About

The Groton Public Library was chartered in 1896 to serve the people of the Groton school district.

Local physician, Dr. Miles Goodyear, bequeathed funds in memory of his mother to build a home for the library.

Designed by prominent architect William Henry Miller as one of his last commissions, the building was completed in 1917.

To accommodate the library’s growing usage, an addition was built in 1981. Special care made sure the library retained its original architectural style of Georgian brick exterior and neo-classic interior. The reading room, still full of space and light, welcomes new generations of patrons.

Staff

Manager/Director

Sara Knobel

Library
Assistants

Pat Berry

Aaron Hill

Kayli Thompson

Clerks Ryan Black

Gretchen Henry

Dana Jacobs

Anita Kirby

Pages

Aidan

Bowen

Chloe

Hannah

Ryan

Shyanne

Trustees

President

Sheri Shurtleff

Vice-President

Monica Dykeman

Financial Officer

Linda Nobles
Secretary/
Friends of the Library Liaison
 Jen Morey

Building & Grounds

Pam Vitale

Trustee

Chris Williams
Kelly Smith