Meet Heather Abraham, the woman who does it all


Photo by Amisi Omondi

School Librarian Heather Abraham always ready to help serve the students at the library.

Most people only know of Ms. Abraham as the librarian who manages the library study halls, but her role within the Hopkinton community extends to more than just her work as a librarian. She is a dedicated educator, environmental activist, mother of three, and businesswoman. 

Her connections to Hopkinton run deep. “​​When I was a stay-at-home mom, I started my own embroidery business, it was called Monogram Now and one of my first clientele like 10 years ago was actually Hopkinton,” Abraham said.

Growing up outside of Albany, New York, she currently resides in Westborough with her 3 boys. After being a stay-at-home mom with part-time jobs, she returned to work and is now in her final year pursuing her Master of Education at Merrimack College. 

Looking ahead to the future of the library, she comments that “I’m looking forward to the library becoming fully operational where students come here to, not only connect with other students and find a place to judge. Your place, if just, you know, finding peace, but also a place where they come to find information and look for, looking forward to bringing new books. ”

As an accomplished member of the Westborough Rotary Club, Abraham worked on the environmental committee to implement the Treks program in Westborough, a biweekly town-wide event where the town donates single-use plastics that cannot be recycled, such as Ziploc bags and dry-cleaning plastic. Abraham and her team have collected over 2,000 lbs of plastic that would otherwise be in the ocean. The Environmental Club at Hopkinton High School is currently taking on this project.

In her personal life, her days start bright and early. “My morning routine before work is that I get up at 5:30, get ready, make my kids’ lunch, and I have 3 kids… I’ll have my two younger boys and I leave the house by like 7AM. I like to think it would be a huge accomplishment to get two boys out of the house by 7AM” Abraham said. 

Heather Abraham is committed to education and strives to make the Hopkinton High School library a center of learning and connection for students. Outside of school, she always tells her kids that “you have to fail in order to succeed”.