• STORY HOUR

    Your Adventure Awaits!



    Join us Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Michele for songs, games, stories and lots of hands on learning.
    Story Hour is open to young children and their caregivers.
    We hope you'll join us!
     
  • Calling all Star Gazers!

    Telescope, you don't say?



    Did you know the library has a telescope for loan?  Come and check it out!  On October 27 - Uranus will be in Opposition. The planet will at it's brightest and visible all night long. Because of its distance from us, you will see only a blue/green dot.  On October 28  will be the new moon. Since the moon isn't illuminated, this would be be the best time to observe fara away objects in the sky like galaxies.  The peak time to view the Taurids meteor showers will be November 5th this year.  Best viewing time will be after midinight, after the moon sets.

     
  • Discount Passes

    Free and Reduced Admission

    The library has 9 different  passes to area attractions
    • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
    • Old Sturbridge Village
    • House of the Seven Gables
    • Mystic Aquarium
    • Tower Hill Botanical Gardens
    • Massachusetts State Parks Pass
    • Museum of Science
    • Zoo New England
    Start planning your next excurtion.
  • Drop In Lego Club

    Come build with us!

    Join us Thursday from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.
    We provide the LEGOS, You provide the IMAGINATION!


Roof Replacement Update

The work on the roof is coming along.  Jesse Kangas took some pictures of the work being done, so we can see how it is going.












Thank You, Hubbardston!

The library is getting a new roof.


This project is a true community effort, and we would like to thank the Community Preservation Committee, Town Administrator, Ryan McLane, Hubbardston Board of Selectmen, State Senator Anne Gobi and of course the Hubbardston voters.

Thank you one and ALL!

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.