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 May, July and December.

Click here for a 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.




Businesses that support The Friends of the Library

Both of these businesses are Lifetime Supporters!

Would your business or organization like to help support The Friend of the Library?  If so please contact Wilma Matsko at  it would be greatly appreciated. 

New Arrivals

Adult Nonfiction


For more than 5,000 years, “old” has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70. That means most people alive today will spend more years in elderhood than in childhood, and many will be elders for 40 years or more. Yet at the very moment that humans are living longer than ever before, we’ve made old age into a disease, a condition to be dreaded, denigrated, neglected, and denied.

Reminiscent of Oliver Sacks, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, and draws from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that’s neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy–a vision full of joy, wonder, frustration, outrage, and hope about aging, medicine, and humanity itself.

Elderhood is for anyone who is, in the author’s own words, “an aging, i.e., still-breathing human being.”

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Camp Grandma Marianne Wangner-Day
Candle Making Basics Eric Ebeling
Complete Crochet Course Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Crafting Meaningful Wedding Rituals Jeltje Gordon-Lennox and Tiu de Haan
Crochet for Play Sarah Pawlowski
Crochet in a Day Selena Baca
Discovery the Joy of Everyday Rob Walker
Elderhood Lousie Aronson
Family Tree Toolkit Kenyatta Berry
Happiness is Baking Maida Heatter
History of the Bible John Barton
How to Raise Sucessful People Esther Wojocicki
Knitted Tanks and Tunics Anglea Hahn
Make in a weekend Afghans to Crocheting Mary Ann Frits
No Plot? No Problem Chris Baty
Oh! Crap! I Have a Toddler Jamie Glowacki
Raising an Orhanized Chil Damon Korb
Stained Glass making Basics Lynn Haustein
Top-Down Knit Sweaters Corrina Ferguson
Where Monsters Hide William M. Phelps
X-Plan Parenting Bert Fulks
Adult Fiction

One Good Deed


It’s 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do‘s and a much longer list of don’ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don’t go to bars, certainly don’t drink alcohol, do get a job–and don’t ever associate with loose women.

The small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer’s years serving in the war or his time in jail. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment–and a stiff drink–leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman.

Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won’t be so easy. The indebted man has a furious grudge against Hank and refuses to pay; Hank’s clever mistress has her own designs on Archer; and both Hank and Archer’s stern parole officer, Miss Crabtree, are keeping a sharp eye on him.

When a murder takes place right under Archer’s nose, police suspicions rise against the ex-convict, and Archer realizes that the crime could send him right back to prison . . . if he doesn’t use every skill in his arsenal to track down the real killer.

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The Chain Adrian  McKinty
Chances Are Richard  Russo
The Chelsea Girls Fiona Davis
The Escape Room Megan Goldin
The Gifted School Bruce Holsinger
The Golden Hour Beatriz Williams
Good Girl, Bad Girl Michael Robotham
Knife Jo Nesbo
Labyrinth Catherine Coulter
Lady in the Lake Laura Lippman
The lager Queen of Minesota Ryan J. Stradal
The Last Book Party Karen Dukess
The New Girl Daniel Silva
The NIckel Boys Colson Whitehead
One Good Deed David Baldacci
The Other Mrs Miller Allison Dickerson
Someon to Honor Mary Balough
Someone We Know Shari Lapena
Supper Club Lara Williams
Surfside Sisters Nancy  Thayer
Temptation Darling Johanna Lindsey
Under Currents Nora  Roberts
Wanderers Chuck Wendig
Window on The Bay Debbie Macomber


Survivors of a deadly planetary outbreak take on a new, sinister adversary in the white-knuckle sequel to Contagion, which New York Times bestselling author Amie Kaufman called “gripping, thrilling, and terrifying in equal measures.”

Thea, Coen, and Nova have escaped from Achlys, only to find themselves imprisoned on a ship they thought was their ticket to safety. Now the nightmare they thought they’d left behind is about to be unleashed as an act of political warfare, putting the entire galaxy at risk.  

To prevent an interstellar catastrophe, they’ll have to harness the evil of the deadly Achlys contagion and deploy the only weapons they have left: themselves.

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Teen and Tweens
Claude Monet Danielle Hayes
Leonardo DaVinci Tarma B Orr
They Called Us Enemy George Takei
Depression Jacqueline B Toner
Dissenter on the Beach Victoria Ortiz
Freeing Yur Child from Anxiety PhD Tamar Chansky
The Mindful Teen Dzung MD
My Hero Axademia 19 Kohei Horikoshi
Technically You Started It Lana Wood Johnson
The Beckoning Shadow Kathayn Blair
How We Became Wicked Alexander Yates
Immunity Erin Bowman
The Merciful Crow Margaret Owen
Spin The Dawn Elizabeth Lim
The Storm Crow Kalyn Josephson
Wilder Girls Rory Power
Ghosts of the Shadow Market Cassandra Clare
Like a Love Story Abdi Nazemian
Ordinary Blair Thornburgh
The Rest of the Story Sarah Dessen
Sorcery of Thorn Margaret Rodgerson
Teeth in the Mist Dawn Kurtagich
Where I End and You Begin Preston Norton

The Wonky Donkey

Click the link above to watch the hilariously fun video of a grandma reading the “Wonky Donkey” book to her grandchild

Kids will love this cumulative and hysterical read-aloud!”I was walking down the road and I saw . . .
A donkey,
Hee Haw!
And he only had three legs!
He was a wonky donkey.”

Children will be in fits of laughter with this perfect read-aloud tale of an endearing donkey. By the book’s final page, readers end up with a spunky, hanky-panky, cranky, stinky, dinky, lanky, honky-tonky, winky wonky donkey!

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Picture Books  
Chicken talk Patricia MacLachlan
From Tree to Sea Shelley Moore Thomas
Good Boy Sergio Ruzzier
How to give your Cat a Bath Nicola Winstanley
In the Quiet Noisy Woods Michael Rosen
Say Something! Peter Hamilton Reynolds
Sheep Dog Eric Barclay
What a Cold Needs Barbara Botner
What If…? Then We… Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Board Books  
Spring Babies Kathryn Galbraith
Summer Babies Kathryn Galbraith
Super Pooper and whiz Kid Potty Power Eunice Moyle
Winter babies Kathryn Galbraith
Love and Friendship

The Mule

Gritty. Real. Real gritty.
Once again, Eastwood stars and directs a film about an aging Korean War veteran, Earl Stone, who continues to take pleasure in his lifetime past times, beautiful women, alcohol, and…….flowers (?).
Now in his nineties, with lingering guilt about neglect and abuse placed on certain family members, he tries to cling to the things he knows & loves: flowers. Offered a “driving” job, Earl finds himself in the modern age of cell phones, texting, & GPS.
Earl is now a drug runner, he knows what he is into, and uses his “gobs ‘o money” to get his house out of foreclosure, finance improvments to his VFW, and pay for other, a-hem, pleasures.
 Very little. The film is really about family, personal honor, integrity, and doing the right thing, even after doing wrong.

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Adult DVD’s

All of My Heart – The Wedding
Becoming Astrid
Being Rose
Ben is Back
Christmas with Tucker
Death Kiss
The Favorite
Grand-daddy Day Care
Last of the Mohicans
Love on Safari
My Dinner With Herve
Once Upon a Prince
Second Act
Signed Sealed Delivered-Home Again
Speed kills
Tea With The Dames
What They Had
Winter’s Dream

Children’s DVD’s

Bubble Gum Fairies-Valentines Day Party
Capt Maya and The Space Explores
Groundhog Dave
Leprechaun tales
My Hero Academia Two
Paw Patrol-Mighty Pups
PBS Kids-20 Incredible Tales
Spiderman: Into the Spider Verse
Stan and Ollie


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