Short Story Contest

The Friends of Gleason Public Library present the “I went for a walk in the woods” Short Story Contest! Stories should be 2500 words or less and address the prompt, “I went for a walk in the woods…” in some way. $100 prize for the best story submitted in each age group (5th-8th Grade, 9th-12th … Continued

Art at the Gleason: Art of the Automobile

Art of the Automobile: Photography by Steven Edson and Spark Plugs collected by Jim Roberts will be on display until June 8th, 2024. To enhance this exhibition, we are holding a car show/artist reception the morning of Saturday, May 11th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., as both a social and educational experience (rain date May … Continued

The Great Gleason Grown-Up Spelling Bee

The First Annual Great Gleason Grown-Up Spelling Bee will be held Friday, March 15, at 6:30 pm at the Gleason Library. 100% of proceeds from this 21-and-older event will go toward the renovation of the young children’s reading room at our community’s historic library. Hosted by the Gleason Endowment Board of Trustees, this special event … Continued

Winter Reading Challenge 2024

Join us in the Winter Reading Challenge! This year, the challenge is to read 7 books that fit different challenges. To participate, stop by the Gleason to pick up a copy of your foldable challenge booklet, or click here for a PDF to print out at home. Read one book (at your reading level) for … Continued

Art at the Gleason: Natural Histories

Natural Histories: Joomchi Technique Paper Art by Max Payne and Fiber Sculptures by Louise Berliner will be on display until March 23rd, 2024. Artist reception and talk Saturday, February 3rd, from 2 to 4 p.m. Free; light refreshments will be served. Read more about Art at the Gleason Read more about this exhibit in the … Continued

2nd Annual Mini Golf at the Gleason!

On Sunday, January 28th, 2024, the Gleason will be transformed into a fun, indoor mini golf course! Proceeds will benefit the Gleason’s Interior Renovation Project and Gleason Public Library Endowment. Register at https://gleasonlibrary.org/events/ to tee off during a 1-hour timeslot. Tickets are $15 per person with a cap of $50 per family. Please click here … Continued

Our Next Chapter: Capital Campaign

When our library was renovated 25 years ago, we lived in a different world. Internet was on dial-up, music was on CDs, and the library was a book repository. Life has evolved, and so have our libraries. Renovating the Gleason will provide flexible spaces for the whole community: space for events, exhibits, meetings, quiet work … Continued

Be a Friend

Our wonderful Friends of the Gleason Public Library have started their annual fall fundraising drive. The Friends are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit supporting the Gleason’s programming for all ages, museum passes, take-home kits, Library of Things items, and other special materials. Their Annual Appeal is key to providing this support. Please join the Friends today to … Continued

The Power of Story Telling: FOGPL Annual Meeting

Join the Friends of Gleason Public Library on Tuesday, November 14th, at 7 p.m. as they present two newly-published, local, non-fiction authors, Nick Shaw and Joe Wallace, for a compelling presentation on “The Power of Storytelling.” Nick’s book, My Teacher, My Son, reflects on his journey through grief after the death of his son, William, … Continued

Great Pumpkin Spectacle

We are delighted to host our 40th annual Great Pumpkin Spectacle on Thursday, October 26th. 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Pumpkin Registration for K- 4th Graders at the Gleason Public LibraryTo register, bring your pumpkin to the front lawn of the library between 4:30 and 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 26. Pumpkins will be judged separately … Continued

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