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: 6 book discussion groups; a summer reading program for kids, teens, and adults; a winter reading program for kids and teens; and 23 museum passes; as well as free online databases and downloadable ebooks, eaudiobooks, and music. As a sanctuary, we offer quiet study rooms and spaces, along with 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 professional 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

2015 Community Survey Highlights: GPL_Library_Survey_Highlights.pdf
2015 Presentation to Board of Selectmen: GPL_Library_Survey_Presentation.pdf
2016-2020 Long Range Plan: GPL_Long_Range_Plan_2016-2020.pdf
FY2017 Action Plan: FY2017_Groton_Library_Action_Plan.pdf



63,200 books
8,100 DVDs
6,700 audiobooks & music CDs
154 magazine & newspaper subscriptions

USAGE (FY2016)

Lent 201,500 items
Engaged 10,689 people at 680 programs and events
Provided 63,947 free downloaded ebooks, eaudiobooks, digital and streaming music and video.
Taught 17 classes, or 402 students, from Groton Elementary Schools about library resources and services, and supplied every child with a library card.
Provided outreach and promoted Summer Reading to 1,585 kids & teens through the schools.
Signed up 591 children for the Summer Reading Program.
Registered 246 teens for the Summer Reading Program who read 1,642 books.
Celebrated 168 kids and teens who participated in the winter reading program and read over 600 books.
Answered 5,354 questions about reading, reference, or using technology.
Connected people to wireless internet 11,274 times.
Patron searched the library’s databases (e.g. Ancestry) 31,577 times.
Welcomed 105,831 visitors to the Library.

GPL Annual Reports: