Spring is finally here, and with this new season brings new additions to the library. Most notable is the addition of Remote Pickup Lockers for easy pickup of library materials any time of the day or week at the patron's convenience. These lockers, funded by Grant-in-Aid from former Assembly Member, Thomas Abinanti, have been a huge hit with patrons. Placing holds on items by selecting "Greenburgh Lockers" as the pickup location is
easy and provides access to anyone who can't readily get to the library during open hours. Patrons can also continue to put items on hold and pick them up inside the building, on the holds shelf, or by using the library's curbside service when the library is open. The Remote Pickup Lockers are just one more way to make sure patrons get what they need in the way that suits them best.
Like the new lockers, GPL always looks for new and innovative ways to help the Greenburgh Community. In the three years since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, we've initiated programs and services to keep the community connected. Curbside pickup, the Technology Lending Program, and virtual programs help community members participate at their comfort level. At the same time, we have a diverse and ever-increasing schedule of in-person programs, concerts, classes, workshops, presentations, book clubs, author talks, art receptions, and performances and hope to see more people return to the library.
If you have suggestions on how to make the library more accessible,let us know! We look forward to hearing from you.
Booking a museum pass is easier than ever! Greenburgh Public Library revamped its museum pass reservation system, transitioning from Tixkeeper to Libcal Tickets & Passes. In addition, the new user interface allows Greenburgh Public Library cardholders to browse by institution, allowing them to choose from a calendar for
that particular museum or browse by date, enabling them to browse all available institutions on specific dates.
After selecting an institution and date, patrons will authenticate their library account with their library card number and PIN (hint: usually the last four digits of your phone number). The library also enhanced the Terms & Conditions for each institution with clear instructions on pass benefits, limits, and procedures for returning physical passes, which are visible after authenticating your library account. After completing your reservation request, your pass will be automatically confirmed. Please visit the Information Desk on the first floor to pick up your physical pass on the day selected.
Digital passes are also easier to reserve. First, select the institution and date of visit and then complete your reservation request. You will receive a confirmation email with a PDF attachment upon submitting the request. The PDF will contain a link or membership number and instructions to complete the reservation with the institution. Some museums, like the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, have physical and digital passes. After selecting the institution or date, choose your pass preference with the checkboxes above the calendar.
If you have any questions regarding the museum pass program or have difficulty reserving a pass, please contact the Library’s Information Desk at (914) 721-8225.
adobe acrobat pro
GPL is excited to announce the addition of Adobe Acrobat Pro to our Library of Things! Patrons can now open their PDFs and edit the text or images, combine multiple files into a PDF, export PDFs to different file formats, and more! Adobe Acrobat Pro is available on laptop #12. Patrons may check out laptop #12 at the circulation desk but it may only be used in the library building. A four-page user guide on using the most common tools in Adobe Acrobat Pro accompanies the laptop.
cloudLibrary has new features and content, like Kids Mode and Movies. Greenburgh cardholders can enjoy another source for streaming entertainment and find appropriate reading and audio materials for their children.
Browse the Movies site and you’ll find categories like BBC movies, series and documentaries, Oscar Winners and Nominees, Classics, Movies Based on Books, World Cinema, Featured Kid movies, Faith and Spirituality, Romance, Crime & Thrillers, Cozy Mysteries and more.
Kids Mode provides a streamlined experience, including fun graphics, easy navigation with bigger buttons and kid-appropriate browsing and searching. You’ll find the launch icon just under your shelves. Kids Mode can be toggled on when you click on the launch icon and toggled off in your Account. This will allow kids to search through your library's juvenile collection easily, without fear of wandering into the unknown.
Tip - Update your cloudLibrary app before accessing these new features.
For Readers is the new library webpage dedicated to adult fiction novels, events, book clubs, book news, recommendations, book discussions and more. We hope you find this page informative but not overwhelming.
Let us know what you're reading with the Let's Talk Fiction comment form. Check out BookPage, a monthly guide to new releases. Sign up for the BookPage email newsletter to receive weekly reading recommendations in your favorite genres. Make a Book Bundle request for five books to pick up at the library or Request a Purchase. Browse book lists on Art & Fiction, High Seas Adventures, Teen Books for Adults, Banned Books, or a list of book club recommendations.
April is National Poetry Month. Greenburgh Public Library is hosting our 2023 Teen Poetry Contest with Writopia Lab. Submissions open: April 1 - 15th
Teen Poets entering the contest must be 12-19 years of age
Teen Poets must be Westchester residents
Entries must be original unpublished poems in English (though bilingual poems are acceptable). Any poetic style is acceptable.
One entry per person.
One page maximum length.
Library employees are not eligible to enter.
|CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE TEEN POETRY CONTEST|
Saturday, April 29 | 2 - 4 PM
The Celebration will include: Announcement of Poetry Contest Winners; poetry Readings from contest submitters; and refreshments.
It is the perfect way to cap off National Poetry Month. Feel free to bring guests, friends, and family! We would love it if you would even do a reading of your poem for the audience. Advance registration is recommended but walk-ins are also welcome!
Greenburgh Public Library is here to get you, and your baby, toddler, or preschooler revved up about reading.
Join GPL's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a fun and free program that develops language proficiency, strengthens bonds between you and your child and boosts early literacy skills. All you need to register is a child between the ages of 0-5 who's not yet in Kindergarten and a love of reading.
1,000 books might sound intimidating, but by reading just one book together every day, you'll have completed 365 books in one year. In less than 3 years, you'll have successfully completed the program!
Does your child like to listen to the same book over and over (and over)? That's great! You can count the same book every single time you read it!
Looking for something new? We are happy to help you find great books both you and your child will love. Drop by and ask us for recommendations.
If you are already registered, great! Continue reading, logging, and visiting GPL. Over the next few months, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten will get an update: new activities, members-only perks, and more surprises! Be on the lookout for emails as we roll out the new stuff.
To register for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, stop by the Children's Desk or register online.
At Greenburgh Public Library, we have a variety of books and resources to help your emerging reader learn to read. GPL strives to support the learning styles and needs of our whole community by maintaining a diverse collection of books and learning tools