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Summer Reading Program Starts June 21

Learn to Knit with Robin Knowlton With NEW DATES!

Basic knitting skill with a simple project!

Supplies needed are: 1 skein of 100 % cotton & size 8 knitting needles!

June 6 & 20 and August 8 & 22 at 6:30 PM

Drop in’s welcome! Experience Knitters welcome! and bring your own project too

 Try Libby eBook users!!!

down load Libby today!

Libby is the new Overdrive App for the Massachusetts eBook collection. You can also access the collection at  on both platforms you will need your Montgomery Library card number.  Your card number is on the back of your library card or you can contact the library.

Click here for access to the eBook collection:

You can learn more about the Libby App here: Libby GS Guide 0518

  • Mobile Devices:

    You need to download

    the Libby app from your

    devices app store. This is for novels, audio-books and movies.

    1. Follow the prompts, yes if you have a Library card
    2. Next prompt select: “ I’ll search for a Library.
    3. At the next prompt type in “SAILS Library Network”
    4. Choose between Kindle or Libby App
    5. Choose: “Sign in with My library card”
    6. choose “MassCat Library Patrons
      Enter with your barcode and PIN/password. Your barcode as your Login and the PIN/password is what you use to login to MassCat.

    For Desk Top version:

    Go to Sign In (right-hand side in blue)
    On the “Select Your Library from the List Below” choose “MassCat Library Patrons”
    Sign in with your barcode and PIN/password

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….


New Items On the Shelves


Upcoming Events

Summer Reading Program 2019

Everyone who attends an event receives a free book and is entered into the Summer Reading Raffle.

Summer Reading Program Raffle begins on June 21 with Reading Bingo and runs till Aug. 10. Pick up your Bingo worksheet at the library. Drawing are on August 10 for PRIZES!


July 9 at 10 am Ms Mann’s Bugs Bookmark’s and Frog Cards

paper crafts workshop. This make & take event with Ms Mann was very popular the past few years. Participants create stamped projects. Ages 7 and up please preregister at the library

July 11 at 1 pm

Story Hour for tots. Come join us for a story, craft and game about Peter Rabbit. Please preregister at the library.

July 16 at 3pm

StoryTeller Mary jo Maichack

Make & Take a Moonscape
Puppet Theater
Far Out! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and summer reading,
through “A Universe of Stories.” Come, play with story, craft and puppets. Minstrel
Storyteller Mary Jo Maichack brings supplies and shows you how to make this
beautiful and clever puppet theater, so you can take yours home to play with all
summer. Get tips on how to create a great story, so you can share yours with others or
just play.
please preregister at the library

July 18 at 6 pm Owls of New England

WingMasters present a LIVE Birds of Prey program for all ages. Come see and learn about the owls in our woods.
Owls are not evil spirits, wise little philosophers or Walt Disney creations. Nor do they wing about carrying messages, despite the way they’re depicted in the Harry Potter books. In fact, owls are probably more misunderstood than any other kind of bird. These are hunting birds, yet their sharp beaks and talons are partly hidden under feathers. Owl have more and softer feathers than other birds, and this unique plumage gives them a plump, rounded look. Add an upright posture and huge eyes set in front like ours, and you have what looks irresistibly like a small, bemused person wearing a fur coat. In reality, owls are superbly adapted nocturnal hunters. This program shows how owls use their specialized powers of sight, hearing and flight to survive and thrive. A wealth of fact and folklore about these masters of the dark explains the natural and unnatural history of owls. A variety of live owls provides the focus of the presentation.

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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 .  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

Hours *** New Hours***

Tuesdays: 10:00AM – 5:30PM
Thursdays: 12:00PM – 8:00PM *** New hours***
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


Wistariahurst: Admits 2 for One house tour or One Lecture, Workshop or concert

Hancock Shaker Village: 2 adults & 2 Youths (13-17) Free Children under 12 are Always Free


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
Sandra Shelnut, Assistant Librarian

Library Trustees

Christine Brown (term expires 2021)
Lynn Gebo (term expires 2020
Temporary: Karen Chaffee Position open (term expires 2019)


1st Thursday of every other month


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Montgomery, MA 01085
(413) 862-3894
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