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Bancroft Memorial Library

Library News 

50 Hopedale Street, Hopedale 

Contact: Tricia Perry, Library Director (508) 634-2209

[email protected]

New Museum pass!

Thanks to the generous support of the Hopedale Cultural Council, the Library will soon be offering Museum of Fine Arts passes!  All museum passes can be reserved online under the Museum & Park Passes tab at the bottom of the Library homepage or by calling the Library directly.

Hopedale Annual Town Reports

The Hopedale Annual Town Reports are now available online to read at ARCHIVE.ORG.  Simply type in and enter Hopedale Town Report in the search bar.  Print copies are also available at the Library.  Special thanks to the Little Red Shop Museum, the Boston Public Library and the Commonwealth Statewide Digitization Program for collaborating on the digitization of these unique resources.

Community Conversations Sponsored by Hopedale For Change

Community Conversations will meet this month on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30pm. If you are interested in joining the conversation, please sign up at the Circulation Desk or online on the Library website under Calendar of Events.

Helen Symonds Book Group

Wednesday, March 6th at 1:00pm in the Library Program Room. We will discuss Once We Were Home by Jennifer Rosner. “Based on the true stories of children stolen in the wake of World War II, the novel follows four individuals as they, 20 years after the war, find their lives interconnecting in Israel in unexpected ways and must each ask where and to whom they truly belong.” - adapted from CWMARS catalog

Maker Mondays

 Join our evening crafting workshop for adults at Bancroft Memorial Library on Monday, March 18th at 6:00pm! This month, we will be decorating special rocks for your home and garden. Registration is required and space is limited. Our final two classes for the spring are: April 22: Seedlings 101 Casual planting along with fun facts and Q&A with Suzie Canale and May 20: Kulina Folk Art Scrunch paint a silk scarf with Garine.

News from The Friends of the Hopedale Library

The Irish in America
Musicians Mary King, Cathy Casper-Torch, and Dan Lenair share songs, stories, and Celtic
music influenced by Irish immigrants’ travels through New England, the Midwest, Appalachia and the West. Immigrants’ traditions were infused with new styles and instruments creating a new voice to their culture in a new country. Mary King often teaches a beginning Irish jig before the start of each program.  Families and children or adults of all ages are welcome.

Free Seed Library

Stop by the Bancroft Memorial Library and get free seeds from our Seed Library. There is no limit! If you don’t need a full packet, there are smaller envelopes available. Just take what you need. Special thanks to Burpee & Co., Baker Seed Company, Floret Flowers, Hudson Valley Seed Company, High Mowing Organic Seeds, New England Seed, and the Friends of the Hopedale Library

Flower Power

Help support The Friends of the Library by shopping our fundraiser through 5/15! 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. Shop at

Ongoing Book Sale

Did you know that you can support the Friends of the Hopedale Library anytime the Library is open by shopping at the Ongoing Book Sale? We offer a selection of adult and children’s titles, and even puzzles! You can find the sale area just outside the Program Room. All monies raised from our fundraisers go right back to the Bancroft Memorial Library to pay for children’s and adult programs, museum passes and other expenses not covered by the Library budget. Thank you for your support!

Join the Friends!

The Friends of the Hopedale Library, founded in 1983, is an active volunteer, non-profit organization consisting of town-wide membership and a representative executive board. We work with the Library staff and trustees to support the Library in providing funds for equipment, materials, and programs not covered by the Library’s regular operating budget. The Friends of the Library meets the second Wednesday of the month, September through June, at 6:30 pm. New members and ideas are always welcome!

News from the Marjorie Hattersley Children’s Room

Registration is encouraged but not required for all events. Please visit our website to register online.

Check Out Challenge!

Just a reminder that this program ends on March 2….keep reading!

Rhyme Time-Ages 2-4 years:  Tuesdays 3/5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00am

Toddler Tunes-Ages 1-3: Tuesdays 3/5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:00am

Teen Advisory- Grades 6 - 12: Wednesday 3/6 at 5pm

Share pizza and play video games! Registration required.

Alpha-nauts!-Ages 4-6: Thursdays 3/7, 14, 21, 28 at 10am. Registration required.

Busy Babies - Ages 0-18 mos: Thurs. 3/7, 14, 21, 28 at 11am

Book Cubs - Grades 2 - 3: Wednesday 3/13 at 4pm

Registration required.

Homeschool Programming: Meetup on March 4, Elementary Engineers on March 11, Monster Squad on March 18.  All programs start at 1pm.

Saturday Family Fun - Saturdays March 2, 16, 30 from 11am-1pm.  Make indirect viewers for the eclipse coming in April!  Please bring empty cereal boxes for the craft.

Teen Movie Night:  March 20 at 6pm

Desserts and Discussions - Wednesday March 13 at 6:00pm presented by the Milford Family & Community Network at the Library. This is a fun night for parents/caregivers only to connect with others and share stories, challenges and triumphs.  This is a participant led discussion so bring your questions, concerns & advice. Call (508) 277-4981 to register. The Milford Family & Community Network is a Coordinated Family Community Engagement grant funded by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and awarded to Milford Public Schools.

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