Online reading programs for preschoolers, kids, teens, parents reading to their kids, and adults

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.

 

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.

 

Upcoming Events

Learn a Language!

Date: 8/04/2021

Description:

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

 

"Ready for K" Virtual Kindergarten-Readiness Class

Date: 8/04/2021

Time: 9:30am - 10:00am

Description:

Early Childhood Development specialist Jane Christian will teach essential Kindergaretn-readiness skills in this virtual class sponsored by Pathways for Parents. Families will pick up free educational materials from the library that will be used during the class activities. Limited to 12 families, please click below to register.

Preschool Storytime series "Tales of Tails" (hybrid)

Date: 8/04/2021

Time: 11:00am - 11:45am

Description:

Meet Youth Services librarian July Siebecker each Wednesday morning at 11:00am on the library lawn (or virtually via Zoom during bad weather) for stories, songs, and educational games - a different animal theme each week!

Outdoor Grow, Play & Learn for 18-36 month olds

Date: 8/05/2021

Time: 9:30am - 10:00am

Description:

Come join us for stories, songs and skill building led by a Early Childhood Developmental trained leaders who will introduce preliteracy curriculum in a fun, playful environment. Program includes support for caregivers, "Ages and Stages" questionnaire, and resources to fit your child’s individual needs.

This program will take place on the library lawn; if the weather is bad we will switch to a virtual format. Sponsored by  for Parents CFCE.

 

Who picked this book? Book Club discusses This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

Date: 8/05/2021

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Description:

 
1932, Minnesota. The Lincoln School is a pitiless place where hundreds of Native American children, forcibly separated from their parents, are sent to be educated. It is also home to an orphan named Odie O'Banion, a lively boy whose exploits earn him the superintendent's wrath. Forced to flee, he and his brother Albert, their best friend Mose, and a little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own. -- adapted from jacket
 

Reading Group Guide available by clicking here.

Online Minecraft Club

Date: 8/05/2021

Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Description:

Unite with other Minecraft players via Zoom for 1.5 hours of fun multiplayer gaming!

Moderated by Hubbard Library Youth Room staff. Please click below to register.

Online Minecraft Club

Date: 8/05/2021

Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Description:

Meet up with other Minecrafters via Zoom (either with a 2nd device or split screen) to do multiplayer gaming either in creative or survival. Moderated by library staff. Please click below to register.

YA GAMES NIGHT! (hybrid)

Date: 8/05/2021

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Description:

Join Olivia on the library lawn for some awesome gaming (similar to Pictionary, trivia & Mad Libs) through Jackbox games on Steam! You can also participate virtually via Zoom. For ages 12 & up.  Please click below for more information and to register.

 

Smudge Sticks!

Date: 8/05/2021

Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Description:

Join us as we welcome back Ehris and Velya of Grounded Goodwitch to learn about smudging.  “Smudging” is performed to correct the energy in a home, office, object, or even a person.  This is done by burning herbs like sage, mugwort, pine, and cedar in a focused, intentional way to cleanse negative energy, and replenish with positive healing energy.  They will teach you how to identify mugwort. 

Please register on our website or by calling the circulation desk to receive a link to the website the day of the class.  Call the library to arrange for pick-up of materials or harvest your own and use cotton string.

 

After-Hours Mario Kart 8 Tournament

Date: 8/05/2021

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Description:

Test your skill against other players for a chance at the trophy (yes, there will actually be real trophies!) and ultimate bragging rights as Ludlow’s Mario Kart 8 champ. We will be playing outside on the library lawn (under tents) on the library’s Nintendo Switch. For ages 12-17, space limited to 16 people. You must register to participate, and registration closes 24 hours before the event (Wednesday 8/4) so that we have time to build the tournament bracket. (Rain Date 8/12)

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