I remember visiting the library as a child; being reminded by my parents on the way in to remember to be quiet inside, going to the shelves and choosing my books for the week, and in the background hearing people speaking in whispering tones. That was then. Libraries today are no longer the same quiet space that they were in the past. I want to introduce you to what's new at the library. It is a place where everyone is welcome and you will find much more than books!
Here at the Hillsborough Public Library, we offer a variety of programs that are aimed at different age groups; some happen only once, while others are scheduled on a regular basis. For kids, programs range from Story Time and crafts to science experiments and LEGO® building; there is something for all ages and interest happening every month. For young adults/teens, we have offered a book club, crafts and have invited the Hillsborough Drop In to visit with us in the afternoon after school. We also offer programs for adults. Currently we are offering two monthly book clubs; Read and Watch a monthly book/film club, and a monthly Cookbook Club. We have also offered crafts and computer courses for adults with more to come in the future.
As the summer is drawing near it is soon time for our Summer Reading Club. This summer we will offer a multitude of activities that children of all ages will be able to participate in. Children will are able to register at the library or online and set a personal reading goal for the summer. For children who cannot read yet, they can still participate by being read to. We encourage children of all ages and their families to visit the library for more information and to register.
The Hillsborough Library Board will also be hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, June 13th at 6:30pm. Join us for our “Paint Party” where you will be able to learn to paint a spring picture step by step. The event is being held at the Hillsborough Kiwanis Club. Tickets are $27.50 per person and are available at the Hillsborough Public Library. Funds from this fundraiser will be used to add to the library collection of books and to help us add some new technology to the library.
Your library card opens a world of possibilities to you! Besides having access to our provincial collection of books (including e-books and audio books) also have access to some to many online databases such as newspapers, health resources, Rosetta Stone and more. For more information about the library, our services or programs please visit the library, contact us by phone at 734-3722 or email Hillsborough.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Stroud has been the Acting Library Manager at the Hillsborough Public Library since August 2016.