Hamilton Wenham Public Library

Mission Statement

The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library is a vital civic anchor for the community. The Library connects people to information and resources, supports literacy and education, promotes lifelong learning through diverse programs, and is a welcoming space for all. 
                                                                                 Approved by the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Board of Trustees
                                                                                                                                                                             October 12, 2023


Our shared values are what guide our library staff as we work with the community and each other.

  • We value equitable access to information and lifelong learning opportunities.
  • We value intellectual freedom and unbiased representation of all viewpoints in collections, programs, and services.
  • We value the contributions of an engaged, dedicated, and innovative library staff.
  • We value the power of collaboration with community members, leaders, and organizations.
  • We value a welcoming and safe environment that is open and accessible to all.

Strategic Plan

The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Strategic Plan was accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners in 2023. It serves as a guide for planning library services for the next five years. The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library is eligible to apply for Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants.

Strategic Plan (PDF Document)

Library Policies

Visit our Library Policies page for a list of policies at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library.

Library Trustees

Mary Jane (MJ) Brown, Chair - Hamilton - 2026
Jane Kusel, Vice Chair - Hamilton - 2025
Karen Bebergal, Secretary - Wenham - 2025
Bethany Yu, Liaison to the Friends - Wenham - 2026
Denise Bisaillon - At-Large - 2027
Grace Meo - At-Large - 2027


Contact the Hamilton-Wenham Library

Library Director

Kim Butler 
14 Union Street
South Hamilton, MA 01982
Phone: 978-468-5577
Fax: 978-468-5535

Library of Things
Check out our Library of Things.  Literally: check them out!  Our library has a growing collection of non-traditional or unconventional items (called “realia” in library jargon) that you can borrow as you would a book, CD, or DVD.  These items range from board games to cookie cutters to an actual butter churn.  For more information Library of Things

Library Trustees Meeting Minutes
Please click the link for Library Board of Trustee Meeting Minutes.
Note: There are traditionally no meetings held in July or August.

For older minutes please contact the Library Director at kbutler@hwlibrary.org.




Town Hall Hours

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday Closed

Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984


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