Welcome!

Paige Memorial Library

Note the new date!

Books and more for cozy indoor entertainment

Start 2023 with plenty to read and do! Come see what we have in our ongoing sale! Movies, music CDs, puzzles, and books for all ages and interests!

We have refreshed the collection on our downstairs bookshelves!

The donations from your purchases allow the Friends of the Paige Memorial Library to provide money for presentations, summer reading, program supplies, holiday decorations, and some much-needed items like our new American flag, our OPEN flag, a bench, a coffee maker, and an air purifier.

Help support your library.

The Friends of the Paige Memorial Library

Meeting:  Wednesday, January 25 at 4:30 pm at the Paige Library

Start the New Year by joining with a dedicated group of volunteers to share your ideas for programs and activities in our lovely Town of Hardwick.  The Friends support community projects both at the Paige Library and beyond.  It does not matter in what part of Hardwick you live, the Friends are community oriented and want to hear your ideas for how to build good community relationships and entertaining events.

The Paige Memorial Library is a full member of the CWMars Library System. Those of you who already have a CWMars card from another library will use that card, but Paige will automatically be registered as your home library according to your zip code.

Those of you who need a CWMars card will get a new number and a new card the first time you check books out through CWMars at the Paige Library. You will fill out this form with current information.

The Paige Writers (page writers!!) enjoyed a very fun and creative first year! (The sharing of IDEAS is a wonderful thing!)

The Paige Writers will start a new season and hope you will join!

Call the library 413-477-6704 for more information

We are open our regular hours – except for holidays and bad weather events.

We want to stay safe and to keep you safe, so we ask that you to

* wear a mask covering your nose and mouth

* sanitize your hands

* keep a safe distance from others

* use Curbside service if you have been exposed to or have symptoms of Covid

* drop returned books in the outdoor drop box.

The number of people allowed inside the library at one time will be limited.

Toys are not available in the children’s area and Story Hour is held outdoors weather permitting.

If you are vaccinated then the illness is like a head cold or the flu.

If you test positive for COVID-19 ISOLATE

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:Stay home for 5 days.If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house. Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.  (The virus will continue to be shed although it will be weak and inactive) If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 QUARANTINE

If you: Have been boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months
Wear a mask around others for 10 days.Test on day 5, if possible. If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.
If you: Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted
OR
Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
OR
Are unvaccinated
Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.Test on day 5, if possible. If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home

Thank you all!!

Judie O’Donnell RN MPH 
Wachusett MRC
P.O. Box 555
Hubbardston, MA 01452
website: wachusettmrc.org
tel.: 978-928-3834

Go to  townofhardwick.com for up to date town information.

To find vaccine sites, go to  https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/

Local Info  

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 –   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
“Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation (QVCDC) is a member-based, non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation in partnership with the Quaboag Valley Business Assistance Corporation (QVBAC), of which both are committed to economic development and helping small businesses grow and prosper. Serving the 20 towns of the Quaboag Region and Southern Worcester County. Our Mission: “To improve the quality of life in the Quaboag Valley by addressing the economic, environmental, and social needs of its residents while maintaining the integrity and character of each community in the region.”