Memorial Day

The Hanson Public Library will be closed Monday May 28, 2018 in observation of Memorial Day. The library will reopen with its normal hours of operation on Tuesday May 29.

Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday celebrated on the last Monday of May to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. On this day, we remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in military service for our country.

To learn more about the history of Memorial Day, please visit the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. There you can learn about the significance of poppies for Memorial Day, guidelines for displaying the flag, and more. Check out this Memorial Day Reading List of book suggestions and more for all ages.

Hanson will be holding its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday May 28th, 2018. The parade will form at 9:45 a.m. and begin at 10:00 at Indian Head School. The parade will make a brief stop at Hanson Town Hall, and then proceed to the Fern Hill Cemetery where it will conclude at approximately 11:30.

New Reference Librarian

We’re pleased to welcome new Reference Librarian Julia Nee to the Hanson Public Library. Julia recently received her Master of Library & Information Science degree from Simmons College and has gained valuable experience in several local academic and public libraries. She will be starting May 14th so say hello if you’re stopping by. She will be happy to help with technology or research questions you may have.