For more information on any of the following programs or other activities at the library, visit hopkintonlibrary.org. The library also can be found on Facebook, @hopkintonlibrary, and on Twitter, @HopkintonPLMA.
Library Goes Fine-Free
The Library Board of Trustees recently voted to make Hopkinton Public Library fine-free for overdue materials. Hopkinton will join the ranks of the many libraries eliminating overdue fines that may place an undue hardship on patrons and/or create barriers for access. For a number of years, the library has forgiven fines for seniors and have held “fine amnesty” days. Now, overdue fines no longer will be assessed on any late materials that belong to the Hopkinton Public Library. Patrons still will be responsible for lost or damaged items.
Study Rooms Available
Study rooms now are available for limited use. Contact the Reference Desk at 508-497-9777, ext. 2, or via chat at bit.ly/HPLchat to get information from a reference librarian, or reserve a study room at picktime.com/hplib/services.
Internet Computers Available
Public internet computers are available in the library’s lower level for adults. Computers in the Teen and Children’s Department are not yet available. Computer sessions are limited to one hour. See a reference librarian for more important information.
Summer Reading Program
The last day to register for the summer reading program is Aug. 6, and the program ends on Aug. 13.
It’s All Relative Genealogy
Tuesday, Aug. 10, 7-8 p.m. (Zoom)
Eric Migdal, owner of It’s All Relative Genealogy, will show participants how to locate records to aid in their genealogy research using the census as well as birth, death and marriage records, utilizing sites such as Heritage Quest, Family Search, Newspapers.com, Ancestry and more. Register via the website calendar.
Chat ’n’ Chew Book Group
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (virtual)
Instead of assigning a book for all participants to read, each person reviews something they have read. Check the library’s website calendar for details.