Closed for Independence Day

4th of July Parade

We will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in order to observe Independence Day. Two-hundred and forty-one years ago the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th, 1776 and, as Woodrow Wilson said, The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation.”

We hope that you enjoy the day and look forward to seeing you Wednesday the 5th.


Closed for Memorial Day

In order to observe Memorial Day we will be closed Monday, May 29 2017. Please take some time on Memorial Day to remember those who died while serving in our country’s armed forces.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2] originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers.[3] By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.[1] It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season,[4] while Labor Day marks its end.

Game Day

It’s time for another game day!!

Melissa, our YA and teen services librarian, will be hosting a no-school edition of the popular event on Friday, Jan. 13th.

We’ll pull out all the laptops, and the kindles and even the snacks.

If you have a gaming system, you’re welcome to bring it if you wish.  We can play it on the big screen.

The fun runs from 11-4 and it’s open for those in grades 5 thru 12.

if you need any additional info, give Melissa a call or stop in at the library.


In Memoriam

We recently said a farewell to our dear friend and board member Rose Stackhouse.  Besides being a board member, she was also a member of the friends of the library.  Also, she had many collections that we would sometimes feature in our little showcase closest to the door.

Rose will be missed by everyone here at GVPL.