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Paige Memorial Library

Who needs new books?  Yes, you do!

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Looking for some Irish culture?

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Are you seeing PURPLE???   Do you know why?

Going Purple to Raise Awareness about the Opioid Epidemic in Your Community

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Are you wondering what all the Purple around town is about?

2021 is the 7th annual celebration of Purple for Prevention week in the Quabbin Region! This year we are celebrating March 1st-6th.

Q-DRUG and the Quabbin Regional School District have sponsored Purple for Prevention in an effort to support our local youth making healthy substance free life choices.

We encourage all youth to make choices that will bring them closer each day to their goals and ambitions. The best way to reach their goals is by having the widest available options, and each time they choose to use addictive substances they are risking closing doors on their future. Being proud of their accomplishments, their goals, and themselves will help them to follow their dreams and reach their destiny.

Q-DRUG offers a “Proud to be Me”, substance free pledge to all middle and high school students. Not only do students pledge to be substance free, but they also pledge to encourage their peers to be substance free and healthy as well. Our youth do not need substances to be better, stronger, braver, or different in any way than exactly who they are. They should be proud of themselves!

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We support our elementary school students with a pledge to be proud of themselves, and make healthy choices, and help their friends to be healthy and safe. While we do not discuss drugs and alcohol with younger students, these messages will follow them throughout their lives, and provide a framework of future choices.

We encourage the entire community to show their support to students making healthy and safe choices. We do this with purple ribbons, community support pledges, purple lights, and purple decorations throughout each of the communities of the Quabbin region. You are welcome to hang a purple ribbon, or community support pledge in your business, home, or organization. Pledges can be found on Facebook, and can be printed and hung up, or we would be happy to bring one to you. Any purple fabric can be used to create a purple ribbon, or we are happy to bring one to you!

Message us at quabbin.drug@gmail.com or on Facebook and one of our members will bring you a ribbon or a pledge.

Q-DRUG provides educational trainings and events to our communities. This year we will be showing “The First Day”, a film by Chris Herren regarding the challenges all of our youth face, and the choices they make. The film will be shown on Monday March 1 and Wednesday March 3rd at 7pm. Zoom links can be found on the Q-DRUG facebook page.

Q-DRUG works to reduce the stigma of substance use disorder, and those who live with this disease. The number one reason many people do not seek treatment for substance use disorder is due to the stigma and fear of being judged by family and friends.

We encourage everyone in our community to sign a community support pledge. In which businesses, organizations, and individuals pledge;

We will support and encourage our local youth in their efforts to make positive life choices, including to remain substance free.

We will support and encourage the breakdown of the stigma surrounding substance use disorder.

We will show compassion in how we think about, talk about, and treat people who struggle with substance use disorder — empowering them to seek treatment and a successful recovery.

We will support and encourage our local community and state leaders in their efforts to find working answers to the current substance abuse problems.

We encourage you to share our message, open the conversation with your family, friends and peers. Substance use disorder is a disease that affects all of us, and the best defense we have is reducing youth use, delaying first use (waiting to use all substances until the age of 21 has shown to drastically reduce substance use disorder, even for those with family history). Having open and honest conversations with a youth can and does make a difference in their future choices.

Standing Together to Reduce Youth Substance Use in the Quabbin Region.

Quabbin Drug Response Unifying Group- Q-DRUG

quabbin.drug@gmail.com

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COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

As of February 18, individuals 65 and older and anyone over 16 with 2 or more of certain medical conditions can now make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. Use this link (https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccinations-for-individuals-with-certain-medical-conditions) to determine if your medical conditions put you in the category of eligible for vaccination.

Because vaccine supply is VERY limited, it may take several weeks or more to schedule an appointment.

Use this link (https://vaxfinder.mass.gov/) to find a location and book your appointment. Check back frequently because the number of available appointments changes all day long. Additionally, due to high demand for vaccines, that website can be very slow. Don’t give up; keep trying. Also go to the town website (https://townofhardwick.com) for updated information as it comes in.

Individuals without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online can call toll free 2-1-1 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.

You will never be asked for a credit card number to make an appointment.

If you are signing up for a second dose, you must get the same vaccine brand as your first dose.

Keep wearing your masks! Stay safe!

Julie Murkette

Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet

Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet

In case of closures due to winter weather, vaccination locations will reach out to individuals with appointments to reschedule. If you cannot safely get to your appointment, you can reschedule.  Reach out to your location with specific questions.

If you are not already registered with Code Red, use this link to sign up: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/1E9964D434ED

More vaccines will be coming into Massachusetts “soon” according to Governor Baker.  There will be more sites opening up in places like CVS, Walgreens, and Big Y.  Not necessarily the ones in Ware, but there will definitely be more sites. Will keep you posted!

Information on the Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.mass.gov/guides/information-on-the-outbreak-of-2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19

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Ready to do your taxes? 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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Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 to 7 pm, Wednesdays 10 am to 4 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm.

So, you are interested in the Constitution?

The Paige has these available for you:

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Some NEW BOOKS to read:

We still encourage browsing at the Paige,… you just need to do it at a distance now.  On our menu above you will see “BOOK BROWSING GALLERY”.   After a short time on the FRONT page, the images of newly purchased books will be moved to the BROWSING GALLERY.

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  It’s winter… be prepared with your pile of books to read.

… perhaps some MAGAZINES????

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See anything you like?

How about a CRAFT?

Fairy House Kits

 Tis a magical season.  The Paige Memorial Library is asking patrons to pick up a Winter 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 Fair-ies.  Since new homes could not be built this year due to the cancellation of the Hardwick Fair, the Hardwick Fairies are seeking shelter from the cold and the loneliness.

 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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 The season to create these Hardwick Fair-y houses is from now through February. All we ask in return is that you photograph the creations and send them to director.paigelibrary@gmail.com, so that we may post them online!

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

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

 Happy creating!

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Has 2020 been PUZZLING???  Well, we have some FUN puzzles for you for 2021.

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We are serving our Patrons with contact free curbside service.  While we miss seeing you in the library, we are not yet open for browsing or computer use.  Wifi is available in the parking lot and books can be ordered through our Inter Library Loan service.  We diligently quarantine materials for one week and use every precaution to keep our Patrons and Staff safe.  Call or email to let us know how we can further assist you.

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Yes, we do have INTER LIBRARY LOAN Services!

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 (which have been in quarantine for one week) will be checked out to your account and the order will go into a bag with your name 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
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 to answer any questions. Call so that we may serve you, our Patrons.

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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

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For information on the SENIOR VILLAGE ACTION GROUP contact

Kate Morreale (413) 477-8872 kate@goldeneggfarm.com

CONCERNED ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS? MOST OF US ARE!
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Jim Lagomarsino and Meg Haight, members of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, give an overview of climate change causes and effects,  on YouTube.
Climate Crisis – Causes, Effects, & Solutions on Youtube:
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

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