The Grundy Library is looking forward to reopening while maintaining the health and safety of patrons and staff.
We are pleased to announce that Curbside Pickup began on Monday, June 29. More information about this service can be found below.
Our Library Service Restoration Plan provides an overview of our reopening including 5 levels of services throughout which we will slowly ease restrictions until we reach level 0, which is a return to normal. Please note, per the restoration plan, the library building does not open to the public until we reach COVID Level 2.
This situation is fluid and so is our plan for restoring services. As restrictions ease, we will be monitoring community spread closely and, if needed, will return to a more restrictive level of service in order to protect the health and safety of our patrons and staff.
In addition to preparing for reopening while addressing health and safety concerns, we are also in the midst of an extensive construction project that may also impact our services. Please know that we will do our best to minimize any further disruptions.
The good news is that when we do reopen, you will find that our restroom facilities have been completely updated.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding,
Dana Barber Library Director
COVID Level 3 of the Library Service Restoration Plan began Monday, June 29.
Level 3 allows for curbside services at the library entrance; masks and social distancing required.
Returned materials continue to be accepted only through the outside book drop. As always, no donations accepted.
All returned items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they can be processed. It may take several days for your returned items to be cleared from your account. Please be assured we will not charge late fines during this time.
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.
Virtual Book Discussion
Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00 pm
Join us for a virtual discussion of the book
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
by Gail Honeyman via ZOOM.
For more information and to join the discussion click here.
Imagine Your Story
Summer Quest at the Grundy Library will be virtual this year! Join us on Beanstack as we celebrate summer reading with this year's theme "Imagine Your Story." The program is for all ages - adults, teens and children - now through August 15. Read for a chance at prizes. Click here for more information.
Book Talks are book reviews by Grundy Library Staff. Included are books for teens and adults. They are released via our social media channels and reside on YouTube for easy viewing. Find the Grundy Library
Code Club meets virtually the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month to learn a variety of programming languages and participate in coding challenges. Open to grades 3-12.
Click here for the current and past coding challenge videos.
Virtual Chair Yoga
Tuesday, July 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 12:00 pm
Take a break from work or the news and join us for a virtual chair yoga class. Elda will be using Zoom video to teach you right in the comfort of your own home. You will need a chair and a device such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone to view the live video on Zoom.Registration required;Register for each class individually. Dates can be found on the Library web page.
Teen Virtual Book Club
Friday, July 24 at 3:00 pm
Join us for a teen virtual book club! We are discussing Dracula this month. This classic horror piece is a classic for a reason and we are inviting all teens regardless of where they live to read this novel and discuss it online. Part of our Summer Quest program this book will help you earn reading minutes and tickets to put towards some great prizes! Register to attend and receive our join code; this code will be emailed an hour prior to the meeting's start time.
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.
July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 3:00 pm
Bloxels Club will meet every Wednesday in July at 3:00 pm. During this virtual program we will be using the Bloxels website to create characters, a create a story-line, build a world, and a create a task or challenge for your characters to accomplish.
This program is for youth in fall grades 5-12. It is free to participate, but you will need access to the internet and a device that will allow the Bloxels app. It is available on mobile devices, Chromebooks, and can even be used through a Web browser. Registered participants will be emailed a GoToMeeting invitation 1 week in advance of the program so they can have the app on their device as well as receive the classroom code for Bloxels. For additional questions please email email@example.com.
Teen Advisory Meeting (TAB) - Virtual
Thursday, July 9 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 meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00 pm.
A message from Gene Williams, Executive Director, Grundy Foundation
Keeping in touch with you during this time of separation has meant a lot to us. We miss seeing you in person, but are grateful so many of you have checked out our vibrant social media websites and accessed a number of resources and programs from home. The shutdown we’re experiencing has challenged us to do more. That we’ve met these challenges is a testament to staff’s creativity and enthusiasm.
A challenge magnified by the COVID-19 shutdown is food insecurity. Our local partners report seniors, the homeless, working poor and those who’ve lost jobs through no fault of their own are impacted the most. To combat this challenge, the Grundy Foundation Trustees approved an additional $10,000 ($13,000 was distributed in March) to help feed these vulnerable segments. To assist us as well as to support them, we’ve engaged local restaurants Annabella’s Italian, Cesare’s Ristorante, King George II Inn and the Mill Street Cantina to provide meals to feed the homeless and seniors, respectively, in July.
In the true giving spirit of Bristol Borough, a strong community that cares for its own, we’re reaching out to you, other individuals and businesses to match our $10,000 contribution. With your help we could feed and care for so many more while at the same time support the local restaurants that make Bristol a dining destination. Won’t you consider contributing so we can provide services through the end of summer? Thanks for this consideration. Kindly pass this challenge along to family, friends, and those in a position to contribute.
With just over four weeks to reach our $10,000 goal, there is little time to waste. Know that contributions big and small are appreciated. One hundred percent (100%) of every dollar will feed and care for the hungry among us. Tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to the Grundy Foundation, 680 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA 19007, or made at www.grundyfoundation.com using our PayPal Donate button. Please be sure to mark your donation with “COVID-19: Feeding Bristol Borough."
Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library 680 Radcliffe Street Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007 215.788.7891 www.grundylibrary.org