Preschool Story Time

Ages 2-5 (with caregiver)
Mondays at 10:30 am

March 4,11,18,25

Home School Program

Thursday March 14th @ 1:00pm

Celebrate Pi!

The day that brings out the
inner math geek in us all!

Paint Pouring

Saturday March 16th @ 11:00am

For Teens and Tweens
(ages 10-18)

Learn the basics of the pour paint
technique and create a masterpiece 
on river stones.

Call 964-2320 to register.

Adult Easter Egg Craft

Tuesday April 2nd @ 6:30pm

Wednesday April 3rd @ 1:00pm

DIY egg decorating stations with fun
techniques for you to try and to
replicate at home with the family.


Call 964-2320 to register.

Super Hero Day

Teens and Tweens Wall Art

Saturday April 17th @ 11:00am

Need a new decoration for your wall? 
Create a unique wall art design using
magazine strips and an image you choose.


Call 964-2320 to register.




The Friends of the Hamlin Public Library are a non-profit, tax deductible volunteer organization that provides financial support for the Hamlin Public Library.

The Friends of the Hamlin Public Library provides support to the Library in a variety of forms:

  • Book Sales
  • Fund Raising Events
  • Advocates for the Library to elected officials
  • Financial support for the Summer reading Program
  • Financial support including items such as the purchase of our circulation counter, the teen and adult area seating, multiple programs, and the meeting room renovation

What are different ways someone can support the Friends of the Library?

  • Become a member to assist the Hamlin Public Library with it’s continued goal to support the Hamlin community.
  • Volunteer to participate in our fundraisers.
  • Join in Friends of the Library meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm at the library. It’s a great time to offer your support and ideas. There are no meetings held in April, July and December.

Click here for link to information on how to join the Friends of the Library

Please contact Wilma Matsko at for more information about volunteer opportunities supporting the Library.

New Arrivals

Adult Nonfiction

Minimalist Home

One of today’s most influential minimalist advocates takes us on a decluttering tour of our own houses and apartments, showing us how to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. He both offers practical guidelines for simplifying our lifestyle at home and addresses underlying issues that contribute to over-accumulation in the first place. The purpose is not just to create a more inviting living space. It’s also to turn our life’s HQ–our home–into a launching pad for a more fulfilling and productive life in the world.

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Damn Delicious Meal Prep Rhee Chungah
Essential Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook Morante Cook
Secrets of Great Second Meals Sara Dickerman
Vegan Paleo Jenna Zoe
Cultures: How Ancient Foods Can Feed Our Microbiome Katherine Courge
Keto Diet Josh Axe
Secrets of a Soldier’s Wife Shana Hogan
Organic Painter Carne Griffiths
Affordable Eats Taste of Home
Brave Learner Julie Bogart
Pruning Simplified Steven Bradley
Make it Last Family Handyman
First Conspiracy Brad Metlzer
Minimalist Home Joshua Becker
Adult Fiction

Before We Were Strangers

Five-year-old Sloane McBride couldn’t sleep that night. Her parents were arguing again, their harsh words heating the cool autumn air. And then there was that other sound–the ominous thump before all went quiet. In the morning, her mother was gone. 

Now another traumatic loss forces Sloane to realize she owes it to her mother to find out the truth, even if it means returning to a small town full of secrets and lies, a jilted ex-boyfriend and a father and brother who’d rather see her silenced. But as Sloane starts digging into the past, the question isn’t whether she can uncover what really happened that night…it’s what will remain of her family if she does?

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View New Adult Fiction
Title Author Release  Date
The Drifter Nicholas Petrie
Light it Up Nick Petrie
Operateor Down Brad Taylor
The Weight of the Piano Chris Cander
The Age of Light Whitney Scharer 2/5/2019
The Black Ascot Charles Todd 2/5/2019
Bowlaway Elizabeth McCCracken 2/5/2019
Connections in Death J.D. Robb 2/5/2019
I Owe You One Sophie Kinsella 2/5/2019
The Lost Man Jane Harper 2/5/2019
The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons 2/5/2019
Stalker Lars Kepler 2/5/2019
Watcher in the Woods Kelley Armstrong 2/5/2019
Black Leopard, Red Wolf Marion James 2/5/2019
The Girl in the Glass Box James Grippando 2/5/2019
The Wedding Guest Johnathan Kellerman 2/5/2019
American Spy Lauren Wilkinson 2/12/2019
Early Riser Jasper Fforde 2/12/2019
Finding Dorothy Elizabeth Letts 2/12/2019
Lost Children Archive Valeria Luiselli 2/12/2019
The Night Tiger Yangsze Choo 2/12/2019
The Chef James Patterson 2/18/2019
Dear George, Dear Mary Mary Calvi 2/19/2019
Win a Prize! At Hamlin Library, Come in and Say the Word Toggle
Devil’s Daughter Lisa Klepas 2/19/2019
Never Tell Lisa Gardner 2/19/2019
The Next to Die Sophie Hannah 2/19/2019
The Vanishing Man Charles Finch 2/19/2019
After She’s Gone Camilla Grebe 2/26/2019
American Duchess Karen Harper 2/26/2019
California Girls Susan Mallery 2/26/2019
Chocolate Cream Pie Murder Joanne Fluke 2/26/2019
The Huntress Kate Quinn 2/26/2019
A Justified Murder Jude Deveraux 2/26/2019
The Lost Night Andrea Bartz 2/26/2019
Open Carry Marc Cameron 2/26/2019
The Raven Tower Ann Leckie 2/26/2019

Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee

Every Friday night, best friends Delia and Josie become Rayne Ravenscroft and Delilah Darkwood, hosts of the campy creature feature show Midnite Matinee on the local cable station TV Six.

But with the end of senior year quickly approaching, the girls face tough decisions about their futures. As the tug-of-war between growing up and growing apart tests the bonds of their friendship, Josie and Delia start to realize that an uncertain future can be both monstrous…and momentous.

Release Date February 26, 2019

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New Teen Books

Evermore Sara Holland
The Pride Guide Jo Langford
Queen of Air and Darkness Cassandra Clare
Tokyo Ghoul 7 Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul 8 Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul 9 Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul 10 Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul 11 Sui Ishida
Tokyo Ghoul 12 Sui Ishida
Dear Evan Hansen Val Emmich
Adulting Kelly Williams Brown
Dancers Among Us Jordan Matter
World War II Kindersley Dorling Inc.
Five Feet Apart Rachael Lippincott
The Glided Wolves Roshani Choshi
King of Scars Leigh Bardugo
The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Sabina Khan
Spilling Ink Anne Mazer
The Wicked King Hollly Black



Best Friends in the Universe

Louie and Hector are the best friends in the universe. Get ready to laugh out loud as the two boys fall in and out and eventually back into their best friendship ever through a series of funny secrets that neither one was supposed to reveal. Each episode is told in a journal format in four parts: “Best Friends in the Universe,” “Best Friends in the Universe Forever and Ever,” “Worst Friends in the Universe,” and finally “Worst Secret Keepers in the Universe But Still Best Friends Forever and Ever.”

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View Children's Books
Children’s  Books November 2018
ABC Ready For School Celeste C. Delaney
All-of-a-Kind family Hanukkah Emily Jenkins
The Cat Who Ate Christmas Lil Chase
Click, Clack, Quack to School! Dorren Cronin
The Crocodile and the Dentist Taro Gomi
The Dress and the Girl Camille Andros
Feelings Libby Walden
I Lost My Tooth! Mo Willems
If You Ever Want to Bring a Pirate to… Emily Jenkins
Loretta’s Gift Pat Zeitlow Miller
Melia and Jo Billy Aronson
Mouse Loves Summer Laureen Thomspon
Music Carol Thompson
My Dog Laughs Rachel Isadora
My Father’s Words Patrica MacLachian
Night Job Karen Hesse
A Parade of Elephants Kevin Henkes
The Sad Pony Tina Nolan
Saving Winslow Sharon Creech
Stop, Go, Yes, No! Mike Twohy
Toesy Toe Sarah Tsiang
Under the Same Sky Britta Teckentrup
We Are the Dinosaurs Lauire Berkner
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates Ryan T. Higgins
What Can You Do With A Toolbox? John Colaneri
Board Books
Jungle Animals Xavier Deneux
Now I Am 1 Tales Tiger
Now I Am 2 Tales Tiger
Sing Carol Thompson
Wiggles Clarie Zucchelli-romer
Love and Friendship

First Man

First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focuses on Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.

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Adult DVD’s

Bad Times at El Royale
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Girl in the Spider’s Web
The Happy Prince
Johnny English Strikes Again
My Secret Valeintine
Nobody’s Fool
A Star is Born
The Wife
After Darkness
The Black List Season 5
Creed II
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Green Book
Instant Family
Mary Queen of Scots
Private War
Robin Hood
Sgt. Will Gardner
The Upside
Very Very Valentine


Childrens’s DVD’s
Barbie Dreamtopia: Festival of Fun
Bernie The Dolphin
Fairyland tales: Adventures of Johny Cluck
Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Puppy Stars: Christmas
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Scoody-Doo! Spring Brak Triple Feature
Frozen New Years
The Grinch
Llama Llama Red Pajama
Mary Poppins Returns

This is just a small sampling of the new DVD’s coming to the library.  Stop in to pick up your next favorite movie!