The Holmes Public Library is home to over 62,000 items that it lends out to adults and children of all ages. The library's membership in the SAILS Library Network provides access to additional materials from over 60 other libraries.
The library has eight wireless computers (nicknamed Alcott, Bronte, Carroll, Dickens, Emerson, Fitzgerald, Oliver and Wendell) for public use, including a Windows 8 computer with touchscreen and offers faxing, scanning and photocopying for the public. The library recently purchased an AWE Early Literacy Station pre-loaded with hundreds of educational games for the children's room.
Our library's Community Room seats 50 and is available by reservation to local nonprofit groups. The library hosts periodic art shows in the Community Room. Collections in the library's display case at the entryway change monthly. (If you have an interesting collection you would like to display in the display case, please contact the library director.)
The Ruth V. Perkins Reading Garden outside the front entrance has been spruced up with the addition of a gazebo, and is a pleasant place to sit in the warmer months.
In addition to programs for adults, we offer many programs for children, teens, and families, including the summer reading programs, story hours, and infant lapsits.
Between April 2016 and June 2016, the Strategic Planning Committee (consisting of community representatives, library staff and library trustees) met to draft a new Long Range Plan for the Holmes Library to be submitted to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. To the right is their report based on library surveys, group discussions and community input. It is an important document the staff of the Holmes will look to as they develop programming and collection.
General Library: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean Gallant, Director: email@example.com
Marie Coady, Assistant Director / Technology Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Bumpus, Adult Services: email@example.com
Stacey Beshers, Children's / YA Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Aronson, Reference Librarian: email@example.com
Rose Ruel, Cataloger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynnette Toohey Library Assistant / Bookmobile: email@example.com
Phone: (781) 293-2271
Fax: (781) 294-8518
470 Plymouth St.
Halifax, MA 02338
The Library closes on the following major holidays:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
The Fourth of July