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Tues., Thurs., Fri.  10-5
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Tumblebooks are animated ebooks for younger readers.

In the Display Case

Hamilton Plates and Native American-themed memorabilia from the collection of Ken Vinton

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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.

Spring Into Spring
Very Short Story Contest

Submissions due- March 21, 1:30 pm
Winners announced- Sat., March 28, 11:30 a.m.

The Friends of the Library invite you to submit a Very Short Story to the contest. Rules are simple but challenging!:

  • Your story must consist of one or more words.
  • Your story must not be in excess of 400 words.
  • You must write your story without using the letter A.
  • You may not substitute symbols for the letter A.

For more information - Very Short Story Contest Rules

PJs for Kids

February 1 - March 5 

Holmes Public Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas (sizes 4/5 T – 18/20) for local children in need across the Commonwealth. You can make a difference by bringing in new pajama donations! Drop Box located at the Holmes Public Library.

What to Read (or listen to) Next?

New resources for readers

NoveList - for recommended reading lists, read-alikes of popular books, book reviews and reading suggestions based on your interests.

BookLetters - for new releases, award lists, and reading lists geared to all ages. You can browse the lists, or subscribe to have them sent to your email address. Visit this page to subscribe to the Holmes Library monthly e-newsletter to stay up to date with library news and events.

Tax Forms

Massachusetts state tax booklets are in. The booklets have all the forms and instructions you need to file your 2014 state income tax return.

Federal tax forms will be put out as we get them, but the IRS is cutting back on the number of printed forms it sends to libraries. The IRS will not be mailing printed instruction booklets to libraries this year.

Instructions and Forms can be requested from home or downloaded directly from the IRS site. Visit our Tax Forms page for information.

Book Clubs at the Library

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

  • Mystery Book Club - Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo | meeting - March 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Afternoon Book Club -The Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff | meeting-March 10 at 1 p.m.
  • Evening Book Club - The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin | March 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Childrens Book Club - Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff | meeting March 4 at 2:45 p.m.

Copies of all books are available at the library.

Download books and audiobooks

Overdrive Help

The SAILS Library Network is constantly updating the Overdrive collection. 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, March 25 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 held Tuesday, Mar. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

There is still a vacancy on the board that the trustees are actively seeking to fill. If interested, please fill out the Talent Bank form on the Town of Halifax Web site, and/or contact the library director with questions.

Trustee meetings are open to the public.


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