Ray Grande

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Ray Grande was the consummate volunteer, well known and respected throughout the community.

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We are moving our library of things over to the general library catalog.  Now you will be able to place items on hold...

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We now have a Library of Things! »

Thanks to a donation from the Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library, we now have even more to offer our patrons!Reserve...

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Information on Automatic Renewals »

What is an automatic renewal?Effective January 21, 2021, any renewal-eligible items you borrow from...

Upcoming Events:

Book Page WreathWinter Wreaths - Winter Wreaths Craft Event for Teens and Adults!  Drop in during this craft event to create a beautiful winter wreath from old book pages.  Open to ages 12-99.  Pre-registration required so we can be sure to have enough supplies.  Tuesday, Dec 6, drop in 5:00-7:00pm.   click here to sign up.




Teen Advisory BoardTeen Advisory Board - Open to tweens/teens in grades 6-12.  Come let us know what you want from your library and earn community service hours!  Share your thoughts on library events, programs, books, video games, and more.  Then stay and help us create some decor for the YA room.  Tuesday, Dec 13, drop in 2:00-4:00, everything will wrap up by 5:00.  Click here to sign up.


Peterson's Test Prep

Did you know... the library offers FREE online test prep and practice tests for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, AP exams, and so much more?  Peterson’s Test Prep is available as one of the many online information resources offered by the library.  Create a free account to improve your test scores, watch math/english/science tutorials, research colleges and scholarships, create a resume, complete Microsoft Office and Windows 11 tutorials, and access many other services.  Click here to access this fantastic resource!

Peterson's Test Prep



Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
  • Friday: 10 am - 4pm
  • Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Closed Dates

  • Monday - July 4, 2022 (Independence Day)
  • Monday - September 5, 2022 (Labor Day)
  • Monday - October 10, 2022 (Indigenous People's Day)
  • Wednesday - November 23, 2022 (Close at 4pm)
  • Thursday - November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Saturday - December 24, 2022 (Christmas Eve)
  • Monday - December 26, 2022 (Christmas)
  • Monday - January 2, 2023 (New Years)
  • Monday - February 20, 2023 (Presidents' Day)
  • Monday - April 17, 2023 (Patriots' Day)
  • Monday - May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday - June 19, 2023 (Juneteenth)


Upcoming Programs in the Children's Room

November 2022


children reading


Story Times in
November 2022

P. J. Story Time with Mrs. Sill

November 9th. 

Wednesday at 6:30 PM

Children's Room/Drop In


"Littles and Letters" Story Times

on Wednesday

 with Mrs. Haduch

November 2nd: Letter "G"

November 9th: Letter "H"

November 16th: Letter "I"

(Skip the 23rd)

November 30: Letter "J"

at 11:00 AM in Sturtz Room

This is a story time intended for pre-school children.

We will be doing a letter a week, using stories, songs and crafts for each letter.

Please register online for this story time. 


Toddler Story Time

with Jen Hamilton

November 4th and 18th at 10:30

in Sturtz Room

For children ages 18 months to 36 months. 


We have a special Facebook Page for our Children's posts and story times.

Ask to join this private page: RHL Children's Page.

         Past story time programs can be found on that Facebook page 

which we recorded from October 2020 to May 2021.



Lego Club on November 15th at 4:00
lego picture  

for ages 6 and up
Sturtz Room  
Sign up online for a place. 


Read to Jubilee

November 17th at 4:00

 In the Children's Room

 Please sign up online.

It's so much fun to read to a dog who listens!




We are happy to announce

that after 2 1/2 years,

we are offering our Babygarten program again!

November dates: 3rd, 19th and 17th

at 10:30 in the Sturtz Room

for babies from birth to 18 months

Babygarten is a program that brings caregivers and babies together for an hour of stimulating experiences 

intended to nurture the bond between caregiver and child, 

and to increase the caregiver's awareness of their child's development. 

Babygarten's primary focus is the healthy development of infants aged 0-18 months old

with an emphasis on language enrichment and pre-literacy skills. 

The program includes nursery rhymes and songs, book sharing, parenting information,

a developmental craft, and a free-play period when babies play and caregivers can talk. 

Space is limited to 12 babies every week so please sign up for the classes

that you are able to attend. We will have a wait list. 

It will run for six weeks at 10:30 in the Sturtz Room. 

Class dates will be: Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and Dec. 1, and 8.

Third Grade Book Club

November 10th

4:30 to 5:15 in the Murray Conference Room


Juana and Lucas


Join Miss Jennifer for a fun-filled, action-packed book club!

The book for November's meeting is "Juana and Lucas" by Juana Medina.

We will have a fun discussion, play games, do a book-related craft and have a snack!

Copies of the book will be behind the circulation desk and you can pick them up!

 Just tell the librarians at the desk that you need a copy of the 3rd grade book club book.


Fall DecorationsFall Decorations

Littleton Country Gardeners November Craft

Monday, November 14th

 3:30 in the Sturtz Room

Join Chris McCumber's class and create a fall centerpiece decoration.

This is for children in grades 3-5 and we are limited to 12 in a class. Please sign up online. 




Christmas tree cartoon


Christmas Trees and Wreaths Silent Auction

in the Gallery downstairs

Sponsored by:

Girl Scouts Cadette Troop #69088

To support the RHL Fund

The trees and wreaths are made to correspond to a favorite children's book.

You can make a tree or bid on one!

Tree drop-off begins November 21st.

Bidding will take place until December 17th. 

Winners will be notified on December 19th. 





Massachusetts Children's Book Award

2022-2023 Nominees

Isla to Island by Castellanos

Twins by Johnson & Wright

Black Brother Black Brother by Parker-Rhodes

I Survived The Nazi Invasion, 1944: A Graphic Novel by Tarshis & Sarraseca

Blackbird Girls by Blankman

Lemons by Savage

P.S. I Miss You by Petro-Roy

Arlo Finch and the Valley of Fire by August

A Wolf Called Wander by Parry

The List of Things That Will Not Change by Stead

Yummy: A History of Desserts by Elliot

Alone by Freeman

Amari and the Night Brothers by Alston

Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by Baptist

Prairie Lotus by Park

Roll with It by Sumner

Too Bright To See by Lukoff

Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Cuevas

CeCe Rios and the Desert of Souls by Rivera

Ancestor Approved by Smith

Simon B Rhymin by Reed

Float by Martin

Marley Dias Gets it Done by Dias

Dragon Egg Princess by Oh

History Smashers: Plagues and Pandemics by Messner & Koch


We have copies here in the Children's Room just in case you need to read that last one!

They are located right as you come into the Children's Room, on the RIGHT. 


Massachusetts Children’s Book Award honors books that promote reading for pleasure

among students in grades four through six. Read any five books and you will be able to vote for your favorite in April 2023.

The Massachusetts Children's Book Award is sponsored by Salem State University