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Hopedale - Bancroft Memorial Library News

Jun 18, 2020 01:35PM ● By Chuck Tashjian

Please follow us on our website or on Facebook to stay updated. If you have any questions, please contact the Library.


Book Returns

Patrons may still return library materials through the book drops. However, please note that items will be quarantined and will not be checked in right away. All due dates have been moved to July 1 in the system and any overdue fines accrued during the closure will be waived.


OverDrive and Libby App

While the libraries are closed, our online services are always open! With your library card, you can access e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines, and video. If you don’t have a library card, no problem! Residents of Massachusetts who live in a town with a C/W MARS member library can use their mobile phone number as a temporary library card for access to our electronic resources. To get started, visit or download the Libby app for iOS or Android and click on “Sign up for an instant digital card”.


If you need assistance, please contact the director, Robyn York, at [email protected].



The library is closed. So sad! I bet you thought that the new book deliveries stopped when we closed. Surprise! We're still ordering and receiving new books, audio books and movies every week! Would you like to see all of the new items that we have waiting for you when we open again? Then sign up for WOWBRARY! It's easy!

Just go to and click on the library. Scroll to the bottom of the page and above the Library Contacts you will see Sign up for Wowbrary. Click, add the zip code of the library you would like to receive info about, add your email and... PRESTO! You will receive an email every Wednesday with new books, audio books and movies!


New items will be ready and waiting on the shelves when everyone can visit once again! 



Practice social distancing and win with our Stay-At-Home-Bingo! Complete a square and send photo evidence to [email protected]. Earn a virtual badge with each activity. Complete 5 in a row, column, or diagonal and win a button! Bingo sheets will be available on Facebook and the Library’s website on June 1st. Paper copies will also be available on the book drop at the Children’s Room entrance. This activity is open to all ages.


Ongoing Monthly Library Events


Helen Symonds Book Group

The Helen Symonds Book Group will not meet in June. We hope to be able to meet again on September 9, 2020. Books to be discussed in the Fall will be posted in August.


Remember you can download books online through the Library’s website. Other free online resources are offered through the Boston Public Library. Get a free e-card online to use the BPL resources (  Explore Hoopla for e-books, music, TV shows and comics. You will need to sign up for a separate Hoopla account and download the app. Also check out RBdigital for audiobooks. Stay safe, enjoy the summer and keep reading!


News from the Marjorie Hattersley Children’s Room


Virtual Storyhour with Mrs. Kraimer

Join us on Facebook! Mrs. Kraimer is offering a live Virtual Storyhour on Fridays in June at 11am.


Take And Make Bags

Looking for something to do with the kids? Take and Make Bags for ages 3-7 are coming soon! Based on a weekly theme, borrow a book and grab a bag to make a small craft at home. Check out the Library’s website or Facebook page for updates.


For updates throughout the month, Friend us on Facebook, sign up at to receive library news via email, and be sure to add the Mobile App to your phone for up-to-date reminders. The library webpage is -