Gaylord Memorial Library


Amherst Method Writer’s Group
Our group provides a space where prompts are offered and members freely write for an allotted amount of time. Participants are encouraged to share what they wrote with the group, and are given positive feedback without critique by leaders Linda Rowland-Buckley and Rich Buckley. The meetings are on-going and do not require registration. All genres are welcome! All groups are free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 5 at 1:30 pm

Mindfulness at the Library
Join us for a mindfulness program presented by Deborah Marshall from the Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center.  Combining meditation exercises with an overview of mindfulness practice, participants will discover how to be fully present and aware of ourselves and surroundings, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
Thursday, April 5 at 6pm

Monthly Wine Down
Join us for our Monthly Wine Down! All proceeds benefit the Friends of Gaylord Memorial Library. Everyone over the age of 21 are welcome! Admission is $7. 
Friday, April 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

DNA and Family History: The Basics of Family Researchers
Learn what to expect from a home DNA test with Dave Robinson from Old Bones of Genealogy New England. All who come to the program are automatically entered into a free raffle to win a DNA testing kit from a leading DNA testing company!
Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 pm

Spanish Language Conversation Circle
Do you know Spanish but hardly have the opportunity to speak it? Do you want to maintain your command of the language and even expand it? Improve your Spanish language skills by meeting local Spanish language and culture lovers for conversation and fun! All levels are welcome. The conversation facilitator is Mount Holyoke College Professor Nieves Romero-Díaz. This program is a project of the library and Mount Holyoke College. No registration necessary. This is not a Spanish class.
Saturday, April 21 from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Music Mondays Cafe
Join us for our Music Mondays Cafe! We will be enjoying a performance by the Berkshire Hills Music Academy’s Performance Troupe. Admission is $10, $5 for students. Refreshments will be provided!
Monday, April 23 at 6:30 pm

Poem In Your Pocket: Poetry Sharing
Celebrate National Poetry Month by bringing in a poem in your pocket to the library and then joining us to read those poems. Don’t have a favorite poem? We’ll have a selection of poems that you can choose from to read! All poems being read should be appropriate for audiences that may include children.
Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 pm


Gardening is Great!
An introduction to gardening for children, presented by the Friends of the library. Learn about gardening so you can help plant our Children’s Garden behind the library in May. Program will include a story, craft, refreshments and a gift!
Thursday, April 19 from 2:00-3:30 pm

LEGO Extravaganza! 
Help sort through our collection of Legos and put them in order. Make a creation to put on display in the library! Snacks will be provided.
Thursday, April 19 from 4:00-6:30 pm

Let your creativity run wild and freely construct to your hearts content with our extensive Lego collection! Ages 12 and under, stop by anytime.
Every Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm

Family Frolic Storytime
Songs, finger-plays, stories, and crafts designed to promote early literacy. Appropriate for preschoolers; all ages welcome.
April 6 – WHOOSH! The Wind Blows
April 13 – We Love Books!
April 20 – Whose Hat is That?
April 27 – We Love Trees!
Every Friday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Special Saturdays at The Gaylord
Families are invited to join us for this months theme, “Celebrate Signs of Spring!”
April 7 – Mud Day!
April 14 – Bathtime and Bubbles!
April 21 – Rain, Rain, Go Away!
April 28 – May Day is Coming! It’s Spring!
Every Saturday from 10:30-11:30 am

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 Used books (and movies and music) galore!


Gaylord Library has not one, but two ongoing book sales which raise funds for the library.  On the main level are gently used books, movies and music cds – cheap! – and on the lower level you will find a changing array of books “by donation”.  Choose what you want and make a donation in any amount at the desk.  We also have a free magazines basket.  Feel free to take what you like, or bring in your own recent magazines (1 year old or newer) for somebody else to enjoy.   Would you like to donate your used books and dvds?  We would appreciate receiving items 5 years old or newer.  Thank you for supporting the library!


Shopping on Amazon can now also mean donating to Gaylord Memorial Library!

Click on this link for further information: Amazon Smile

Grr! We have a new patron…

Stop by and say hello to our newest member, Cookies and Cream! Thank you to Gloria Hazen of Hazen Paper Company and G-Force.