• STORY HOUR

    Your Adventure Awaits!



    Join us Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for songs, games, yoga, 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? Winter is a perfect time to view the stars.
    All you need is a clear night, a library card and our telescope.
  • Discount Passes

    Free and Reduced Admission

    The library has 7 different  passes to area attractions
    • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
    • Old Sturbridge Village
    • Mystic Aquarium
    • Tower Hill Botanical Gardens
    • Massachusetts State Parks Pass
    • Museum of Science
    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!

  • SIGN UP FOR SUMMER READING

    PROGRAM BEGINS JUNE 25


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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 and of course the Hubbardston voters.
We are so excited to move ahead with this project.
Thank you one and ALL!

21st Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Fundraiser on September 8th

The Twenty First Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9AM on Saturday September 8th. The race is an out and back course starting and finishing at the Hubbardston Center School.  This years’ race committee anticipates a field of over 130 runners and walkers.  Applications for the road race will be available at the Hubbardston Library. The registration fee for the fundraising event is $22 for applications submitted prior to August 2nd and $25 for those submitted after that date.  Long sleeve cotton race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants.  Individuals that collect donations of $25 or more for this event are allowed to enter without a fee. 
 
For additional information on this event, interested runners/walkers or potential sponsors can contact Mark Wigler, Race Director at (978) 928-5120 or MTWigler@gmail.com.   The 2017 Race/Walk raised over $7,500 for support of the library’s activities.  Proceeds from the first twenty years of the event are approaching the $65,000 mark.  All race proceeds are directed to the operation of the local library.
Download Your Road Race Application HERE

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 and addressing our aging roof.