Library on Display:

The Treasures of a Community

The Bill Memorial Library was founded as not only a library, but also as a natural history museum.  Mr. Bill, the Library's founder, collected many amazing artifacts from around the globe and proudly displayed them at the library.  For more than 100 years, children and families have wondered at the mysterious Mummy's hand from the pyramids of Egypt, dozens of perfectly preserved butterflies, and more. 

In 2016, the Library established "Library on Display", a museum case that displays rotating selections of this original museum collection along with the works and collections of members of our community.  Each month, we feature a new display, and we are always looking for interesting and unique collections to feature from the community.  Some of our most recent community exhibits have included a collection of vintage cameras, work by local wire artist "The Copper Kid", and the photography of local photojournalist John Ligos.  Make sure you stop by regularly to take a peek at our latest display!

If you are a crafter, artist, or collector and would like more information about displaying your material, please read our guidelines below and consider submitting an application for display.


240 Monument Street / Groton, CT 06340



Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10-8
Wednesday & Friday: 10-5
Saturday: 10-3
Closed Sunday