GROTON -- New Library Director Vanessa Abraham brings a wealth of experience and vision to the Groton Public Library as of Dec. 12. Abraham served as assistant director of the Bedford Free Public Library for the past 12 years, managing the library in coordination with the director, supervising over 60 staff members, and taking part in all financial decisions. Her core philosophy is that customer service is top priority. She believes that "libraries will continue to thrive as long as they remain relevant to consumers and responsive to the changing needs of the community they serve." Drop by today to welcome our talented new director!

Cozy winter Sundays at GPL start Jan. 6 from 1-5 pm and last through April 28 (closed March 31).

The library will be closed on Dec. 25 and on Jan. 1, but open regular hours otherwise.

A Glimpse Back to Simpler Times: A display curated by the Groton Historical Society. Visit GPL's third floor to see antique ice skates, songbooks, ornaments, and two stuffed toy animals by Steiff, reflecting Christmas traditions of the earlier years of the 20th century in Groton.

GrotonREADS becomes GrotonREADS & WRITES this year as we celebrate reading AND writing with Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Come to the kick-off event on Sunday, January 13 from 2-4 pm to pick up your free book and journal with writing prompts and a schedule of inspiring events beginning in mid-March.


Searching simplified on the third floor! We've made the nonfiction books easier to browse. Related areas are now grouped together in 12 color sections.

Anime & Manga Club for Young Adults, Thursday, Dec 20, 7-8:30 p.m.. Fans gather to view anime, sketch, and talk about anime & manga. Refreshments will be served.

Lego Club, Tuesday, Dec 18, 4-5 p.m. We supply the Legos. You bring your imagination! Ages 6-12.

Mr. Vinny's Puppet Show,* Dec 26, 6:30-7:30 pm. Join us for side-splitting laughter and funny stories with Mr. Vinny. Ages 3-7 and their folks.**

Don't miss story times and other fun activities in the Children's Room. Check the online calendar for details.

*Made possible by the GPL Endowment Fund.

** Online registration begins one week before program. Preference given to Groton residents

For more information on events, the art gallery, and museum passes, visit

Library hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday from10 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. Telephone: Main: 448-1167, Info: 448-8000, Children's: 448-1168 ~