In-House Author Talk

Elena Palladino: Lost Towns of the Swift River Valley: Drowned by the Quabbin

Wed., April 12 @ 6:30 pm

Community Room

Elena Palladino


Chess Club for Kids & Teens

Starting April 12th at 4 pm

Children and teens are invited to join us for our returning Chess Club beginning on Wednesday, April 12th at 4:00pm. Any skill level from beginner to advanced can participate. Instructor Andy Morris-Friedman will teach how to use all the pieces and winning strategies. Each session runs for an hour and a half. Sessions will be held on April 12th, 19th, May 3rd, 10th & 17th. Children in grade 3 and below must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged. Call the library at 413-538-5045 or stop in to reserve your spot. Adults welcome if space permits.

Chess Club


Teen Takeaway:

Cootie Catcher Poetry

Teens enjoy our monthly Teen Takeaways. Sign up once and receive a new Takeaway every month! A craft with all supplies and directions provided, as well as some other goodies in each bag! No monthly meetings or online meetings! Craft on your own time with no pressure or stress! This month's Teen Takeaway features Cootie Catcher Poetry.


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Got WiFi? The library does and we're lending it out!

Borrow one of our new mobile hotspots for Internet service on the go. These small devices create a WiFi signal you can connect your device to. Hotspots can be borrowed for 3 weeks and must be checked out on an adult's card.

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Story Times for Children!

Check out our full schedule

Monday: Story Time at 10:30
Tuesday: Rhyme Time at 10:30
Thursday: Story Time at 10:30
Friday at Gaylord: Story Time at 10:30

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The Library Mission Statement

New Strategic Plan FY2022 - 2026

South Hadley Public Library serves as a safe community gathering space where all library patrons are welcomed with dignity and respect. The library’s collections, programs, and services will reflect both the town of South Hadley and the world at large. The library will collaborate with community partners to provide a comfortable environment that is reflective and responsive to the recreational, educational, and cultural needs of our library users.

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Gaylord Memorial Library

The Gaylord Memorial Library, right across from Mount Holyoke College, is a branch of the South Hadley Public Library and offers full library services in a historic setting near the Village Commons and town center.

Access eBooks and eAudiobooks

Homebound Delivery for Residents

Services provided via the Gaylord Memorial Library

Our homebound service is accepting new applications from South Hadley residents who have health or transportation issues that keep them from the library.  Materials are selected and delivered by library staff on a monthly basis. Homebound delivery recipients must be home or have a household member available to receive the contactless delivery at the scheduled date/time.  Interested residents may print out or fill out an online application or call the Gaylord Library at 413-538-5047 to register.

Commission on Disabilities Survey

The Commission is currently doing a survey to help us understand the needs of the community members with disabilities. We are asking for your assistance in the survey. Click here for the survey.

To request a paper survey, contact commission  clerk Larry Dubois at  (413) 531-9561.  Surveys can also be made available in large print. 

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