Monday, October 15, 2007

Fall Friends Event

Friends of the Greenfield Public Library Annual Fall Event

Saturday November 3, 2007 5:00 -7:00 pm Stoneleigh Burnham School

** Hale Johnson’s “Meadowbrook” print—last chance to purchase raffle tickets for this gorgeous print donated by Hale. Winner will be drawn during of the evening.

** Farewell to Dianne Ryan--toasting the tenure of our wonderful library director who is retiring this year.

** Silent auction—of over 40 gift baskets. Themes include sports, dogs, gardening, cooking, birds, knitting, wellness and kids ($50+ value).

** Live auction -- 2008 Red Sox Tickets donated by Trenholm Electric

Hors d’oeurves will be provided by Hope & Olive. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be provided by Ryan & Casey, People’s Pint and other generous donors. We are also awarding door prizes of $50.00 to Hope & Olive.

Tickets are $15.00 and are available at the library, contacting the Friends at or by mailing a check payable to the FGPL 402 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301.

Sponsored by Bete Fog Nozzle, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, Stoneleigh Burnham School, Greenfield Savings Bank and Northeast Foundation for Children.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


We've added new links to our website page. Want to learn a language? Take a look at the BBC's languages page. It offers French, Greek, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, German, Urdu, and Celtic languages. There are also some new blogs to read. LibVibe, library news from libraries and librarians, and Libraries for My Friends, tips for using Western MA libraries written by a librarian!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Libraries being outsourced

This story came from the AP. Across the country, towns are trying to save money by outsourcing their libraries to private companies. The results are not always good for patrons.