The library will be closed Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day Weekend. We will reopen Tuesday, May 28 at 9:30am.
Welcome to the website of the Greenfield Public Library (MA)! Below you will find information about what is happening at the library. If you need to get in touch with us, our address, phone number, and email address are on the Contact Us page. We look forward to serving you either in person or with any of our electronic resources.
Join Children's Librarian Kay Lyons and be “off to see the wizard”. Come to the front door of the children’s room at 4pm on Saturday, May 18 to start a new journey in the library’s “Experience the Book” series of parties. A big part of this event is a costume contest. To get your number for the contest, come to the front of the library at 3:45 to sign in and help the Munchkins draw the yellow brick road. After the wizard is found, there will be parachute games, the costume contest with individual and group categories, and treats from the Emerald City.
For more information and to sign up for the party, contact the children’s room at (413) 772-1544 ext. 5 or register at the kids’ desk. The free event is made possible by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library and is recommended for ages 7 and up. Younger children with parents are welcome.
We apologize for any problems patrons may have had accessing our website at times on Thursday, May 15, 2013. The access issues have been corrected.
Tonight's Poet's Supper Poetry Workshop has been cancelled due to illness.
Double your pleasure; double your fun! The Friends of the Greenfield Public Library will be conducting their Spring Book and Plant Sale on Saturday, May 4th 9:30 am-1:30 pm. There will be an excellent selection of books for your summer reading pleasure offered at great prices.
Our Annual Plant Sale will be held on the front lawn of the library. Potted annuals & perennials will be available for patio and decking displays along with limited and selected flats and six packs of annuals for your gardening needs. A set of beautiful handcrafted bookends with gently used gardening books will be raffled. Proceeds will benefit the landscaping of our library grounds.
Come support the library and bring more beauty to all of our gardens!
The 22nd Annual Poetry Awards ceremony will take place Tuesday, April 23rd at 7pm in the Capen room at the Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Bernardston Road, Greenfield.
All finalists will be reading their poems at the ceremony and awards will be given in three categories: first, second and third place in the adult division and the two top poems of the youth divisions - ages 12-14 and 15-18. A chapbook with all of the poems will be available to all who attend.
The adult first prize winner will receive stewardship of the Poet's Seat chair, with their name on a plaque listing all the previous winners, a handcrafted Poet's Platter, a gift certificate to the Poetry Ridge Bed and Breakfast, and a gift certificate to World Eye Bookshop. All other winners will receive a handcrafted Poet's mug along with a book store gift certificate. Pottery provided by Stephen Earp Redware.
The Poet's Seat Poetry Contest has been sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library annually since 1990. The competition is held in honor of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman who resided in Greenfield from 1847 until his death in 1873 and was considered by his contemporaries -- Emerson, Thoreau, and Tennyson -- to be a gifted poet. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he shunned law in favor of botany and writing poetry. Although he never achieved wide public acclaim, his poems are often included in anthologies of noted American poets.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Starting April 16th, kids can spend their school vacation finding ten storybook characters hiding around the children’s section of the library. Get your clue sheet at the Kids’ Desk, and look closely—up, down and all around—to find all ten characters. They’ll be hiding in unexpected places! When you find each character, write down their name. Bring your completed clue sheet to the Kids’ Desk to claim your prize, and check out a book while you’re here.
This scavenger hunt is free and open to all thanks to the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. For more information call Children’s Librarian Kay Lyons at (413) 772-1544 ext. 5.