dscf1408Come visit us at the Paige Memorial Library and see all we have to offer… books, DVDs, audio books, computer access, reference assistance, free WiFi, printing/copying service,  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 us, borrow a book and perhaps buy one at our ONGOING BOOK SALE!

Hurrah!!!  Summer Reading Fun starts!!

Registration starts June 18th!!


Register for Playful Engineers to be held at The Town House!

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Check these videos out!!
These wonderful videos from CSLP (Collaborative Summer Library Program) are about this year’s Summer Library Program space theme, “A Universe of Stories”
They feature six Reading Champions!
  • Dr. Kjell Lindgren: Astronaut!
  • Dr. Lindy Elkin-Tanton: Scientist
  • Dr. Seth Shostak: Astronomer
  • Dr. Michelle Thaller: Communications Director
  • Erin Teagan: Author
  • Arika Egan: Graduate Student

Hurrah!!!  Summer Reading Fun starts June 25th!!

Please register!

June 27th, Thursday        7:00 – 8:30 pm  Town House

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is agape.jpgBook Signing and Talk by Agape Community co-founders                               June 27th, Thursday        7:00 – 8:30 pm  Town House, 32 Common  Street  presented by Paige Memorial Library.   Suzanne Belote Shanley and Brayton Shanley will talk about the Agape community’s history, activities and goals and their new book,  Loving Life on the Margins:           The Story of the Agape Community . 

Come learn about your neighbors www.agapecommunity.org.     


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Welcome to Quabbin Country!

QuabbinCountry.com is a regional effort by five participating communities to help support and grow locally owned small businesses, and help locals shop locally!
The towns of BarreHardwickHubbardstonNew Braintree and Oakham have joined forces to promote  existing local businesses  , as well as support entrepreneurs in their work.
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.
Stay tuned for new  updates, new business listings, blog posts from town administrators, beautiful photography and featured spotlights on area businesses!
We live somewhere truly special, it’s time to share it!
Thank you,
The QuabbinCountry.com team



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Thursday at 3 PM we are having our 15th Meeting of the Senior (Action) Tea at the Paige Memorial Library. All invited to participate and add to the agenda! We are hoping do good things for Hardwick. Todd Miller (Office in the Municipal Building) is helping in a professional way and hopefully we can move through the steps of getting the project off the ground. We have had several trips to different sites for Senior Housing Developments in the area and found a beautiful place in the Church Street School  in Ware, Ma. It was both excellent and affordable too. I can see one or two of our abandoned buildings in town following this plan very successfully. Come and join the fun and btw, there are refreshments also!
Thanks, Kate

Thursday at 3 is Tea Time at the Paige

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Please join us for tea or coffee and a lively discussion of books, authors and other topics of interest

This is a great way to meet new friends and discover new interests

New resources have been added.  Check here.

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Everybody wants a Paige Library mug!!

 Join the Friends of the Paige Memorial Library

We LOVE our Friends!!!

Next meeting:    July 9, Tuesday, at  6 PM
at the Paige Memorial Library
87 Petersham Road

Come with ideas and enthusiasm 

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.

Thursdays  5 to 7


Learn something new,… hone a skill,… challenge your creative problem solving.   

Come join a fun group of people who love to explore art materials.  Come increase your understanding and appreciation of making art, and art as recreation and relaxation.   Drop in to see what’s happening; but once you come, we know you will be back!   You can even bring another activity, like knitting, to do while interacting with the group.  When possible, tools will be provided and shared, depending on the activity and the number of participants.

 Participating in creative activities has been shown to improve our cognitive skills and create a confident and optimistic attitude.

Thursdays    5 to 7 PM



Computer Users’ Workshop  – Are you interested?  When shall we meet?

Let’s explore how to use your technology!  Come help us develop this group which will meet at the Paige … participants will choose when to meet and what the topics will be.  If you have a laptop or iPad, bring it.

Sharing with others in groups reduces anxiety, improves self-esteem, and helps members’ sense of overall well-being.  Where else can you accomplish that, enjoy the company of some very interesting people, and learn something new?

Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Road, Hardwick, MA  01037

413-477-6704     director.paigelibrary@gmail.com


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.

Do you have  technology questions?  Bring in your laptop, cell phone or tablet and see if we can help you get a step higher on your climb on the ladder of learning.