This month, Granville Public Library celebrates its 9th annual train show, a month-long event featuring 8 elaborate, holiday-themed miniature train sets. It’s an exciting and fun event organized by model train buffs, and the show is just one of the many fantastic programs helping to make Granville Public Library a wondrous community asset.
Library Director Anita Carroll has been with the library for three years and shared she is still amazed by positive support and engagement of library patrons. “I love this community!” she explained. It’s clear that the feeling is mutual; Over 90% of Granville citizens are library card holders. The Friends of the Library, a small but mighty group, has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help support technology initiatives. Events are well attended, and support for the library continues to grow.
The library offers a wide variety of programming for audiences of all ages. The library creates summer reading programs for both youth and adults. A robust teen group meets for First Fridays, an after hours events at the library that has included an 80s themed prom “who-done-it” party, an ugly Christmas sweater party and offsite movie nights.
The community collaborates with the library on a variety of well-received programs. Each year, during Turn Your Screen Off Week, events take place around the town to help people find different means of entertainment, communication and community. The library provides 40% of the programming for the event. Saturday Sprouts storytimes are held at the local farmers market, and the library is working with Kendal Senior Living Communities to provide outreach and materials to their residents.
The library has exciting plans for 2018. In March, they will join the Central Library Consortium (CLC). Granville Public library will be able to provide access to exciting new services and collections. Further, the library will improve delivery time on held materials, allow patrons to renew their materials online and receive text alerts and accept other CLC library members’ cards.
All of these amazing initiatives and more are met with enthusiasm and passion from Anita and her staff. Granville is a beautiful and vibrant community, and Granville Public Library is the jewel in its crown.
Explore I Spy.. Rudolph’s Reindeer Tracks train exhibit in pictures below:
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