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 Veterans' Day

The Bancroft Memorial Library will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

Thanksgiving Hours

Wednesday, Nov. 25, open 12:30pm-4:00pm

Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day) CLOSED

Friday, Nov. 27 (open regular hours) 9:30am-1:30pm

Saturday, Nov. 28 (open regular hours) 10am-2pm

Walk-In Hours at the Bancroft Memorial Library

Exciting news! We are now offering walk-in hours at the library. No appointments are needed during these times.

Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10am - 1pm

Wednesday 4pm - 7 pm

Thursday 10am – 1pm

Saturday 11am - 1pm


Please note that masks are required, you must sign the contact tracing book, sanitize your hands, and stay 20 minutes or less for browsing and 30 minutes or less for computer use. We hope to see you soon!

Ongoing Monthly
Library Events

Hopedale Zoom Book Group

The Bancroft Memorial Library Book Discussion Group meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. We are currently holding the book discussions on Zoom. Everyone is welcome to join the Zoom book discussion by computer, ipad, cell phone or landline. Just leave your email contact information at the Circulation Desk and we will add your name to our Zoom invitation list. You will receive a Zoom invitation on the day before the meeting. The library staff will be happy to place a hold on the title for you if needed.

Our next Zoom meeting will be on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 1pm to discuss The Overstory: A Novel by Richard Powers. A little about the book: “There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This novel of activism andnatural-world power presents interlocking fables about nine remarkable strangers who are summoned in different ways by trees for an ultimate, brutal stand to save the continent›s few remaining acres of virgin forest.” CWMARS catalog

December’s book will be The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. From the CWMARS catalog: “From pre-WWII England through the Blitz, to the fifties and beyond, discover the secret history of three strangers from vastly different worlds – Dorothy, Vivien, and Jimmy– who meet by chance in wartime London and whose lives are forever entwined. ‘The Secret Keeper’ explores longings and dreams, the lengths people go to fulfill them, and the consequences they can have.”


Friends of the Hopedale Library

The Ongoing Book Sale is restocked! Be sure to stop by and check out the new offerings.

The Friends of the Hopedale Library helps to support the Library by providing funds for equipment, materials and programs not covered by the regular operating budget. They offer adult events September- June and pay for the children’s summer reading and other programs. More information can be found at: .

 News from the
Marjorie Hattersley Children’s Room


Happy Thanksgiving! Join Mrs. Kraimer as she celebrates with a special Thanksgiving-themed Storytime. It will be posted on YouTube from Monday, November 23 to Monday, November 30. A turkey take and make craft bag will also be available at the curbside table on Monday, November 23. Be sure to stop by!

Holiday Books

It’s the holiday season! Looking to get into the spirit? Come on in and check out our collections for Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa. We have old favorites and new stories to enjoy. 

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 - .