About the Bill

Mr. Frederic Bill founded the library in 1888 "for the purpose of keeping and maintaining a public library...for the use of the inhabitants of the town of Groton, forever." Our building was completed in 1890. It enjoys a long history as a landmark in historic Groton Bank and was Groton's first public library. To learn more about Mr. Bill and the library building, check out our History page.


Currently, the library is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet quarterly to make library policy and oversee operations. Although it is a public library, the Bill relies heavily on private funding and charitable donations from community members and organizations. The Friends of the Bill Memorial Library aid in this endeavor and are always looking for new members.


The Bill Memorial Library is committed to providing innovative library services and programs while preserving and honoring its history. Our programs reach patrons of all ages, from children and teens to adults and families (our popular Sing Along with Santa Program is pictured here). We also host two Book Clubs, the Food for Thought literary book club and a speculative fiction book club.

We look forward to seeing you at the Bill on your next visit! For the benefit of all our patrons and our dedicated staff, the Library adheres to our Circulation Policy, Patron Code of Conduct, and Internet Use Policy, which can all be accessed from the provided hyperlinks. If you have any questions about any of these policies, please do not hesitate to ask.
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