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Tues., Thurs., Fri.  10-5
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Sunday CLOSED


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Company H Puppet Show
Thursday, August 6, at 11 a.m.

Don't miss the Company H Puppet Show, Thursday, August 6, at 11 a.m. Fun for the whole family and for adults, too! This event is held in the Great Hall at Town Hall to accomodate the crowd. For space reasons, please don't bring strollers into the Great Hall. After the show, there's a chance to meet the puppets and the talented teens who put on the show!

Summer Reading Events

Check out the schedule for our Every Hero Has a Story summer reading program. Weekly group activities end on July 31, but there is still plenty to do at the library!

Reserve Museum Passes from Home!

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. Due to high demand, the Massachusetts State Parks parking pass is now available to Halifax residents only. *NEW* Boston Harbor Islands ferry pass (buy 1, get 1 free).

Book Clubs at the Library

We have clubs for all ages and interests. Here's what we're reading now:

Copies are available at the library. Check out the book club blogs to see what we've been reading lately. Join us online or in person for an upcoming meeting!

Download books and audiobooks

The SAILS Library Network is constantly updating the OverDrive collection. Check out the Holmes' NEW OverDrive Advantage collection, too! The Holmes is also part of the Commonwealth E-Books Collection beta project, so there are plenty of places to borrow ebooks and e-audiobooks!
Check out our Virtual Library Help page to get started.

Our E-Technology webpage has links and resources from Best Bookish Apps for Kids aged 2-8 and Free Apps for Readers.

Library Newsletter Online

Our library newsletter features stories about library events, tips for finding books, and more. The monthly newsletter is available at the library and for download here! You may also subscribe to receive the library newsletter by email each month, and receive info about new and notable books through our new BookLetters service.

Friends of the Library

The next regular meeting for the Friends will be Wednesday, August 26 at 6:30 pm. New members are always welcome!

Library Board of Trustees

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Trustee meetings are open to the public.


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