What's New in February at The Worthington Library

Due to the expected low temperatures, the library will be CLOSED this SATURDAY, 2/4.
Honor and celebrate Black History Month with books from these great authors!
A young Black girl holds an acoustic guitar. In the background is a brick wall with a colorful mural. The text reads “Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem” words by Amanda Gorman, pictures by Loren Long
Led by one young girl, a group of kids have a musical parade through their community offering help as they go. Poet and activist Amanda Gorman provides the words and bestselling illustrator provides stunning visuals in this picture book. Junior 
Bree lost her mom in a car accident and enrolls at a new residential school. If that wasn’t enough to navigate... There’s a secret society, mysterious happenings, and another teen who calls himself “Merlin.” As she tries to uncover the connection between “Merlin” and her mother’s death, Bree is pulled into this magical world and has to figure out how far she will go. Young Adult Fiction
View of a New York City building and the stairs of a fire escape. The text reads “A Novel: The World We Make” N.K. Jemisin, four time HUGO award winner and New York Times bestseller
N. K. Jemisin’s latest book -- the second in the Great Cities Duology. A speculative fiction set in New York follows the avatars who work together to stop the newest threats to the city -- a candidate for mayor and the Enemy. Adult Fiction

Connect with neighbors at one of our Ongoing Events

  • Spinning Group*, Tuesdays 2/7 and 2/21, 7 pm 
Bring your latest spinning, knitting, or crochet project. Trade tips and laughs. All are welcome.
  • NEWKids’ Makerspace, Thursdays, 3 to 5 pm
Join us for our low-tech makerspace. We’ll use tape, glue guns, recycled stuff, clothes pins, popsicle sticks, and more. Imagine what you can create and make it happen! Or, get some examples of possible creations. This class is free -- donations are accepted for supplies. For more information, contact: Susan Warner at
  • Genealogy Drop-In, First Saturdays, 10 am to Noon
Discover your family history. Join us online here: Join Zoom Meeting 
Meeting ID: 824 1650 9045
  • Dungeons & Dragons for Kids, Saturdays, Noon to 2 pm
Join our growing group of adventurers! Crawl dungeons, slay monsters, and flee with treasures.
  • Book Club*, Saturday, 1/28, 4 pm
February's Book Club Pick: The Whites by Richard Price/Harry Brandt (pseudonym)
*Subject to scheduling changes. Email the library to be added to the email list for these events.
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A Few (Cozy?) Reads

A black cover with a red ticket and a letter opener in the background. Words in the foreground read, “The Twist of a Knife” Anthony Horowitz
View of a lake from the perspective of someone standing on a deck. Chairs and a rail are in the foreground. The rail is covered with flowers growing over from the water. Words read, Debbie Macomber “The Best is Yet to Come"

Childcare Funds available for Hilltown Families


The Hilltown Childcare Subsidy Program has funds available for families who need help paying for childcare. Requirements for the program include:

Residency: Families must live in Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Peru, Plainfield, Williamsburg, or Worthington

Income: Families must be low or moderate income. The program coordinator will help the family determine their income bracket.

Work or School: All adults in the household must be working at least part-time, be in school part-time, or be in a job training program part-time.

Childcare Facility: The daycare, preschool, or before- or after-school program must be licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, but can be located in any city or town.


If the family qualifies for the program, they will pay no more than 10% of their annual household income on childcare.


For more information, please visit or email

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