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.

In the Fall of 2021, The Library had a second addition built as well as the first addition being renovated. The addition houses new office space, a new teen room, and a large open room for events with adjoining kitchen and storage. Renovation of the first addition converted a small room into our new community pantry with a fridge, freezer, and pantry; and expanded our bathrooms and kids room.

Sara Knobel

Aaron Hill
Aidan Babcock
Anita Kirby
Gretchen Henry
Pat Berry
Ryan Black
Kathy Howard
Cathy Klimaszewski 
Financial Officer
Betty Conger
Mary Meeker
Friends of the Library Liaison
Kathy Howard

Building & Grounds
Kelly Smith

Joan Donovan
Monica Dykeman