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What's Happening

Hopkinton Moms Group Gives $2,500 for the Renovation and Expansion of Library

Fundraising for the Library received a generous $2,500 gift from the Hopkinton Moms Group to renovate and expand the Library. In recognition of its gift, a table and chairs in the Children’s Room of the new Library will be named for the Hopkinton Moms Group.

“The Hopkinton Moms Group contributes to local organizations in many ways throughout the year. At the end of our calendar year, we also try to pick one or two organizations to whom to make a large donation. This year, the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation made the most sense given that so many families in our community currently and will always benefit from library offerings,” says Mary Schofield, Hopkinton Moms Group President. “In past years, we’ve also donated to Hopkinton Center for the Arts, The Michael Lisnow Respite Center, The One Fund, Project Just Because, EMC Playground to replace the mulch, and Hopkinton Youth Soccer to replace soccer nets, among other organizations.”

Along with recent fundraising events and new 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library pledges, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation has raised over $520,000 in total for the new Library.

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Third Annual Touch-A-Truck Raises Over $4,000 for Renovation and Expansion of Library

Over 500 children and their families attended Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Third Annual Touch-A-Truck on Sunday, June 8, 2014. The event, held at Hopkinton High School, raised over $4,000 for the renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. Children could see and climb on trucks, construction and emergency vehicles from American Climbers, Gentle Giant Moving Company, Greenwood Landscaping, Holliston Oil Service, the Hopkinton Police Department, McIntyre Loam, Inc., Norton & Haines Transportation, Scott’s Landscaping, Inc., and Scott Septic, Inc. Children and their families also could ride the Roaming Railroad from Suffield, CT, or win a Power Wheels Mercedes ML63.

Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty and Kumon of Hopkinton sponsored the event, while Roaming Railroad will contribute a portion of its proceeds from the day. Kona Shaved Ice (Cumberland, Rhode Island), Cool Cow Ice Cream (Lynnfield), Snappy Dogs (Hopkinton), Tailgaters Wood Grill (Sudbury), LeafFilter, Inc., and Next Step Living added to the festivities as vendors.

Sons of Former Hopkinton Public Library Director, Jeanette P. Ellsworth, Honor Their Late Mother’s Legacy With a $10,000 Gift for the New Library

The Ellsworth Family has made a generous $10,000 gift in memory of their late mother, Jeanette P. Ellsworth. In recognition of this gift, the Conference Room of the newly renovated and expanded Library will be named for Mrs. Ellsworth, who served as Director of the Hopkinton Public Library from 1972 until 1991.

“My mother’s association with the Library began in 1955 as a volunteer under then Library Director, Mrs. Betty Strong. She became Assistant Director in the 1958, and Director in 1972 when Mrs. Strong retired. She served as Director until 1991, and concluded her service to the Library in 1993, as she had begun it, as a volunteer,” says Russell Ellsworth, one of Jeanette’s sons. “I know she would have been very excited about the renovation and expansion plans.”

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