The Gale Free Library provides a wide range of resources, programs, and materials of interest to adults, including books, movies on DVD and videotape, audio books, and magazines.
Head of Reference:
Local History: Nancy Richards
For telephone reference information, call 508.210.5560
For local history or genealogy questions only, please email Nancy at nrichard at cwmars.org
Put the phrase "local history" in the subject line to be sure your message gets to Nancy.
Local History Room Summer hours:
Tuesday: 3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - Noon
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
These hours are dependent on the availability of the Local History librarian.
Please call 508.210.5560 before you come.
The Reference Collection
The library maintains a collection of nearly three thousand reference books, with particular attention given to materials in health, literature, and history. We own a complete, current set of Westlaw's Massachusetts General Laws.
The Book Express is a free service for those Holden residents who are house bound. We will personally select books for you and volunteers from the senior center will deliver them to your door. Please call Circulation at 508.210.5560 if you are interested in signing up.
The Gale Free Library has a small program room that can be used for community meetings. If you are interested in booking the room, please call Susan Scott at 508.210.5566. Remember that all meetings must be held during the hours the library is open.