Backyard Astronomy: Come in to borrow the library telescope!

Please come on in to check out the library telescope to observe objects from your own backyard using a technique called star-hopping and learn how easy it is to use!

This telescope was donated to the library by John C. Root in memory of his wife, Susan E. Root, and is maintained by Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. as part of their Adopt a Library Program.

August Library Display
Animator Designer Display 
By: Joshua Altobelli


Tuesday & Thursday

1PM-8 PM

Wednesday & Friday

9 AM-5 PM

Saturdays 10 AM-2PM

​*The library is closed on any Saturday before a Monday holiday

Visit our library to check out the

August  2018:  

Artist Bio:

  My name is Joshua D Altobelli, and for the month of August my artwork will be on display here at Paxton Richards Memorial Library. I currently live in Holden, but I am very familiar with Paxton.

                I was born with autism, a major obstacle I have had to overcome my entire life. Although I am high functioning, it has been difficult for me at times to communicate with others. Illustrating and other forms of artmaking have been my passion as it allows me to express myself to others.

                I graduated from the University of Dartmouth Massachusetts with a degree in Digital Media. While attending that University, I took part in the 20 Cent Fiction theater group, took part in Gaming Society and I ran the Anime Club for a year. There were also various work study jobs I took part in, including chalk drawing for the Theater Club, printing for the Campus Printing and working as a cameraman for the local television station. The television job assisted me with my internship at Worcester’s “WCCA” and my volunteer work at Holden’s “HCTV”.

I have been creating a web comic series called “Zheph Skyre” at It has lead me to sell postcards and other prints at various conventions such as Boston Comic Con, Rhode Island Comic Con, Nauticon, Granite State Comic Con and Anime Boston.

                I have displayed artwork art other libraries such as the Holden Gale Free Library and the Sudbury Goodnow Library. I have also shown my artwork at ArtsWorcester and at the Genesis Club.

Drop-In ​​ Lego Club

Day: Thursdays

Sept 6th, 2018-May16th, 2019

Time: 3:45P.M.-4:30 P.M.

​​Appropriate for ages 5 and older (younger children may attend with an adult parent/guardian attendance and participation is encouraged for all ages!)

Murder Mystery Dinner

(brief description on programs page)
The name of the production is: These Jokes Are Killing Me

The name of the production company is: Cornely Productions

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time: 4 P.M.-6 P.M.

Where: Paxton American Legion

Major Donors:

Country Bank
Fidelity Bank

 Dinner & A Show Tickets: $10

Purchase your ticket at the

Richards Memorial Library

Light Catered Buffet will be served 

Public Sorting cancelled:

Saturday, August 18

Book donations accepted until:

August 1st

Paws N Read
Date: Thursday, September 13th
(full) & Sept. 20th (one spot left)
Time: 3:45-4:45 P.M.
***Sign up to read to our therapy dog, Lily (15 Minute intervals)

Click the Following Link to Check Out An E-Book



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Paxton, MA

(508) 754 -0793

Richards Memorial Library