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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!


Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

As the holidays approach, people take time to consider what they’re thankful for and many choose to donate some of their time, attention, and resources to others. In that spirit of giving, each year the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness sponsor Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week […]

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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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Food for Fines!

Starting Monday, November 16th, the Haverhill Public Library will accept non-perishable food items in exchange for late fees. Library members will get $1 waived from their late fees for each food item that is donated (up to $10.00). We cannot accept glass containers, expired food, or open packages. Please bring donations to the Circulation Desk. […]


NaNoWriMo 2020!

Have you ever written an extended work of fiction? Would you like to try, but could use some pointers? HPL has some books here in the library that may be able to help you tackle your next creative project.

General Staff Picks

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

“The Beauty of the House is immeasurable; its Kindness infinite.” If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for this book for 16 years! Susanna Clarke’s first novel, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, is a delicate masterpiece of storytelling magic, and is a book I revisit every year so my bar was set high for her […]


Rental Assistance & Resources

The City of Haverhill is now offering Emergency Rental Assistance to those who qualify. The program is designed to help people who have lost income because of COVID-19 pay their rent and/or utilities. City Contact Information: Additional Information First Time Homeowner Downpayment Assistance Program Housing Rehabilitation and Code Correction Program (HRCCP) MassHousing Get the Lead […]

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Drive-In Movie Nights

RESCHEDULED!Thurday, November 19 at 6:30pm Join us for a family friendly drive-in movie night! This event is free, but you must register in advance due to limited space.  This week’s movie is The Karate Kid. This movie is rated PG. Register only one slot for your car. Social distancing will be in place. Come to […]


HPL Armchair Travelers: CHINA

HPL Armchair Travelers is going to China.  Take a look at all the electronic resources we have on that country, such as ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, and more. Don’t hesitate to explore on your own! Click on the following link to see a list of e-resources on China! HPL ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS – CHINA


Countdown to Halloween

Get spooked with your Haverhill Public Library Card! Stream horror flicks with Hoopla or Kanopy, check out one of the horror books listed below, and attend a spooky event! Hoopla has you covered with TV Series! This month Kanopy is highlighting the macabre with their 31 Days of Horror. Included are titles in different genres, […]