Fundraising Events, News & Updates, Winterfest

Wintefest at the Hawley Public Library!

Join us on Saturday December 10th from 9:30 – 3:00 PM for Winterfest fun – and buy tickets for our Basket Raffle, too!

Library Hours:  9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Celebrate Authors:  HPL Main & Lower Level. Meet local authors Will Wyckoff, Michael Gadomski, Bob Eckstein, John Harvey, Dawn McIntyre, Alia Haig, Marylou Ambrose, Michelle Gordon, Marileta Robinson, and Deann Mensch. Books will be available to purchase. 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Celebrate Art:  HPL Lower Level. Stop in and pick up some awesome Take & Make crafts to enjoy at home with your family during the holiday season! 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Celebrate Baking:  HPL Main Level. We’re serving up a yummy selection of goods baked by our HPL Board and Friends group members. All proceeds benefit our library! 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Celebrate Music:  HPL Main Level. Enjoy Rich Faschan, local musician, as he performs a selection of his own songs. 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Celebrate Reading:  HPL Lower Level. We’re giving away one FREE book to any child or young adult who visits us! Choose your own title from our ‘Bookstore’. While supplies last.

Celebrate Stories:  HPL Lower Level. Enjoy a reading of ‘Smokey’s Christmas Adventure’ by Deann Mensch at 10:30 AM, ‘The Toe Snatchers’ by local author Marileta Robinson at 12:00 PM, and a seasonal storytime session with Ms. Megan and Ms. Natalie from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Basket Raffle, News & Updates

Basket Raffle Tickets – Now Available!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE for the Hawley Public Library’s 21st Annual Basket Raffle!

Buy them in person at the library or purchase them online here:

Tickets for the Nintendo Super Mario Kart 3-Speed Drifting Ride-on Racer are $2.00 each. Tickets for all other raffle items are $1.00 each, or buy ten get one FREE! 22 baskets to choose from, with more to be added soon!

Drawing will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 1:15 PM. You do not need to be present to win. All proceeds go directly to the HPL – thank you for your support!

Basket Raffle, News & Updates

Coming Soon!

Tickets go on sale for our annual Basket Raffle 11/12/22 – and wow, do we have a super mega awesome Featured ‘Basket’ for you this year! Thanks to several incredibly generous donors we were able to purchase this amazing Nintendo Super Mario MarioKart Ride-On Racer, and you’ll be able to enter to WIN IT! Lots of other great baskets will be available as well…we just couldn’t wait to show this to you!

Check out a video here:

Featured Basket tickets will be $2, all other basket tickets are $1 each or buy ten tickets get one free.

We’re still in need of sposors and donors, and if you’d like to help us make this year’s raffle great you can stop in for more information or visit

Thanks so much for your support!

Basket Raffle, News & Updates

Hawley Public Library21st Annual Basket Raffle Sign-Up

There are three participation options for you to choose from:

  • SPONSOR an HPL Basket by purchasing all the items needed for one of the themes listed below and delivering them to the library by 11/11/22.
  • Make a DONATION to help us cover the cost of HPL basket items by 11/11/22.
  • CREATE YOUR OWN themed basket and deliver it to the library by 11/11/22.

HPL 2022 Basket Themes (if you choose this option, you can view a list of suggested items by downloading the file below the list):

  • Classic Movie Night
  • Oscar Movie Night
  • Family Game Night
  • Crock Pot Starter Kit
  • Breakfast Bonanza
  • ChocoLOT
  • Now That’s Crafty


To participate, please fill out the HPL 2022 Basket Raffle Sign-Up Form, located here:​

Just want to donate online without filling out the form? CLICK HERE!

You can also stop in to sign up or donate in person. Thanks so much for your support!