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Holiday Books are Back!

Winter holiday books are now available for browsing in our downstairs children’s area! To celebrate our holiday book cart, we produced this short film. Please enjoy!

Kids Events

Binary Bracelets

Wednesday, December 9 @ 4:00 p.m. Join Mr. Chance on Zoom to learn the basics of binary and make a bracelet to demonstrate your skills! No coding experience or special software required. (only Zoom) This class is perfect for young coders ages 8+. All families welcome. Questions? Contact HPL Youth Services – 978-373-1586 x626

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Silver Medals Book Club

SILVER MEDALS is the bi-monthly book club that discusses Newbery Honor books. Not the gold-medal winners — but the runner ups. Newbery Honor books are typically written for readers ages 10-12, but all interested young readers are welcome to join us for a guided discussion. We will discuss each book virtually — or in person, […]

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Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 12 @ 2:00 p.m. Pick up a home-baked gingerbread house kit and assemble them at home — with Mandy Roberge of Wicked Good Henna! Kits will be available to pick up the week of 12/7, with the Zoom workshop on 12/12 at 2 p.m. ​The kit includes one pre-made/assembled gingerbread house (made from […]

Staff Picks

Maids by Katie Skelly

On the first page of Maids, a graphic novel by Katie Skelly, a young woman picks a human eyeball off the floor and cautiously pokes at it with her index finger. As she is about to prod the pupil of the disembodied ocular sphere, Skelly shifts the frame to show the same young woman ringing […]


Character Election 2020

The results are in! Introduce your child to the election process in a gentle and friendly way by voting for Best Character 2020! An official ballot drop box will be available in our downstairs children’s browsing area on 10/27. Or you may vote “absentee” by clicking here: One vote per reader, please! Voting ends […]

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Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

Lillian is in her late twenties. She works at a grocery store and lives in her mother’s attic. She is unhappy, but has no inclination toward change. That is, until she receives a letter from her childhood best friend, Madison. Now married to a state senator who has his eyes on the presidency, Madison needs […]


Kids Programs

We post regular updates on our social media pages! Click the logos to visit HPL on Facebook and Youtube: Our online programs include… Facebook Live Lapsit Mondays at 10am with Colleen — Learn new songs and rhymes with these Storytime handouts — Can you say – hooray! It’s time for… Apples Storytime 11/30 Try Something […]

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Virtual Author Visit with Aunt Katie

Saturday, November 7 at 10 a.m. Meet Kathryn Leslie aka Aunt Katie! She is the author of Gracie: a bilingual adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains in English and Spanish. This is an interactive presentation with fun activities! This book was created with the intention of assisting monolingual adults in helping children become bilingual. Inside […]