Category Archives: News

February Vacation Programs

Instructional Bridge!!

David Drew will host an informal Instructional Bridge Session once a month at the Library.

New to Bridge?

Want to brush up on your game?

Join the  !

Mondays at 12:30pm



Sensory Storytime

Traditional Storytimes not working for your child?  Too loud, unpredictable or distracting? Maybe a Sensory Storytime is the answer!


Join Miss Stacey as she leads this Storytime specifically created for children with    Sensory Integration Issues, Autism Spectrum Disorders or other Developmental Delays.


Peers and siblings are welcome to attend this inclusive Storytime.




Tween Book Club !!









The Tween Book Club will meet next week, Wednesday, January 25


Join us!  Copies available at the front desk.

Tumblebooks! Free online Books and Games for kids!

Did you know?!

The Library offers a free link to Tumblebooks, an online source of  animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.

TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and math and puzzle games.

Simply click on the   tumblebooksand your child is off on an adventure of learning and fun!

Consumer Reports Online


In response to patron requests, the Library has just purchased an online subscription to Consumer Reports.

Simply click the icon on the righthand side of our front page.  You will need to login in once with your library card.




Pay your fines online!

Did you know…..

that you can now pay your library fines online.  Log into your Sails Account  and you can see any fines you may owe on your account screen alongside your checkouts.

Easy and quick!

Halifax Digital Archives

Browse through the hundreds of digitized postcards, church records and photographs of Halifax history.  Courtesy of the Sails Digital History Collection.   Specific collection links found  here.

Depicted in this photo:  Old Home Day “Woodmobile and Portable Woodsaw” demonstrations behind the Congregational Church. Carriages and Carriage sheds as well as the fashions in 1900 can be seen. The “Hayward” house and Central School are in the background.

New Resources for Readers

NoveList – for recommended reading lists, read-alikes of popular books, book reviews and reading suggestions based on your interests.

BookLetters – for new releases, award lists, and reading lists geared to all ages. You can browse the lists, or subscribe to have them sent to your email address. Visit this page to subscribe to the Holmes Library monthly e-newsletter to stay up to date with library news and events.

Reserve Museum Passes Online!

Museum Passes

You can now browse for and book museum passes online. A valid library card is needed to reserve and pick up the pass.