• 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.
     

Guest Story Time Online!

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

We think Miss Michele is having too much fun with Story time, so we are inviting Town Employees to read to you as well!   So far we have had Miss Chris, our Interim Library director, Ryan McLane our Town Administrator and Christina Sutcliffe our Municpam Assistant read books to you.  Who will be next?  You will have to visit out the Hubbardston Public Library Facebook page to find out!  Head on over on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am to hear a story. 

Our Staff is still Working for You

Stay at home advisory in effect March 24, 2020 at noon.

Based on recommendations from the American Library Association and the Massachusetts Library Association, The Hubbardston PUblic LIbrary will not be offering Curbside Pickupto our patrons.  This was a difficult decision to make, but we believe that this will maintain a level of protection for our patrons during the stay at home advisory.  Please visit our website www.hubbardstonpubliclibrary.org or our Facebook page for further updates.

COVID-19 and the LIbrary

Town Offices and the Library will be closed to the Public

The Libray and the Town Offices will be closed until further notice.  We are taking these steps to protect our patrons and employees. We will be available to answer your questions by email at library@hubbardstonma.us or by phone at 978-928-4775 during normal business hours.  Inter library loans deliveries have been suspended.  You will not incur any late fees for overdue books.  Just contact us.  Your library card expiration will be extended if it is needed.  Please stay safe.
 
 

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.