In the Wollaston Library

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Wollaston BranchLibrary Collections:

  • Fiction books, including Mysteries, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Westerns, Graphic Novels and Paperbacks
  • Nonfiction books, including History, Travel, Cooking & more
  • Large Print books
  • Board books, picture books and early readers for children
  • Books and magazines for teens
  • Audiobooks on CD
  • Chinese language books
  • Movies on DVD
  • Music on CD
  • Magazines & Newspapers
  • English language learning & citizenship materials
  • Reference books, including encyclopedias

Also in this Library:

  • 8 public computers with Internet access, Microsoft Office and black/white printing
  • Free wifi with some electrical outlets
  • Photocopier (black/white, self-service)
  • Outdoor book return for print materials (on Chapman Street)
  • Photocopier (black/white, self-service)

The Helping Hand

Generations of Wollaston Branch visitors have enjoyed an oil reproduction of the famous painting by French artist Emile Renouf called “Un Coup de Main” or “The Helping Hand”. The original painting dates from 1881 and hung for over one hundred years in Washington, D.C.’s Corcoran gallery, captivating visitors with its charming subject and large size (5 by 7 feet). The painting was widely reproduced in the U.S. and is one of Renouf’s most popular works.

Helping HandIn 1935, the heirs of recently deceased Wollaston resident Frank P. Waterhouse donated an exceptionally fine reproduction of the painting, done by A. Connolly in 1903, to the Board of Library Trustees in memory of Waterhouse. After almost 80 years hanging on the eastern wall of the Wollaston library, the painting became dull and the beautifully ornate frame was in disrepair.

On the occasion of his retirement as a Library Trustee in 2014, longtime Wollaston resident Harold S. Crowley donated funding to restore the well-loved painting of a weather-worn fisherman with a young girl in a rowboat. The painting was cleaned and re-varnished, and the gold leaf frame repaired and meticulously cleaned, by a team of skilled artisans at the firm of Trefler & Sons in Newton, Mass.

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