 3:00 PM | Ages: 7-11
Adventures in Granbyland continue with origami airplanes presented by Gail Altschwager! Children will have an opportunity to learn different folds and then try their newly created airplanes out on the front lawn. Origami paper and full printed instructions will be included for all attendees. Registration is required. 
In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Friday, June 23
3:00 – 4:30 AM | Ages: All Ages
We are celebrating Lewis Carroll’s Adventures in Wonderland with a family friendly Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party! Tea and cookies will be served, followed by a craft activity and a game of croquet on the library’s front lawn. Children are welcome to wear costumes. Registration is required. 
In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Wednesday, June 27
2:00 – 3:00 PM | Ages: 7-11
Children are invited to join Gail Altschwager for an afternoon of fun! Create your own Alice in Wonderland themed Origami Fortune Tellers. Paper and full printed instructions will be included for all attendees. Registration is required.
In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Wednesday, June 28
10:30 – 11:15 AM All Ages!
Young library patrons will be entertained by Grammy-nominated children’s artist Judy Pancoast. Her concert of all-original, upbeat, and fun music will have the children laughing, singing along and dancing for an event you and your family will long remember! Be sure to wear your dancing shoes! Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Granby Public Libraries. 
In-person at each branch
Ages:  4+

During Cossitt's open hours
Stop by Cossitt Branch to pick up an easy-to-complete craft project for children or stay and complete the craft after you pick out your books!

Saturday, June 10- Ages: 4+
Stop by Children’s Room on this Saturday to pick up an easy-to-complete craft project for children!
In-Person, Granby Main Branch
Thursdays, June 8, 15 & 22
6:00 - 6:30 PM
Ages: 4-7
Children are invited to join us for an independent mindfulness program featuring stories, stretches, and an interactive activity. Registration required.

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  • When using an app, you will be prompted for your library ID. The library ID for Granby Public Library is granby-ct.
A Note From Our Friends...

Book Donations for Friends of Granby Libraries Annual Book Sale starts June 26th

This year, Friends of the Granby Public Libraries (FOGPL) 40th annual Used Book Sale will be held on July 28, 29 and 30th at Holcomb Farm and will start accepting donations in late June. The collection of all donations for the sale will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays at Holcomb Farm, located at 113 Simsbury Road, West Granby. Book sale donations will not be accepted at the library.

Evening drop offs- Mondays; June 26, July 10, and July 17 from 6-8 PM

Morning drop offs- Wed, June 28, July 5, July 12, and July 19 from 10 AM-12 PM 

See our Book Sale Friends page on the library website on what can be donated. 
If you have questions, contact us at the following email - . Also stay up to date with what’s happening by visiting and liking our Facebook page: Friends of the Granby Public Libraries.

If you would like to volunteer for the book sale, whether for sorting and or helping out at the 3 day sale, please contact Vicki at   
Stop by and Meet GPL's new Director- Amber Wyzik!
On June 6th we'll be hosting a
"Meet & Greet (& treat)" from 2:00-4:00 pm. Please stop by and visit with our new Director of Library Services, Amber Wyzik.