May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

The month May was selected to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 where the majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. This celebration of Asians and Pacific […]

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Mental Health Resources at HPL

May is Mental Health Month! According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 20% of people experience mental illness at some point. The library is here to help you locate resources about mental health and mental illness. While we are unable to provide medical advice, we can help you find information in a confidential manner. […]

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HPL Celebrates National Foster Care Month!

Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month?   According to a 2018 report from the Children’s Bureau, there are over 440,000 children and youth in foster care. This month is a time to recognize and honor all of those who make a difference in the lives of these children, from foster parents to […]

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HPL Outreach Survey – We want your feedback!

As much as we love the library itself, we also want to take our services out into the great communities of Haverhill. By completing the short survey linked below (only takes 5 minutes!), you will be helping us determine how to better reach out into the community to provide more and better services to the […]

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Wait, the statue in the fountain isn’t of Tom Sawyer?

Often at the Reference Desk we get patrons asking us if the statue in the fountain is of Tom Sawyer. He may resemble the Mark Twain character, but this boy is actually The Barefoot Boy from the poem of the same name by Haverhill’s most famous poet, John Greenleaf Whittier!   The Barefoot Boy Blessings […]

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