Welcome to the GFPL!

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Farewell Open House for Anne Hatch at Groton Library

The Friends of the Groton Free Public Library invite you to join us at a
special event on Friday, June 30 from 4-7 p.m.

Our librarian is leaving us to start a new job, where she is bound to
energize a new community, just like she did for us. Help us thank Anne for
all of her hard work, and to let her know that even though we’re happy for
her, we will miss her, too.

Cake and light refreshments will be served.

Toast at 6 p.m. to wish Anne luck in her new endeavor.

Co-hosted by the Groton Free Public Library Board of Trustees.

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Upcoming Book Discussion: Monday, June 26 at 6:30pm.  Join us for our next book discussion of “The Road Home,” a novel set in London by Rose Tremain.  Copies of the book are available to loan from the library.  New folks always welcome!

Meet Our Town Trucks! Wednesday, June 28 at 10:00am.  We all love trucks & the folks who drive them, and now you can spend a morning in the driver’s seat!  Meet our local crew who keeps our roads safe, and find out more about their job, tools, & trucks.  Hosted in the Library parking lot, so please plan to park your own vehicle at another lot nearby.

Build Your Own Butterfly Feeder: Friday, July 7 at 4pm.  Build a better world for pollinators!  Entice beautiful butterflies into your yard with this fun butterfly feeder.  Learn which butterflies like which foods, then build your own butterfly feeder to take home. Led by guest presenter, Jacqueline A. Soule.  All ages welcome! (Under 5 with participating adult). Space is limited – be sure to register in advance!

Comic Book Workshop: Be Your Own Hero. Saturday, July 15 at 10am.  Learn the basics of drawing a figure and making a simple, four-page comic book.  Create a super hero version of yourself based on what you’re good at, what you love doing and what you’re here to do!  Led by guest presenter, Ericc Cram.  Recommended minimum age of 7.  Space is limited – be sure to register in advance!

Crafts & Conversation: Every Wednesday from 1-3pm.  Stop in or stay a while during this friendly DIY craft and conversation time.  All levels of crafty folks welcome to share tips, ideas & good cheer!

Attraction Passes Available for Loan: WOW!  We now offer numerous passes for free & reduced admission: Billings Farm & Museum, Birds of VT Museum, Echo Center, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Shelburne Farms, VT State Parks, & VT Historic Sites.  Many thanks to our Friends of the Library group & the sponsoring institutions for these opportunities!

Audiobooks for our youngest patrons!  We are pleased to offer the beginning of our picture book collection with matching audio CDs, thanks to funds raised by our Friends of the Library group.  We now have audiobooks available on CD and for download for all ages.

Free Downloadable E-Books & Audio Books are available to all patrons through our library’s membership to www.listenupvermont.org.  Call or stop by the library for more information, or check out our “Online Services” tab here on our website.

Free Car Service!  Now you can work with ease on your vehicle referencing ChiltonLibrary on your mobile phone or tablet.  This is a FREE service to all of our cardholders through our library’s subscription to Vermont Online Library.  ChiltonLibrary provides information for step-by-step service & repair procedures. For more information, call, email or stop by the library.

Free Online Courses in Finance, DIY Projects, Cooking, Foreign Languages & More: Available to all patrons through our library’s membership to “Universal Class.”  Call or stop by the library for more information.

Did you know that all Groton Library cardholders can log in to see their accounts online from any computer?  See what items you have checked out, renew those that you’d like to keep longer, or place a “hold” on the most popular new-release titles.  Go to grotonlibrary.kohavt.org.  Your “login” is your full barcode, starting with “2vtk+”  Your password is your last name, starting with a capital letter.  (You can change your password if you like after logging in.)

Interested in helping to check in & out books at the library?  We are looking for folks who can come help out at the front desk during our open hours twice a month.

All of our programs are free and open to residents of all towns.

Find us on Facebook (Groton Free Public Library) or contact Anne: grotonlibraryvt@gmail.com, 802.584.3358.

Open Hours:  Mon 2:30-7pm, Wed 10am-4pm, Fri 2:30-7pm, Sat 10am-12pm.

Online catalog: grotonlibrary.kohavt.org.

Interested in donating?  We are looking for donations of small bookshelves.