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HOT NEWS about Axis360 eBook users!!!

Axis360 will NO LONGER be available after June 30, 2018 instead eBook users should download the Libby app from their devices app store.

Libby is the new Overdrive App for the Massachusetts eBook collection. You can also access the collection at sails.overdrive.com  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: http://sails.overdrive.com

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

Summer Reading Program

Sing up before July 12 for events at the Library or by email: montgomerylibrary@yahoo.com with your child’s name, age and contact info. FREE book for attending any event and entry into the End of Summer Raffle & Reading Contest. Win Big E tickets and more!

 

July 17 at 2 pm Sing, Laugh and learn with Mr. Joe

Join in a high energy interactive concert with Mr. Joe. Perfect for ages 2 to 8

July 19 at 1 pm Ed the Wizard Blast Off!

Build and launch air power rockets. Test your piloting skills with flight accuracy and stunts.

July 20 at 6 pm Jay Makita returns with Maker Space

Build a Rube Goldberg machine madness! Jay brings all the material for mini-zip lines, screwbolt time spirals, ball drops, trajectory bouncers, lever action directional changers and more!

July 24 at 6 pm Animal World Experience

LIVE animal show new to the library

July 26 at 6:30pm Mary Jo Maichack’s Make it! Shake It! Take it!

Make musical crafts and strike up a the band!

 

 

Yoga at the Town Hall

yoga

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

Only $10 please bring your own Mats.

For more information contact Chris Brown at chrisbro40@yahoo.com

 

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Upcoming Events

See the Summer Reading Program list

 

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

 

 

 

Adult Coloring club will be on this month on second Thursday of the month .

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 : commonwealthcatalog.org

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.

Copier

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

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

http://galepages.com/mlin_w_grace

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Programs

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

NEW

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

SNOW DAYS Policy:

We will be closed on days that Gateway Regional School system is closed. Postings of closing are on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/gracehallmemorial/, 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 montgomerylibrary@yahoo.com

Staff

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)

Meetings

1st Thursday of every other month

Contact

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