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.
COLLECTION = 79,000
6,000 audiobooks & music CDs
105 magazine & newspaper subscriptions
Lent 225,363 items (21 items per capita)
Received 579,904 hits on gpl.org
Engaged 8,670 people at 455 programs and special events
Provided 13,340 free and legal downloadable songs
Taught 26 classes, or 570 students, from Florence Roche and Swallow Union Schools about library resources and services, and supplied every child with a library card.
Registered 256 teens for summer reading, and they read 2,053 books
Signed up 601 children for summer reading, and they logged 7,638 hours of reading
Delighted 5,478 children at 240 programs
Greeted 95,291 visitors to the Library