Gaylord Memorial Library


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Poetry at the Gaylord
An evening with local poets Jelal Huyler, Robbie Dunning, and Catherine Weiss. Thursday, February 1 at 6:00pm.

Our History on the Silver Screen
The Gaylord Memorial Library presents a special screening of The Great Flood of 1936: The Connecticut River Story, chronicling the greatest flood in over 300 years that roared down the Connecticut River in March 1936. Thursday, February 8 at 6pm. Presented in cooperation with WGBY. Learn how to support them at:

Timna Tarr Trunk Show
Award-winning South Hadley quilter and artist Timna Tarr will bring a collection of her amazing quilts to the Gaylord, sharing stories of how they were made and what inspired them. Thursday, February 15 at 6pm.

Authors at the Library
Join the Gaylord Memorial Library for a special event featuring authors from Western Massachusetts, including poet and novelist Robert Barker, novelist Rita Bleiman, essayist and poet Preston Browning, and novelist and poet Gail Cleare. With author readings, audience Q&A, and book signings. Thursday, February 22, at 6pm.

Get a Financial Check-Up
Join the Gaylord and South Hadley’s Summit House Wealth Partners for an informative program about YOUR financial wellness, followed by a wide-ranging Q&A session. Thursday, March 1, at 6pm

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, March 8, at 6pm


Solve the weekly challenge or free build from our collection of Star Wars, Creator, City, Minifigure, Duplo, and more! Ages 12 and under, stop by anytime.  Thursdays 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Family Frolic Storytime
Songs, rhymes, stories, and games designed to promote early literacy. Appropriate for preschoolers; all ages welcome. Storytime is followed by an open-ended art project. Fridays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Special Saturdays
Join the Gaylord Memorial Library from 10:30-11:30am on Saturdays during February for fun at the library!

  • Saturday, February 3: What Did the Groundhog Do? party with stories, crafts, snacks, & fun!
  • Saturday, February 10: Valentine Party, make cards and other crafts for your favorite people!
  • Saturday, February 24: Dragon Days, celebrate the lunar New Year with stories and crafts!

See our Facebook page for more information on upcoming events!


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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.