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HAMILTON, ON – Oct 8, 2020 – Hamilton Public Library, in partnership with NTRL, a Hamilton-based youth incubator, is combining resources to help youth develop their creative talents.

HAMILTON, ON – July 29, 2020 – Beginning July 30, HPL branches are open for browsing, holds pickup, computer access and use of printers, scanner, fax and Central Makerspace equipment. New branch hours are Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-7PM and Friday- Saturday 11AM-5PM. (Turner Park opens for browsing and computer use August 4, 2020.)

HAMILTON, ON – July 14, 2020 – Hamilton Public Library (HPL) is welcoming all Hamiltonians back by waiving all fines and fees March 15, 2020-December 31, 2021 and permanently eliminating fines and fees on materials for children and teens.

HAMILTON, ON – July 3, 2020 – HPL is opening six more branches for Takeout service: Ancaster, Kenilworth, Sherwood, Saltfleet, Turner Park and Waterdown.

HAMILTON, ON – June 19, 2020 – Hamilton Public Library’s Local History & Archives is creating a community archive to document our experiences during the pandemic.

HAMILTON, ON – June 11, 2020 – To keep Hamilton reading, listening and watching, while taking precautionary public health measures, Hamilton Public Library (HPL) is offering take-out (curbside) service of on-hold books, music and movies, starting June 23, 2020.

HAMILTON, ON – May 1, 2020 – Six community-minded organizations are making much-needed protective face shields for local health workers.

HAMILTON, ON – April 29, 2020 – Every Friday at noon treat yourself to a virtual concert, courtesy We’ve moved our usual stage at Central Library to our website, for now; we’re determined to keep the music playing for Hamilton.

HAMILTON, ON – Monday April 27, 2020 – With a Hamilton Public Library card, you now have access to three times as many eBooks and eAudiobooks — 211,400 digital titles, to be exact.

HAMILTON, ON – Tuesday April 14, 2020 – On Thursday April 16, at noon, Hamilton Public Library launches Hamilton Reads 2020. The one book everyone in the city should read this year is Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice.