November Hours and The Return of Our Museum Pass Program!

Abbot Public Library has changed it’s hours for November to include evening hours. Please note our new schedule:

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday:  9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday:  9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Public computers are available with limited access to printing

GRAB & GO SERVICE

Wednesday: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The building is Open to the public. If you would like to pick up your pre-checked out items, please make a reservation online at abbotlibrary.org or call (781) 631-1481, Ext. 217 or 237 for children’s items and Ext. 201 or 223 for teen or adult items. Items can be picked up at customer service desks.

In consideration of the health and safety of our community, especially our youngest patrons, masks are now required in the library.


MUSEUM PASS PROGRAM RETURNS

The Abbot Public Library is proud to announce the return of our beloved Museum Pass Program. Patrons are able to reserve passes and promo codes here for some of the best museums in the Greater Boston area. Thanks to the generous support of the Friends of Abbot Public Library, we are able to offer passes and promo codes to:

Patrons without access to the internet can reserve a pass/promo code right at the circulation desk or by calling (781) 631-1481 (though some passes may require an email address in order to be used).

Follow us on Facebook or visit our website to stay updated on our services.

The House of the Seven Gables and hoopla: A Match Made in Heaven

Stuck at home with some time to spare? This is the perfect opportunity to get caught up on all of that classic lit you’ve been meaning to read! Start local with Salem’s own Dark Romanticism poster boy, Nathaniel Hawthorne. 

Our hoopla digital collection has a veritable treasure trove of Hawthorne’s greatest hits to explore. The Scarlet Letter? Check. Young Goodman Brown? Check. Twice-Told Tales? You guessed it: check.

You can also find both the ebook and audiobook versions of his famed novel The House of the Seven Gables on hoopla. Take a peek at the 1940 film starring George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay, and Vincent Price and the made-for-television adaptation starring Shirley Temple, too!

And if that’s not enough to get your Seven Gables fix, check out the Images of America series guide to The House of the Seven Gables. This volume places the 352-year-old namesake of Hawthorne’s novel in its historical context, from its early days as a private residence to the advent of the house’s present form as a tourist destination. 

Yearning for more? Our museum partners at the House of the Seven Gables have been hard at work creating virtual content to tide you over until you can visit the museum in person again. Their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest social media pages are chockablock with excellent resources for all ages covering Hawthorne, his works, and the house that inspired him. The House of the Seven Gables also has a dedicated webpage for all of their digital content, including streaming lectures and community conversations, interactive exhibitions, and a slew of at-home learning resources (including a really awesome Seven Gables-inspired scavenger hunt!).

So if you’re missing that “rusty wooden house, with seven acutely peaked gables, facing towards various points of the compass, and a huge, clustered chimney in the midst” do yourself a favor and experience The House of the Seven Gables in all of its wonderful forms online. Happy exploring!