dscf1408Welcome to Paige Memorial Library!  Come visit us and see all we have to offer. We provide books, DVDs, audiobooks, computer access, printing/copying service, free wifi, reference assistance, and so much more to anyone who comes through our doors. We offer a variety of events for children and adults throughout the year. Please visit our Events page to find out what is going on now.

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Jackie Easter was joined by Sylvia (all decked out in her Easter finery) and Steve, Sophie’s companion and faithful human.
Sophie came to show us her incredibly good manners and to inspire the good folks who  have animals and want to learn from Jackie Easter how to create a relationship which benefits both human and pet.
Easter eggs were decorated and hunted at the Paige this week!  It was a great time for kids and their adults.

The Stories of Seven Major League Baseball Players from One Small Central Massachusetts Town

Paige Library
April 20 at 6:00 PM
Learn of the region’s rich baseball history going back to pre-Civil War times, presenting teams and personalities that have been part of Ware’s baseball scene over the past 150 years.

Into the narrative Katz weaves explanations of particular features of the game and their histories—such as the invention of the curveball, the birth of professional baseball, and the development of baseball’s farm system—as well as colorful anecdotes from the players’ careers.

A member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), Stephen Robert Katz was born in Ware and raised in Winthrop, received law degrees from Boston University and the University of London, Stephen taught international law at the University of Wales (U.K.), and then became a practicing attorney in Boston. He had a 26-year career with the United Nations, serving in Vienna (Austria) and New York, as well as in the former Yugoslavia, where he was the head legal adviser to the UN’s peacekeeping mission during the war in the Balkan region. He and his wife reside in New York City

The Children’s Paige

Come to the library on the third Thursday

of the month you were born

to celebrate


We are planning a party each month at 4:00 PM to celebrate our patrons and their special days!  There will be a cupcake and an activity and lots of good wishes!

You must register to make sure we know you are coming.

Stop in, call 477-6704 or email director.paigelibrary@gmail.com to register.

Arts and Crafts at Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Road, Hardwick, Tuesdays 4 to 5 PM.  Let us know who is coming so that we have enough supplies and that you have a project suited to your abilities!

Stop in, call 477-6704 or email director.paigelibrary@gmail.com to register.

All ages are welcome. 


Game night at Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Road, Hardwick,

Thursdays  5 to 7 PM.  We have Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit (90s and Master Game – Genius Edition!), cards, checkers, chess, Parcheesi, and others for you to explore, …or bring your favorite.  Bring friends or come make new ones. Make it a family event!


Story and Toys Play Group at Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Road, Hardwick, Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 AM.  Moms, bring your babies, your toddlers and your preschoolers.  It is a nice way to socialize with other mothers and for children to meet new friends.  Paige has some delightful interactive toys, doll houses and building blocks and plenty of books.  Bring your own snack.


Drop in whenever we are open to write a letter on the computer, explore the Internet, copy a document, take out an audio book, or a movie on DVD. The technology is here for you to use and we can show you how!




Hardwick Grows!
Come by and learn about some healthy plants to keep you fit and well! Hosted by local gardening expert Roberta McQuaid, learn all sorts of planting tips and tricks for the whole family! Stay tuned for more information!