• Holiday Closing

    Monday, April 19, 2021 - Patriots' Day

    The Walpole Public Library will closed on Monday, April 19th in observance of the Patriots' Day Holiday.

    The Library will resume its regular hours on Tuesday, April 20th at 9:30am.
  • Draw Your Pets!

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at 3:00 pm via Zoom

    Do you have a pet? Would you like a portrait of them? Using basic shapes and simple line technique, you can learn to create your favorite furry friends. No prior drawing experience is needed. All you need are: simple paper, pencil, and eraser! This online class is taught by Corrine Roberts, an illustrator whose work has been featured at conventions around the country. This program is for artists ages 6 and up. This is an online zoom class, and registration is required. Click here to register. Details for joining the class will be sent to registrants before the start of the program.

    This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Walpole Public Library.

  • Exploring Walpole's Trails

    Wednesday, April 28, at 7:00 pm via Zoom

    Exploring Walpole's Trials will be presented by Gary Riggott via Zoom, at 7:00 on Wednesday evening, April 28th. Sponsored by Friends of the Walpole Public Library, viewing is free. Click the following link to register:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvduGgqTMpH9EoWSB8FKsCJdSmbZqIft7r  In this talk, Gary will focus on:  Trails History, Trails Locations and Descriptions, and Developing a Love of Nature in Your Children.

    Gary has been a prime mover of the Walpole Trails Committee for quite a few years now. He has organized several trail numbering and mapping projects, organized trail cleanups and hikes, and most notably saw to completion the construction of the Spring Brook Boardwalk. He encourages everyone who can, to use the trails and to join in on the Committee’s efforts and outings.
  • The 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico

    Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 7:00 pm via Zoom

    The 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico will be presented by John W. Farrington, Ph. D via Zoom, at 7:00 on Thursday evening, April 22nd. Sponsored by Friends of the Walpole Public Library, viewing is free. Click the following link to register:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEude2upzsqGdH-TQos59iOGmTsN95PgTR7

    Dr. Farrington will give an overview of ten years of Fates and Effects research on the spill.

    He will begin with a brief overview of the various sources of petroleum/oil inputs to the oceans and their fates and effects in a general manner. This will be followed by a more focused presentation of the nature of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GOMRI) funded by $500 million 2010-2020 by BP, and the main results of the research findings that pertain to fates and effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil inputs. A link will be provided to the GOMRI website for those interested in more extensive information related to GOMRI and the findings of the research.

    John W. Farrington, Ph. D. is Dean Emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and Trustee Emeritus at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.

    His professional interests include the biogeochemistry of organic chemicals in the marine environment, education for all ages, and science-policy issues.

Library Services

last updated 4/6/2021

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Walpole Library is limiting the number of patrons in the building in accordance with State Guidelines for the safety of the public and staff.  All patrons will be counted as they enter and exit the building.  Building occupancy is currently set at 30 patrons.  More information about the virus can be found on the Town of Walpole's web site, https://www.walpole-ma.gov/covid19


For everyone’s safety:

  • All staff and patrons over the age of two will be required to wear face coverings at all times while in the library.
  • Please keep a distance of at least six feet between yourself, other patrons, and library staff.
  • Please clean tables and equipment after use.
  • Use of meeting rooms will be prohibited at this time. 
  • Lobby pick-up and home delivery service will continue for patrons who do not wish to enter the building.
  • All returns will be quarantined for two days before they are checked in fine free.
  • The library is not accepting book donations at this time.
  • Because capacity is limited, please leave the library promptly after concluding your visit.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Regular Hours
The Walpole Public Library is open for its normal operating schedule of 59 hours, 4 evenings and 6 days a week. 

Holds Pick-up
Patrons can order materials from any library in the Old Colony Library Network for pick-up at the Walpole Public Library.  Interlibrary loan and ComCat ordering of materials is also available.

Study Rooms are now available for individual use
The study rooms at the Walpole Public Library are now available for individual use only.  For the time being we are limiting usage to 2 hours per person per day.  Please call the Reference Desk at 508-660-7341 to reserve a study room.

Library Technology
Library Internet workstations, copier, fax and public scanner are all available for use.

Lobby Pickup of Library materials
The Walpole Public Library continues to offer no contact lobby pickup of library materials. If you are interested in picking-up library materials in the lobby, please contact the Circulation Desk at 508-660-7340 to set up a pickup time. 

Delivery of Library materials
No contact home delivery of library materials continues to be availlable to Walpole residents. If you are interested in receiving library materials via delivery, please contact the Ciruclation Desk at 508-660-7340 to arrange a home delivery.  Library materials are delivered on non-holiday Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.  We can only provide delivery inside the town of Walpole.