Congratulations Adult Summer Readingf Program Winners

Congratulations to our Adult Summer reading program prize winners!  Thank you all participants and sponsors.  Our sponsors are The Friends of the Ludlow Library, Tony & Penny's, and Pride Stores.

And the winners are...

Pride gas gift card: Jasmin Blake

Dinner for Two @ Tony & Penny's: Jen Zawalski

Book light, book & bag : Olivia Chartrand

We're in the news!

Spectrum News recently came in to chat with Library Director Patrick McGowan.  Read the story here:

Ludlow library looking to identify historic photos (spectrumnews1.com)

Share your Summer Library Success Story with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners wants to see Massachusetts Libraries' summer success stories and wants to hear from you, our patrons.  Let them know your favorite library experience this summer by clicking the photo below and filling out their form to upload your story.  They’ll use these stories to help stakeholders understand the value and importance of summer library programs.

Learn to use Libby!

Curb-side pick-up ending

With COVID restrictions lifting and a hopeful return to normal, as of April 1st we will no longer offer curb-side pick-up.  This was a COVID modification to our services, but with increased patronage inside our building and a small staff it has become a service that is increasingly difficult to maintain.  We are pleased that so many have been returning to visit us inside the library and hope to see everyone soon. 

Programs have retuned and are offered in a variety of options, including indoors, virtual and soon outdoors!  We have exciting books, movies, CDs and databases including streaming services.  Come in and find out what's new.

Join us!

Late fees return

As of today, we resume our pre-COVID fine schedule and late fees will begin accruing again. Late fees are not charged to seniors 60+ or children under 18.

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.

Youth Services Department

We are excited to announce that the Youth Services room has acquired some new shelving for the graphic novel collection! Thank you to the Friends of the Library for partially funding this project.

Service update

 Hello, our book return is now open for item returns only, no donations at this time please.  Please do not return anything if you or anyone in your household is ill and for 3 days of no fever without the use of fever reducing medications.  You will not incur late fees at this time.    Also, since the book return is now open, we will be resuming our normal loan periods on all items.  We continue to provide curbside pick-up, online programs, and wi-fi access outside the building.

Outdoor pick-up coming!

Any items currently in our library are available for outdoor pick-up.

New Due Date for all CWMARS Libraries

Hello everyone!

We all hope you and your families are doing well and staying safe.  We miss sure miss you all.

We would like to announce that CWMARS has adjusted the due dates on ALL currently checked out materials to July 1.  We thank you for taking care of our materials in these uncertain times.  If you notice an item is in need of a repair, please do not try to repair it yourself.  Melissa will be glad to repair it when we return.

We are eager to hear if you tried out any of our electronic resources or databases upon our return and would love your feedback.

If you need assistance please reach out to us on Facebook or by e-mail to PMcGowan@cwmars.org.

Be well-

The staff

Updated Coronavirus Statement

In support of State efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Hubbard Memorial Library will be closed through at least April 7. We are also suspending all programs, events, and meeting room bookings during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please hold onto all library materials checked out to you until at least this time, the outside book drop will remain locked.  There will be no late fees charged.  The new due date on all your materials currently checked out is May 1.  We thank you for taking care of our materials for a little while longer while we all help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Please visit us on Facebook, where staff will be monitoring from home.

View our ebook collections by clicking here.  We also have many databases that you may use remotely from home with your library card.

Due date announcement

Last night CWMARS extended the due dates on all checked out items to May 1. Thank you for taking care of our materials for a little while longer while this passes.
Looking for something new? Try out https://cwmars.overdrive.com/.

Coronavirus Statement

In support of State efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Hubbard Memorial Library will be closed through at least Saturday, April 4. We are also suspending all programs, events, and meeting room bookings during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please hold onto all library materials checked out to you until at least this time, the outside book drop will remain locked.  There will be no late fees charged.

Please visit us on Facebook, where staff will be monitoring from home.

View our ebook collections by clicking here.  We also have many databases that you may use remotely from home with your library card.

There is a cart of free library discarded books in the library's old entrance.  This will be periodically refilled by staff but there is no set schedule for refills.  Please do not leave any books here as there will not regularly be staff available to handle them.

Reminder notices alert

Hello,

CWMARS is working to deliver some email notices that were created early this morning, including auto renewal and holds pickup notices, that stalled during creation. In some cases this caused a patron to receive an auto renewal notice for an item that was returned today. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Overdrive Update

Logging into Overdrive? The login procedure is changing! Once the change takes place on January 21, your login will be expired and the app will ask you to verify your account credentials. You will need to enter your barcode/username AND CWMARS Evergreen PIN/Password.  

Hint: If you do not know your PIN/Password try your last name in all capital letters or the last 4 digits of your telephone number. You may also select password reset. Password reset typically takes more than 5 minutes.

Explore our Databases!

A to Z the USA contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. There is coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.

Summer Hours

In keeping with our summer schedule, the library will be closed on Saturday's beginning June 15th.

We will resume our regular Saturday hours on September 7th.

The Library welcomes a new Trustee.

We would like to extend a warm welcome our newly elected trustee, Garett Day.