• STORY HOUR

    Your Adventure Awaits!



    Join us Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. with Miss Michele for songs, games, stories and lots of hands on learning.
    Story Hour is open to young children and their caregivers.
    We hope you'll join us!
     
  • Reach for the Stars!

    Borrow the Library's telescope

    February 9 - Full Moon, Supermoon. The Moon's face will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 07:34 UTC. This full moon was known by Native American tribes as the Full Snow Moon or the Full Hunger Moon. This is the first of four super moons in 2020. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual. February 10 - Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 18.2 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset. February 23 - New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 15:33 UTC. 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.

  • Discount Passes

    Free and Reduced Admission

    The library has 9 different  passes to area attractions
    • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
    • Old Sturbridge Village
    • House of the Seven Gables
    • Mystic Aquarium
    • Tower Hill Botanical Gardens
    • Massachusetts State Parks Pass
    • Museum of Science
    • Zoo New England
    Start planning your next excurtion.
  • Drop In Lego Hour and Lego Challenge

    Come build with us!

    Join us Thursday from 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.
    We provide the LEGOS, You provide the IMAGINATION!


    Want a challenge?  come inon Thursdays at 6:00 pm and take the challenge to build something.

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.