Summer Reading Program 2023

We are excited to announce our 2023 Summer Reading Program: Find Your Voice! Please visit our Summer Reading Program webpage to read about our Reading Challenges, Book Bingo, and all our fun summer programs. Our Summer reading challenges begin Saturday, June 17th at 10:00AM.

Summer Music Series

Carlisle Recreation Department and Gleason Public Library present the Carlisle Summer Music Series for Kids & Families on the Library Lawn this June: June 21st, 6 p.m.: Plum Island Pans June 27th, 4 p.m.: LibraryBEATS! Drum and Rhythm Circle with Otha Day Register online at This series is sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Open During Construction

Construction work to replace the Library roof has begun. We plan to remain fully open to the public during construction, but available parking is reduced and it may be noisy at times. Curbside pickup is available, and we suggest holding dropbox returns until weekends or after 4pm weekdays, if your schedule allows. As always, there … Continued

Capital Campaign Kick-Off

Join the Gleason Trustees on Wednesday, June 14th, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Library Lawn as the Gleason Endowment kicks off fundraising for an interior renovation of the Library! Learn more about this exciting project and help keep Gleason relevant for many years to come. There will be music, crafts, and food available … Continued

Poetry Festival

The Gleason Public Library is holding its first Poetry Festival, during which a panel of three prominent, local poets will discuss the inner workings of the writing life and their recent publications. The hybrid event will take place in the Hollis Room with refreshments on Saturday, May 13th at 2pm – please click here to … Continued

Art at the Gleason: on display through June 3rd

Puzzles by Stewart Coffin and Quilts by Bonnie Dinsmore are on display throughout the Library, now through June 3rd. Stewart Coffin will give a talk on his work on Saturday, April 29th, at 1 p.m. in the Library’s third floor Hollis Room. Click here to view a recording of this talk on Youtube. Read more … Continued

Minute Madness is Live!

Announcing a collaboration – and competition! – between local libraries: Minute Madness! Capture the thrill of March Madness with a tournament for readers. Starting March 1, Gleason patrons can help Carlisle fight for a spot in the Minute Madness Championship. The libraries with the most minutes logged as of 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8th, … Continued

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

The Friends of Gleason Public Library’s Jigsaw Puzzle Swap was such a success that we are extending it! You can find the puzzle shelves at the Gleason near the Library of Things, by the Reference area. If you have puzzles to pass along or are looking for something new, stop on by and take a … Continued

FOGPL Book Swap

The Friends of the Gleason Public Library (FoGPL) will hold a FREE Pop-Up Book and Puzzle Swap on Saturday, February 11th at the Gleason Library. This book swap covers mysteries, thrillers, and romance as well as jigsaw puzzles and children’s and teen books of all genres. Please drop off your books and puzzles at the … Continued

HVAC Construction week of Jan. 17th

Access to the second and third floors of the library may be limited at times before 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18th through Friday, January 20th due to scheduled HVAC construction work. The library will be fully open from 2:30 p.m. until closing, including meeting rooms. Please call 978-369-4898 if you wish to check library … Continued

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