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Bancroft Memorial Library

50 Hopedale Street
Contact: Tricia Perry, Library Director  (508) 634-2209
Library News
The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.
Summer Reading 2024:
This year’s theme is “Read, Renew, Repeat” and will include stories, crafts, special programs and grand prize raffle baskets!  Registration begins on June 1st and programs will run June 24th through August 16th.  The statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Bancroft Memorial Library and the Friends of the Hopedale Library, the Hopedale Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the MBLC and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
8th Annual Hopedale Fairy Walk
Saturday, June 8th from 10:00am - 4:00pm
Join us as the Hopedale Parklands turn into an enchanted forest for fairies, gnomes, trolls, elves and magical folk! Stroll the pathways and discover magical homes tucked into the landscapes and find a new adventure around every corner with performers & vendors placed throughout. Look for the Fairy Houses created by the Library and The Friends of the Hopedale Library!  The Friends will also be sharing free children’s books during the Fairy Walk.
Garden Stepping Stones 
Saturday, June 15th from 9:30am - 1:00pm
Stop by the Library with friends and family to create a personalized garden stepping stone to keep or give as a gift.  All materials will be provided.  Registration for time slots is encouraged.  To register for this free program, please stop by the Library, call (508) 634-2209, or sign up online on the Library website under Calendar of Events.
All are welcome!

Helen Symonds Book Group
Wednesday, June 5th at 1:00pm
The group will meet in the Library Program Room to discuss Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus.  “Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute takes a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans; the lonely, brilliant, Nobel–prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with—of all things—her mind. True chemistry results. But like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show Supper at Six. However, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.”- adapted from CWMARS catalog
*REMINDER: The book group will not meet in July or August. The next meeting will be September 4th to discuss Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver.
Community Conversations
Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30pm
Community Conversations will meet to discuss Protesting vs. Free Speech.  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.
Summer Required Reading for Grades 7-9
The Hopedale Jr./Sr. High School has shared their proposed Summer Reading Project for students in Grades 7, 8 and 9. This summer, the featured author will be Ruta Sepetys. Copies of the required reading titles are available at the Bancroft Memorial Library near the Young Adult room and via Libby (Overdrive) for e-books and e-audiobooks.

News from The Friends of the Hopedale Library

Ongoing Book Sale
Support the Friends of the Hopedale Library any time the Library is open by shopping the Ongoing Book Sale, located downstairs just outside of the Program Room. All monies raised pay for expenses not covered by the Library budget.
About the Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Hopedale Library, founded in 1983, is an active volunteer, non-profit organization with a town-wide membership and a representative executive board. We work with the Library staff and the 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 Hopedale 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
Alpha-nauts! - Ages 4 - 6: Thursdays 6/6, 6/13 and 6/20 at 10am.  Registration required.
Summer Reading 2024!
Registration for our Summer Reading Program starts June 1st!  Start keeping track of your reading hours and when the program officially kicks off on Monday June 24th you can begin redeeming beads, earning prize tickets, enjoying weekly programs and solving brain busters! 
Campfire Story Time 
Monday, June 24th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bring something to sit on and join us at the Statue of Hope to share a story, enjoy the summer evening and relax before heading off to sleep.  All are welcome!
Art Day
Tuesday, June 25th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Did you know the Blue Heron is the symbol for the Hopedale Parklands?  Drop in between 2:00-4:00pm and create art featuring the Blue Heron. On Wednesday, August 14th, we will host an Art Show at the Library to showcase the fabulous art our community created! There will be 3 different groups of art materials based on age so all are welcome!
Diane Edgecomb’s Let’s Go ECO Show
Wednesday, June 26th at 6:00pm
Join Storyteller Diane Edgecomb as she reads her book “What Now, Cloacina?” the story of a water sprite who takes a hilarious trip through the sewage system in search of her reservoir. Don’t miss this special family entertainment packed with stories and songs of nature including talking earthworms and a special recycling adventure.  Registration is required. The link to register is on the Library website on the Calendar of Events.
Picnic Story Time
Thursday, June 27th at 11:00am
Join Miss Laura on the lawn of the Hopedale Community House for a Picnic Story Time! We’ll share a story, do a finger rhyme or two, dance and sing, run through bubbles and play with some outdoor toys. You might decide to stay and have a picnic lunch when we’re through! Drop in and all ages are welcome!
Kayla’s Crochet Crew
Friday, June 28th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join Kayla as she teaches crocheting!  The first class will be beginner basics and all materials will be provided.  Ages 8-12 years old.  Registration is required.  The link to register is on the Library website on the Calendar of Events.

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