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Greenwich Library will offer extended hours to accommodate high school students during exam weeks. The Main Library will remain open until 10 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 through Thursday, May 30 for the private school exam schedule and from Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20 for the public school schedule. The Library will be open primarily for the students, but anyone can use the facility during these extended hours.
The Library Café will extend its hours until 7 p.m. on most evenings, and students can purchase study break snacks. Library staff will be available to assist with reference questions.
"We hope that students will once again take advantage of the additional time to prepare for their tests," said Carol Mahoney, Greenwich Library Director. Mahoney also advised that as students like to study in groups, the noise level in the Library may be a little higher than usual.
For more information about Teen Services at Greenwich Library including student volunteer opportunities, please click here.
Greenwich Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 24. The libraries will be closed on Saturday, May 25; Sunday, May, 26; and Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day weekend. The libraries will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 9 a.m.
Greenwich Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches will be open today for normal scheduled hours. Please use caution when making your way to the Library.
Get free tax assistance from the VITA Volunteers every Monday and Saturday, February 2 to April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Greenwich Library.
Those interested should bring last year's tax return, all W2s and 1099s, all wage and salary information, information on interest and dividends received and paid, and taxes on real estate, property and vehicles. Check the calendar on the Greenwich Library website for room location.
For more information, please call the Reference Desk at (203) 622-7910.
Greenwich Library will offer extended hours to accommodate high school students during midterm exam weeks. The Main Library will remain open until 10 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 through Thursday, January 24 to coincide with the private school schedule, and on Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29 for the public school schedule. In addition, the Library will remain open on Sunday, January 27 until 9:00 p.m. The Library will be open primarily for the students, but anyone can use the facility during these extended hours.
The Library Café will extend its hours until 8:00 p.m., and students can purchase study break snacks. Library staff will be available to assist with reference questions.
"We hope that students will once again take advantage of the additional time to prepare for their tests," said Carol Mahoney, Greenwich Library Director.
Mahoney also advised that as students like to study in groups, the noise level in the Library may be a little higher than usual.
Our thoughts are with those suffering in the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown. Our Children's Librarians compiled the following list of titles to help children and parents during this difficult time.
What's Heaven? by Maria Shriver
After her great-grandmother's death, a young girl learns about heaven by asking her mother all kinds of questions
Coping with death of a family member by a local author
After his mother explains why his classmate is not returning to school, she teaches Chester Raccoon how to make a memory.
A family of forest animals learns to cope with the death of a loved one.
An inspirational journey to a place where earthly hurts are left behind
This is a book to understand death and remember those who have died. It talks about beginnings and endings and living in between. It tells about plants, animals and people. It tells that dying is as much a part of living as being born.
A man tells about all the emotions that accompany his sadness over the death of his son, and how he tries to cope
Relates the things that can frighten children and how these fears may be overcome
Pictures, dialogs, poems, and stories portray various emotions we all feel: jealousy, sadness, fear, anger, joy, love, and others
Mentions some of the bad things that happen in the world and presents some positive ways to respond to them
A look at emotions and behavior
Presents some of the common objects and situations that cause fear in children and provides advice on different things that they can do themselves to overcome their feelings of being afraid
Additional titles geared for older children
Describes different kinds of losses--losing possessions, competitions, health, trust, and the permanent loss because of death--and discusses how to handle these situations
A guide discussing worries and fears, understanding their causes and coping mechanisms
In addition, the following local organizations have resources to help:
Here are some helpful articles from the American Psychological Association:
Advice from National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Talking to Children about the Shooting
Advice from the National Association of School Psychologists: A National Tragedy- Helping Children Cope
US Department of Health and Human Services: Tips to talking to children and youth after traumatic events
Fred Rogers' advice from Family Communications: Helping Children Deal with Tragic Events in the News
Advice from the Anti-Defamation League: Discussing Hate and Violence with your Children
Greenwich Library is partnering with Literacy in Motion to collect new and lightly used books. The materials will be used in temporary pop-up libraries in NYC disaster zones to improve the quality of life of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Additional materials may be used to replenish school library collections that were damaged by the storm. Books will be distributed primarily to the Rockaways, Staten Island, and Coney Island.
Items will be accepted through Friday, November 30 at the Main Library Lending Desk between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Acceptable items include:
New and lightly used children's books
New and lightly used books for adults
New children's coloring or activity books
Unacceptable items include:
Material that would be inappropriate for public display
Material in poor condition
For more information, please visit www.literacynyc.org
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Hurricane Assistance: Greenwich residents can apply for disaster assistance from FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov. In-person assistance is available at the Disaster Recovery Center located in the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, 449 Pemberwick Rd., room 203, Monday-Saturday 8 AM- 8PM, and Sunday 10 AM -5PM
What Can You Do on DisasterAssistance.gov?
- Find disaster assistance that meets your personal needs
- Locate over 70 forms of assistance from 17 Federal agencies
- Apply for disaster assistance
- Check the progress of your applications
Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Greenwich Library will offer extended hours on Saturday, November 3 until 9 pm and Sunday, November 4 from 9 am-9 pm.
The Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches will offer their normal hours on Saturday.
Greenwich Library and its Byram Shubert and Cos Cob branches are open today. Here are a few things we're doing to help the Greenwich community:
- Elton's café is open.
- Internet access and wireless is available at the main library. Cos Cob Library and Byram Shubert Library also have Internet access and wifi.
- Tables have been set up on the second floor for additional workspace and power cords are attached.
- In the World language area (on the 2nd floor), we have added additional outlets to all of the tables for patrons to access.
- The meeting room is all set up with tables and power cords for access. Games and puzzles are available for families.
- NO FINES are to be charged for ANY material that is overdue through Sunday, November 4th. Fines will resume on Monday, November 5th. Consider this a Fine Free week.
- Feel free to use available outlets and surge protectors to charge your devices, but please make sure the cords are not a trip hazard.
Remember, we're all in this together. Please share and be respectful of your fellow community members.