Greensboro Library Shifts to Winter Hours

by Paula Davidson

GREENSBORO – September will bring a change in open hours for the Greensboro Library and its ongoing book sale started on Tuesday, Sept 1. Hours will be Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

With the change in seasons and the start of school, the library will be posting regular library school announcements on Front Porch Forum to remind the community of the many services the library offers. Fall programs are also being scheduled.

The library will offer a Zoom meetup for all parents curious about learning resources, whether for homeschooling, after-schooling or learning enrichment, on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. SOAR – Sharing Our Amazing Resources – will be the first in a regular meetup to share knowledge, ideas, and encouragement as parents start a new school year together. SOAR will feature tools, books, and digital resources tested by four parents with decades of combined experience in homeschooling, public school enrichment, and gifted education. Interested parents should email the library at greensborofree@gmail.com to ask questions in advance of the meeting and request the Zoom link.

September will bring a new online book club to the library as well. The club will begin with a BYOB – Bring Your Own Book – format, in which participants will discuss the varied books each reader has enjoyed in the past month, and library director Paula Davidson will provide an update of new titles to the library collection. The BYOB- club will take place on Zoom, but participants without internet access will be able to take part in-person at the library. The first meeting will be held at 4 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 24, and the Zoom link will be posted closer to that date.

The Greensboro and Greensboro Bend History Walks are available through Labor Day, and participants can stop in the library anytime to exchange their completed history walk forms for a free local history book.

A new story walk for children is now posted around the sides and back of the library, featuring the classic bedtime picture book, “Grandfather Twilight.” Families may also stop in the library for a free “Decorate Your Own Book Bag Kit” featuring donated cloth backpack bags and fabric markers.