Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cancellations due to snow: GML will be closed for snow in the events that Mohawk Trail Regional School District (MTRSD) is closed due to snow.
Email requests to email@example.com, call us at 413-624-3619, or visit our catalogue to find items and place holds online.
Download the Libby app from the play store or Apple, or browse our collection of ebooks, magazines, and downloadable audiobooks online.
Visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GMLColrain and follow us on Instagram @GMLColrain!
Sign up for our newsletter, Wowbrary, and never miss a beat! These weekly updates include news, reviews, and a round-up of new library materials.
Browse to see what's new in our local collection here!
Borrow "unusual" items from the Betty Purington Johnson Library of Things! These include:
Borrow passes to visit the following: Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, the Clark Institute, DCR Parks, Eric Carle Museum, Mass MoCA, or the Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra!
One-on-one tech help
Schedule a 30-minute appointment to improve or learn new skills, or to troubleshoot a specific issue.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-624-3619 to schedule.
Self-paced learning modules
Computer basics (including mouse skills!), internet basics, job search basics, Word, Excel, and more are available for free! Visit https://www.digitallearn.org/ or https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/ to begin!
GML can help with printing, copying, and scanning! Send print jobs to email@example.com.
Color prints and copies are $0.75 per page. Black and white (grey scale) prints and copies are $0.25 per page.
Pick up one of Ms. Betty's Take and Make Craft kits while supplies last ! Watch Ms. Betty's videos or follow the printed instructions to make your own craft of the month.
The Carol Purington Poetry Collective meets the first Friday of every month at 6:00 by Zoom, to share in the love of poetry and honor the memory of Carol Purington (1949-2020). Bring a poem to share or join us just to listen. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Her final word -
a window thrown open
to the spring evening .
Stay healthy with "Wellness Wednesdays" the third Wednesday of every month, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Public Health Nurses from the Cooperative Public Health Service of the Franklin County Regional Council of Governments visit our library and provide private, one-on-one consultations, with no appointments necessary! Available services include but are not limited to blood pressure and blood glucose checks, support with managing chronic health conditions and self-management of medications, sharps disposal and container exchange, and resources and referrals for mental health, elder care/elder health, and more.
For more information about Wellness Wednesdays or other wellness clinics, contact Meg Ryan, RN at email@example.com, 413-774-3167, extension 158, or Lisa White, RN, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-774-3167, extension 156.
William Apess (1798-1839) was a minister, scholar, and activist from Colrain. His speeches and essays centered on the civil rights of Native Americans and people of color, and proved influential to the growing abolitionist movement. Apess, a Pequot, co-authored the Mashpee Declaration of Independence on May 21st, 1833, with Blind Joe Amos, a Wampanoag minister from Mashpee. This important document asserted the rights of the Wampanoag to land and self-governance.
In 2021, the Colrain Select Board declared May 21st "William Apess Day." In 2018, a historic marker was raised at the Griswold Memorial Library in honor of Apess' legacy.
Learn more about William Apess here, and check out this interactive map, and also try these books:
Access online resources with a BPL eCard!
An eCard is a Boston Public Library card that you can sign up for online, opens a new window and which provides access to all online resources, including OverDrive and Hoopla.
eCards are available to anyone who lives, resides part-time to attend school, owns property, or works in Massachusetts.
Search city directories, census, military, and immigration records, cemeteries, revolutionary war pensions, maps, photos, and more!
Find your next great read, with NoveList!
Includes reading recommendations to help readers of all ages find just the right book. Comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
Homework and research databases, from CW MARS!
Search encyclopedias, newspaper articles, and more databases here!
Consumer Reports Buying Guide
Access the our digital subscription to Consumer Reports Buying Guide for 2023 here, since the publication will not be releasing a print edition this year. Contact us for login information if you'd like to view the Buying Guide, and feel free to come borrow the monthly magazines.
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Chelsea Jordan-Makely, Library Director