What’s Happening in January

Come to Preschool Storytime this Wednesday at 10am for a MONSTER good time!



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We had a great time at the Hunger Games-Basic Survival Course. Thank you to Matt at Animal World Experience for an excellent program!




Our December Food for Fines month was a great success. Thank you to all who contributed to a wonderful cause. The Holbrook Food Pantry is grateful for your generosity.


Check out all of the fabulous programs we have going on in January!

Adult Programming

Please click on the CALENDAR tab for detailed information.

Evening Book Group – this month’s selection is The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

Daytime Book Group – this month’s selection is The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri


Great Decisions – this month’s topic is Russia and the Near Abroad


Children’s Programming

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NEW! The Hunger Games – Basic Survival Skills

Preschool Storytimes

Preschool Play and Learn

Bucket Fillers Club

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Bobby vs. Girls by Lisa Yee

4th & 5th Grade Book Club – this month’s discussion is on Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Read to Scarlett


New artist on display throughout January, come see local Holbrook resident, Cynthia MacPherson’s work.


The Computer Tutor is at your service. The library is offering 30 minute, one-on-one tutoring sessions to meet all your computer needs. Please visit the Circulation Desk to sign up or call us at 781-767-3644.

What’s Happening in December


We will be closing at 3:00 Wednesday, December 31st and will be closed all day Thursday, January 1st.


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 a meeting room 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.