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Around Granby: Fundraisers lined up for new library

Throughout June the Granby Library will host a series of fundraising events to support the new Granby Library, which is scheduled to open in fall.

This month the Library will sell bracelets, necklaces and earrings for $5 donations through their “Good Reads Bead” program. They are promoting “Good Reads Beads” as gifts for Father’s Day, graduations and goodbye gifts for teachers. The library also will have a “Dads and Grads” raffle for a hand-crafted wooden-bodied pen with a leather organizer and a Dunkin Donuts gift card. Raffle tickets are available for $1 or six for $5 at the library and at CVS, 70 West State St.

Residents also will have the opportunity to dedicate a brick on the new library walkway to a dad, graduate or teacher in what the library is calling “Pathway to Knowledge, Adventure and Fun.” Bricks are sold at $25 and are available at the Granby Library. All proceeds benefit the New Granby Library Furnishing Fund, which will help provide furnishings, computers and landscaping.

The library is also accepting donations at its new booth at Kev’s Barnyard Flea Market. Residents are asked to donate new and used items in good condition to help raise funds for the new library building furnishing.

Desirable items include vases, tea cups, kitchen tools, lamps, framed pictures and prints, dishes, office supplies, jewelry, candles, knickknacks and small appliances. Items can be dropped off at the flea market in the Chateau Harmony Building, 185 West State St., or at the library during regular library hours.

The Granby Library will also be hosting a “Girls Night Out” book discussion June 27 at 6:30 p.m. The group will discuss “Molaka’i” by Alan Brennert, a novel about a young Hawaiian girl who is sent to a leper colony on the island of Moloka’i at the end of the 19th century.

The book, based on real events, is available at the library. This is the last time the book group will meet before the summer.

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