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We are pleased to announce the following changes to our service in conjunction with the Governor's Reopening of Massachusetts.

  • As of June 17th 2021 we opened to all visitors without reservations.  Masks are encouraged but not required.
     
    Plexiglass has been installed at every service desk and will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are readily available throughout the building,  
     
    We will continue to make curbside service available as GRAB & GO! to patrons who request it. As of September 17, 2022 a patron must request the GRAB & GO service, otherwise the holds will be held at the Circulation Desk. 
     
    All storytimes will be held outdoors under the tent through October 27.  In case of inclement weather, outdoor storytime will be cancelled (all registrants will be notified in case of cancellation).    
     
  • eBooks and Digital Media — We have an extensive collection of electronic resources which you can access from home. If you have questions about these services, you can email reference@harvardpubliclibrary.org, call or visit the library ​during our open hours. 
     
  • Ask a Librarian — If you have any other questions, would like assistance with any of our digital resources, have questions about the library, or have reference questions, you can call the library at 978-456-4114, email us at reference@harvardpubliclibrary.org or visit the library ​during our open hours. 

We thank all our patrons for their support and encouragement in what has been a challenging time for everyone!

Questions? Ask us!

Have a question about finding a specific eBook? Want suggestions on what to read next? Need help with your library card or assistance getting started with digital materials – eBooks, eAudiobooks or Digital Magazines and more?

Just email reference@harvardpubliclibrary.org!

We will be happy to email you or phone you back!

Our Virtual Library is always open:

  • Through several separate digital collections the Harvard Public Library has many services available to you free from the comfort and safety of your home.
  • Access over 300,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks, digital magazines and streaming videos and music.
  • Learn a language, take an online class, or research your family genealogy.
  • All for free and all from home.
  • Don’t know where to start? See the quick reference chart on our eLibrary page. 
  • Browse the collection descriptions. For app instructions and additional tips and tricks click on Learn More under the logo for each collection.

Children's Room Online

Looking for virtual programs and ideas to keep the kids busy?

We are posting daily on the children's room social media pages!

On our social media pages you can find:

  • information about HPL virtual storytimes presented in Zoom
  • videos of simple crafts using common materials
  • videos of abbreviated HPL storytimes
  • other programs - like read-alouds for older kids, virtual Lego Club meetings, book groups 
  • lists of children's authors and illustrators who are doing online programs
  • information about digital media like e-books and e-audio
  • and links to videos we think you might enjoy

The Children's Room social media pages can be found here:

And we now have a YouTube channel for videos of storytime, read-alouds, and how-to crafts:

Teen Services 

Looking for book suggestions? Try a Teen Book Grab Bag. Use this survey to tell us what you like to read, and the Teen Librarian will make you a grab bag of 5 books based on your preferences to be added to your curbside order, OR email you an book list with links to downloadable eBooks and eAudios.

Don’t forget- you can use one of the library’s digital collections to check out an eBook, eAudiobook, eMagazine, graphic novel, streaming video or music!

Looking for eBook suggestions? Browse our eBook lists on the Teen Page. These lists are by genre and topic, and include links to downloadable eBook and eAudio versions of each title.

Looking for something to do? 

Join our Teen Book Group and Teen Advisory Board!
Email the Teen Librarian, Jill Hayes jhayes@cwmars.org with any questions about either.