We are four months into our six month trial as a fine-free library, and it is time to begin assessing whether we will continue or end the experiment. In order to make this decision, we are looking for feedback from our users. The short survey (linked below) will help us figure out how to move forward. If you are willing to take 5 minutes to help us out, it will be much appreciated. We appreciate your time in filling out the survey. All responses are anonymous.
If you don’t care to take the survey but still wish to supply feedback, you can visit our feedback page and use the subject line “fine-free”. Thanks!
Thank you for being a part of Griffin Free!
Lots of new families have been moving into Auburn, and we are very excited to meet all our new friends! Miss Mary and I have been talking lately about making some adjustments to how we come up with our children’s programs, so that as many people as possible can enjoy them.
Currently, our storytimes are typically intended for ages 3-10. However, we are considering making multiple age ranges and having events every month for each age range. Our thoughts at the moment are to have the following groups:
- Birth to 4 – stories with movement games, puppets, dancing, and other age-appropriate activities
- 5 to 9 – stories on a theme, with an accompanying activity or game that gets the kids involved
- 10 and up – activities only, usually more intensive; designed to promote fun and learning
We would continue holding events for the later two groups on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 and on some Saturday mornings. However, we would like to know what day of the week (Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday) and time of day (morning or afternoon) would be best for holding storytimes for our youngest friends.
The following form allows you to submit your choice for the best times for our youngest group’s storytimes, as well as to provide any additional feedback on this change in general. We are still working out lots of details, so any suggestions you provide will be welcome and used in determining our next step. I hope to hear from a lot of parents on this, as we continue to try and make Griffin Free a great place for you and your family! Thank you for your assistance.
As of today, we have 6 members of the newly formed biography book club. Our first book, Cronkite by Douglas Brinkley, is available at the library for anyone interested in reading it with us. Or, if you’d prefer, you can access the book through New Hampshire Downloadable Books. This is a bigger than expected book, so we might be sharing in bits and pieces at our next meeting – but that’s okay!
Our next meeting, and first discussion session, is on Thursday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m. We will be discussing Cronkite and sharing ideas for our next few books. The group’s plan is to set our monthly discussions well in advance, so that people have more time to read the books.
This is meant to be a fun but educational book group experience for people who are interested in reading about real people’s lives. We plan to read a wide variety of biographies, and as a group member, you will never be required to read a book you don’t care for or lead any discussions unless you volunteer to do so.
We hope that you might be interested in joining us. If so, feel free to come in a get a copy of Cronkite or if you’d rather wait for the next book, just come to the meeting at the library on April 10th. Thank you for your support of Griffin Free!
We are showing two great movies on March 1st. As always, admission is free and popcorn will be provided. Feel free to bring your own soda or juice or water to drink.
At 2:00, we will show a hit animated feature meant for children and families. This movie tells the story of a father and son trying to reunite – and they go through some pretty big adventures on the way! Come “sea” this new classic film right here at Griffin Free!
Then at 7:00, we will show a recent award-winner, meant for adult audiences. Based on the true story of Hollywood’s assistance in freeing hostages in the Middle East, this film features excitement, drama, and a few good laughs.
We hope you will take advantage of our movie events. It’s an inexpensive way to get in a good afternoon or evening movie, and to help support the library. Let’s go to the movies…at Griffin Free!
If you have questions about upcoming films, we are happy to share that information over the phone, by direct email, or in person at the library. Feel free to contact us.