LIBRARY GRAND RE-OPENING ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 23!
We're thrilled to announce the grand re-opening of the HPL! We embarked on our renovation project on October 26. Underneath the drab tiles lay beautiful hardwood floors, which were sanded down and refinished to their former lustre. The Children's Room is now a bright, cheery yellow and the walls and ceiling have been replastered.
Join us at our grand re-opening celebration on Saturday, January 23, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. There will be music by cellist Mary Carfagna and delicious refreshments!
Welcome to the Hubbardston Public Library!
We have a telescope you can borrow!
The Hubbardston Public Library has something really cool...a telescope that can be checked out by patrons like a book!
This tabletop 'scope is lightweight, simple to use, and powerful enough to reveal Saturn's rings. How cool is THAT?!? And we here in Hubbardston are lucky to be home to one of the finest viewing areas around, Mount Jefferson.
Patrons 18 years of age or older are welcome to check out the new telescope for a week at a time. See the librarian on duty for details.
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.