Sudbury Local Hotspot of the Week | The Goodnow Library


We are so fortunate to have such an incredible local resource, The Goodnow Library, right here in town. As a part of The Minuteman Library Network we have access to books from 41 public and academic libraries across the Metrowest region of Massachusetts.


In reality, books are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to The Goodnow Library. The Goodnow Library originally opened on April 4, 1863 as Sudbury native John Goodnow gave $20,000 to the town for the library and donated three acres of land plus $2,500 to erect a building.


The services that are offered and the opportunities for residents is unparalleled. The children's room and offerings are incredible. Numerous opportunities for kids and their caretakers go on during the course of the week and on the weekend. Ranging from Wee Reads to Lego Club to Family Flicks - there are so many choices to meet your neighbors and enjoy the library.


The Friends of The Goodnow Libary do an incredible job supporting the mission of the library and providing many of these resources to the library's patrons. One example is the museum passes available at the library which provides discounted admission to numerous museums and activity areas in Eastern Massachusetts.


The NOW Lab makerspace is a fantastic learning zone with 3D printing and so much more. The space is designed as a community room for people of all ages to learn and teach new skills.


There is so much to explore at The Goodnow Library. When working with young families, I am always sure to tell them how much we use the library and love the community of offerings it has.


The library hours are:


Regular Hours (September 7 through mid-June):

Monday-Thursday: 9 am-9 pmFriday: 9 am-5 pmSaturday: 10 am-5 pmSunday: 1 pm-5 pm


Summer Hours (mid-June through Labor Day):

Monday-Thursday: 9 am-9 pmFriday: 9 am-5 pmSaturday: 10 am-2 pmSunday: CLOSED


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