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OUR LONG RANGE PLAN, 2017-20
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EVERY THURSDAY IS 1/2 PRICE

Bring in your overdue books on any Thursday and pay 1/2 the fine. Does not apply to museum passes, rental DVDs or previously returned materials.


RENEW YOUR BOOKS

Click here to login to your Minuteman account and see what you have out, renew books, pay fines by credit card, borrow books from other libraries, etc.




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Support the Library - At No Additional Cost to You!
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Click here to shop Amazon and they will donate a portion of your purchase at no cost to you. 



DONATE USED BOOKS
at our drop-off box on Woodland Street 
Open 24 hours per day at Holliston Oil Company across from the Holliston schools.   

GIVING A GIFT TO THE LIBRARY

A gift to the library benefits the whole community.  Find out more.



USED DVD & CD SALE
Fill a bag for $ 3
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. 
 
THE COCOANUT GROVE FIRE
with author Stephanie Schorow on Thursday, Jan 18 at 7 pm
The tragic Boston nightclub fire of 1942 cost nearly 500 their lives.  How did it start and what lessons were learned?  Sponsored by the Friends. 
YOU WROTE A BOOK, NOW WHAT?
Saturday, Jan 20 from 11-1 pm
Publisher Jan Kardys takes us from developing an idea to actually getting published.
After a program, time and space will be offered to local authors to sell their books to the public from 1-3 pm.  Learn more.
SEEKING A VOLUNTEER TO FILM LIBRARY PROGRAMS FOR CABLE ACCESS
The library is looking for a reliable volunteer to film our programs for Holliston Cable Access. HCAT provides all training and both teens and adults are welcome.  For more info call Don at HCAT at 508-429-8979 or email office@hcattv.org.   
WINTER REIMAGINED AT TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN
Please note that the library pass does not cover entrance to Winter Reimagined during evening hours from 4-9 pmPre-purchased timed tickets are required.  The pass may be used Weds--Sun from 11-3 pm.  No timed tickets are required for day hours. 
SIGN UP TO RECEIVE TEXT REMINDERS FROM THE LIBRARY
Shoutbomb, our new text message notice service is now available
Sign up for the service by texting the word "signup" to the phone number 508-507-2560 and follow the directions.  Learn more.

CONSUMER REPORTS ONLINE
Use it from home or the library free
Click the logo.  You must have a valid Holliston library card and be a Holliston resident.  Your patron ID is your library card number.  Call 508-429-0617 for more info or to get a Holliston library card.

                                
 
COMMONWEALTH EVENTS CALENDAR
from the Mass Center for the Book
A listing of events and programming happening in libraries across Massachusetts (including your library.)  Most events are free and open to all. 
VISIT STORYBOOK WALK ON THE HOLLISTON RAIL TRAIL
at Cross Street
The Friends worked with Holliston Eagle Scout Jamie Ogilvie to create signposts with pages from Jan Brett's classic winter tale, The Mitten. Following the sign posts provides a wonderful story and a nice walk in the fresh air all at once.  Many thanks to Jamie for all his hard work and the Friends for all their support for this project.  Learn more.
KNITTING CLUB
2nd Tuesday of each month from 6-8 pm
Beginner to expert knitters welcome. Bring your latest project.  Ask for help, solve problems, help others, share patterns and ideas.  Free and open to all.
 
WE NOW OFFER FREE NETFLIX ON OUR ROKU STREAMING STICKS
Our Rokus have Netflix, current movies and free channels like Youtube, PBS, Pandora and Red Bull.  Try one at home for 3 weeks for free with a valid library card.  You must be 18 or older.  Wireless Internet service and a TV with an HDMI slot required. 
INDIE MASSACHUSETTS
Do you have a book you would like to publish?
Commonwealth E-book Collections allows Mass residents to publish their books for free through Biblioboard and read books by other Mass writers.  Click the logo for more info.

 

 
HOW TO GET A FREE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY E-CARD
Get free access to more electronic services
Mass residents 13 and older can get a free electronic card for the Boston Public Library and get free access to more e-books, downloadable audio, Hoopla and more.  BPL's electronic resourcesClick here to get e-card.

 
DO YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH TD BANK?
For every customer who associates their account with the Friends of the Library, we receive a donation. THERE IS NO COST TO YOU. The library received $2500 last year.
We need 5 more accounts to meet the minimum to receive funds for this year. The deadline is April 30. Please consider telling the bank you'd like to join this wonderful program to help your library.  Find out more.
JOIN A LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
New members warmly welcomed
Click here to learn more.
Want to download ebooks or request print books right now but don't have a library card?
Sign up for temporary card online now
Click here to find out more.  Visit the library with identification to convert your eCard to a permanent card within 6 months. 
HELP THE LIBRARY AT NO COST TO YOU
The Friends have several affinity programs that raise funds for the library
Do you have a TD Bank account?  Shop Amazon.com?  Purchase insurance?  Click here to find out how you can participate AT NO COST TO YOU.