New gallery exhibit for September
Posted September 14, 2021
For the month of September, the Library's Gallery space is filled with selections from the upcoming Bolton & Harvard Artists' Open Studios. Come see a sampling of paintings, jewelry, fiber art, and photos during the Library's open hours (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10-8, Fridays 10-5, and--starting 9/11--Saturdays 10-2).
While you're here, pick up a copy of the map to the open studios and be sure to mark your calendar for the big event. The Bolton Town Common, Harvard General Store, and various studios in Bolton and Harvard will be open on Saturday, 10/2 from 10-4 and Sunday, 10/3 from noon till 4. Don't miss it!
Service update effective Tuesday, June 15
Posted June 8, 2021
With the Governor's lifting of the State of Emergency, the Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce further changes in our operations.
Starting Tuesday, June 15:
To keep your appointment in the Children's Room:
Announcing a new local history project!
Posted June 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unfolding global event with historic significance. Years from now, people will want to make sense of what happened and understand how it affected ordinary folks. Most of the first drafts of this history are being written exclusively in digital media: on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. We're concerned that some of these memories and emotions will be lost over time if we don’t take intentional steps to preserve them.
During tumultuous times like these, the Bolton Public Library believes that there is value in reflecting and documenting our lived experience. We are therefore inviting all Bolton residents to participate in a creative documentary initiative we’re calling
Living Our Lives During COVID-19
The basic idea of the initiative is to collect and store the creative output of our residents during this pandemic. Beginning on July 6, 2020, we will be accepting submissions on an ongoing basis. Throughout the summer, we will provide some prompts in case people feel stuck. There is no correct submission, but here are just some ideas of what people could submit:
We are encouraging people to make hard copy donations so that we can have physical artifacts. Also, this pandemic has revealed how important it is to be physically connected to one another, and we believe that physical submissions are a substitute (albeit imperfect) for the human connection we’re all missing.
Please mail your submissions to: Bolton Public Library
P.O. Box 188
Bolton, MA 01740
ATTN: COVID-19 PROJECT
OR place your items in an envelope, box, or bag, label Pandemic Project, and leave on the tables in the entry. Please don't submit via the book return, where other incoming items may damage your submission.
Include your name, address, contact Information, and anything else you'd like future historians or researchers to know about you. Submissions to this effort are considered gifts to the Town of Bolton, without restriction, and as such are not returnable or negotiable.
If you have questions or comments about this project, please contact the Library Director, Kelly Collins, to discuss. That email address is firstname.lastname@example.org