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240 MONUMENT STREET / GROTON, CT 06340        |        860-445-0392

Charter Oak Matching Gifts Program

Charter Oak is once again offering to match gifts to charities!  Per their website: "HELP US GIVE AWAY $100,000 IN 100 DAYS!

We'll match all qualified* charitable donations YOU make between Tuesday, August 18, 2020 and Wednesday, November 25, 2020."

Any Patron or Friend of the Bill Memorial Library who is a Charter Oak Member and who would like to have their kind donations matched in kind can submit Charter Oak's form electronically, or print and fill out a copy of their Member Request Form.  Please see their website for instructions and guidelines.  Bill Memorial Library staff would also be happy to provide you with a form to complete during our open hours.

Thank you for considering us for your financial gift!

Just a reminder to our patrons - if you are age 65+ or are immunocompromised we invite you to make an appointment to visit the library between 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. The library is closed to the public at this time so you can browse safely without anyone but staff in the building.  Call us at 860-445-0392 to schedule your visit!

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Bill Memorial Library’s Contact-Free Pickup Service Ongoing

Order items:

To order items for pickup, you must have a library card. If you are a Groton resident and need a card, click here. You will receive a temporary number to include in your hold request, and you will need to come in to the library in person to verify your residency when you feel safe to do so.

To place a request for items for pickup you may:

Please note:

  • items can now be transferred between libraries, but additional delays will occur for quarantine

  • include your name, library card number, and phone number in your email request, plus the titles you want, desired format (large print, audiobook, DVD, etc), and author, if possible

Pickup by appointment:

Once we fill your hold request, you will be contacted by a staff member to schedule a pickup day. Items will be available for pickup during our open hours,

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11 am–7:30 pm

  • Wednesday, Friday: 11 am–4:30 pm

  • Saturday: 11 am–2:30pm

​How to pick up materials

  • When it's your pick-up appointment day, come to the front entrance of the library.

  • Our front entrance has several steps. If you need an accommodation, please let the library staff know when you make your pick-up appointment.

  • Your items will be placed in a paper bag labeled with the first 4 letters of your last name, and placed on a cart in the entry vestibule. 

  • The outer doors will be propped open.

  • Please wear a face covering when picking up items and observe all posted signs.

  • Wait until vestibule is empty, then enter, take your bag, and exit.

  • If vestibule is NOT empty, please wait your turn, leaving at least 6 feet of space between you and other people.


If you have any questions during your pickup and do not wish to enter the library, please call us at  860-445-0392.

How to return materials:

  • You may return library books in our vestibule while we are open for pickup.  Items will remain on your account for the quarantine period. You will not be charged fees for this time.

  • Our Book Drop is open for after-hours returns.

  • We are not accepting donations at this time.

Safety Information
Staff members are taking all possible precautions to fulfill your item requests. Items that are returned are placed in quarantine for 3 days. After 3 days, the covers are wiped down with disinfectant and the items are returned to the shelves.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us or call 860-445-0392. We are happy to provide our community with materials again, and are committed to doing so responsibly.

Thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times.


October 5, 2020

The Bill Memorial Library in the City of Groton invites children entering grades 1-5 to a virtual monster cartooning workshop with Jason Deeble on Wednesday, October 21 at 4:00 p.m. Learn to draw spooky monsters just in time for Halloween! This event is free and registration is required. Please call the library at (860)445-0392 to reserve your space and receive the information for logging into the secure Zoom meeting.

Jason Deeble is the author of the children's book Sir Ryan 's Quest. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council's Book Vogers.Connecticut Humanities' Book Voyagers programs are made possible through the support of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, The Stocker Foundation, and the State of Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

September 24, 2020

September 2, 2020

Download a copy of the Mr. Bill Answer Sheet here! ​Completed sheets can be turned in (or emailed to us) between Wednesday, October 28th and Wednesday, November 4th.​Good luck, and have fun!

April 8, 2020

October 26, 2019

If you have a collection or artwork that you would like to be displayed, The Bill Memorial Library has a secure museum display case available.  Please call the Library at 860-445-0392 for more information.

October 8, 2019

Girls Who Code empowers girls to learn to code while having fun!  Open to students in grades 6 - 12.  Registration is required, please call the Library at 860-445-0392 to register!

Stay tuned for this next session's Zoom Meeting Dates!

May 23, 2019

Visit driving-tests.org on our website to study the Connecticut Drivers' Education manual and then take practice tests.  Take the practice tests as often as you would like, for free.  Study at your own pace until you are ready to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles to take the actual test!

January 17, 2019

The Creative Writers of New London County are on hiatus. Please keep an eye out for updates!

The Bill Memorial Library will host the Creative Writers of New London County on the second Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30, beginning on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Bring a pen, paper, all of your best ideas and work of your own (several copies please).  The Creative Writers of New London County are a group of writers who meet up to share, discuss and critique one another’s work using constructive criticism. Whether your goal is to publish, have personal work reviewed or just to meet writing friends, all are welcome.

Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

October 1, 2017

The Bill Memorial Library, in partnership with the Riverfront Children’s Center in Groton, is pleased to announce the commencement of the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Beginning Monday, September 18, families are invited to come to the library and pick up a registration packet containing program information and reading logs. This free program encourages parents to read 1000 books with their newborn, toddler, or preschool child before he or she starts kindergarten, with the library providing small incentives for each milestone met. This program is designed for children from birth to age 5 and is partially funded by The Friends of The Bill Memorial Library. For more information, please stop by the library or call 860-445-0392. For more information, check out our flyer here.

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240 Monument Street / Groton, CT 06340



REVISED Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 11-7:30
Wednesday & Friday: 11-4:30
Saturday: 11-2:30
Closed Sunday

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