Robert Leverett - Old Growth Forests in Massachusetts

Friday August 5, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

Come to the Library and hear Bob Leverett talk about Massachusetts old growth forests..  A story of discovering old growth forests in Stockbridge, Charlemont and Mt. Greylock.  Bob Leverett is " the co-founder of the Native Tree Society, the co-founder and President of Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest, a senior advisor to American Forests on the Champion Tree Program, co-founder of the Champion Tree Certification Cadre, and Chair of the Massachusetts DCR Forest Reserves Science Advisory Committee." ( retrieved 07/20/2022)
He was the subject of the article "The Old Man and The Tree" in the January 2022 issue of The Smithsonian

25th Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Fundraiser-Mark the Date!!

September 10, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. sharp!!

The Twenty Fifth Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday September 10th..  This event will mark a quarter century of support for the Library, totaling in excess of $75,000 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 are available here. The registration fee for the fundraising event is $22 and $25 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   The 2021 Race/Walk raised over $3500 for support of the library’s activities and Scholarship Fund.

The Library is going fine free!!!

Begins March 1, 2022

That's right!  No more fines for any Hubbardston Public Library books, DVD's and magazines!  *Not applicable to museum pases and our Library of Things.

Masks are no longer required at the Library

With the change in CDC guidelines, the Hubbardston Public Library no longer requests that patrons enter the library with a mask on.  Come in and show us your smile!

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 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

  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.