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Gingerbread Mouse Christmas at GML was a success!

Posted by GreigMemLib on January 4, 2023 at 11:05 PM

Friends of GML hosted our Annual Children's Christmas Party on December 7th. Our young patrons and their families enjoyed making crafts and eating sweet treats. Our chosen book/theme was Gingerbread Mouse. If you visited the library over the holiday season, you may have seen little mice cavorting amongst our Christmas decorations, just like the mouse in our story. Congratulations to our gift basket winners! Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and talents to make the evening a suc...

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Halloween at GML was a success!

Posted by GreigMemLib on November 7, 2022 at 8:20 PM

Halloween at the library was a huge success this year, despite the drizzle and wind! The library yard was decorated with vignettes from Alice in Wonderland, and our volunteer helpers were dressed as Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, and several playing cards. We loved seeing all your colorful, inventive costumes! We handed out 110 books, 110 treat bags, and 110 cookies in an hour and a half! That's our biggest number in the shortest amount of time since we started Halloween at the...

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Lisa Libraries Donation for Tweens, August 2022

Posted by GreigMemLib on September 18, 2022 at 10:30 AM

The Lisa Libraries from Kingston, NY, recently donated new books targeted to our tween readers. We have a selection of graphic novels, non-fiction, and fiction books. A list of titles will appear on our Newly Acquired Books page for awhile, so take a peek. The new books have been processed and are ready to be checked out. For more information on the Lisa Libraries, check out 

Pilcrow Children's Book Grant Received!

Posted by GreigMemLib on July 25, 2022 at 11:40 PM

Friends of GML would like to announce that Greig Memorial Library has been awarded the Pilcrow Foundation's Children's Book Project Grant! We have received 116 new hardcover books spanning ages from pre-K to young adult. These books include 18 Health & Wellness books and 23 Math & Science books, in addition to the 75 books we ordered through the grant. Friends of GML worked with our librarian, ROWVA teachers and staff, and community members to choose our books. The grant requir...

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Fill the Backpack School Supply Pickup Event Held

Posted by GreigMemLib on July 25, 2022 at 11:25 PM

On Saturday, July 23rd, parents of K-6 Oneida ROWVA students could drive up to the library, list the name and grade of the child, and pick up a bag of free school supplies for their student. Friends of GML organized the event and want to thank the generous sponsors who made it possible for us to purchase all the school supplies: Ameren, Casey's General Store, ROWVA Public School Foundation, and Walmart. We couldn't have done it without them. In case you are an Oneida resident and parent of...

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Summer Reading 2022: A Success!!

Posted by GreigMemLib on July 25, 2022 at 11:05 PM

Read Beyond the Beaten Path participants went to Minions: Rise of Gru on Sunday, July 24th, to celebrate their success in our summer reading program. On Tuesdays from June 21st to July 19th, participants came to the library at 6 pm to hear a outdoor-themed story and complete a fun nature-themed craft to go with the story. The weather allowed us to have two of our five sessions outside on the library lawn. Each week, participants who met their reading goals ...

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Love the Library Thank You!

Posted by GreigMemLib on June 24, 2022 at 12:25 AM

THANK YOU to all our vendors, volunteers, donors, and shoppers who made our inaugural Love the Library event happen! Our vendors were: Adams Craft Creations, Asplund's Arrangements, Christy's Creations, The Gift Shop, and Sewed Up by Carlee. Our event could not have been organized, promoted, and staffed without the help of our volunteers. We thank everyone who donated baked goods for the Bake Sale, books for the Book Sale, and items for the White Elephant Sale. We also thank everyone who came...

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Browse Unique Finds at Love the Library!

Posted by GreigMemLib on June 12, 2022 at 12:40 AM

Love the Library Vendors welcome you to our event on June 17 & 18, 2022! Join us from 8 am to 2 pm on these days and check out more than just books! Here are some of our vendors...

Adams Craft Creations: Handcrafted Yard Games-Giant Jenga, Yard Yahtzee, Yard L C R, along with earrings & other craft items.

Asplund's Arrangements: Fresh flowers, wreaths, dried flower ornaments.

Christy's Creations


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Love the Library arrives June 17 & 18, 2022!

Posted by GreigMemLib on June 12, 2022 at 12:25 AM

Love the Library comes to GML on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th, 2022, from 8 am to 2 pm! Friends of Greig Memorial Library are hosting a sale with multiple vendors, a White Elephant Sale, a bake sale, prize basket drawings, and extended library hours. Our list of vendors includes ROWVA Music Boosters, Christy's Creations, The Gift Shop, Sewed Up by Carlee, Adams Craft Creations, and Asplund's A...

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Read Beyond the Beaten Path! Summer 2022

Posted by GreigMemLib on May 25, 2022 at 12:10 AM

Our 2022 summer reading program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path, sets off June 21st! Explore the great outdoors at our "summer camp" with Storytime and Make & Take Crafts on Tuesdays at 6 pm on the library lawn. Registration forms for your pre-K to 6th grade Oneida students are available at the library or in your ROWVA Elementary take home folder. Call the library or check out our Facebook page for more...
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Love Your Library Fundraiser Coming Soon!

Posted by GreigMemLib on March 13, 2022 at 11:05 AM

Christmas Open House 2021

Posted by GreigMemLib on December 18, 2021 at 9:25 PM

Thank you to everyone who attended our Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 18th, 2021. Packages of Grinch Hershey kisses were awarded to the winners of our Coloring Contest. Our Adult Gift Basket was won by the Higgins family. Many books were checked out and refreshments were enjoyed. Make sure to get in to the library by noon next Wednesday to check out books before the library is closed for the holidays. And, a very Merry Grinchmas to all! 


Posted by GreigMemLib on December 15, 2021 at 8:35 PM

We will be closed during the Christmas and New Year's Holidays:

From Noon on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 until Noon on Tuesday, January 4th, 2022.

Please come in before then and check out some wonderful Christmas novels and some other good reads!

Books will not be due back until we are reopened.  Don't get caught without something good to read while we are closed!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebration 2021

Posted by GreigMemLib on December 3, 2021 at 10:45 PM

The 4th Annual Children's Christmas at the Library event was held Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 from 6-7:30 pm. Four craft stations gave our youngest patrons the opportunity to make their own Grinch-themed ornaments, door hangers, and bookmarks. Mr. and Mrs. Claus were present to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas! while lots of cookies and cocoa were being enjoyed. Our library is decorated for the season like the inside of one of the Who-Houses in Whoville from the story. And, that night, w...

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StoryTime Saturdays for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

Posted by GreigMemLib on September 6, 2021 at 10:50 PM

 StoryTime Saturdays, Fall 2021 is coming!

Our StoryTime Saturdays take place the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month, September - December 2021 and January - April 2022. We will be posting videos of our stories on our YouTube Channel, and as long as the weather cooperates, we will have an in person story at 10 am on those Saturdays on the library lawn. Please join us in person or virtually. Don't forget to check out ...

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Summer Reading 2021

Posted by GreigMemLib on May 27, 2021 at 11:40 PM

Join us for Reading Colors Your World!

Register your pre-K to 6th grade Oneida student by calling 483-3482. We will be meeting in person on the library lawn on Tuesday evenings from June 8th to July 13th. Weather permitting, we will have StoryTime on the library lawn, followed by a Make & Take craft each...

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The Snowy Day - Christmas 2020

Posted by GreigMemLib on December 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM

The Snowy Day has arrived at the library! Check out our Facebook page for a list of activities and more pictures. We have activity packets for kids and adults, plus the opportunity to put your name in for a gift basket drawing each time you check out a book. Drawings held on December 19, 2020. Check us out! Happy Holidays!

StoryTime Saturdays

Posted by GreigMemLib on November 14, 2020 at 11:30 AM

We want to keep our littlest patrons engaged with the library, no matter what's going on in our world. Thanks to our friend, Adam Chasteen, we have created a YouTube channel for the library. On this channel, you can access all the story and craft videos from our upcoming 2021 Summer Reading program, and the Virtual Summer Reading program for 2020. You can also access all our StoryTime Saturdays videos, with new videos posted every 2nd and 4th Saturday at 10 am from January - April and Septemb...

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Covid-19 Reopening Rules

Posted by GreigMemLib on May 26, 2020 at 8:40 PM

Due to covid-19, when Greig Memorial Library re-opens, we will need to observe all federal and state guidelines. As of this posting, the library is set to open June 2nd, but the date is subject to change, per state and local guidelines. We want to ensure the health and safety of all our patrons, their families and our staff and volunteers and their families. Therefore, the following rules will apply to everyone utilizing the library during this pandemic.

1. Patrons must call ahead (309-...

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Summer Reading 2020

Posted by GreigMemLib on May 26, 2020 at 8:35 PM

Join us for our Dr. Seuss-themed summer reading program for 2020!

Due to covid-19, we will be holding our summer reading program virtually in 2020. Please see the Summer Reading tab of the website for all the details. The program will begin June 2nd and run through July 21st. Just like every year, we will have Story Time and Craft...
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