Welcome to the Hubbardston Public Library!
The Hubbardston Public Library is forming a Long-Range Planning Committee and they need your help!
The Trustees of the Hubbardston Public Library are seeking input from everybody, Library patrons and nonpatrons alike. The Committee will meet from 7:00–7:30 pm at the Library on April 17 and May 15. You don’t have to come to every meeting, just one is fine.
This is your chance to tell the Library what you think of them, good or bad! The long-range plan will help the Library to develop the kinds of programs that Hubbardston residents really want.
If you have any questions about the Long-Range Planning Committee, please email Library Director Jayne Arata or call (978) 928-4775.
Laptop available for patron use
A laptop computer is available for patrons to use while they're in the library. You must present a valid driver's license in order to borrow the laptop. For details, please see the librarian on duty.
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 property on Main Street 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 moved to its 7 Main Street location. 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.
The Library serves the citizens of Hubbardston by providing a wide variety of materials and services and by hosting public events. We have best-selling books, DVDs, audiobooks, and magazines available to borrow. And Internet access and the C/W MARS online catalog are offered at no charge.