eBook & Audiobook Workshop

Images of mobile devicesLearn how to borrow eBooks & audiobooks from our digital book services: OverDrive & Axis360.

Two sessions offered:

  • Saturday, August 1st at 10:00 am
  • Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00 pm

To follow along bring your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Android phone or tablet, Kindle Fire, Kindle eReader*, Nook tablet, laptop, or Chromebook. You will need your library card number and PIN.

*If you have a Kindle eReader, you will also need to bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone to follow along.

For best results, all devices except Kindle eReaders should have one of these browsers: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. If you are interested in the Kindle portion of the workshop, you must have a Kindle or have the Kindle app installed on your device. You must also know your Amazon password. We’d be happy to prepare your device in advance!

Register online through our Calendar of Events or call 781-293-2151.

Annual Trivia Night

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Hanson Public Library’s Annual Trivia Night
Thursday, July 30th
Camp Kiwanee Lodge

6:30 pm – Doors Open
7:30 pm – Questions Begin

Cash prize awarded to the winning team.
Bring your own snacks and thinking caps!
Cash bar – Raffles – Free popcorn

Entry fee: $150 per table (up to 8 people) or $20 per person (will be put at a table with players)

Entry forms are available at the library. Please make checks payable to: Hanson Public Library Foundation.

Email questions to hpl.foundation@gmail.com or call 781-293-2151.

Sponsored by the Hanson Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Even More eBooks!

Axis360 ebook collectionYou may be familiar with our current digital book service, Overdrive. Now we’re adding a second collection of eBooks and audiobooks you can download to your computer, tablet, or smartphone: Axis360. Like Overdrive, the Axis360 collection contains bestsellers and popular titles.

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Axis360 is being provided as part of a new statewide project called Commonwealth eBook Collections (CEC). The Hanson Public Library has joined this initiative to expand the resources we provide to you.

To get started using Axis360 you can sign up for a one-on-one class and we’ll take you through the setup process and show you how to download titles. Call us at 781-293-2151 or email hansonref@sailsinc.org. There are also instructions and support videos online.

Commonwealth eBook Collections also includes two other collections:
EBL (eBook Library) – Has a wide variety of non-fiction titles on personal interests such as cooking and gardening and has specific collections for academic and research purposes.
BiblioBoard Library – Contains primary sources, historical documents, images, and video that support general research and curriculum studies.
To access either of these resources, please contact us at 781-293-2151 or hansonref@sailsinc.org.

Summer 2015 Hours

Open Saturdays summer 2015For your convenience, we’re opening on Saturdays this summer!

Effective July 5th to September 1st:

Monday & Friday — 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday — 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Wednesday & Saturday — 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Closed Saturday, July 4th and Saturday, September 5th.

Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm hours will resume on September 12th.