Friends of the Holmes Public Library

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The Holmes Public Library is home to over 30,000 items that it lends out to adults and children of all ages, including books, large print books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, magazines, newspapers, and downloadable books and audiobooks. 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, as well as offering 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, that can be used by two children or an adult and child together.

Our library's Community Room, which seats 50, is available by reservation to local nonprofit groups. The library hosts periodic art shows in the Community Room. Collections and exhibit 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 lap-sits.


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