Phase II Rules

Please be aware that we are following explicit directions from the Commonwealth on how/when/why we reopen and offer additional services. Like all other businesses, libraries are required to follow standards for reopening established by the Governor. As of Phase II, libraries in Massachusetts are only allowed to offer curbside pickup and/or circulation desk pickup of […]

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What’s the Plan? Phased Re-Opening

We know everyone is anxious to get back to the library and have been asking lots of questions about what our plan for reopening is. Well, we (being detail obsessed librarians) have come up with a multi-phased plan that will be implemented over the course of the upcoming weeks. First, all staff are back in […]

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Grab&Go Book Boxes

We know you’re anxious to get your books, but here is a safe option. Starting today there are book boxes available outside the building (at least 6 feet apart) to grab and take with you. All items in the boxes are yours to keep and do not need to be returned! Each box is labeled […]

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Updated Status March 24

Following Governor Baker’s announcement asking for cooperation in staying at home, HPL will be cutting down to a minimum number of staff in the building to keep only very basic services up and running at this time. Please feel free to reach out to us via email, social media, or call during the hours 9-5, […]

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Late Fees Waived Indefinitely

The Board of Trustees has now agreed to waive all late fees until the public health situation is stabilized. Please do not feel pressure to come to the building if you are afraid of late fees, they will not accumulate for the foreseeable future. This will also allow staff less handling of money and close […]

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