Groton Free Public Library

The circulation desk

The children's room

From reading room toward the desk

The stacks

Display stairway & entry hall shelves



Groton Public Library


The purpose of the Groton Free Public Library is to assemble, preserve, organize, and make freely available to the people of the town of Groton, books and other resources for education, enlightenment, and recreation.


Location: On Scott Memorial Highway in the center of the village in the former Goodine House. See picture to right. (1304 Scott Highway)
Phone Number: 5843358


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Hours: Monday 2:30 - 7, Wednesday 10 - 4, Thursday 10 12,  Friday 2:30 - 7, and Saturday 10 - 12


Librarian: Anne Hatch


Wireless Internet: now available free in and around the library


Book Drop: It is now in place outside the door to the Library so you don't have to wait for open hours to return your items.


The stairs and a lift for the upstairs meeting room are now in place, stop in and visit!

Watch for an ongoing book sale to begin in the upstairs room -



Craft Group Wednesdays from 1-3 PM.  Call Laurine Grant, 584-4049, for information.


Spanish Conversation.  Call Stewart Granoff at 584-4248 for information. Meets every other month.


Free Computer Training! Don't know internet from a fishnet? or a mouse from a chipmunk?  Our Librarian can teach you!  She is available to teach basic internet information, such as how to surf the web, set up an e-mail account, etc.  These are tools anyone can use to gather information and communicate with friends and family, and the training and the use of the computer are free of charge - a service of your library.  If anyone is ready for basic word processing, that training can be offered as well.  To set up an appointment or for more information, please contact the Librarian. 


Story Time!  On Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, the librarian welcomes all children.   Come and enjoy the new and bright children's room and hear some entertaining stories. Story times currently set up by request through librarian (




Our Librarian is looking for suggestions for books that should be added to our collection.  Please make your interests known, and continue to make the library a true community resource.  Remember, anyone can request a book at no charge from other libraries in the state. Just call or stop in during open hours!



Inter-Library Loan: What materials we do not have here in Groton can be requested from other libraries in the state, and even the country. If we don't have what you want, let us know. We'll get it for you from somewhere.


Community Meeting Room: The library has space available for functions, primarily an accessible Community Meeting Room. Arrangements for use of the space must be made with the librarian. There is an agreement form that must be signed prior to using the room. Preference will of course be given to Groton groups. Civic and educational groups are not charged for use. Other groups are charged $10.00 for a 2hour meeting. Groups or individuals who use the Library for private profitable events (e.g. craft classes, etc.) are charged $10.00 per meeting (2 hours or less).


Library Board of Trustees:

Judy Chandler

Toni Dyer

Susan Gordon (Chairperson)

Diane Kreis

Ellen Cady

Martha Montague

Deborah Orelup

Nancy Spencer

Altoon Sultan



Trustees meet at 7:00 PM on the second Monday of the month.  Everyone is welcome.


Friends of the Library Directors

Judy Chandler

Nancy Spencer

Martha Montague


The mission of the Friends of the Library is to support the library with volunteer help, and to help raise funds for special library projects and programs. If you wish to volunteer, either talk to the Librarian or call Nancy Spencer at 584-3717.



Library Newsletter Archive: Library News (Fall of 2005). In 2006, the Library articles have been included in Town Focus.