Reading is Magic!

Join Ed the Wizard on Tuesday June 18, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

picture of a wizrd with the words"mystical magical mayhem" above his head

Reading is Magic demonstrates how inspiration can be found in a book: how a story can change one’s life Offering his own story as inspiration to others, Ed the Wizard promotes and encourages the building of reading skills to all of audience members.

Get Ready for the 27th Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Run/Walk

Saturday September 7, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. SHARP! Rain or shine

picture of runners beginning the 26th library road race

The Twenty Seventh Annual Hubbardston Library 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday September 77h..  This event marks more than a quarter century of  community support for the Library, approaching $85,000 raised for ongoing operations. The race is an out and back course starting and finishing at the Hubbardston Center School. 

  

Applications for the event are available at the Hubbardston Public Library and by clicking this link. The registration fee for the fundraising event is $25 and $30 for those who register after August 2nd.  Long sleeve cotton race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registered runners.  Awards to overall 1st place Male/Female Runners and Walkers 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 2023 Race/Walk raised over $3500 for support of the library’s activities and Scholarship Fund.

The Library Trustee Scholarship

Flyer for the Hubbardston Scholarship for Hubbardston Residents, must be received by June 30, 2024

AWARD PROGRAM GUIDELINES

The Hubbardston Public Library will award two Hubbardston residents who have been accepted or who are continuing their education in an undergraduate, graduate, trade, or technical school program. This can be either on-campus or on-line. The scholarships each valued at $500 may be used to pay for expenses for their continued education.

The applicant must complete, sign/verify, and submit the application form along with the 250-to-500 word personal essay by June 30, 2024 for consideration.  Proof of acceptance to a post-secondary educational program may be provided before the award will be finalized.  Please click here for the online scholarship application

Hubbardston Library Trustees will evaluate each application based on all required information.  Applicants may also be asked for a personal interview by the Trustees.  All applicants will be contacted by a member of the Hubbardston Public Library Trustees by August 30, 2024.

(Paper) applications can be obtained from local secondary school Guidance Offices, the Hubbardston Public Library, the Hubbardston Town Clerk or click here to download paper copy.

Please submit your application through this form, or deliver completed paper applications to the HPL library by email to; HPLScholarship@gmail.com or by drop-off to the Hubbardston Public Library desk.  Completed paper applications can also be mailed to the HPL at: Hubbardston Public Library 7 Main St Hubbardston, MA  01452

Come to the the Library! Friday June 14, 2024 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

We Have Dragons!

Flyer with books and a dragon that reads Hubbardston Public Library Proudly presents Dungeons and dragons teen program

Calling all teen adventurers! Come join us in the library for Dungeons and Dragons....and there will be dragons. Middle school to High School players will embark on adventures with characters straight out of your imagination battling monsters, quizzing wandering traders and making unlikely friendships along the way. If you are interested, please fill out the form https://forms.gle/LsS24pP13kmbVw8F7 and more information to come!

A Special Saturday Storytime!

(it doesn't happen all the time, so come in and enjoy)

Since some holidays fall on a Monday, and sometimes inclement weather forces us to close for safety, Miss Tricia is coming in for TWO special Storytime!s One on May 4, 2024 and the second on Saturday June 22, 2024!  Start time is 10:00 a.m. and as usual, no registration is necessary and any age child is welcome.  Questions?  Send Miis Tricia an email by clicking here

an owl reading a book

Library will be closed Wednesday June 19, 2024

Juneteenth Freedom Day

The library will be closed for the Juneteenth holiday.  Storytime! is also cancelled.  We will re-open on Thursday June 20th at 1:00 p.m.

Your Library "At a glance"

Your Library at a glance

FY24 YTD

From July 1, 2023 to May 31, 2024 our patrons borrowed 15,352 items, and saved $213,175 by borrowing instead of buying!

Top five authors checked out by patrons: Dav Pilkey, Mo Willems, Jeff Kinney,Jerry Pallotta, andLauren Tarshis

Items most checked out by patrons: The Bad Guys, Wings of Fire: The Graphic Novel, Lunch Lady, Taproot Magazine, and Oppenheimer (Nolan DVD)

Senior Book Club

Fourth Wednesday of the Month, June 29th, 11:00 a.m. at the Hubbardston Senior Center

Come join us and talk about books for an hour at the Senior Center.  We will discuss "The Murder List" by Boston Reporter Hank Phillipi Ryan

book cover of the Murder List, a grayscale image of a womans face with the book title in light blue

 

Museum Highlight

Check out Davis Farmland in Sterling, MA

Davis Farmland Logo

Davis Farmland Mega Maze and BBQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have passes that offer $5.00 OFF the general admission rate discount for up to four guests. 

Visit http://www.DavisFarmland.com  for the most up-to-date operating schedule.  Adults MUST be accompanied by at least one child 12 years or younger when visiting Davis Farmland.

Davis Mega Maze is open mid-September to October.  Visit http://www.DavisMegaMaze.com for dates, rates  & times.

Open weather-permitting

Can't find what you are looking for in the Library

Use the link below and tell us what it is

Is there an item that you think should be on the shelves at the library?  Then click this click this link to complete the form.  We will add your request to our purchase list.  Please provide at much information as possible, such as the Title of the item, the author, performer or director, the year it was published and the ISBN or ISSN if available.

library mascot Page with her bookshelf

 

Storytime with Miss Tricia

Mondays at 1:00 p.m.

Come join Miss Tricia for a great book and craft!  Children of all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary. Questions?  Send Miss Tricia an email by clicking here

an owl reading a book for storytime

More Storytime with Miss Tricia!

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

One Storytime is not enough! Come join Miss Tricia for a second Storytime with a different book and craft on Wednesdays! Children of all ages are welcome and no registration is necessary.  Qustions? Send Miss Tricia an email by clicking here

a women reading a book to children at her feet.

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 Scan the QR code above to apply for a CWMARS ECard!

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