Greensboro Public Library provides educational and entertaining programs for people of all ages. Through these programs, the Library seeks to foster lifelong learning and inspire the joys of reading.
In addition to these programs, each library branch offers special classes, collections and programs such as:
Throughout the year, the Library sponsors these major programs and events:
One City, One Book
What if everyone in Greensboro read the same book...and then set out to build a stronger community? Every other year, the Greensboro Public Library along with many partners, leads a city-wide reading of a selected title. Lively programs of discussion, films, theatrical productions, readings, and more are held to engage the entire community in the theme of the chosen book. The next One City
, One Book
will be held in Fall 2013. The book selection process is underway. Visit the archive of Past Projects for more information about each selection.
Poetry GSO was conceived in April 2003 by the Greensboro Public Library with many community partners who shared a common desire to promote and celebrate poetry. Each April, the library leads the community in a celebration of all forms of poetry, verse, spoken word and rhyme, featuring local talent and internationally known artists.
Each year June through August, the Library hosts a reading incentive program to encourage kids of all ages to keep reading through the summer. Reading logs are distributed for kids to record their own personal reading goals, and the titles they have read. Participants are encouraged to bring in their reading logs throughout the summer to receive small prizes. Every week the library hosts dozens of fun and educational programs to make library visits exciting and memorable.
Greensboro Public Library is a partner in the annual Greensboro Storyfest. Its goal is to promote a love of storytelling in central North Carolina and foster the development of creators and performers of stories in the Triad by presenting a public storytelling festival in downtown Greensboro each year.