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Bancroft Memorial Library

50 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA 01747
Contact: Tricia Perry, Library Director  508-634-2209

Community Conversations Sponsored by Hopedale For Change
Community Conversations will meet this month on Wednesday, August 2 at 6:30pm. If you are interested in joining the conversation, please sign up at the Circulation Desk.

Mrs. Kraimer’s Scrapbook
Mrs. Kraimer will be retiring as the Youth Services Librarian on Friday, September 1, 2023 after serving the Hopedale community for 29 years! Throughout the summer, there will be a special scrapbook upstairs at the Adult Circulation Desk where everyone is invited to stop by to add your favorite memories and/or pictures of Mrs. Kraimer. The scrapbook will be shared with Mrs. Kraimer on September 1st!

Helen Symonds Book Group
The Helen Symonds Book Group will resume monthly meetings on Sept. 6, 2023 at 1:00 pm in the library meeting room. We will discuss This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. If you are not on the current book group list, books are available in the library. “Minnesota, 1932. Twelve-year-old orphan Odie and his 16-year-old brother, Albert, are the only white students at the Lincoln Indian Training School. When Odie accidentally kills a fiendish school employee, he, his brother, their Sioux friend Mose, and a bereft little girl, Emmy, whose single-parent mother has been killed by a tornado, must flee by canoe down the nearby Gilead River. And so their adventure begins, a quest in search of self and home.” From Library Journal review

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!

News from The Friends of the Hopedale Library

Flower Power Fundraiser
The Friends of the Hopedale Library are running a Flower Power Fundraiser through 10/15! You can order flowers, bulbs, and other plants online and have orders shipped directly to you. The Friends of the Hopedale Library earns 50% which goes right back to the Library to pay for summer reading, adult programs, museum passes, and other expenses not covered by the library budget. Shop at

News from the Marjorie Hattersley Children’s Room
Registration is encouraged but not required for all events. Please call Mrs. Kraimer at (508)634-2209 to register!

Stories and Crafts with Mrs. Kraimer
Tuesdays at 10:30am! Ages 3-5
August 1: Fun with Family and August 8: What’s in the Sky?
Knitting Club
Learn how to knit on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00pm with Mrs. Kraimer (August 1 and 8)! Ages 9+
Legos! Legos! Legos! with Dan Steininger
Improve your Lego building skills with audience building activities on Wednesday, August 2 at 2pm. Registration required. Ages 7-12
Mother Goose Rhyme Time
Enjoy songs, stories, instruments, and crafts on Thursdays at 10:30am! Ages Birth-3
August 3: Ruff! Ruff! and August 10: Turtles and Frogs
A Bug’s View!
How does it feel to play games like Connect Four and Jenga when you’re the size of a bug? Join us to find out what a bug’s view looks like on Friday, August 4 from 10-2pm! Play all day…everyone is welcome!
PJ Story Hour with Mrs. Kraimer
Bring a snuggly and learn about dragons and other magical creatures on Monday, August 7 at 6:15pm. Registration required, all ages welcome!
Dragon Egg Escape Room
Can you figure out the puzzles and find the dragon eggs on Wednesday, August 9? Two times available for two groups at each time slot(5pm and 6:30pm). Ages 8+ and families are welcome! Registration is required.
Shell Decoration
Decorate shells with Mary Alice Gruppi on Thursday, August 10 at 1pm. Registration is required. Ages 9+
Summer Reading Raffle Drawing
The Summer Reading Program wraps up on Saturday, August 12. Get your reading logs in by 12pm! Winners of prize baskets will be notified via telephone.

Thank you!
We are grateful to have so many individuals, organizations, and businesses supporting the 2023 Summer Reading Program at the Bancroft Memorial Library! Special thanks to The O’Leary Family, the Catalogna Family, Laura Chan, Dan Malloy, Christine Seaver, The Hopedale Cultural Council, The Friends of the Hopedale Library, Hopedale Community House, Hopedale Fire Department, Hopedale Police Department, The Hopedale Foundation, Hopedale Council on Aging, All About Quilts in Walpole, Milford Ace Hardware, OverDrive, Baypath Humane Society, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Foundation, Middlesex Savings Bank, OneUp Games, Chicopee Veterans Services, Six Flags New England, Hanover Theater, An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe, Best Buy (Milford), StoryLand, Massachusetts Library System, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, AaTs (Animal Assisted Therapy Services) of Massachusetts, and the amazing residents, readers, and supporters in the Hopedale community.

Celebrate Mrs. Kraimer!
Join the Library and community in celebrating Mrs. Kraimer’s 29 years of service as the Youth Services Librarian on Friday, September 1 from 12pm to 2pm. 

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