Welcome to the GFPL!

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Please take a moment to answer this anonymous survey about the library. We are developing strategic goals to help guide the Library’s plan for the next 3-5 years. Your input is very important to us!  Thank you!

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NEW! Spring Gardening Series for Kids: Sundays at 2:30 starting April 2.  Sign up to join an interactive, fun, and hands-on program to foster interest and love for the natural world. This 5-week series is designed for children ages 5-7. Come and learn about flowers, and bees, and planting trees, and compost!  The activities will feature guest presenters including Jen Bone of My Farmers Market, Mike Frace of Hillside Hives and Jodi Wohlleb of Wohlleb Farms.  Register today!  Call the library at  802-584-3358 or email Deborah Connolly at darrand@gmail.com.  Sunday from 2:30-4pm, April 2nd-30th.

Open Book Discussion: Monday, April 24 at 6:30pm.  Join us for a lively discussion of “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich.  Books are available for loan from the library.

Spring Computer Help Sessions, April 17 to May 6.  Receive free one-on-one assistance with your computer questions in April at our library.  PC & tablet topics may include (but are not limited to) downloading e-books/audiobooks, exploring Facebook or Pinterest, using Microsoft Office or Google Docs, creating an email account, searching the web, taking free online classes, & using Vermont Online Library.  Sign up for a 30 minute session at the library, or call 584-3358.

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!

NEW!  Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium Pass.  Thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library group, all Groton Library cardholders are able to borrow this pass for free entry to the museum & planetarium in St. Johnsbury.  Current displays include “X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out,” a special exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, plus more than 600 of the brightly colored and patterned butterflies and moths from the Glanz Collection.  Free entrance to the daily planetarium shows, too — two adults plus children!

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.

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.

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.