Welcome to our library!

Happy Thanksgiving week!
The library will be OPEN on Wednesday regular hours, 10am-4pm.
We will be closed on Friday.
And OPEN again on Saturday from 10am-12pm 🙂 .

Vermont Humanities Council Book Discussion Series: Monday, Dec. 5 at 6:30pm.  Join us for an interactive discussion with leader Mary Hays featuring “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides, a Pulitzer Prize winner & Oprah’s Book Club selection.  From the book jacket: “Middlesex tells the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides, and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family….To understand why Calliope is not like other girls, she has to uncover a guilty family secret, and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fictions.”  These sessions are free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities. Books are available to loan in advance.

NEW! 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.

 NEW! Shelburne Farms: Free General Admission Passes are now available to all library card holders.  More than 10 miles of walking trails are open year-round, weather permitting, starting from the Welcome Center.  Leashed dogs also invited to enjoy starting in November! Call, email, or come by the library to reserve a pass.  Check out shelburnefarms.org for more information.

Discounted Echo Center Passes Available: Contact the library the reserve a pass that offers reduced rate of $4 admission per person for up to 4 people.  New exhibits and programs year round for your next trip to Burlington!  Check out www.echovermont.org for more information.

Crafts & Conversation
Every Wednesday from 1-3pm.
Stop by the library for some crafty tips, and perhaps share some of your own.  Bring a project to work on or just enjoy some good company!

 

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.

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 M (2:30-7) W (10-4) F (2:30-7) Sat (10-12).  Online catalog: grotonlibrary.kohavt.org. Open Hours:  Mon 2:30-7pm, Wed 10am-4pm, Fri 2:30-7pm, Sat 10am-12pm.

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