Hamilton Wenham Public Library

Vision Statement
Our patrons are inspired about the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library because they know that it is a dynamic and welcoming destination, and a portal to a commonwealth of information, creative programs, leading-edge technology, and materials to satisfy every curiosity.

We believe all questions and requests are important and we strive for excellence in the quality of answers we offer. We listen to our patrons, surprise them with superior service, and embrace change when it will improve our library.

We develop community partnerships that minimize duplication of efforts and strengthen our library as a valuable resource to every member of our two towns.

We promote the joy of reading and the value of lifelong learning to all.

Mission Statement
The Hamilton-Wenham Public Library is a publicly funded institution dedicated to the common good by serving the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of the community and encouraging its patrons in the lifelong pursuit of learning and personal growth. The library will be responsive to the needs of its diverse users, advocate and support the use of appropriate technology, build an excellent collection, commit itself to the highest ideals of library service and the principles of intellectual freedom, and provide a welcoming meeting place for the community.

Approved by the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library Board of Trustees - June 9, 2005

Library Trustees
Nichole Gray, Chair - 2022
Dorothy Goudie, Vice Chair - 2023
Dede Johnson, Secretary - 2024
Cara Fauci, Liaison to the Friends - 2024
MJ Brown - 2023
Karen Bebergal - 2025


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 9am-4:30pm

Tuesday 9am-7pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm

Friday 9am-1pm


Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

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