Richards Memorial Library in Paxton, MA is Paxton's public library supported by the Town of Paxton.
(The library is not a branch of the Worcester Public Library).
We are a full-member of the CW Mars network and offer interlibrary loan with other CW Mars libraries and many other public libraries in Massachusetts.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-8pm
Wednesdays and Fridays, 9am-5pm
The library is closed on all holidays observed by the Town of Paxton.
*The library is closed Saturday when Monday is a holiday.
While we make every effort to consider holidays and religious observances when planning programs, we follow the official Town of Paxton observed holiday list as well as the Wachusett Regional School District School Calendar to best serve our Paxton residents. We offer a variety of programs at different times of day, different days of the week, seasonally, and annually, in order to reach the broadest audience in Paxton.
The library is closed Saturdays when Monday is a holiday in order for eligible the employees to receive holiday pay.
Note; The library is not scheduled to open on any Mondays due to budgetary constraints.
New Year's Day - January 1
Martin Luther King Day - Third Monday in January
President's Day - Third Monday in February
Patriot's Day - Third Monday in April
Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
Juneteenth - June 19
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - First Monday in September
Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day - Second Monday in October
Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving - Fourth Thursday in November
Christmas - December 25
Library may be temporarily closed for scheduled activities such as facilities and renovation projects or for staff training. Advance notice will be provided.
Library may also be temporarily closed due to emergencies such as inclement weather, public health concerns, or insufficient staffing due to illness and/or emergencies.