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**MUSEUM PASSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FROM 9-15-17 THROUGH 11-1-17 EVEN THOUGH THE SYSTEM MAY ALLOW A RESERVATION.**
 
ATTN: If you have library materials at home, you may hold on to them until the building reopens or return them to any other C/W MARS library. We will forgive any overdue fines that are incurred due to the library's closure.
OPENING UPDATE
Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is taking slightly longer than expected to put the finishing touches on our beautiful new building. As a result, the Hopkinton Public Library Grand Opening celebration, originally scheduled for October 16, has been rescheduled for Friday, October 27.
Speeches and a ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11 a.m., followed by refreshments, activities, and tours of the new building. Additional tours of the building and separate ribbon cuttings for the Young Adult and Children's Rooms will take place that evening.

We anticipate opening our doors to the public before this official Grand Opening celebration. Watch here and Facebook or Twitter accounts for more information as it becomes available.


We are excited to welcome you to your wonderful new library and are working hard to get things just right for our first day!
 
Meet the New Director!
headshot of Hopkinton Library DirectorWelcome to Heather Backman, our new library director! Heather's appointment by the Town Manager was affirmed by the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, August 8 and she took up the role in mid-August.

Heather has been the Adult Services Librarian in Hopkinton for the past three years. She brings seven years of professional service as a public librarian in Hopkinton and other communities.She holds a Master's of Science in Library and Information Services from the University of Michigan School of Information and a Master's of Arts and Bachelor's of Arts in English Literature from Stanford University. Heather has enjoyed her time in Hopkinton so far and is looking forward to serving the community in her new role.

Heather is always interested in hearing your feedback and ideas for your library! You may reach her at hbackman@hopkintonma.gov or 508-497-9777.
 
Telescope to lend!
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Hopkinton Public Library and the assistance of the Aldrich Astronomical Society, the library now has a telescope that Hopkinton residents can borrow!
Find out more about this exciting resource we are happy to offer!



 
Zinio is now RB Digital

The library now provides access to Hopkinton Public Library cardholders through RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio for Libraries), a collection of 50 popular magazines that you can check out on your smartphone or computer.

All computer users: click on this link to get started downloading magazines on your computer.
For mobile users: Download the OneClickdigital app on itunes for iOS, Google Play for Android or Amazon for Kindle Fire.
 


Start to learn a foreign language online!
 
Like to learn some basic conversation skills in a foreign language? Try this new tool online. Click on the link above. Scroll down a bit and replace "Your Card Number" with your Hopkinton Library card barcode number and select "start learning" option.  You do not need to log in.
 
There are 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses for foreign speakers available!
 

Temporary Town Offices
The Town Hall building is closed until further notice due to water damage from a failed water pipe valve. They will be moving all offices under one roof to 80 South Street. Please see the press release from the Town Manager's office. More updates can be seen at Hopkintonma.gov, twitter.com/hopkintonma and Facebook.com/hopkintonma.gov 

Disability Access:Library programs and events: Should you require an accessible location which includes a restroom, please notify us 5 to 7 days before the program so we may relocate the program. Call (508) 497- 3400 or e-mail hbackman@hopkintonma.gov. Let us know if you need help accessing Children’s Story Hours or events. Call (508) 497 - 9779 or email dkofron@hopkintonma.gov
  • CHECK OUT OUR NEW TELESCOPE...LITERALLY!

    Hopkinton Library now has our own telescope to lend out for your use thanks to the generous donation from the Friends of Hopkinton Public Library and the assistance of the Aldrich Astronomical Society.
  • WHEN IN DOUBT...ASK A LIBRARIAN

    This guide is intended to provide a brief introduction to provide some tools for identifying fake news and improving news literacy.
    http://guides.library.harvard.edu/fake
  • TRACK CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATION


    Here is a link to a government website that will help you track legislation being debated in the U.S. Congress.
    https://www.govtrack.us/
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING at HPL?

     

    Check out what we have to offer this month. View/print our monthly program calendar

  • LIBRARY FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER

     

    Monthly news

    from the HPLF

  • ANCESTRY RESOURCE

                FULL USE AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY 

  • LEARN A LANGUAGE

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    Check out our new online language learning tool Mango Languages!

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