What’s Happening in December




Congratulations to our staff!

Congratulations to Ruth Hathaway on her retirement. We are grateful for her many years of service and dedication to the library. Ruth retired in July but has returned this past fall on Wednesdays and Thursdays to continue to serve as our Adult Services Librarian. Congratulations to Debbie Clifton our new director, Karen O’Brien the Assistant Director and Youth Services Librarian, and our new part time Assistant Librarian Carlene Coleman. We also welcome our new trustee Ken Howley.

Food for Fines

December is “Food for Fines” month at the library. Bring in non-perishable items with your overdue materials and we will waive your fines. All donations will be made to the Holbrook Food Pantry, located at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

The need continues to be great, so we ask that you be generous with your donations. Please remember the importance of the cause and make your gifts commensurate with your fines. We appreciate your contribution.

Thank You to our 2014 Sponsors

Thank you for supporting the library with your generous contribution. We encourage our library patrons to make use of the services offered at these local businesses who have generously supported the library.

January            George and George, Attorneys at Law

February         Allen Kapson Home Improvements

March              Family Dentistry, Robert P. Gallagher

April                Stewart’s Power Equipment

May                 Randolph Savings

June                 Printing Unlimited

July                  Hallamore Corp.

August             George and George, Attorneys at Law

September        Twinbrook Insurance

October            Holbrook Education Association

November        Yards of Pleasure Landscaping

December         RSA Realtors


Adult Programming

Daytime and Evening Book Discussion Group

Handcrafter’s Club

Great Decisions (resuming in January)

For more information about these programs please click on “Adult Programs” under the “Reference” tab.


Children’s Programming

Preschool Storytime (drop-in)

Preschool Play and Learn

Book Club for Kids: 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club and 4th & 5th Grade Book Club

Read to Scarlett

Bucket Fillers Club

For more information about these programs please click on the “Children’s” tab.

Did You Know?

The library is currently under construction for a much needed elevator to accommodate patron access to the lower level.  Due to the construction we are unable to accept any book donations or hold the annual book sale at this time. Once construction is complete we will gladly accept donations. Stay tuned for updates on the progress of your new elevator and a date for the annual book sale. We appreciate your patience.

Meeting Rooms – We have meeting rooms available for your non-profit group.

Donations – We are your one stop drop center for donations including old cell phones for DOVE Domestic Violence Shelter in Quincy, ink catridges for Holbrook’s elementary schools, pull tabs for Shriners Hospital for Children, and Box Tops for Education to support Holbrook public schools. You may also drop your American flags here for proper disposal.

Book Sale – We have a small selection of books available for sale during library hours provided by Friends of the Library who also hold a large annual book sale.