Spring Book Discussion: Monday, May 22 at 6:30pm.  Join us for our next book discussion of the highly acclaimed memoir by Hope Jahren, “Lab Girl.”  Copies of the book available to loan by request.  New folks always welcome!

“Wildlife Encounters” Live Animal Show! Sunday, June 11 at 2:00pm.  We kick off our special summer library series with this awesome adventure by Wildlife Encounters staff (from Rochester, NH).  This program is proudly co-sponsored by the Groton Free, Baldwin Memorial & Tenney Memorial Libraries — and FREE for all to enjoy!  Join us at the Blue Mountain Union school cafeteria for this special event.

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!

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!  Billings Farm & Museum Family Pass.  We are pleased to add to our borrowing options a family pass for free general admission to the Billings Farm & Museum grounds AND special events.  (Special programs & workshops not included.)  Check out their website for additional info on this great opportunity located in Woodstock!  www.billingsfarm.org.

NEW!  Birds of Vermont Museum Pass.  In addition, we now offer a “buy one admission, get one free” pass for entrance to the Birds of Vermont Museum, located in Huntington.  Check out their website for additional info on their fantastic collections and events!  www.birdsofvermont.org

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!

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.

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.

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