In the heart of South Glastonbury village, the South Glastonbury Public Library is a local historic treasure.

The South Glastonbury Public Library is a study in contrasts. Stepping inside this beautiful historic structure evokes the charm of the library of yesteryear. Today, the library remains a vibrant cultural institution, offering an excellent collection of current literature and hosting a variety of cultural and community events. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the library was originally built in 1828 as a Methodist church and in 1926, local citizens converted the building to a volunteer run library. Today, it is one of the oldest all volunteer libraries in the country and is housed in the oldest church building still standing in Glastonbury.

~Upcoming Events~

Join us on Tuesday evening, November 10th at 7:00 pm for a special author book signing in remembrance of Veterans Day and the 70th Anniversary of WWII. At that time, James R. Benn will present a free talk about the latest book in his popular WWII Billy Boyle Mystery Series. "The White Ghost captures events in the 1943 Solomon Islands Campaign through "a complex tale that maps the human cost of warfare in the South Pacific and delivers a delft portrait of a young John Kennedy struggling to recover from the losses of PT 109.

Refreshments will be served and parking is available on High Street and Beechwood Lane or behind the High Street School.


Library Hours:

Sunday:           2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday:         1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday:         Closed

Wednesday:   1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m  and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday:      1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday:           1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m

Saturday:      Closed

Think Summer Reading at the South Glastonbury Public Library!

Adult Fiction June 2015


Barry – Live Right and Find Happiness(although Beer is much Faster)  (Humor)

A collection of previously unpublished writings by the New York Times best-selling satirical author reflects on his granddaughter's learning permit, the deviant behaviors of the men in his hometown and the loneliness of being a high-school nerd.

Berg – Dream Lover(biographical fiction)

A novel based on the life of mid-19th-century French novelist George Sand follows her separation from her husband and vibrant life in Paris.

Blume – In the Unlikely Event(contemporary fiction)

Thirty-five years after a series of airplanes crashed in New Jersey, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth to attend a commemoration of the worst year in her life.

DeMille – Radiant Angel(suspense fiction)

Taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group, John Corey must track down Vasily Petrov, a Russian colonel posing as a diplomat, when he mysteriously disappears from a Russian oligarch's party in Southampton.

Gross – One Mile Under(mystery)


A thriller about a whitewater rafting guide who investigates a suspicious death and uncovers a multinational conspiracy.

Gruen – At the Water’s Edge  (historical fiction)

While her brother, Ellis, and his friend try to find the Loch Ness monster in an attempt to get back into her father's good graces, Maddie is left on her own in World War II-era Scotland and experiences a social awakening.

Hawkins – Girl on the Train  (suspense fiction)

Watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that entangles her in the lives of strangers.

Hillerman – Rock With Wings(mystery)


Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases involving a missing woman and a drug bust gone bad.

Iles – The Bone Tree(mystery fiction)

A follow-up to Natchez Burning finds Southern lawyer Penn Cage desperately struggling to protect his father from false charges and corrupt officers by confronting the Double Eagles terrorist group.

Mandell – Station Eleven   (Science fiction); 2014 National Book Award Finalist

A pandemic shatters the world as we know it into isolated settlements. A  traveling symphony, a roving band of actors and musicians remind those who survived the catastrophe about hope and humanity.

Martini – The Enemy Inside(mysteryfiction)


Paul Madriani investigates a friend's wrongful manslaughter charge in the aftermath of a highly influential attorney's sudden death. 

McCreight – Where They Found Her(suspense fiction)

Struggling with memories over the loss of her own baby while investigating the discovery of an anonymous infant in the woods, journalist Molly Sanderson traces a string of unreported assaults spanning twenty years.

O’Brien – Love Object(short stories)

Stories about C\coming of age, the impact of class, and familial and romantic love are the prevalent themes.


Patterson – Miracle at Augusta(sports fiction)

After his unexpected PGA win catapults him to fame, Travis struggles with some personal setbacks before mentoring a promising teen outcast.

Roe – Miracle Girl(Christian fiction)

They come to Shaker Street to see eight-year-old Anabelle Vincent, who lies in a coma-like state--unable to move or speak.  Is she able to perform miracles as claimed by a visitor

Roy – Let Me Die in His Footsteps(suspense fiction)

When a 15-year-old girl from a small mid-20th-century Kentucky town sneaks onto a rival family's property and discovers a dead body, she is forced to confront dangerous events from the past in order to protect the town.