About the Library

Welcome to the Groton Public Library.

As our mission statement reads, “The library offers a vibrant and welcoming sanctuary to spark curiosity and open minds.” We hope you use this website and visit the Library often to spark your curiosity, and in doing so, serendipitously find music, art, programs, a new favorite author, and yes, even a place to escape—a sanctuary. The library’s vibrancy stems from heavy daily use (GPL has one of the highest uses-per-capita in the state with 21 check-outs per person annually) and numerous programs, including: 7 book discussion groups, a summer reading program for over 800 children, 23 museum passes, and over 30 online databases. As a sanctuary, we offer quiet study rooms and comfortable chairs facing west, overlooking the meadows where one can read, reflect and refresh.

However you use your library, the staff is here to help you with all your library and information needs and strives to assist you in a friendly and efficient manner.  We appreciate the great support we receive from this community and we always welcome your suggestions to make your library better.

Vanessa Abraham
Library Director


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COLLECTION = 79,000

65,300 books
6,500 DVDs
6,000 audiobooks & music CDs
139 magazine & newspaper subscriptions

USAGE (2013)

Lent 216,263 items (21 items per capita)
Received 211,245 hits on gpl.org
Engaged 10,033 people at 487 programs and special events
Provided 11,509 free and legal downloadable songs
Taught 23 classes, or 508 students, from Florence Roche and Swallow Union Schools about library resources and services, and supplied every child with a library card.
Registered 285 teens for summer reading, and they read 2,401 books
Signed up 574 children for summer reading
Delighted 6,030 children at 253 programs
Greeted 100,946 visitors to the Library