The Gilbert Library

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we are very excited to offer this new way of connecting Northfield with its neighborhood library and its community. Here you can find where we are located, when we are open, our history, new books, how to contact us, upcoming events and more.

We will add links that will connect you to area happenings and things of interest.

Stop in and see us!

Northfield T-Shirts
The shirts have arrived for The Northfield Historical Society! The shirts are designed after a sign that was hanging at the entrance to the village of Northfield on what is presently Route 254. The sign was donated to the Gilbert Library and is now hanging inside the building. The T-shirts will be for sale at the library during regular hours from 2-7 on Mondays and Wednesdays and 2-5 on Fridays. The sale of the Northfield T-shirts will support ongoing community activities. The 100% cotton shirts sell for $15 and come in Adult sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-Large and Youth sizes Small, Medium and Large.

Summer Story Hour and Lego Challenge starting July 9th
It’s summer time again and Summer Story Hour will begin Monday, July 9th! Every Monday from 2:30-3:00, children ages 3-5 will have stories and crafts and lots of fun! At 3:00 older children are invited to the Lego Challenge. Every week a new challenge will be given with fun tasks. There will be plenty of time afterwards to use your imagination to build free style! Story hour will end on August 13th with a party for all! To register or for more information call or email the library.

Summer Reading List
The library has many of the books that are on the Litchfield Center, Intermediate, Middle and High School Reading lists. Come and check us out and get your summer reading started!

Summer Hours
In the months of July and August the library’s hours will be Mondays 2-7, Wednesdays 2-7 and Fridays 2-5

Regular Hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2-7pm.

Newest Books

Christine Mangan

The Perfect Couple
Elin Hilderbrand

Manhattan Beach
Jennifer Egan

Dark Tide
Stephen Puleo


38 Main St, Northfield, CT

Mon. Wed. Fri. | 2-7 PM