• Reach for the Stars!

    Borrow the Library's telescope

    April 8 - Full Moon, Supermoon. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Pink Moon because it marked the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the first spring flowers The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. April 22, 23 - Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids usually produces about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The nearly new moon will ensure dark skies for what should be a good show this year. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.  April 23 - New Moon. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere
  • 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.
     

Miss Michele Reads For Story Time!

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

Are your children missing story time while the LIbrary is closed?  Miss Michele is missing it as well.  So starting on Wednesday March 25, 2020 she will read to your children on the Hubbardston Public Library Facebook page!  Head on over to our Facebook page on Wednesdays and Fridays and 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.  Please stay safe.
 
 

Raised Bed Garden - Rescheduled

Tuesday April 28, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Everything you ever wanted to know about raised beds, including how to build, fill, site and plant them.  Check us our on Facebook or drop in at the Library to register or call us at 978-928-4775 to register. Presented by Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens.

New Hours!

You asked for them, and here they are!

  The most requested item on our survey was for more evening hours.  So now we will be open on Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Thank you Hubbardston!

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.