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Adult Summer reading

Stop by the library this summer for those hot new releases.  Have a Request for something unique? We can Inter Library Loan it for you or show you how from home with the State new CommCat service. Also check out the new eBooks online.


The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, your state agency, is conducting a study to help us understand who uses which library and why. Our goal is to level the playing field for all sizes of libraries in the Commonwealth. Go to the below site to complete the survey or pick on up in the library. Participants have the option to provide their email address and be entered into a drawing for an iPad Pro, to be awarded on September 15, 2017. Three iPads will be given: one to a patron who lives in the eastern part of the state, one in the central area, and one in western Massachusetts.


Yoga at the Town Hall


Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm for all ALL LEVELS.

Only $10 please bring your own Mats.

For more information contact Chris Brown at


New at the Library

  • Mass MoCA passes
  • Smith College Museum of Art passes
  • Wistariahurst Museum

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  • plus many more!


Upcoming Events

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Grace Hall Memorial Library, 160 Main Rd, Montgomery MA 01085-9525

Summer Reading Program

July 27 at 6:30 pm Balloon Twisting with Ed the Wizard

Weekly coloring page & STEM projects packets. Summer Reading Program Prizes too! Drawing on July 29

FREE book & Raffle tix at every event you attend!

Adult Coloring club will be on this month on August 10 .11fbb9f420ecee3d9aabeb88c535df25

Any patron who has completed an Adult coloring page and who would like to post it on our Facebook page is welcome too! Let see your work!

Inter Library Loan

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CommCat is the new search tool for Inter Library Loan. Now you can search EVERY library in state at ONE site. To start have your library card with its 14 number and your MassCat PIN, the same one you use to access MassCat or Axis360.  Usually this is written on the back of your library card. If not contact the library and we will create a new temporary one for you.

Go to :

Login is in the upper right hand corner.  Have questions? Patron FAQ should be able to quickly solve most issues or contact us at the library.

As a member of the MassCat network, the library offers patrons access to items in other libraries across the state. Patrons can place loan requests through the catalog or see library staff for assistance.

Public Computers

Computers are available for the public. Individuals must have a library card or photo ID. The public access computers can print (black and white only). There is also free wireless access.


The Library has a copier available for public use. Donations welcome.

Loan Policies

All item loans (except Museum passes) are for 2 weeks. Overdue items will be charged .10 cents per library business day. Renewals can be done on patron’s MassCat accounts online, at the library, by email or phone message.

If an item is more than 21 days overdue, or is returned with damage beyond normal wear and tear, the patron will be charged full replacement cost for the item. All items have the replacement cost on the item record. The patron may clear their account by returning the items if found, or paying the billed cost. If the materials belong to another library, checks must be made out to the owning library. If a lost item is found after payment, the item is considered purchased and no refund will be given. Replacement items may be accepted for lost items, upon approval of the Library Director. Please talk to staff for further details.


Donation Policies

The Library enjoys the generosity of its patrons but the Library Director has discretion of accepting items. Items maybe used in our catalog or added to the book sale as needed. Gently loved children books are accepted on a case by case bases. Please no text books, Readers Digest condensed books or items moldy or damaged.

Local History Section

(item list coming soon)
Appointments with local Historians


Tuesdays: 10:00AM – 5:30PM
Thursdays: 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturdays: 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Winter/weather cancellations are posted here and on Channels 22 WWLP and 40 WGGB. No fees will be issued during closings and if Gateway Regional School is closed we are usually closed as well. Stay safe on the roads and read a good book!

Online Catalogs

Links to all Gale, Britannica, and ProQuest databases

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Throughout the year, the Library offers a variety of programs for adults and children, including Book Discussion Groups, Story Hours, Summer Reading Programs, Performances, Author Readings, Grace Hall Memorial Library Friends Book Sale.

Museum Passes

Mass MoCA: Admits 2 Adults and 2 Children (under 16) for free
Smith College Museum of Art: 8 Adults for free
Old Sturbridge Village: Valid for 4 half price admissions
Springfield Museums: $2 off general admission for 4 patrons
Norman Rockwell Museum: 2 admissions at $10, 10% off at cafe & Gift shop
Mystic Aquarium: $5 off per person for 4 patrons
Historic Deerfield: admits 4
USS Constitution Museum: Free up to 9 patrons
DCR State Park Pass: free parking to state Parks


We will be closed on days that Gateway Regional School system is closed. Postings of closing are on our Facebook page, Channel WWLP 22 and WGGB 40

NO Late fees during Snow days, accounts will be updated on the next business day.  You can always email us a message for renewal, request or searches at


Paula Stipek-Long, Librarian
Sue Brown, Assistant Librarian

Library Trustees

Christine Brown (term expires 2018)
Lynn Gebo (term expires 2017)
Sandra Shelnut (term expires 2016)


1st Thursday of every other month


161 Main Road
Montgomery, MA 01085
(413) 862-3894
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