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Summer Reading 2014!

The program begins on Monday, June 23rd @ 9:30 am.

Register at the library or online. 

Click HERE to register for the Online Summer Reading Program for Adults, Teens & Kids.

Library Display Case
Check here for the latest exhibit in our display case, located near the adult circulation desk!

Current Display:
Telephones through the ages from the collection of Philip Parker

Past Display Album

Have a collection you want us to display? Ask at the adult circulation desk.

What Library Staff Has Been Reading Lately:

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper


This is Where I leave You by Jonathan Tropper
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddon
A Long Time Gone by Karen White

Apart at the Seams by Marie Bostwick
Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich

Due to budget cuts, the library will be closed on Saturdays during the summer beginning June 21st. We will re-open on Saturdays beginning Sept. 6th.

Board of Library Trustees

The Board of Library Trustees is looking to fill a vacant position on the Board.  The person appointed will hold the position until the May 2015 town elections.  Think you may be interested but you’re not sure what the board does?  An effective public library board of trustees consists of informed and dedicated citizens representing a cross section of the population who govern the library for the benefit of the community.  

The Board of Library Trustees meets once a month on the third Thursday. If you think you may be interested in this temporary appointment please contact Cheryl Hansen at 508-248-0452 x 11 for more information.

Comedy Hypnotist Show! Featuring Bruce James

Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Program for teens & adults with fun, laughter and definite foolishness with an amazing night of comedy and hypnosis!

Date: Thursday, August 14th 
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: Charlton Library (Dexter Hall)

This show is for teens and adults. 
(You do not need to be registered for the Summer Reading Program to attend.....but why aren't you???)

Please call 508-248-0452 ext.10 or visit the Adult Circulation Desk to add your name to our sign-up list. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Charlton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by the Friends of the Charlton Library. 

New Museum Pass Available
funded by the Friends of the Charlton Public Library

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505


The discount pass admits 2 guests at 1/2 price admission.

Charlton Public Library

2014 Adult Summer Reading Program

For every 100 pages you read you’ll receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win some great prizes!

Prizes for the adult program have been donated by:

Brush It Off Paint & Sip Bar                                                 Cinemagic                  

Hanover Theater                  Market Basket                       Ted’s

Publick House                        Sadie Green                           Southbridge Savings Bank

Stop N Shop                           Shaw’s Supermarket             Lia Sophia

Wal-Mart                                Yoga with Linda Davis          Country Bank

Zorba’s Pizzeria & Tavern   Zumba Gold                           Watershed Woodshed

Francesco’s                            Charlton Sewing Center       Thirty-One

Park Place Hair Salon          Profile Salon                            Bannister Photo

Lamountain's Service Station

Prizes have also been donated by some of our wonderful patrons and by some famous authors! 

Last day to log pages is August 14th!


Over 40 foreign languages to explore-Over 15 ESL courses taught in patron’s native language! Click here to get started:

Freading is available to Charlton residents only.  You must have a library card that begins with 27363 to access Freading. If you're a Charlton resident but don't have a Charlton library card come to the library to exchange your card.

Monday Night Yoga at the Library
Linda Davis will be teaching yoga classes in Dexter Hall on Monday evenings. Choose either the 5:30-6:45 (adult yoga) or 7:00-8:15 (flow yoga) class. Cost is $64 for 8 weeks or $10 for a drop-in class. Classes will be held June 23rd-Aug.25th. No class on 6/30 & 8/4. For more info. or to register contact Linda at or call 508-615-3568.
Wednesday Morning Yoga at the Library
Linda Davis will be teaching yoga classes in Dexter Hall on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:15, June 25th-Aug. 27th.  Cost is $64 for 8 weeks or $10 for a drop-in class. No class 7/2 & 8/6. For more info. or to register contact Linda at or call 508-615-3568.
Wowbrary is here!
It's free!
To sign up, click on the image below!

Board of Library Trustees Meeting Minutes

March 2014

Feb. 2014

Jan. 2014

Dec. 2013

The mission of the Charlton Public Library is to provide free and open access to the citizens of Charlton to the accumulated wisdom of the world. Recognizing that public libraries are one of the cornerstones of the American tradition of equal opportunity, the library's goal is to support an informed citizenry by serving their cultural, educational, and informational needs through the use of traditional and emerging technologies.