Gaylord Memorial Library

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News and Updates …

Gaylord Library will be closed on May 20 for MHC Commencement.  Thank you for your patience!

Gaylord Library is participating in two National Children’s events for the month of May: Reading Without Walls and Children’s Book Week.

For further information, please click on the following link: Children’s Events 

Gaylord Memorial Library Closed Sign

Click the link: Upcoming Events , to view upcoming events like our monthly Wine Downs.

Letter to the Community: 

Dear Gaylord Community,

Saturday, April 29th 2017, marked the last mission possible tech help for the spring! We have now officially run the program for four successful seasons. As we all know, technology is not easy. It can be difficult and our devices can be downright finicky sometimes.

Whether it has been helping patrons create a Facebook to stay updated with friends and family (and Gaylord!) to helping someone access her granddaughter’s wedding photos online, we are so glad to have been able to aid you through the seasons.

The Mission Possible sessions have been a great way for us to get to know the Gaylord community and we hold dear our memories with you all. Unfortunately two of the Mission Possible leaders are leaving; Ella and Sonam are graduating this May and will be off pursuing their interests.

But as graduating seniors, we want the Gaylord Community to know what a pleasure it has been working with you and helping you. We have shared frustrations and laughter while solving various technical issues, and wish you a smooth and easy tech-future!


All the best,


Ella, Sonam and Gaylord’s Mission Possible Team


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

 T-Shirt Drive: 

T shirt drive

Gaylord Library is hosting a box for T-shirts donations for the organization ArteSana.

ArteSana, meaning at once ‘female artisan’ and ‘art heals’ in Spanish, is a non-profit social enterprise working in partnership with immigrant women in Holyoke to collect donations of discarded tee shirts and weave them using traditional hand-operated looms. These donated tee shirts turn into beautiful handwoven  products, which in turn generates meaningful employment, educational and leadership opportunities for immigrant women in the Holyoke community.

Click here for a link to there website for further information: ArteSana

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Moments

What a night!  The Wine, Cheese and Chocolate fundraising event on June 4  was enjoyed by over 90 guests who came together to raise funds for the library and to celebrate its important place in our community.  We thank all of our supporters – attendees, donors and volunteers. To see more of Dale Johnston’s photos of the event, click here.

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.


eBooks are Here!

Here it is… You asked for digital content and we heard you! The Commonwealth eBook Collections program was created to better serve, educate, and inform the patrons of Massachusetts Libraries. From our website, you can search for eBooks and more from our partners – BiblioLabs, EBL, and Baker & Taylor. Search for a book, check it out, download the materials to your device, and you’re off and running! The Commonwealth eBook Collections program is brought to you by the Massachusetts Library System in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Millmont Foundation. Need help getting started? Make a Mission Possible Tech Help appointment!

Why Borrow A Chromebook?

We have two new Chromebooks – one for in-library use and one which may be checked out for one week by patrons over 18. Borrow a Chromebook to try out, to take on a trip, or when your own computer is being repaired! We thank a generous anonymous donor for providing this service. Further information in the body of the newsletter!

Gaylord’s Seed Library is Here

Interested in knowing more, or volunteering? Check out our Seed Library page or contact the library at 413-538-5047.