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Upton Library is now reopen for browsing, with public computers and limited seating.
Masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors.
No-contact pickup remains available. See no-contact services information.

Library and Pickup Hours: Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10am-8pm, Fri and Sat: 10am-4pm

Please call 508-529-6272 or email for information on specific library services.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

November Library News

 November Library News - Holiday Hours, Museum suggestions and Storytime schedule.
Click below to read more.

by Nicole Claire, Children’s Librarian and Matthew Bachtold, Library Director
Please call the library at 529-6272 if you require special accommodation for any library programs or services.

Holiday Hours
Upton Library has the following changes to our hours in November:
Nov 11th, Wednesday – Closed
Nov 25th, Wednesday – 10am to 3pm
Nov 26th, Thursday – Closed
Nov 27th, Friday – Closed
All other days are regular hours, including 9am to 5pm on Saturday, Nov 28th.

Museum Visits in Fall
Funded by the booksale and your generous donations, we offer discount admission passes to many museums and attractions.
Fall is a great time to visit Tower Hill Botanic Gardens (half price admission), view the famous greenhouses and gardens and walk the lovely grounds.  Perfect for foliage viewing, and remains beautiful after the first snowfall.  New England autumn at its best!  Call the library 508-529-6272 to reserve a pass.
New this year: Old Sturbridge Village (half price admission), enjoy all the fall activities and decorations for a traditional Thanksgiving, along with all the crafting and colonial life exhibits.
When it gets too cold, stay cozy and explore art at Worcester Art Museum (free admission) or Museum of Fine Art in Boston ($10 admission)!

Reading Room at Upton Library
Have you seen the new reading room at Upton Library?
Take a look at our magazine collection, sit for a while in our lounge chairs, enjoy the “book tree” designed by local Brownie troop, and escape with our travel book collection.
Find your next read from one of our library displays.  We are currently featuring Veteran’s Day, Haunted Places and Biographies, but displays change often!

Spanish Storytimes at Upton Town Library!
Que pasa Upton? Upton Town Library will host a series of Spanish Storytimes featuring Dawn Duplessis and Coreen Williamson from the Spanish Immersion Program at MURSD! Spanish storytime for children ages 4 and up will be held at 1:15pm on Tuesday, November 17th and December 15th.  Spanish Bebe storytime for ages 0-3 will be held at 10:30am on Friday November 20th and December 18th.  Drop-ins welcome! For any questions please contact the library at 508-529-6272 or email Nicole at

Tinytots Fridays: Multicultural and Holiday-Themed.
Tinytots storytime for ages 0-3, Fridays at 10:30am.
November 6th: Early Language School instructor Maite Attennelle will lead a bilingual French-and-English storytime.
November 13th: Miss Nicole will provide a heartwarming, comforting Thanksgiving-themed storytime.
November 20th: Coreen Williamson and Dawn Duplessis will host a Spanish-and-English storytime.
TinyTots lasts about 20 minutes followed by a 'stay-and-play' open playtime session and book browsing period. Drop-ins are welcome. Best suited but not exclusive to 0-3 year olds.

Storytime Thursdays: Special Guests!
Preschool Storytimes for ages 3-6, Thursdays at 10:30am
November 5th: Firefighter Bonnie Lopez will lead a Fire Safety Storytime.
November 12th: the YMCA Family and Community Partnership will offer a Young Scientists STEM Program.
November 19th: Yoga Storytime with instructor Mary Anne Murphy.
Drop-ins are welcome. Best suited but not exclusive to 3-6 year olds.

Library Book Discussion Group
The library supports a monthly book discussion group, which alternates between fiction and non-fiction titles. All titles are selected by the members, and copies of the book are available at the Library. Meetings are held from 7pm to 8pm on the last Wednesday of each month (Except November and December) at Memorial Elementary School. 
Join us on December 2nd to discuss “The Last Kings of Sark” by Rosa Rankin-Gee, a luminous novel about an American tutor on a tiny island in the English Channel, the last place in Europe to abolish feudalism.

For the latest information about Upton Town Library, visit our website at or contact Upton Town Library at 508-529-6272.

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