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Looking for Legos

legosThe Hanson Public Library is seeking Lego donations!

Clean out your storage bins and bring any retired Legos, Lego sets, or mini-figs to Kate in Youth Services at the Hanson Library.  This summer we will be hosting a weekly Lego Builder Night in conjunction with our Summer Reading program, “Fizz, Boom, Read!”.  We look forward to your donations.

Any questions, please contact Kate at the library at 781-293-2151 x105 or email

April Book-to-Movie is The Shell Seekers

The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde PilcherJoin us for April’s Book-to-Movie Discussion on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 pm. This month’s title is The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. We’ll also be showing the movie for those who haven’t seen it on Tuesday, April 29 at 1:00 pm. To register please call 781-293-2151 or email

Copies are available in the SAILS Library Network and on our Kindle and Nook eBook Readers.

Some reviews from

“As this absorbing saga of a modern English family opens, 64-year-old Penelope Keeling is returning to her country house following a heart attack, and her three adult children have varying reactions to the news. The narrative is actually a series of deftly interwoven vignettes that shift back and forth in time; each chapter centers on one of the principal players in the family’s history. The unifying thread is an oil painting entitled “The Shell Seekers,” done by Penelope’s father. Pilcher’s characters are well-drawn, real, and engrossing people. A thoroughly charming book for most fiction collections. Troll Book Club main selection.”– Library Journal

“A HUGE, WARM SAGA…A deeply satisfying story written with love.”– The New York Times Book Review

“BEAUTIFULLY DONE…A book about families…When the reader closes the book, it is with a sense of regret– regret that there is no more.”– Boston Herald

“A LOVELY STORY, the best, really absorbing book I’ve read in a long time, the kind you hate to put down and especially hate to finish.”– Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Children’s Book Reading & Craft Activity

The Special Beat of Ordinary Feet by Patricia PerrinDid you ever wonder?
Join Duck, Squirrel and Rabbit as they explore why their feet are all different.

Hanson Public Library presents a

Children’s Book Reading & Craft Activity (Ages 5 & up)
by Patricia Perrin, author and illustrator of The Special Beat of Ordinary Feet
Friday, April 25, 2014, from 10:00-11:00 am

Story reading by the author and illustrator: Duck, Squirrel and Rabbit have a puzzling question about why their feet are different. Travel with these animals on their adventure to find the answer to their question. By working as a team, they overcome various obstacles and discover that their differences make each of them very special.Foot Craft Sample

After talking about the animals’ talents, we’ll talk about your unique talents. What is your special talent: making people smile? running? gymnastics? doing yoga? reading? blowing bubbles? helping your parents?

And finally, you will craft a collage of your special feet!

This is a free event, but space is limited to 20 children and preregistration is required. Please call 781-293-2151 or email to register.


Puppet Story Time

Leigh Puppet Show Join Leigh with friends Phineas & Newton for Puppet Story Time at the Hanson Public Library!

Drop in for this free event on

Friday, April 18th
10:00 am – 10:30 am

Any questions: 781-293-2151 x105 or

This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Hanson Public Library.

Streaming Kids Videos

Did you know that we recently added streaming videos for kids to our Overdrive collection?

These videos play right in your web browser on a variety of devices. Check them out today!

Eloise streaming videoHarold and the Purple Crayon streaming videoCloudy with a Chance of Meatballs streaming video