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Summer Hours
Our Friday hours are changing for the summer! Beginning on June 3, we will be open on Fridays from 10am-2pm. This change is in effect through September 2. 
The Bancroft Memorial Library is now offering Kanopy to our library patrons! Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that offers access to a wide variety of films and television content. Kanopy also has educational videos from The Great Courses and more! Kanopy can be viewed on a computer, mobile device, or TV via a web browser or the Kanopy app. To sign up, simply click on the link on our webpage. Then set up an account with your library card and password. If you have any questions, please call the library staff at (508)634-2209. Hopedale patrons are eligible for 10 “plays” per month.
Book Drop
Did you know that there is a second book drop at the library?? It’s true! The second book drop can be reached by driving down the driveway to the left of the library then parking in the back lot. Walk up the walkway and you will see a large silver book drop under the roof that covers the back door. Drop the books in and you’re done! I’m reminding everyone because materials are easily damaged by forcing them into the book drop at the front door when it is full. Thank you for helping to keep the items we circulate in great shape!
Ongoing Monthly Library Events
Helen Symonds Book Group
The Hopedale Book Discussion Group meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm in the Bancroft Memorial Library meeting room. New members are always welcome. If interested in joining the group, please leave your contact information at the Circulation Desk.
The group will meet on Wednesday, June 1 at 1:00 pm to discuss The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. “Secretly dispensing poisons to liberate women from the men who have wronged them, a London apothecary triggers unintended consequences that shape three lives across multiple centuries. “ – adapted from the CWMARS catalog
Wednesday Needlework Group
Join us for an evening of needlework every Wednesday night from 6:00pm until 7:45pm. Bring your latest project. No commitment required – come when you can!
Friends of the Hopedale Library
New Passes
The Friends of the Hopedale Library have graciously purchased new passes to the following museums: The Providence Children’s Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, and the Worcester Art Museum. These passes provide patrons admission at a reduced cost. Visit our website to reserve a pass or call us for additional information at (508)634-2209.
Save the Date 6/18/22! – Plant Sale and Create Your Own Garden Stepping Stone
Celebrate the summer with the Bancroft Memorial Library on Saturday, June 18! The Friends of the Library Plant Sale, a perennial favorite, is back from 10am to 2pm. From 10am-1pm, you can also create your own garden stepping stone. Materials will be provided, but you may bring some of your own “bits and pieces” to personalize your creation! Registration for the garden stepping stones is encouraged by calling (508)634-2209. Be sure to stop by!
The Friends of the Hopedale Library support the Library by providing funds for equipment, materials and programs to supplement the regular operating budget. They offer adult events September- June and fund the children’s summer reading and other programs. More information can be found at
News from the Marjorie Hattersley Children’s Room
Summer Reading “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” 2022
The summer is almost here! You know what that means – Summer Reading at the Bancroft Memorial Library will be starting soon. Be on the lookout for a visit from Mrs. Kraimer to your school to talk about all the fun activities planned at the Library this summer!
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