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PJs for Kids

February 1 - March 5 

Holmes Public Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas (sizes 4/5 T – 18/20) for local children in need across the Commonwealth. You can make a difference by bringing in new pajama donations! Drop Box located at the Holmes Public Library.

Best Free Apps for Seniors

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Did you get a new phone or tablet as a gift? Stop in for coffee/tea and for Best Free Apps for Seniors. Also known as "What Do I Do with This Tablet Thingie?"

What to Read (or listen to) Next?

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.

Tax Forms

Massachusetts state tax booklets are in. The booklets have all the forms and instructions you need to file your 2014 state income tax return.

Federal tax forms will be put out as we get them, but the IRS is cutting back on the number of printed forms it sends to libraries. The IRS will not be mailing printed instruction booklets to libraries this year.

Instructions and Forms can be requested from home or downloaded directly from the IRS site. Visit our Tax Forms page for information.

Book Clubs at the Library

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

  • Mystery Book Club - Suspect by Michael Robotham| meeting - Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.
  • Afternoon Book Club -Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd| meeting-Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.

  • Combined Book Club Pot Luck - All adult book club members are invited to bring a dish to share for a Pot Luck supper. We're reading Delicious! by Ruth Reichl | February 17 at 6 p.m. (discussion at 6:30 p.m.)

Copies of all books are available at the library.

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Overdrive Help

The SAILS Library Network is constantly updating the Overdrive collection. 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, January 28 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, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. All trustee meetings are open to the public.

There is still a vacancy on the board that the trustees are actively seeking to fill. If interested, please fill out the Talent Bank form on the Town of Halifax Web site!

Trustee meetings are open to the public.

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