Thank you for your ongoing support! We are grateful for your patience and understanding as the Library undergoes extensive interior and exterior renovations. The completion of these construction projects will bring new study rooms, a coffee nook and snack space, an updated exhibition area, new carpets, fresh paint and completely renovated patio, garden, and green spaces for gathering outdoors at our scenic Delaware River location. We are excited about these updates, but more than anything, we look forward to welcoming you back into our building and are counting down the days until we can reopen. Follow us on social media for updates!
As a reminder, while the Grundy Librarybuilding is closed to the public, we are still here for you!
Take advantage of these services while our building is closed:
Please read on to learn more about new and exciting additions to our collections as well as all of the virtual program and activities available on the library website.
Dana Barber Library Director
Get a Grundy Library card
We've got great news! You can apply for a Grundy Library card online while the library building is closed to the public. We are providing curbside services and a new card can be delivered to you the same way. You apply here, and when your card application has been processed, you receive your card number and pickup instructions by email. With a card and PIN, you'll be able to checkout and take home Playaway Launchpads, watch movies through the Hoopla and Kanopystreaming services, research your family tree with Ancestry.com, create a resume with Brainfuse JobNow, and much, much more!
Virtual Knitting & Crocheting
Wednesday, March 3 at 6:30 PM
Join us for a virtual meetup via ZOOM.
These informal events are a great way to show off what you have been working on, see familiar faces, and meet new crafting buddies! Click here for more information and to register.
Virtual Book Discussion
Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM
Join us for a virtual adult discussion of the book The Dutch House by Ann Patchett via ZOOM. For more information and to register, click here. The April title is TBD.
Trivia Night: Where in the World? Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 PM
Join your hosts Laura and Barbara for an evening of geography trivia on the Kahoot! gaming platform. This event includes iconic images from around the globe as well as the United States. Test your knowledge of world treasures manmade and natural. This is a fun-filled family event. Register online and a ZOOM meeting link will be sent to you one hour before the event. Once you're logged in to ZOOM, a Kahoot! game code will be shared with you. Play the game on your smart phone, Chromebook, or tablet. Are you new to Kahoot!? Check out this Kahoot! tutorial. Questions? Call 215.788.7891 for further assistance.
NNLM Reading Club presents...Resurrection Lily Thursday, March 11 at 3:00 PM
Please join us on March 11th 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET as Amy Byer Shainman, also known as the BRCA Responder, discusses her book, Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knew: A Memoir. Ms. Shainman is a patient advocate who provides support and education surrounding BRCA and other hereditary cancer syndromes. She is also the executive producer of the award-winning documentary Pink & Blue: Colors of Hereditary Cancer. She is a BRCA-1 gene mutation carrier and a “previvor,” the term for a survivor of a cancer predisposition. Amy Byer Shainman will be joined by Ellen Matloff, Certified Genetic Counselor, and President and CEO of My Gene Counsel, a digital health company that provides scalable, updated genetic counseling solutions. In this powerful program, these two genetic cancer experts will share their story, their knowledge and answer your questions.This free, live event can be watched via
Code Club meets virtually the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month to learn a variety of programming languages and participate in coding challenges. Open to grades 3-12.
Click here for the current and past coding challenge videos which are available 24/7.
Grundy Story Time
Missing story time at the library? Watch our growing library of virtual story times online whenever you want! Each week we read stories, sing songs, and learn new rhymes.
Virtual 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
December 2020 - December 2021
Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is now on Beanstack! Reading with your child helps them develop early literacy skills and encourages a love of reading! Once you reach 1,000 books, you will earn a prize! To register a child for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, or to log-in to your Beanstack account, visit the Beanstack page.
Tiny Tots Virtual Live Story Time Tuesday, March 16, 23, 30 & April 6, 13, 20
at 10:30 AM
Join us for a live VIRTUAL story time filled with books, songs, and rhymes! Each week will focus on one of the six early literacy skills. This story time is best for ages 0-2, our youngest of learners & movers! Story times take place over Zoom. For more information and to register for individual classes, visit the Grundy Library events page .
Family Virtual Story Time Thursday, March 18, 25 & April 1, 8, 15, 22
at 10:30 AM
Join us for a live VIRTUAL story time filled with books, songs, and rhymes! Each week will focus on one of the six early literacy skills. This story time is best for ages 0-5, but all ages are welcome! Story times take place over Zoom and registration is required. For more information and to register for individual classes, visit the Grundy Library events page.
Virtual Live Story Time & Craft: "M" is for Moose Friday, March 19 at 10:00 AM
Join us for a live virtual story time followed by a craft! We'll be reading books, singing songs and moving around! Then we'll work on one of this month's Take & Make kits together: "M" is for Moose. Supplies for this kit as well as instructions on how to complete it will be available to pick up at the library via curbside pickup starting March 1. Register online.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting Thursday, March 11 at 3:00 PM
Need Volunteer Hours? Looking for a way to improve your community? Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). We need volunteers in grades 6-12 to help us with programming, book selection, and so much more. Can't come every month? - that's okay! Volunteers help select collection materials, plan teen programs for the library, and sometime become a cast of characters for those programs. TAB currently meets virtually on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00 pm. For more information, click here.
Take Home Activity Kits
Activity kits are available for toddlers, children, teens and adults. These free take
& make selections are available through curbside pickup and change monthly. To receive yours, call the Library at
215.788.7891 to arrange a day and time.
Grab Bags @ Grundy
Grab Bags include 5-8 hand picked titles on a topic of your choosing! Whether books, music, or movies, Grab Bags are available for children, teens, and adults. Call the Library at 215.788.7891 to discuss putting together a personalized Grab Bag for you. Grab Bags are available through curbside pickup.
Mobile Printing @ Grundy Library
With our mobile printing service, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Details about this service can be found on the Grundy Library web page. For questions, please call 215.788.7891. Curbside pickup is available.
Federal Tax Forms
The library offers the federal 1040 and 1040-SR federal tax forms and instructions. Call 215.788.7891 to arrange curbside pickup of these documents during library hours. More tax resources can be found online at the Grundy Library web page. For Pennsylvania tax forms and rent rebate forms, please contact your local state representative.
CanDoMore Season 4 Campaign
With spring not too far off, Grundy Museum proudly announces the resumption of tours in April. Two types are offered, and both follow current CV19 guidelines.
The first are free, docent-led public tours offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays beginning April 6. Tour check in is at the Museum front entrance at 1:30 PM, and are an hour in length. Featured is a first-hand look at the fully restored interior. Tours also explore restored Grundy family collections and new period pieces circa 1885, while new information about both the Grundy family and its domestic staff is shared. Reservations are required and can be made online through TicketLeap (www.ticketleap.com). Tour specifics are available on the Museum website (grundymuseum.org) and posted to Museum Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube outlets.
This year an exciting new series of Thematic Tours is offered. Curator Geoffrey Webster leads these two-hour tours on the first Saturday of each month beginning April 3. Manners & Mores: A Social History of the Late 19th Century kicks off the new and exciting series, followed by Now That’s Entertainment: The Elegant Art of the Victorian Part, and Interior Styles of the Gilded Age: The Domestic Interior in Post-Civil War America. Check TicketLeap for dates when these tours are scheduled.
There is a $50 per person contribution for Thematic Tours. Proceeds benefit the Grundy Foundation’s CanDoMore Campaign to raise funds for enhanced services. This year’s Campaign goal is the conservation, reproduction, exhibition, and storage of never-before-seen Grundy family clothing. CanDoMore Campaign information can be found at grundyfoundation.com/content/candomore-campaign.
Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library 680 Radcliffe Street Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007 215.788.7891www.grundylibrary.org