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Tues., Thurs., Fri.  10-5
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Monday Night Madness!

If every hero has a story, then Big Ryan should be our own favorite hero! Monday Night Madness continues on Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m., with an evening of songs, puppets, and Tall Tales. Family fun for all ages!

Summer Reading Registration

The schedule for our Every Hero Has a Story summer reading program is up! There are activities for all ages --Toddler through Grade 6!

Reserve Museum Passes from Home!

Museum Passes

You can now browse for and book museum passes online. A valid library card is needed to reserve and pick up the pass.

Book Clubs at the Library

We have clubs for all ages and interests. Here's what we're reading now.

  • Afternoon Book Club -The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg | meeting - July 14 at 1 p.m.
  • Evening Book Club - Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier | meeting - June 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Copies of all books are available at the library.

Download books and audiobooks

The SAILS Library Network is constantly updating the OverDrive collection. Check out the Holmes' NEW OverDrive Advantage collection, too! The Holmes is also part of the Commonwealth E-Books Collection beta project, so there are plenty of places to borrow ebooks and e-audiobooks!
Check out our Virtual Library Help page to get started.

Our E-Technology webpage has links and resources from Best Bookish Apps for Kids aged 2-8 and Free Apps for Readers.

Library Newsletter Online

Our library newsletter features stories about library events, tips for finding books, and more. The monthly newsletter is available at the library and for download here! You may also subscribe to receive the library newsletter by email each month, and receive info about new and notable books through our new BookLetters service.

Friends of the Library

The next regular meeting for the Friends will be Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 pm. New members are always welcome!

Library Board of Trustees

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be heldĀ Tuesday, July 14 atĀ 6:30 p.m.

Trustee meetings are open to the public.

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