Banned Books Week

Click the picture to see the top 10 challenged books of 2020.

 

Click here to read about banned books week.

 

Click here for our Banned Books Week book bundles.

 

Due to the forecast of rain, tomorrow evening's Pax Sax performance on the library lawn is postponned to its rain date of September 30

Click here for more information or to register.

The Friends of the Library Seek New Active Members!

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Can't get involved at this time? Click here to be redirected to a printable membership application to give financial support.

 

Current Service Procedures and Hours

THE HUBBARD MEMORIAL LIBRARY IS OPEN normal business hours, no appointment needed!

 

Safety rules:  1. For the sake of our unvaccinated children, we still request masks be worn inside the building.  2. Maintain six feet distance between other patrons and staff at all times. 3. If you or anyone you have regular contact with has a temperature or displays signs of COVID within the previous 72 hours, please refrain from visiting the library. If you are unable to follow these rules, our curbside service remains available for access to library materials.

 

Curbside pick-up: Curbside appointments are no longer necessary, when your items are ready - "JUST DRIVE AND CALL, THAT'S ALL!!".  Dial 583-3408 x0 when you arrive.  Place materials on hold via the computer catalog, the CWMARS app, or call the library to ask for help. If you're not sure what you want, we're happy to make suggestions!   Curbside services will continue for the foreseeable future!

 

For help from Youth Room staff, call (413)583-3408 x3. Tell us what you like, and we can make suggestions, find books to match your child's interests, help with reference questions, get required reading books, or materials to complete assignments.

 

Our book drop is still open 24/7 for those who wish not to come in yet due to the pandemic.

No donations are being accepted at this time please.

Note: we have resumed our normal loan periods on all items, late fees incurred during the pandemic are being forgiven.

 

Upcoming Events

Banned Book Bundles!

Date: 9/26/2021

Description:

You'd be amazed at some of the classic, popular, awesome books that have been subjected to censorship attempts, and might scratch your head wondering why! Fight censorship - click below to reserve a bundle of 5 picture books or 3 chapter books accompanied by a note about with the reason the books were challenged, so you can discuss it with your children.  Pick your bundle up from our curbside service or when visiting the library. 

 

Learn a Language!

Date: 9/26/2021

Description:

Simply click here and then create an account with your Hubbard Memorial Library library card to start learning online today!

 

Midway Miniatures Display

Date: 9/26/2021

Description:

View a display of Midway Miniatures collectibles by Warren Renauld in the library's display case all month long.  Have an opportunity to meet Warren and discuss his pieces on September 14 from 2-8pm.

Banned Book Bundles!

Date: 9/27/2021

Description:

You'd be amazed at some of the classic, popular, awesome books that have been subjected to censorship attempts, and might scratch your head wondering why! Fight censorship - click below to reserve a bundle of 5 picture books or 3 chapter books accompanied by a note about with the reason the books were challenged, so you can discuss it with your children.  Pick your bundle up from our curbside service or when visiting the library. 

 

Homeschool Art Lab

Date: 9/27/2021

Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

Description:

An art/art history program for 8-12 year old homeschoolers! After a short biography, book about a style of art, or brief video, participants will make art in that style! Led by Youth Services Librarian July Siebecker, who has a BA in Art History and a BS in Painting. Takes place on the library lawn and cancels for rain. Please click below to register.

Banned Book Bundles!

Date: 9/28/2021

Description:

You'd be amazed at some of the classic, popular, awesome books that have been subjected to censorship attempts, and might scratch your head wondering why! Fight censorship - click below to reserve a bundle of 5 picture books or 3 chapter books accompanied by a note about with the reason the books were challenged, so you can discuss it with your children.  Pick your bundle up from our curbside service or when visiting the library. 

 

Hybrid program: Sing With Me!

Date: 9/28/2021

Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

Description:

Join Youth Services Librarian July on the library lawn during September & October (or via Zoom if it's raining) for 30 minutes of favorite children's songs & movement! A virtual option will also be available during outdoor programs. Please click below to register.

Banned Book Bundles!

Date: 9/29/2021

Description:

You'd be amazed at some of the classic, popular, awesome books that have been subjected to censorship attempts, and might scratch your head wondering why! Fight censorship - click below to reserve a bundle of 5 picture books or 3 chapter books accompanied by a note about with the reason the books were challenged, so you can discuss it with your children.  Pick your bundle up from our curbside service or when visiting the library. 

 

Preschool storytime: On the Go! (hybrid)

Date: 9/29/2021

Time: 10:30am - 11:00am

Description:

Join July on the lawn (or via Zoom during bad weather) for “On the Go!” a weekly storytime series about trucks, cars, bicycles, airplanes, and other ways we get around! Runs September-October.

Please click below for more info or to register.

"Whose Shoes" Story program for 5-8 year olds

Date: 9/29/2021

Time: 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Description:

A gently educational, always fascinating story program especially for elementary school-aged kids! Youth Services Librarian July will help us "walk a mile" in the shoes of different real-life people, with picture book biographies about real people, some famous and some not, who have inspiring and fascinating stories. Meets on the library lawn of via Zoom during bad weather.

 

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