On behalf of the entire Library staff, I wish you a happy Spring! We hope that you are enjoying the warmer weather as much as we are.
As always, we thank you for your support! We are so incredibly grateful for your patience and understanding as the Library undergoes extensive interior and exterior renovations. The completion of these construction projects will bring new study rooms, a place to grab a quick snack, an updated exhibition area, new carpets, fresh paint and completely renovated patio, garden, and green spaces for gathering outdoors at our scenic Delaware River location. Here are a couple of the latest photos detailing our progress:
New Study Rooms
We are excited about these updates, but more than anything, we look forward to welcoming you back into our building and are counting down the days until we can reopen. Follow us on social media for updates!
As a reminder, while the Grundy Librarybuilding is closed to the public, we are still here for you!
Take advantage of these services while our building is closed:
Please read on to learn more about new and exciting additions to our collections as well as all of the virtual program and activities available on the library website.
Dana Barber Library Director
Grundy Walking Club Tuesday, April 13 & 27 at 1:00 PM
Join us for a one mile walk through historic Bristol Borough on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Participants can enter for a chance to win a Dick's Sporting Goods gift card. Open to ages 18-plus.
Due to ongoing construction on the immediate Grundy Library property, the walk will begin and end from the Library's parking lot located at the corner of Dorrance and Radcliffe Streets; access to the lot is made via Dorrance Street. Remember to wear your sunscreen, face mask and comfortable shoes. For more information and to register for individual walks, visit the Grundy Library events page.
Virtual Knitting & Crocheting
Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 PM
Join us for a virtual meetup via ZOOM.
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, April 28 at 7:00 PM
Join us for a virtual adult discussion of the book The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah via ZOOM. For more information and to register, click here. The May title is The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell by Robert Dugoni.
Trivia Night: Events in History Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 PM
Join your hosts Laura and Barbara for an evening of history on the Kahoot! gaming platform. Know when Napoleon's first campaign happened? Or what came first - the sundial or Stone Hedge? This is a look at some historical events from around the globe. This event is appropriate for families. Register online and a ZOOM meeting link will be sent to you one hour before the event. Once you're logged in to ZOOM, a Kahoot! game code will be shared with you. Play the game on your smart phone, Chromebook, or tablet. Are you new to Kahoot!? Check out this Kahoot! tutorial. Questions? Call 215.788.7891 for further assistance.
Financial Conversations Over Coffee Tuesday, April 6 at 10:00 AM
Wondering what the state of the markets is? Questions about how current events interact with markets? Grab some coffee (or tea) and come join us virtually in this relaxed, information session to get updates current events, the economy, and investing. This coffee club will be hosted via Zoom and will have Edward Jones staff available to give updates and answer questions. Presented by David Samachson of Edward Jones and in conjunction with Warminster Free Library. Register to receive the link to enter the session.
Healthy Relationships 101 Monday, April 12 at 6:30 PM
Healthy Relationships 101 is an interactive workshop that empowers participants with the knowledge and skills to explore:
What does a healthy relationship look like?
What are the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship?
How do I help a friend who is in an abusive relationship?
Code Club is now online! Join us on the 1st and 3rd Mondays for a new activity or challenge. Ms. Amber and Ms. Laura will be introducing new coding challenges and we would love for you to watch and participate with us. These challenges will be posted online via our social media channels. If you aren't on social media you can still watch them each Monday on our Grundy Library YouTube channel.Open to grades 3-12.
Click here for the current and past coding challenge videos which are available 24/7.
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.
Virtual 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Through December 2021
Our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is now on Beanstack! Reading with your child helps them develop early literacy skills and encourages a love of reading! Once you reach 1,000 books, you will earn a prize! To register a child for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, or to log-in to your Beanstack account, visit the Beanstack page.
Tiny Tots Virtual Live Story Time Tuesday, April 6, 13, 20 at 10:30 AM
Join us for a live VIRTUAL story time filled with books, songs, and rhymes! Each week will focus on one of the six early literacy skills. This story time is best for ages 0-2, our youngest of learners & movers! Story times take place over Zoom. For more information and to register for individual classes, visit the Grundy Library events page.
Family Virtual Live Story Time Thursday, April 1, 8, 15, 22
at 10:30 AM
Join us for a live VIRTUAL story time filled with books, songs, and rhymes! Each week will focus on one of the six early literacy skills. This story time is best for ages 0-5, but all ages are welcome! Story times take place over Zoom and registration is required. For more information and to register for individual classes, visit the Grundy Library events page.
Virtual Live Story Time & Craft: Rain Clouds Friday, April 30 at 10:00 AM
Join us for a live virtual story time followed by a craft! We'll be reading books, singing songs and moving around! Then we'll work on one of this month's Take & Make kits together: "M" is for Moose. Supplies for this kit as well as instructions on how to complete it will be available to pick up at the library via curbside pickup starting March 1. Register online.
Bloxels Club: Sci-fi / Fantasy Edition Wednesday, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 at 4:00 PM
During this virtual program, participants will be using the Bloxels website to create a
Sci-fi / Fantasy themed video game. This program is for youth in grades 5-12. Participants will need access to the Bloxels app or website. Event is limited to 20 students and registration is required. The event URL is sent via registration email.
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meeting Thursday, April 8 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 currently meets virtually on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00 pm. For more information, click here.
Non-Profit Resource Center (NRC): Introduction to Proposal Writing Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00 PM
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss one of our most popular classes!
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:
The basic elements of a proposal
The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal
How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
Led virtually by Susan Shiroma, Network Engagement Manager- Northeast, Candid.
With our mobile printing service, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Details about this service can be found on the Grundy Library web page. For questions, please call 215.788.7891. Curbside pickup is available.
Federal Tax Forms
The library offers the federal 1040 and 1040-SR federal tax forms and instructions. Call 215.788.7891 to arrange curbside pickup of these documents during library hours. More tax resources can be found online at the Grundy Library web page. For Pennsylvania tax forms and rent rebate forms, please contact your local state representative.
The Grundy Museum Reopens in April
With Spring 2021 in the air and sunshine and brighter days ahead, Grundy Museum reopens its doors for tours beginning Saturday, April 3.
A completely-renovated interior, conserved collections throughout, and new stories about the Grundy family and their staff in the late Victorian Era (1885) await our old friends and new visitors. Tour reservations through TicketLeap are required.
Masks, limited number of visitors, and social distancing mandates remain in place.
New this year are thematic tours developed by Curator, Geoffrey Webster. They are offered the first Saturday of the month beginning at 11am and last two hours. A $50 per person contribution is required, which benefits the Grundy Foundation CanDoMore Campaign to conserve Grundy family textiles. Mr. Webster’s live tours are: Now that's Entertainment: The Elegant Art of the Victorian Party; Manner & Mores: A Social History of the Late 19th Century; and Interior Styles of the Gilded Age: The Domestic Interior in Post -Civil War America.Thematic tour registration.
Like a breath of fresh spring air, we look forward to rejuvenating our tour experiences for your enlightenment and enjoyment.
Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library 680 Radcliffe Street Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007 215.788.7891www.grundylibrary.org