The Hanson Public Library enriches, engages, and strengthens our community.
The Hanson Public Library inspires curiosity and fosters life-long learning by connecting people and ideas. The Library provides access to a wide variety of resources, technology, and experiences in a welcoming, supportive environment.
- Service Excellence
We strive to serve all patrons with excellence and support community needs in a welcoming, respectful environment.
- Intellectual Freedom
We believe in free, confidential access to information, knowledge, and ideas for all people.
We respect diverse experience and ensure equitable access to library materials and services.
We embrace new ideas and technologies and find innovative ways to provide value to our community.
- Literacy & Learning
We inspire curiosity and creativity to foster literacy, the joy of reading, and a love of learning.
- Community & Collaboration
We value the Library as a community space and build strong relationships with community partners.
2023-2024 Construction Grant & Planning Project
The Hanson Public Library is excited to announce it is applying for a grant through the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP). The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners announced the 2023-2024 MPLCP grant round on February 2, 2023. Information about the MPLCP and current grant round can be found here.
The Library submitted a Letter of Intent and municipal letter of support on April 26, 2023. The Board of Library Trustees appointed a Planning Committee and hired a consultant to work with the Library Director over the next few months to complete the documents necessary for the full grant application, due on May 31, 2024. The Library continues to gather input from the community about Library services and the Library building to serve as the foundation for a new Strategic Plan and Library Building Program. These documents are the first steps in planning for the future of the Library and will be a guide to an architect. At the moment, both new construction and a renovation/expansion project are possible options. The Library issued an RFP on August 21, 2023 for a conditions assessment of the current facility, which the grant requires if a renovation will be considered.
To keep you informed about the planning project and grant application, this page will be updated with documents and information as we proceed. Please call the Library at 781-293-2151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- Letter of Intent
- Municipal Letter of Support
- Strategic Plan 2024-2028
- Action Plan FY25
- Library Building Program 2024 (to be completed, due May 31, 2024)
- RFP for Library Facility Assessment
- RFP for Library Facility Assessment – Addendum
- Strategic Plan FY19-FY23
- Strategic Plan FY19-FY23 Summary Sheet
- Library Building Program 2019
- Library Building Program 2019 Summary Sheet
- Town Meeting May 2019 Power Point Presentation