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!

Earth Day Seed Starting Kits
The library is offering seed starting kits with everything you’ll need to start your summer garden. To celebrate Earth Day you can sign up for a free kit that will include potting soil, seeds, plant markers and planting cartons. Sign up by emailing or calling the library ( 860-283-8176) and reserve your kit by Monday, April 19th. Kits will be ready for pickup anytime on Friday, April 23rd between 2-7 pm.

Library still in Phase 2
The library is open regular hours. We require face coverings inside the building and limit visits to 15 minutes. The public bathroom will not be available. All craft, children’s toys and Historical Society resources will be put away at this time. The computer will not be available to the public but the library Wi-Fi will be accessible to patrons. Programs and social gatherings will not be part of this phase of opening. A table for returned items will be available and the Book Drop will be open. Materials will be held for 3 days before handling and checking them in.

Holiday Hours
The library will be closed Good Friday, April 2nd.

Newest Books

The Rose Code
Kate Quinn

The Restoration of Celia
Marie Bostwick

When Harry Met Minnie
Martha Teichner

The Bad Guys
Aaron Blabey


38 Main St, Northfield, CT

Mon. Wed. Fri. | 2-7 PM