Thursday, April 5, 2018

It's a Library Party!

You’re Invited to the Grand Re-opening of the Children’s Library at the Heath Elementary School.

Friday, April 20th, 2018, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The whole community is welcome! It’s a Library Party!

We're celebrating with:
  • stories read by our beloved former Heath School Librarians
  • kid's music with Karen Brooks
  • cupcakes
Come and sign out books from this beautiful collection!

The Heath School Library will be open every Friday from 3:00-5:00 p.m. beginning April 20th and throughout the summer!

For more information contact Lyra at

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Children's Ukulele Programs

The Heath Free Public Library invites you to three CHILDREN’S UKULELE PROGRAMS with Julie Stepanek. She’s coming to Heath this spring with her ukuleles for you to play!

Julie Stepanak
  • Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Ukulele Story Time at the Heath Library, presented during our regular preschool story hour.
  • Two programs on Saturday, May 5:
10:30 a.m. Ukulele Story Time (for ages birth to 5.)
11:30 a.m. Family Ukulele Program for all ages.
Both May 5th programs at the Community Hall in Heath Center.

Join us for one, two, or all three of these fun, free programs!

For more information and to let us know you plan on coming, please call 413-337-4934 ext. 7.

Heath Free Public Library, 1 East Main St., Heath, Ma 01346.
Hours: Mon. 3-7, Wed. 12-7, Sat. 9:30-1:30.

These programs are sponsored by Mohawk Trail Regional Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program, which is funded through a grant from the MA Department of Early Education & Care.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sugaring Season

Commercial and backyard sugarers in Heath are boiling furiously in the early days of March to keep up with the good sap runs brought on by the perfect sugaring weather.

If you are interested in learning more about sugaring come to the library and check out a book or DVD.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Snow Day!

The library will be closing at 4 pm, Wednesday, March 7, due to the snowstorm.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

New Books in February

A few of our new books in February.

Adult Fiction
Hidden Depths by Ann Cleeves
Cruel Winter by Sheila Connolly
Green by Sam Graham-Felsen
The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
Elmet by Fiona Mozley (2017 Man Booker Prize Finalist)
pH by Nancy Lord

Adult Non-Fiction
iGen by Jean M. Twenge, PhD
A New Map of Wonders by Caspar Henderson
Social Media Wellness by Ana Homayoun
The Food Forest Handbook by Darrell Frey & Michelle Czolba
Mushrooming Without Fear by Alexander Schwab

Children's Books
every color soup by Jorey Hurley
Barkus by Patricia MacLachlan

Take a look at all the new titles added to our online catalog in the last 14 days (link).

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dust of Snow

 The Library is closing early at 4:00 pm today, Wednesday, February 7,  due to the snowstorm. The poem below was shared with us by our friend Jane.

A row of Hemlock trees seen through the rear window of the library during today's snowstorm.

Dust of Snow by Robert Frost

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

Has given my heart
A change of mood
And saved some part
Of a day I had rued.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Love My Photo!

2/21/2018 Photos on display at the library.

Do you have a favorite photo taken with your cell phone camera? Kids, nature, food, pet, selfie? If you love it, we want it!

Share your photo with the library and we'll post it on our walls on Valentines Day and display it through the end of February.

Barbershop Duet
Bring a printed copy (5 x 7 or smaller) or email it to and we'll print a 4 x 6 copy and add it to our display. Put Love My Photo in the Subject line of your message. Photo caption optional.

Sneaking a peek at the 2017 solar eclipse from the front porch of Sawyer Hall.