The Gilbert Library

Welcome to!

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!

Story Time
Meet Miss Nancy outside for some stories and a takeaway craft. Mondays at 3:00 pm July 12th, July 19th, July 26th, Aug 2nd, and Aug 9th. (weather permitting) Pre K- Grade 1.

Make a Stepping Stone
We’ll have everything you’ll need to make and decorate a cement stepping stone for your garden. You can bring your own embellishments as well. Wed July 14th at 3:00 pm. (weather permitting) *registration required.

Make a Garden Toad House
We’ll have everything you’ll need to paint a toad house for your garden. Wed July 28th at 3:00 pm. (weather permitting) *registration required

Let’s Make Some Ice Cream!
We’ll have everything you’ll need to make individual ice cream treats. A little cream, ice with salt and some extras make a yummy snack. Wed Aug 11th at 3:00 pm *registration required.

"Tea at Three"
Come and join your neighbors for a cup of tea at the library on the first Wednesday of each month at 3 pm. We’ll have tea, cookies and conversation. Come alone or bring a friend! Summer dates are Wednesdays July 7th, August 4th and Sept 1st.

Summer Hours:
Summer hours for the library (July and August) are Mondays and Wednesdays 2-7, Fridays 2-5.

The library will be closed Monday July 5th.

Newest Books

The Maidens
Alex Michaelides

Hour of the Witch
Chris Bohjalian

The Dressmaker of Paris
Georgia Kaufmann

World of Wonders
Aimee Nezhukumatathil


38 Main St, Northfield, CT

Mon. Wed. Fri. | 2-7 PM