We have NEW hours!





We are returning to our normal hours starting June 15th.  We are so excited to see you again!  If you are not fully vaccinated, we ask that you please wear your mask to protect yourself and those who cannot be vaccinated at this time.

24th Annual Road Race!

September 11, 2021 9:00 am sharp! Rain or Shine


Applications for the event are available online here . The registration fee for the fundraising event is $22 and $25 for those who register after August 4th.  Long sleeve cotton race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registered runners.  Awards to overall 1st Male/Female Runner and Walker as well as age group winners will be provided.  Prizes provided are possible due to the generous donations of local businesses and individuals.

For additional information on this event, interested runners/walkers or donors can contact Mark Wigler, Race Director at (978) 928-5120 or MTWigler@gmail.com.   The “Virtual” 2020 Race/Walk raised over $1500 for support of the library’s activities and Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from the first twenty-three years of the event are approaching $75,000.
 

HPL 2021 Scholarship Application extended to June 30th 2021!

Attention High School Seniors!

The Hubbardston Public Library Trustees have one more Five Hundred dollar ($500) scholarship available.  Please click on the link here to download the application in Word format or here for the PDF version.

Hey! There's an app for that!

Now you can place holds and more with your phone

Check out the CWMARS app for your phone!  No more trying to remember the name of the author or book that somone suggested for you.  Just open the app and or it right there.  You will need a valid CWMARS library card and PIN to access your account.  Give us a call at 978-928-4775 or reach out to us via our Facebook Page for help setting your app up..

Click on the link below for your phone to get started!




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.