• STORY HOUR

    Your Adventure Awaits!



    Join us Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. for songs, games, yoga, stories and lots of hands on learning.
    Story Hour is open to young children and their caregivers.
    We hope you'll join us!
     
  • Calling all Star Gazers!

    Telescope, you don't say?



    Did you know the library has a telescope for loan? Winter is a perfect time to view the stars.
    All you need is a clear night, a library card and our telescope.
  • Discount Passes

    Free and Reduced Admission

    The library has 6 different  passes to area attractions
    • The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
    • The Discovery Museums
    • Mystic Aquarium
    • Tower Hill Botanical Gardens
    • Massachusetts State Parks Pass
    Start planning your next excurtion.
  • Drop In Lego Club

    Come build with us!

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

  • THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE IS COMING!

    Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Please consider donating your gently used items to support your library.
    We take: books, dvd’s, cd's, games in good condition.
    We do NOT take: encyclopedias, VHS tapes, text books, Reader's Digest Condensed Versions or damaged items.
    Please bring your items to the library during open hours.

    Those interested in volunteering to help with the book sale please call the library at 978-928-4775

  • 2017 ROAD RACE T-SHIRTS STILL AVAILABLE

    $12.00

    A limited number of Road Race T-shirts are still available at the library.
    Sizes are going FAST!
    Stop in today to pick up yours.
  • The Beatles: Band of the Sixties

    Thursday, 19 October 2017, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

     
    The Beatles: Band of the Sixties
    Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960's: beginning with the band's seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.
    Professional Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz will present The Beatles: Band of the Sixties. Admission is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, stop by the library in person, visit the library's website at http://www.hubbardstonpubliclibrary.org or call 978-928-4775

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 and addressing our aging roof.