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The Paige Memorial Library

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Here are some brand new books on a brand new way to show them to you!!!
We are always trying to improve service to you, our Patrons.
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We are happy to announce that the Paige Memorial Library is now open for browsing by appointment with the following restrictions:

• You must call to reserve a time to browse which must be 20 minutes or less.

• The appointment hours are Tuesday and Thursday 3 to 6, Wednesday 11 to 3, and Saturday 10 to 12.     (Assistance with appointments and other questions is available during regular hours, Tuesday and Thursday 2 to 7, Wednesday 10 to 4, and Saturday 9 to 1.)

• All returned books will be placed in the outdoor book drop.

• You must wear a mask covering your mouth and nose at all times.

• You must maintain social distancing.

• You must use hand sanitizer upon entering.

• You must be free from symptoms of infection.

• Touched surfaces will be wiped down between appointments and before and after open hours.

• Books touched but not taken after browsing will be put in special bins and will be put in quarantine.

• Restrooms are not available at this time.

• The Children’s area is closed, but parents may check out books, movies, and materials.

• Computers are not available at this time.

• Scanning, copying, printing are available with the assistance of Staff.

Curbside service will continue.

Call and make your appointment or place your order. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 413-477-6704

Appointments are made by calling only so there is no confusion as to times.

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The theme of Earth Day April 23,  2021 is Restore Our Earth™.

For this celebration,  Nancy prepared DIY Marigold Garden kits complete with pot, soil, seeds, wooden labels, and directions.  Take them home and watch them grow.  Just add water and your attention.

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We are also offering an outdoor storybook reading which will take place at 3 pm on April 23.

Registration is important so that we know how many Marigold Gardens you need and how many chairs we need to carry outdoors.

Please register for the Marigold Garden kit and for the storytime by calling 413-477-6704 or emailing director.paigelibrary@gmail.com.

Come join us with masks on our faces to sit in chairs at 6-foot spaces.

Do we have books for Earth Day?  Earth Week?  Earth Month?

You bet we do!!

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Come browse our new books

Just use the hand sanitizer and browse!  Put any book you are not taking into the quarantine box.

Have you walked the Hardwick Fairy Tale Trail yet?

Paige Library in Hardwick is excited to host a series of  Storybook Walks, on the library grounds.  We call it the Fairy Tale Trail.  It starts right where the Hardwick Fairy Village resides during the Hardwick Fair.

The laminated book pages are posted on supports for you to read and will lead you around the library property.  It’s a fun, safe, outdoor activity for the whole family. 

 “The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.”  

The group of authors behind the storybook walk at the Paige  hope people like and buy the books, but their real love is in writing the books and having people read them.

Books published by the local children’s book authors include “When, Grandpa, When?” by Terry Bouchard, “Horatio Mortimer Loved Music” by Sharon Harmon, “The Little Pine” by Clare Green, “Whose Cat is That?” by Phylis Cochran, “Nowey Discovers” by Marsha LaCroix, Don Gateau: The Three-Legged Cat of Seborga” by Diane Kane and illustrated by Linda McCluskey, who’s real-life three-legged cat in Italy inspired the story, and “Horatio Mortimer Loved Music” by Sharon Harmon, the current Storybook.  We thank  Diane Kane for setting it up.  It will remain until April 26 when a new story will take its place.

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Come follow the Fairy Tale Trail at the Paige where you may discover plants and insects, birds,  little animals, and even our very own beaver!

How about a CRAFT?

Fairy House Kits

 It’s SPRING. It is time for the Hardwick Fair-ies to wake up from their winter nap.  The Paige Memorial Library is asking patrons to pick up a Fairy Cottage Kit to take home.  The kit will provide some key pieces to create a Seasonal Scene with a suitable bungalow for our displaced Hardwick Fairies.  Since new homes could not be built this year due to the cancellation of the Hardwick Fair, the Hardwick Fair-ies are looking to you to build them some bungalows.

 Fairies like broken jewelry and candy, pinecones, feathers, shells, stones, and shiny objects on their houses.  The Cottage Kit will provide a lovely slab of tree bark, a starter house, and some surprise embellishments.  It is up to you to find recyclables around your house to add to your Seasonal Scene.  Some images have been attached to inspire you. 

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Please send in photos and we will post them on the website and on Facebook.  Send to director.paigelibrary@gmail.com

 Please call the library and tell us how many cottage kits you need for the Hardwick Fairy Assistance Program. The Cottage Kits will be labeled with your name and put out for pickup at the front of the library during curbside hours.

 Our Paige Memorial Library Hardwick Fairies have diverse tastes and will appreciate all designs.   Happy creating!

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Perhaps you would like to borrow MAGAZINES????

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We are still offering curbside service and you can still browse our newly purchased books online.    After a short time on the FRONT page, the images will be moved to the BROWSING GALLERY.

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Yes,  We do have INTER LIBRARY LOAN Services through MassCat!

Order whatever you would like and, IF WE DO NOT HAVE IT,  we will do our very best to get it for you!!

 Check our website and Facebook for our newest books

http://www.paigelibrary.com/

https://www.facebook.com/paigelibraryhardwickma

 To order your books – Call 413-477-6704 or Email

director.paigelibrary@gmail.com

 Don’t know what to order? Check our catalog

Sign on to http://www.paigelibrary.com/

Go to “catalog”, then “Search Our Online Catalog”

Go to “Advanced Search”

Fill in any keywords or author’s name

Limit your search if you would like by checking “item type”

Scroll down further and find “Location and Availability” “Library:”

Where it says “All libraries” select “Paige Memorial”

Check “Only items currently available for loan or reference”

THEN, click on “Search”.

Write down your requests , and call or email to arrange a time to pick them up!

 Your books will have been in quarantine.  They will be checked out to your account and the order will go into a bag with your name or initials on it and will be placed on the bench outside the library.   In bad weather, look on the top step, or just inside the vestibule.

Pick-up times:

Tuesday — 3:00 to 6:00 PM

Wednesday – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Thursday — 3:00 to 6:00 PM

Saturday — 10:00 AM to 12 NOON

Staff is on duty during regular Library Hours to sanitize, prepare orders, and answer any questions. Call so that we may serve you, our Patrons.

Ready to do your taxes?  Need these booklets?  Call us at 413-477-6704 or email us at director.paigelibrary@gmail.com to tell us which of the pictured booklets you need and we will put them out on the bench for you.

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Local Info  This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Hardwick-town-seal.jpg

QuabbinCountry.com – a regional effort by the towns of BarreHardwickHubbardstonNew Braintree and Oakham to help support and grow locally owned small businesses.  Here you’ll find a listing of local products, services and destinations that are sure to impress both longtime residents, and those that come to visit.

Town of Hardwick Website – Provides information on municipal services, municipal government meetings, and other information of local interest.

My Town Government – Provides a listing of all upcoming municipal meetings in Hardwick, as well as an archive of past meeting minutes.

Quabbin Regional School District – Information about the Hardwick and regional school system.

Hardwick Town Fair – Learn more about one of our nations oldest traditional town fairs, hosted annually in Hardwick each summer.

Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation –  This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is cdc.jpg a non-profit organization committed to economic development and helping small businesses grow and prosper     QVCDC      413-967-3001          23 West Main Street, Ware, MA 01082