TOWER HILL LIBRARY

The Library is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

LIBRARY ONLINE CATALOG
Tower Hill Library’s Online Catalog is available here.

WORCESTER COUNTY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY TRANSACTIONS
Please click here to search Transactions of the Society 1840–2006.

ACCESS
All are welcome in the Tower Hill Library found on the lower level of the Stoddard Education and Visitors Center and members may borrow books. The Library has more than 8,000 resources including books, magazines and dvds on gardening for all ages and abilities. The Library is a great space for reading, quiet study and research. We also offer a children’s area with puzzles, drawing materials and a comfortable couch to sit and read a favorite story. When it’s warm, head outside to our Reading Garden. We love questions, so don’t hesitate to make an appointment with the librarian, Kathy Bell at kbell@towerhillbg.org or 508.869.6111 x116) if you’re working on a topic that may require research or archives assistance.

WHAT’S NEW IN THE LIBRARY
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COLLECTIONS
Tower Hill Botanic Garden opened in 1986 but its history as the Worcester County Horticultural Society dates back to the 1840s, and the Library goes back almost as far. Early library holdings began with donations from founders and members, and today the Library provides access to institutional and garden history records and regularly exhibits materials from our archives.

LIBRARY NEWS

NOW ON EXHIBIT IN THE LIBRARY

Can You Top This? Harriette Merrifield Forbes (1856–1951), Author, Artist & WCHS Member for 92 years!
On Exhibit in the Library: July – December, 2016

30 Stories: Tower Hill 1986–2016
On Exhibit in the Library: July – December, 2016
30 years of history told through 30 special items.

Please click here to learn about the Library’s past exhibits.

THE READING GARDEN
Right outside the Library is a little known, off the beaten track garden. The Reading Garden opened in 2010 and continues to provide graceful grasses and other choice plantings and statuary in a small, secluded space. Stop by with a book or bring a picnic and enjoy!

LIBRARY PROGRAM
Lost Gardens Showcase

Saturday, October 22, 1–3pm
Free with Admission
Register here. 
The Lost Gardens of Worcester County project has been documenting the finest Central Massachusetts gardens of the past. We’ll showcase the resources we’ve uncovered and the online repository we’re creating.

LIBRARY SERVICES

Materials may be borrowed by Tower Hill members for one month. Returns may be made in person, by mail or by returning materials to the Reception Desk when the Library is closed.
Join our community of gardeners and readers. We read books on gardening and nature based on a yearly theme, and meet one Saturday a month from January through April to discuss. Please view our 2016 titles and find a complete list of the books we have read. 
The Tower Hill Library is part of a project to document the outstanding gardens of Central Massachusetts. Learn more about the gardens we’re studying. Interested in joining us? Please call 508.869.6111 x116 or email kbell@towerhillbg.org.
Tower Hill Library gratefully accepts donations of lightly used books covering all aspects of gardening. We also sell an impressive collection of competitively priced used books when the Library is open. Please contact the librarian, Kathy Bell, at kbell@towerhillbg.org or 508.869.6111 x116 for more information about donations.