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!

Valentine Doll Tea 2021 Cancelled
Our 8th annual Valentine Doll Tea will not be held this year because of ongoing covid virus concerns. This was a difficult decision, although necessary, because it is the library’s only fund raiser for the year. We will hopefully be back to normal next February and resume our very popular event. Till then have your own doll tea and email pictures to the library and we will share it with everyone on our Facebook page ( ) and as always the library happily accept donations!

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 gathering 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 Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Newest Books

The Storyteller’s Secret
Sejal Badani

In the Lion’s Den
Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Midnight Library
Matt Haig

The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be
Joanna Gaines


38 Main St, Northfield, CT

Mon. Wed. Fri. | 2-7 PM