Summer Quest 2021: Tails & Tales Kick-Off Event: June 19, 2021 from 12:30 - 3:30 pm
June 19 - August 21, 2021
Explore Tails & Tales with Beanstack this summer! Log the minutes you read to earn badges and rewards! You're invited to stop by the Grundy Library for our 2021 Summer Quest Tails & Tales Kick-Off event from 12:30 - 3:30 pm!
Visit our book sale
Sign up for a library card (ask about how you could win a $200 VISA gift card)
Pick up some animal themed Take & Make kits
Get a Summer Quest bag so you can start logging your summer reading minutes!
There will also be a special falconry program from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. This event will be held outside at 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol. Face masks required and all ages are welcome!
Falconry with Tom Stanton & Paul MCEnerney Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm
You’re invited to join us when Master Falconer Tom Stanton and educator Paul MCEnerney introduces us to two raptors named Cleo, a Peregrine Falcon, and Apache, a Harris’s Hawk as part of the Summer Quest event, Tails and Tales. Learn more about birds of prey, the history of falconry, bird care, and the importance of raptor conservation efforts.
This event is suitable for all ages and requires no registration; however, participants will need to provide their own chair, or blanket on which to sit. Social distancing guidelines are in effect and facemasks are required. For more information, please call the Library at 215.788.7891.
This event will be held on the Grundy campus behind the Grundy Museum at 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007.
Virtual Pet Portrait Contest June 21 - July 20, 2021
Do you have an awesome pet? Create a portrait of your pet (or any animal) to participate in our Pet Portrait Contest! Participants will be able to create their portrait in any media format (painting, drawing, photography, etc.). Submit your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop-off at the Grundy Library by July 1st 2021. Portraits will be uploaded to our Facebook page where our community members can view and vote. We will have one prize for winners from each age group (preschool, elementary and teen) and a certificate for all participants. Open to preschool to 12th grade.
Contact the Grundy Library at 215-788-7891 after July 19th to arrange to pick up your artwork and a certificate of participation.
Grundy Library Card Gift Card Drawing through October 31, 2021
What can you access using your Grundy Library card? Librarians can create personalized a Grab Bag filled with themed collections of materials such as comics & manga, Reading Olympics books, beach reads, or one of your own. Like movies? Binge Boxes, assorted DVDs with a theme can be borrowed too - binge on Chick Flicks, Studio Ghibli, and more. In addition to DVDs, the Grundy Library also offers streaming services for movies, audiobooks, and music. Enjoy films and audiobooks through Hoopla and, exclusive to Grundy Library cardholders, movie streaming through Kanopy. Kanopy is a great place to find art films, international film festival award winners, and more! Want to enjoy the great outdoors with your family? Borrow a NASA Space Explorers Backpack complete with a telescope to look at the Moon and stars. Explore the local parks and woods with a Nature Backpack containing field guides, binoculars, and a bug box.
What are the gift card drawing details? Individuals 16-plus years of age who apply for a Grundy Library card now through October 31, 2021 are eligible for a $200 VISA gift card drawing. Once the Library card is created and picked up, the card holder is entered into the drawing. The drawing is scheduled for Friday, November 5, 2021 at 3:00 PM and will be contacted via phone or email. Individuals need not be present to win the prize.
Grundy Walking Club Tuesday, June 8 & 22 at 1:00 PM
Join us for a one mile walk through historic Bristol Borough on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Participants can enter for a chance to win a Dick's Sporting Goods gift card. Open to ages 18-plus.
Due to ongoing construction on the immediate Grundy Library property, the walk will begin and end from the Library's parking lot located at the corner of Dorrance and Radcliffe Streets; access to the lot is made via Dorrance Street. Remember to wear your sunscreen, face mask and comfortable shoes. For more information and to register for individual walks, visit the Grundy Library events page.
Virtual Knitting & Crocheting
Wednesday, June 2 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.
Trivia Night - Brands, Logos & Symbols Thursday, June 17 at 7:00 PM
Join your hosts Laura and Barbara for a Trivia Night on the Kahoot! gaming platform. Do you know which company told us "to put a tiger in our tank"? What is Avogadro's Number? Join us and test your knowledge of the brands, logos and symbols we encounter almost daily.
This event is appropriate for families. Register online and a ZOOM meeting link will be sent to you 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.
Monday, June 7 & 21
Code Club is now online! Join us on the 1st and 3rd Mondays for a new activity or challenge. Ms. Amber and Ms. Laura will be introducing new coding challenges and we would love for you to watch and participate with us. These challenges will be posted online via our social media channels. If you aren't on social media you can still watch them each Monday on our Grundy Library YouTube channel.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
Through 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, June 1 & 8 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 Live Story Time Thursday, June 3 & 10 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: Moveable Lion! Friday, June 18, 2021 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: Moveable Lion. 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 June 1. Registration is required. This event will be taking place over Zoom.
Animal Movement Fun! Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Join us virtually for stories and movements! We'll combine some fun animal stories with different movement activities. First up: an animal yoga flow! Then, we'll test our speed in an animal-inspired minute-to-win-it activity. Finally we'll finish with our last story and end with an animal memory game to strengthen our brains! After the program, registrants will receive an email to recreate the activities and movements at home! Best for ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome! Registration for this event is required. This event will be taking place over Zoom.
Summer Quest Family Story Time! (Virtual) Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 10:30 AM
Join us virtually for a family story time! We'll be reading stories, singing songs and having fun! Each week will be a different Tails and Tales theme for our Summer Quest program. This week we'll be reading stories & doing activities around Animal Yoga! Best for ages 0-5, but all ages welcome! Registration is required. This event will be taking place over Zoom.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting Thursday, June 10 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.
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 of your prints is available.
Grundy YouTube Channel
Did you know that the Grundy Library has a YouTube channel? Videos with children's activities, book talks for children and adults, story times, and STEAM challenges populate this Grundy Library information stream. Look for the Grundy Library channel here.
Grundy Museum Takeout Lunch
Reservations open June 7
Grundy Foundation Executive and Museum Director, Mr. Eugene Williams, and Museum Staff are happy to announce the Museum’s June 26 Takeout Lunch designed to welcome guests back to the Museum and its grounds, and to serve as a fundraiser for the 2021 Can Do More Campaign to conserve, reproduce, exhibit, and store treasured and original Grundy family textiles.
Beginning Monday, June 7, reservations for our boxed Takeout Lunch packages can be purchased online through TicketLeap. Created by the King George II Inn, Chef Sue Duffy Arroyo, and the Golden Eagle Diner, there are two adult choices at $30 each and two $15 children’s options. To purchase your reservation online, visit the Grundy Museum website at https://www.grundymuseum.org.
The King George II Inn has partnered with Museum staff to create an exclusive “King George’s Lunch.” Chef Fabian’s creation is a special sandwich on seeded Italian bread using the finest selection of Italian meats and cheese topped with the KGII signature white balsamic dressing. Included are KGII homemade potato chips and a side of their signature house salad. The second choice is “Wrap Up Your Greens Lunch” created by Bristol’s own Chef Sue Duffy Arroyo. This vegetarian lunch has a generous selection of grilled veggies wrapped up in a vegan spinach wrap topped with hummus and baby spinach. Chef Sue’s Lunch includes her own homemade hummus cup with raw veggies and a Vegan Summer Quinoa Salad. Both choices include bottled water, fruit, and a special sweet treat from the Golden Eagle Diner. Children’s offerings are a “Jammin’ PB&J Lunch” or a “Say Cheese Please Lunch.” Each includes Chef Sue’s homemade hummus and veggie cup, a crunchy snack, a sweet from the Golden Eagle Diner, and a Grundy Museum Kids Kit filled with maps, a scavenger hunt, coloring pages, and history fun facts. Curbside pick-up times on the 26th are 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The river-level Grundy Park will be open for picnicking. Guests may bring a blanket or chair to enjoy their Takeout Lunch on the banks of the Delaware. Visitation restrictions may apply due to on-going construction. Guests are encouraged to share their Takeout Lunch pictures on social media from Grundy Park or wherever they dine. Social distancing guidelines are in effect and face masks are required when distancing is not possible.
Additional information about the CanDoMore Campaign can be here. Grundy Museum information can be found here. You can also find Grundy Museum information on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Grundy Museum YouTube channel.
Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library 680 Radcliffe Street Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007 215.788.7891www.grundylibrary.org