Sons of Former Hopkinton Public Library Director, Jeanette P. Ellsworth, Honor Their Late Mother’s Legacy With a $10,000 Gift for the New Library

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The Ellsworth Family has made a generous $10,000 gift in memory of their late mother, Jeanette P. Ellsworth. In recognition of this gift, the Conference Room of the newly renovated and expanded Library will be named for Mrs. Ellsworth, who served as Director of the Hopkinton Public Library from 1972 until 1991.

“My mother’s association with the Library began in 1955 as a volunteer under then Library Director, Mrs. Betty Strong. She became Assistant Director in the 1958, and Director in 1972 when Mrs. Strong retired. She served as Director until 1991, and concluded her service to the Library in 1993, as she had begun it, as a volunteer,” says Russell Ellsworth, one of Jeanette’s sons. “I know she would have been very excited about the renovation and expansion plans.”

“In proclaiming Jeanette Ellsworth Day on September 20, 1991, the Board of Selectmen recognized Mrs. Ellsworth for fostering the love of reading in Hopkinton residents for over 30 years; for her exemplary service; and for her graciousness and good humor,” says Laura Barry, Chair of the Hopkinton Public Library Foundation. “We are thrilled that the Ellsworth Family has chosen to honor their mother’s incredible contributions to the Hopkinton Public Library with this generous gift and the naming of the new Library’s Conference Room.”

About Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Founded in 2011, Hopkinton Public Library Foundation, Inc. (HPLF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to raise private funds to support the state-of-the-art renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library. HPLF appreciates the Hopkinton community’s tremendous response to date, and asks for the community’s continued support. Gifts in any amount are welcome and appreciated, and are tax-deductible. Contributions may be mailed to P.O. Box 16, Woodville, MA 01784, or made online at For more information about 1000 Homes for Hopkinton Library, and the expansion and renovation of Hopkinton Library, please visit our website at and our Facebook page: