New Hours of Service
A C/W Mars Member Library
Monday: 10-12 & 5-8 pm
Wednesday: 3-8 pm
Thursday: 10-12 & 3-6 pm
Saturday: 10-12 pm
Enter a world of words and sentences, visuals and information. At Granville Public Library, you’ll find books, magazines, digital collections - and above all, a librarian eager to help you through your journey.
We are open for full browsing with minimum restrictions.
We are open to support our patrons
Full Browsing and Computer Use
May 29 2021 New Guidelines
According to The Baker-Polito Administration all remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on May 29 and the State of Emergency will end on June 15. According to the Town’s Board of Health, we will follow the CDC guidelines, in addition to any State recommendations, which states “Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.” [Emphasis mine]
The Department of Public Health (DPH) strongly recommends that recreational programs, such as our summer reading and other programs, continue to limit group sizes.
Though the Commonwealth leads the nation in vaccinating residents, with 75% of adults receiving at least one dose, by late May, Granville has only reached a 41 % vaccination rate as of May 24, 2021.
Children under 12 are currently unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the CDC, “In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated.
Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, find a vaccine.”
So what does this mean for the Granville Public Library?
It is important that the library is a safe space for everyone.
Young children and their families are daily visitors at our library.
Because most children are not yet eligible to be vaccinated, we are recommending the following to our patrons:
Staff will wear masks, inside, if not vaccinated or if they choose to wear them.
Masks will no longer be required for outdoor activities like story hour and summer programs, and sharing objects during programs, will be permitted.
Non-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue wearing face masks and to continue distancing in most settings.
This included children when inside.
Staff will not ask about your vaccination status, but we encourage honesty.
The plexiglass screen will remain in place, but check-out can now be done via handing cards and books to staff.
Books and other materials will no longer be quarantined.
Cleaning will continue on a weekly basis. No additional cleaning on high touch areas.
Social Distance Floor decals will be removed, but other reminders will stay.
Curbside will always remain available for those who need or want it, but otherwise full browsing without limits, including computer use.
The Library is your "GO TO" place for COMMUNITY resources. Let us help you find what you need. Suggestions? Email us by Clicking Here.
College Scholarships: Check out this link for a great link supplied by a community member. Click Here.
Pathways for Parents: Guiding Parents, Educating for Children, Providing Resources to Families- Free Programs Click Here for monthly calendar.
Did you know we want to help you with Connectivity? We have remote Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots and Chromebooks for you to borrow. The first one, the Verizon Hotspot, we received is funded by the Library Club. Additional 5, Via T-Mobile, funded by American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds administered through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots can have a real impact, especially for underserved communities. Hotspots help to:
Close the homework gap by offering home Internet service for families with school-aged children
Allow you to participate in online courses such as HiSET (GED) classes
Provide you access to telehealth services
Support workforce development and job skills trainings
Stop in and ask us how you can borrow one.
History is in our veins-
Learn more about how you can search your own families History.
See our History Page for more information.
Thanks to volunteers, we are the process of making our Historical Collection Digital.
This site is a joint project of the Granville Public Library Historical Room and the Noble & Cooley Center for Historic Preservation, located in Granville, Massachusetts. Our goal is to digitally preserve and share Granville history.
The Mable Root Henry Historical Museum is staffed by volunteers.
Hours are 3 to 8 PM on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. ( Contingent upon volunteers)-
Space is limited. Small groups only.
Please arrange for an appointment by emailing GranvilleHistory@cwmars.org
Requesting books from Inter Library Loan or for curbside pick up.
1. Search using The CW MARS Catalog
Specify "Granville," to see if we have it, OR
"All C/WMARS Libraries," for inter library loans.
2. When you find the book(s) you want, you can one of two things.
Click on the big Green Check mark that says "Place Hold" or
Click the icon of the Green Basket, that says adds to basket.
A) If you Place a Hold, the computer will bring you directly to the screen which asks for your library card information.
B) If you build a basket, You can keep searching. Notice the top right corner has a green basket. This is like a shopping cart. When ready, click on the green basket on the top to see your whole cart. When you go into your cart, you will have to choose from the drop down menu, " More Actions."
Your can add or remove from the list, as it is temporary. But make sure all the books you want to put on hold are checked in blue. Choose "Place Hold" from the drop down menu and hit the "Go" button. Then follow the directions.
If you have difficulties, Send a request via email to or call, 413-357-8531, with the following information (email preferred):
Name and/or Library Card #
Items you would like and what format you would like them in (book, audiobook, DVD, etc).
Either way, you will be notified when they are ready for pick up.
3. Pick up hours are during our regular library hours
When you arrive at the library, call 413-357-8531 and your order will be brought out to you.
Registration has begun.
From Reading to Puppet and Musical Shows.
Stop by for the registration forms.
Teens have their own prizes this year.
Tails and Tales
2021 Summer Reading Program-