Hingham Public Library Celebrates Community and National Library Week April 6

Photo courtesy of Hingham Public Library.

April 3, 2024 By The Hingham Public Library

National Library Week is April 7-13 and The Hingham Public Library (HPL) Board of Trustees will kick it off by hosting a community gathering on Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  There will be complimentary coffee and treats for everyone and attendees will have the opportunity to meet the board members and ask them questions about the Library, as well as check out all it offers.

As part of the celebration, the Library’s used book store will expand its hours and be open all day, and new library cards can be conveniently obtained at the main or Children’s desks. The event is an easy and fun way to discover the Library is a welcoming place for people in the community, providing quiet spaces to study, conduct research, work from home, or just read a book, as well as gathering spaces to collaborate with others, socialize with friends, view artwork, or attend a program.

HPL Director Linda Harper Stone and the Library staff have designed a robust calendar of programs throughout the entire month of April for children, teens and adults including: weekday story times; a financial literacy workshop series for teens on April 3; a solar eclipse viewing party on April 8; The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine on April 8; Touch- A–Truck on April 16; Mushrooms 101 with Hingham-based McGuire’s Mushrooms on April 23; and the Boston Classical Guitar Series Concert on April 28.

“Libraries across the nation have done an amazing job adapting to changing environments and technologies, and meeting the needs of their patrons and communities. The Hingham Public Library strives to be an invaluable resource that serves all ages, needs and interests,” said Linda Harper Stone, director of the HPL. “One of the most important things we do is help people find and access reliable and relevant material to help meet their informational, educational and recreational needs through both physical books and digital formats.

Providing opportunities for lifelong learning is another important function of the Library, and we offer classes, workshops, technology instruction, lectures, story times, book clubs, music performances, and many more programs for people of all ages to help enhance and encourage intellectual curiosity and personal growth.”

“I am continually amazed by all that the Hingham Public Library offers to our community! It’s a hub of information, education and entertainment for everyone, where they can borrow more than books and take advantage of the array of programs and daily services,” said Alyson Hussey, HPL board of trustees member and development committee chair.

“Programming, services, staffing, and our heavily used building require funding, from which the Library relies predominantly on the generosity of our community. With National Giving Day for Libraries on April 3 and our annual giving campaign drawing to a close, we hope everyone will consider the gem we have in the Library and donate to maintain all the wonderful offerings.”

The refreshments for the April 6 event were generously donated by Starbucks on Lincoln Street, Dunkin Donuts on Lincoln Street and Fresh Market at the Shipyard. For more information about the celebration on April 6 and all the programs offered throughout the month of April and beyond, please visit www.hinghamlibrary.org

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