• Galapagos Enchanted Islands of the Pacific

    Thursday, March 11th at 7:00 pm via Zoom

    Galapagos Enchanted Islands of the Pacific will be presented by Barry Pell online via Zoom, at 7:00 on Thursday evening, March 11th. Sponsored by Friends of the Walpole Public Library, viewing is free. Click the following link to register:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqc-2sqDosHdOGaNUywZJ0v6vmWHu4ya7m

    The Galápagos Islands may just inspire you to think differently about the world. Located on a remote archipelago of volcanic islands 600 miles west of Ecuador’s Pacific coast, the Galápagos is home to massive tortoises, scurrying iguana lizards, playful sea lions, and a menagerie of exceptional birds from blue-footed boobies to red pouched frigate birds. This isolated group of islands, which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, is a nearly pristine showcase of biodiversity. Lecturer and photojournalist Barry Pell recently visited the Galápagos and will discuss and present his photography of this splendid and fragile ecosystem. 

    BARRY PELL is a world traveler and photojournalist. He has traveled widely over five decades, visiting and documenting landscapes and cultures in nearly 170 countries and on all continents. Mr. Pell has also lived and traveled in China, Eastern Europe, North Africa, and South America. He currently lectures on international cultures at schools, universities, and institutions in the Boston area.

  • Where There’s Smoke, There’s Dinner

    Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 7:00 pm via Zoom

    Where There's Smoke, There's Dinner will be presented by Regi Carpenter online via Zoom, at 7:00 on Wednesday evening, March 3. Sponsored by Friends of the Walpole Public Library, viewing is free. Click the following link to register:  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlf-Csqj0pHNHdeQGfh5M8HIO7tcd16ygb

    For over twenty years Regina “Regi” Carpenter has been bringing songs and stories to audiences of all ages throughout the world in schools, theaters, libraries, at festivals, conferences, and in people’s back yards. An awardwinning performer, Regi has toured her solo shows and workshops in theaters, festivals, and schools, nationally and internationally.

    Regi is the youngest daughter in a family that pulsates with contradictions: religious and raucous, tender but terrible, unfortunate yet irrepressible. These tales celebrate the glorious and gut-wrenching lives of four generations of Carpenters raised on the Saint Lawrence River in Clayton, New York. Tales of underwater tea parties, drowning lessons, and drives to the dump give voice to multi-generations of family life in a small river town with an undercurrent.


Library Services

last updated 2/16/2021

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 seven 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 garden 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.