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Grab & Go service is now available at Central Library, Benjamin, Hemphill, McGirt-Horton, McNairy
and Vance Chavis branches Mon-Thu, 10 am to 7 pm and Fri & Sat, 9 am to 6 pm.

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Storytime

Storytime is a fantastic way to nurture a love of reading and to cultivate important pre-reading skills in your child.  Enjoy as the Librarian brings books to life in a safe, non-judgmental place where your child can be entertained, while also being herself or himself.  Storytimes are offered at all Greensboro Public Libraries throughout the week at various times, find one that works with your family’s schedule and come on over. Let’s grow and learn together.

Storytime Station Online

Storytime Station Online brings many of the activities, crafts, and book selections from storytimes across the Greensboro Public Library system together for fun at home.

All Abilities Welcome

The Greensboro Public Library offers ongoing programming for children and teens with special needs. Although all children are always welcome at every library program, the “All Abilities” programs include accommodations to make the library more accessible. These free programs are fun events that encourage all families to take advantage of the library’s activities and resources.

The library offers:

  • “Sensory Storytime,” a 30-minute storytime that encourages children to engage with books, songs, and rhymes in whatever way they feel comfortable. The storytime follows a visual schedule, and children are not expected to sit or stay quiet at this event. The storytime is followed by free play with a variety of hands-on activities, including sensory bins, puzzles, crafts, and more.
  • “Exceptional Construction,” a free play event for children and teens, and includes Legos, Duplos, Lincoln Logs, and sensory play.
  • “First Friday Fun Sensory Movie Nite,” held on the first Friday evening of the month at Central Library for exceptional youth ages 10-18. Movies are shown with additional lights and lower sound, with snacks, crafts, and sensory fun while you watch.
  • “Sensory Bin” crafts, which allow families to create sensory bins for play at home.

If you have questions or need assistance in making any program more accessible to your child, please contact the Youth Services Librarian at the branch library presenting the event, who will be more than happy to help you.

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Greensboro Library On the Weekend!

We know weekdays are busy, with scheduling school, work, homework and more. Greensboro Public Libraries are proud to offer G.L.O.W. - Greensboro Libraries on Weekends programming for your families. These events extend their learning and create memories for your family with fun, creative, educational activities. You will find STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) programming, multicultural celebrations, and storytimes. Come out and make a memory this weekend.

Events For the Whole Family

From crafts and creations to experiments and beyond, check out all that Greensboro Public Library has for your family in our current events calendar

Democracy for Kids

Democracy is a form of government in which the common people hold political power and can rule directly or through elected representatives.  The word democracy is derived from the Greek words, demos (people) and kratos (rule).  It is important for kids to learn about the different aspects of government.  Over the next few months, in addition to the Project Democracy 20/20 exhibit opening at the Greensboro History Museum on December 14, kids will have an opportunity to be edu-tained through programs and activities offered at all of our library locations.  Some of those programs and activities are listed throughout this magazine and all are listed on our library’s website. Speaking of being elected, there are several opportunities for kids to learn about the power of voting. We have also included several books on democracy for you to check out.

Try Our Tech Toys

Did you know that Greensboro Public Library (GPL) offers both active and passive programming with Tech Toys? Youth can learn the basics of coding with Ozobots; try their hand at computer programming using Raspberry Pi; and explore circuitry with Makey Makey, Snap Circuits, or Squishy Circuits.  There are Virtual Reality (VR) Viewers, which can be attached to a smart phone or tablet and allow for virtual travel through space or time. Most locations have 3D Pens that allow youth to write or draw three dimensional objects. A few GPL locations have 3D printers that the public can use to print items for a nominal fee. Please check the GPL calendar for upcoming programs featuring these state of the art technology tools. We are committed to providing our youth with “edu-taining” STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experiences.

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