THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR 6–8 WEEKS BEGINNING OCTOBER 26, 2015
The Library will be closed for 6–8 weeks starting on Monday, October 26, as we embark on a renovation project. When we reopen, the children's room will be a new color and there will be new flooring throughout the building!
For the duration of our project ILL users will not be able to select Hubbardston as their pick up location. You must pick another area library in C/W MARS for hold pick-ups until we re-open.
Thank you for your patience through the duration of this project. We will keep you informed via social media and cable. If you have any questions call the library at 978-929-4775. For issues regarding Hubbardston items during our closure you can also reach Jayne at the Petersham Library 978-724-3405. Thank you.
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.