LIBRARY NEWS

2024 Community Survey Results Summary!

913 Community Members completed our survey from January 10 to February 10, 2024. 75% use the library regularly. 92% of all comments were positive. Overall, very high praise and ratings with outstanding comments, but also good feedback on areas needing improvement (wi-fi, library of things, shorten wait times, noise, study rooms, communication, space usage) - we agree, will be working on, and will be adding to our five-year strategic plan.

Donate Eclipse Glasses to GPL!

GPL will host a collection box for gently used eclipse glasses. They will be vetted and sent to Astronomers without Borders so they can be used by underserved communities for future eclipses. Drop off at 99 Main Street, Groton MA 01450. Reduce, reuse, recycle with the Groton Public Library!

Watch a video of the library transformation in photos

Our photo presentation of the building transformation has been turned into a video, courtesy of Ashley Doucette, Program Director at The Groton Channel! Click below or watch on The Groton Channel.

OverDrive/Libby Default Checkout Period Changing March 29, 2024

The default lending period in MVLC OverDrive/Libby is changing from the current 21 days to 14 days starting March 29, 2024. The shorter default loan period increases the likelihood of titles being returned earlier, resulting in shorter wait times for patrons with holds.

You will still have the option to borrow items for 21 days, but you must select and change the lending period when borrowing the title. If you have any questions, please ask library staff.

Then versus Now: See the 1994 (pre-expansion) and 2024 Library in Side-by-Side Comparisons!

It's the 25th anniversary of GPL's renovation and expansion project! Reopening in 1999, the building grew from 4,000 to 17,000 sq. ft.! See the amazing transformation yourself in side-by-side comparisons!

Library's Annual Report to the Town available!

Library's Annual Report to the Town for 2023 - the photos are optional, but they often do speak louder than words!

New MVLC App Now Available!

MVLC is thrilled to announce that both Android and iOS versions of the new Mobile App are now available! Download from Apple App Store or Google Play store.

Note that users who already have the previous app installed can go to the App Store and simply update the app to download the new version.

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