Greenwich Free Library

September Newsletter

Job Announcement - Greenwich Free Library Director

Greenwich Free Library is in search of a new Library Director. Our small public library is a community hub and provides a wealth of services and programming. The ideal candidate has 3-5 years of library work experience. A degree in library science is preferred but we will consider any candidate with library experience possessing a minimum of an Associate’s degree.

This candidate should have experience with grant writing, the ability to supervise and support staff and volunteers, and willingness to perform community outreach. This is a full time position with flexible hours that will require some evenings and weekends. The library director is responsible for ordering materials, developing programming and special events, managing the budget, producing an annual report, and representing the library to the Board of Trustees and to the town and village boards. An ideal candidate will understand small towns and has strengths in forging and maintaining relationships.

The Greenwich Free Library offers a competitive salary, paid vacation, and flexible hours. A background check will be required. Greenwich Free Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications must be received by September 3rd. Interested candidates should send their resume to GFL 148 Main Street. Attn. Dave Wever.

Fun for Kids of All Ages, August 28th

Farmer Tom puts the cap on Summer Reading 2021 with three shows in our area!

Greenwich Free Library - 11:00 a.m.

Salem Historic Courthouse - 12:15

Argyle Free Library - 1:30

Weather looks good for outdoor shows at all locations!
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Meeting Rooms Open

The last bits and pieces from the renovation are finally gone and we are happy to say that all three of our meeting rooms are available to reserve. Our upstairs community room can be used even when the library is closed. Our online system is up and running Or give us a call to reserve a room. (518) 692-7157

Please be aware that we are currently requiring all library users to be masked. This includes groups using the meeting rooms.

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The Friends' first sale in 18 months features a donation of a large number of very nice children's books and another of musical scores.

We are looking forward to seeing our old faithful customers and new faces as well.

Book Donation Guidelines

The new book sale space is smaller than before, so we have to be more selective. Here are the guidelines for donations:

Good to excellent condition.

Fiction - Hardcover and Paperback no older than 10 years from copyright date- Children's books, biographies, local author/interest, cookbooks, audio book CD's.

Donations can be brought into the library whenever it is open. Please DO NOT leave things on the back porch or in the book drops.

Art for All September 19th

There's one class left in the series!
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National Voter Registration Day is September 28th

Help us spread the word

On Tuesday, September 28, from 10 am – 2 pm, we will be “back porch sitting” here at the Library. We welcome unregistered voters and those needing to re-register after a move, name change etc. to stop by the registration table at the back of the library (the back porch) to register to vote. We will have all the information you need.

This is a completely non-partisan event! We won't talk politics, even if you want to. We don't want to know your party affiliation or voting record. Our goal is to help as many people as possible participate in this bedrock of democracy.

If you would like to volunteer at the registration table, we have two shifts: 10 am – noon; and noon – 2 pm. Email Lynne if you can help out, and thanks in advance:

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Come on over to the library to register your child or children (ages newborn – starting kindergarten) for this international early literacy program. It’s super easy and fun! Your child will be given a book tote, a bookmark or two, some stickers, a new book (while supplies last), and a log sheet to record each book read to them before starting kindergarten (yes, you can repeat titles over and over!). After each 100 books recorded, come in for a new record sheet, and add your child’s name to our wall display. Once you reach 1,000 books read, your child can pick a stuffed animal and its accompanying book from our display shelf to take home. We look forward to your family joining us in this fun adventure!

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

We’re not kidding - it’s a “thing!” So if you’ve been putting off getting your library card, or are new to Greenwich, there’s no better time to stop by and get one. It just takes a minute to complete the application, and you walk away with a new card. (If new to the area and you don’t yet have a local driver’s license, you will need a piece of mail with your Greenwich address on it for proof of residency.) While here, if you haven’t been here since the renovation – wow! You have a treat waiting for you!

Author Discussion - George Saunders "History and the American Imagination" October 5th

George Saunders, author of "Lincoln in the Bardo" and other works will explore the complex relationship between American history and the imagination.

Tickets are available for this online Humanities New York event click here for more details
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The Puzzle Exchange is Back!

Now housed in the beautiful set of shelves built by our own Dan Fischer and his students. Take a puzzle, bring a puzzle.