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Paige Memorial Library

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Note New Date and Time change!

The Friends of the Paige Memorial Library

will meet at the library on October 5th, Wednesday, at 4:30, and on November 10, Thursday, at 6:00 pm.

Join this dedicated and fun-loving group to help guide and support the Paige Library’s activities and programs.

TWO TREE-RELATED WALKABOUTS

 Read the book Witness Tree by Lynda Mapes and join the Seven Libraries of EQuAL, East Quabbin Association of Libraries, (Barre, Gilbertville, Hardwick, New Braintree, Oakham, and Petersham) at the Harvard Forest, on November 6, Sunday, from 1 to 3 pm to talk with author Lynda Mapes and to walk to the actual Witness Tree, the subject of her studies and of her book. 

For more information visit the library, call 413-477-6704, email director.paigelibrary@gmail.com, or check out the latest updates on www.paigelibrary.com and on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/paigelibraryhardwickma

Yes, we do have a fun time learning at the Paige Memorial Library!

Perhaps you would like to join in the fun?!

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Book Sale

We have moved some books to the entryway for your shopping convenience and we have more in the basement. The donations from your purchases go to the Friends of the Paige Memorial Library so that they can provide money for presentations, summer reading, program supplies, holiday decorations, and some much-needed gifts like our new American flag, our OPEN flag, a bench, a coffee maker, and an air purifier. Help support your library.

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.

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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 on October 13 at 6 p.m.

Barbara and Greg will be leading the creation of a play to be presented on Saturday afternoon as the last event of the Hardwick Fair,  August 2023, hopefully at the Stone Church Cultural Center. The play concerns a town called Paradise which is broke and needs a tax base. Two camps battle each other about how to save the town.  One group wants businesses to come in, no matter what they produce.  The other group wants to ensure that Paradise will preserve its quiet grace and history and it rejects businesses that would severely alter the flavor of the town. 

Bring your ideas, your belief, and your stories of other towns in similar predicaments.  

We look forward to having you join.

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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.”