• Not Just Knitting

    Tuesday May 23, 2023, from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

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    Bring your needles, hooks, needles and yarn or thread and get together with other crafters and hang out.
  • Wednesday story Time!!!

    Every Wednesday at 10:00a.m.

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    Join Mis Patricia for a fun hour of reading, crafts and hanging out.  Every week there is a new book and craft!  No registration required.
  • Preschool Storytime!!!

    Mondays at 1:00 pm

    Miss Patricia is back is another storytime!  This is for preschool children and no registration is needed.  Come in and check it out!
  • The Rose:Find Your Voice by Pastel Painting

    Tuesday May 23, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    This fun, highly researched two-hour workshop, guides everyone in producing their original pastel of the rose.
    Red rose on pink? White rose on red? Square painting or 12 X 18…you choose! Mr. Maichack has been asked over the years to offer a rose workshop, the most popular of flowers, and a symbol of love. Here it is!
    This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hubbardston cultural council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
  • Library will be closed Monday May 29, 2023

    Memorial Day

    drawing of a rifle in the ground with a helmet dangling from the stock.The Library will be closed on Monday May29th in honor of Memorial Day.  If you are attending the parade and ceremony, we are offering access to our bathroom during that time. 

Memorial Day Parade

Monday May 29, 2023

The Parade starts at 11:05 a.m.from the Curtis Recreation Field to the Hubbardston Town Common. The ceremony will begin at 12:00 noon on the Town Common.
You are all invited to an American Patriotic Celebration.  After the service, please join us for free hot dogs from the Lions Club and ice cream courtesy of Cream Crock Ice Cream of Sterling, across the street at the Hubbardston Senior Center.
Be sure to arrive early to avoid road closures.  Seating will not be provided, so bring your own chair!
During the parade and ceremony, the Hubbardston Public Library will offer access to our bathrrom.
This event will be held rain or shine.

26th Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Fundraiser-Mark the Date!!

Saturday September 9, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. sharp!

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The Twenty Sixth Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday September 9th..  This event will mark more than a quarter century of support for the Library, approaching $80,000 raised for the Library’s ongoing operations. The race is an out and back course starting and finishing at the Hubbardston Center School. 
Applications for the event will be available here The registration fee for the fundraising event is $25 and $30 for those who register after August 2nd.  Long sleeve cotton race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registered runners.  Awards to overall 1st place Male/Female Runners and Walkers as well as age group winners will be provided.  Prizes provided are possible due to the generous donations of local businesses and individuals.
For additional information on this event, interested runners/walkers or donors can contact Mark Wigler, Race Director at (978) 928-5120 or MTWigler@gmail.com.   The 2022 Race/Walk raised over $3500 for support of the library’s activities and Scholarship Fund.
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Hubbardston Trustees Scholarship

Submission due June 30, 2023

picture of the word scholarshipIt is Scholarship Season!  The Hubbardston Public Library is offering two (2) Five Hundred Dollar ($500) Scholarships in 2023.  Please download the application here. When completed you can drop it off at the Library, mail it to Hubbardston Public Library 7 Main St Unit #8 Hubbardston, MA 01452 or email your submission to HPLScholarship@gmail.com.

Curbside Pickup is still available during open hours

How It Works:
  1. Place the item(s) you want on hold in the library catalog, at www.cwmars.org. You must be logged into your library account to do this.
  2. When your items come in and are placed on our holds shelf, you will receive an email or telephone call from us when your item(s) are available for pick up.
  3. You can schedule a convenient time for you to pick up your items during our normal business hours.  Let us know the make and model of the vehicle your will be using for pick up.
  4. The library staff will check out your item(s) to your library card.
  5. When you arrive at the library, park on Main Street (Route 68 Southbound) and we will bring your checkouts to you in a bag and you will be on your way.

Hey! There's an app for that!

Now you can place holds and more with your phone

Check out the CWMARS app for your phone!  No more trying to remember the name of the author or book that somone suggested for you.  Just open the app and or it right there.  You will need a valid CWMARS library card and PIN to access your account.  Give us a call at 978-928-4775 or reach out to us via our Facebook Page for help setting your app up..

Click on the link below for your phone to get started!

Library History

Black and white picture of the library  The Hubbardston Public Library was founded in 1872, and originally housed its collection of books in the local Mechanics Hall. In 1874, Jonas G. Clark, a native of Hubbardston and founder of Clark University, purchased the Main Street Property and funded the construction of the brick and stone library building.
The building is in the Second Empire/Italianate style and was designed by Elbridge Boyden and Son, of Worcester. In September 1875, the Hubbardston Public Library opened the doors at its 7 Main Street location, where you can find it today. The first floor was originally half library, half post office, hence the  plaques you might notice flanking the front door. The gallery level was added to the rear of the building in 1929. Many residents recall the gallery's original translucent glass floor.
The property underwent a historical restoration project in 2000 to address many of its needed repairs.
In 2016, the library had an interior restoration which included restoring the original heart pine floors, new carpet in the entry, electrical work, a new sunny yellow paint in the children's room and some new furnishings.
Up next for the library is developing a long range plan.