• Get a Boston Public LIbrary E-Card!

    All Massachusetts Residents are eligible


    The Boston Public Library eCard gives you instant access to thousands of ebooks, movies, audio files, magazines and more.  You can use your BPL eCard to access a wide range of online entertainment and informational resources: https://www.bpl.org/online-resources/
    More about these resources - FAQs https://www.bpl.org/faq/online-resources/
    Any Massachusetts resident (with proof) can get a regular Boston Public Library card to borrow materials and museum passes..https://www.bpl.org/get-a-library-card/
     
  • What else can you do with a BPL E-Card?

    Movies!

    Stream & Download Your Movies & TV Shows https://www.bpl.org/movies/

    • Hoopla - Movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, and comics for online streaming or download to mobile devices, with no waiting lists.
    • Kanopy - movies and documentaries streaming on-demand
  • Want E-Audio books or E-Books? Use Libby or Overdrive


    Your C/W MARS library card allows you to borrow ebooks and audiobooks.

    Download ebooks, audio ebooks, and videos from the CW-MARS Digital Catalog or OverDrive eBooks https://cwmars.overdrive.com/ . To browse magazines, go to the Overdrive Magazine Room.
     

*VIRTUAL* 2020 Road Race *VIRTUAL*

23rd Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Fundraiser goes “Virtual”

The Hubbardston Public Library's Annual 5K road race/walk will be held in 202, with a twist.  We are going "Virtual".  For $20 Dollars, when you register for our Road Race/Walk, we don't want you to show up!  We want you to walk or run any 3.1 Mile route, then send your results to Makr Wigler BEFORE Septmeber 12, 2020.  If you sign uip before August 15th, you will also get a long-sleeved T-Shirt! What color will it be this year?  Sign up so you can get one.  Just click "here" for the application.

Curbside Pickup begins Monday June 15, 2020

Hubbardston Public Library Curbside Pickup
Beginning June 15, 2020
What is curbside pickup service?
Curbside pickup is a service that the Hubbardston Public Library is offering patrons to access our collection while the library is still closed to the public.  You may place holds on library materials, then schedule a pick up outside the library.
How do I let the library know the titles that I want to borrow?
There are three ways to place holds:
1. You can place holds on Hubbardston items by going to www.cwmars.org At the main page, go to the upper right hand corner of th escreen and click on “My Account”

Enter your account name or barcode number, and password and click “Login”

Before you begin searching for items to borrow, make sure to limit the search to “Hubbardston Public Library” If you do not limit the search to Hubbardston, you could place a hold on an item from another library. Until that library opens AND Inter-library loans resume, your hold will not be filled. 

The limit for items holds per card is 20.
2. Request holds by email:  You may send your hold requests to hubpubstaff@gmail.com Please provide your library card number, a phone number to reach you at, the title, author if applicable, and type of media(for example, Game of Thrones is both a book and a television series).  You will be limited to 10 holds per email sent per week.
3. Request holds by phone.  You may call and leave a message at 978-928-4775.  Please speak clearly.   If you choose to request your holds by phone, you will be limited to 5 hold requests. Again, we will need the title, author if applicable and type of media.
What is the curbside pickup procedure?
When your holds are ready for pickup, we will contact you by the phone number or email you have provided us to set up a time for pickup.  Please let us know what vehicle you will be driving.  Curbside Pickup days will be on Mondays from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Thursdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Drive up to the front of the Library (Main Street) at the appointed time.  One of our librarians will have you items checked out and bagged.  We will walk the items out to your car.
What if I won’t be arriving in a car?
We will have a wireless doorbell installed near the manual lift to the right of the entrance that you may ring to let us know you are outside.  We will then bring your items to the bottom of the front stairs.
I have library materials to return. Can I give them to the staff while picking up new library materials?
To maximize social distancing, our book return is open and you may return your items there.  Your returned items will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours, at which point they will be checked in.  You will not incur any late fees for books returned under quarantine.
When will the Library be open again?
If the COVID-19 numbers continue to drop in Massachusetts and the state moves to Phase 3, we expect to reopen with reduced hours in early July.  We will reopen on Mondays and Thursdays, and use our curbside pickup hours.  Masks will be required for entrance to the Library.  We will attempt to maintain social distancing in the library as best we can. If the state needs to move back to Phase 2, or if one of the librarians test positive for COVID-19, the Library will close again, as we will have to quarantine for fourteen days.  Story time will continue online until further notice.  The computer will be available for use, please note though it is the only public one and we may have to limit your time if there are people also waiting to use it.  There will be book carts available for items you have handled and chosen not to borrow.  These items will be placed in 72 hours quarantine for everyone’s safety.  The librarians will continue to clean high traffic areas throughout the day.
 

Story Time Online!

Check our Facebook Page on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Miss Michelle is offering story time on Wednesdays on our Hubbardston Public Library Facebook page!  Head on over on Wednesdays at 10:30 am to hear a story. 

Library History

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.