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Upton Town Library Calendar of Events

By Matthew Bachtold, Library Director
and Lee Ann Murphy, Children’s Librarian
Upton Library Hours
The Upton Town Library is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Town Trash Bags for Sale
Upton Library has yellow and blue town trash bags in stock.  Yellow 30-gallon bags are $20 per roll of 10, and Blue 15-gallon bags are $13 per roll.  Payment can be made in cash or check, anytime the library is open.
eBooks, Audio Books and More
Did you get a new tablet or device this season?  Make the most of it with free digital content from the library. We offer services through Libby and Hoopla apps, accessible with your Upton Library card. Libby has eBooks and audio books from a wide range of authors and genres. Hoopla has a different selection of authors and no waiting lists. Hoopla also has a great selection of graphic novels. Visit the library for help getting started.
Winter Reading Challenge
Pick up a reading log at the Upton Library, complete at least five of the reading challenges and return your log by February 25 to win a reading prize! This is for ages 3-18, but adults can challenge themselves as well.
Library Events – Held in the Upton Town Hall
Music & Movement – Select Tuesdays
at 10:30 a.m.
Our Music & Movement program features Deb Hudgins and her Pre-K Sing & Swing. It is an interactive program, geared toward children ages 1–5 and their caregivers, to enjoy together. Deb plays guitar, sings, and incorporates stories, dancing, fingerplays, games and more at each of her themed performances. Partial funding for this program is through a grant from Beginning Bridges CFCE in Uxbridge. This program is will be held Tuesday, January 10, and January 24, in the Upton Town Hall.
Baby Storytime – Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Baby Storytime is hosted by our Children’s & Young Adult Librarian, Mrs. Murphy. She shares nursery rhymes, short stories, and songs to help develop language and social skills for our youngest patrons.  This is for ages 0–3.
Preschool Storytime – Thursdays at
10:30 a.m.
Mrs. Murphy shares two theme-based picture books, along with simple songs or chants. A simple craft tutorial follows. Preschool Storytime helps reinforce early literacy skills and builds school readiness for this age group. This is geared toward ages 3–5.
Teen Group – Tuesdays 3 p.m.
Our Teen Group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 3–4 p.m. at the library. Students have the chance to make new friends, discuss books, explore theme-based projects and just have fun. Tweens and teens welcome this opportunity to develop independence skills and give input to our Young Adult collections and programming. This is for ages 10–16.
Kids’ Book Club – February 1 at 4 p.m.
Our book club members explore popular juvenile and preteen titles on the first Wednesday of each month. Join us February 1 for our Adventure pick, Wild River by Rodman Philbrick. This is for ages 8–12.
Upton Reads Book Group – Town Hall
This book group offers an eclectic mix of contemporary literary fiction, with meetings on the second Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening of each month. This group will meet in person at Upton Town Hall, with a Zoom remote option on Tuesday, January, 10 at 12:45 p.m., and Thursday, January 12, at 6:45 p.m.: The Maid, by Nita Prose.
For more information or assistance with anylibrary services, call 508-529-6272 or email [email protected]