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 College Search

Applying to College

Getting In

Scholarships

Financial Aid Resources

 

 

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If you haven't been to the Library recently, stop by and see what we have for you.

Use the library from home!

Want to get more involved?

Join the Teen Advisory Group!
This essential group helps the librarians decide what programs to offer and suggests items for the library to purchase. They also make decorations and displays (such as the origami display in the Teen Space) and sometimes help with children’s programs.  The group meets between 4-6 times a year for about 1 ½ hours on a weeknight. If you are interested in joining, please email Sue Gomes sgomes@cwmars.org.

Diversity Book DisplayLooking for the newest Young Adult (YA) books at the library? Check out the website links on the right to find book reviews, books by genre, or books in a series. Or try one of the award winner listed

This month we are celebrating Diversity at the Library. Stop by and pick up a book that
 will give you a view of the world from someone else's view.

eBook Reader?

Your library card gives you access to free eBooks. Visit the eBook page to learn how to it works!

Award Winners!

The Best Books for Young Adults: This list of the Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults 2016 was chosen by the committee that is part of the Young Adult Library Services Association.

The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The award is sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust.

The Great Graphic Novels/Top Ten for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA."

New Teen Books at the Library

 

 

 

image of people holding eBooksGet free eBooks, audiobooks and videos with your Library card! You can browse, download and read E-Books and E-Audiobooks to your heart's content on your your iPhone (and other iOS devices), BlackBerry, Android device or computer.

Your library card gives you access to free digital content! There are two ways to access these free resources.

Using the CWMARS Digital Catalog

Your library card and software provided by Overdrive give you access to free digital content! Libraries throughout Central and Western Massachusetts have contributed eBook and Audiobook content to the CWMARS Digital Catalog. You can browse, download and read eBooks and audiobooks to your heart's content on your prefered device.  The Overdrive App is available for download to your tablet, phone or e-reader. 

Getting Started with OverDrive

The process of downloading eBooks and audiobooks varies by device. Learn how to download to your particular device by following these steps:

1. View the Get Started video.
2. Download the OverDrive App for your device.
3. With your library card in hand, search the CWMARS Digital Catalog for an item you would like to download and follow the procedure for your device.
4. Need help? Visit OverDrive's eBook Help Help or Audiobook Help pages for more details.

 

LibbyMeet Libby, the new, one-tap reading app!

The Libby app is the new app for borrowing digital books and audiobooks.It is available for Android, iOS, and Windows 10.

To get started:

1.  Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.
2.  Open the app and find your library. You can search by library name, city, or zip code.
3.  Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title. When prompted, sign in. You’ll need a valid library card to complete this step.
4.  Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically so you can read them when you’re offline.

From your Shelf, you can:
• Tap Start Reading or Start Listening to open a title.
• Tap the cover image, then Send to Device to send a book to Kindle.

 

 

Using Axis 360

The Axis 360 app is compatible with most newer devices and PCs. Visit the App Zone to download the correrct app for your device. Once installed, you can go to Beaman Library's Axis 360 homepage.

Using the App
Use the tabs at the top to find Just Added, New Releases, Most Popular, Hidden Gems or Recently Added.
• Limit or your search to "Available Only", "Axis 360 eBook" or "Axis 360 Audio" by clicking on the icons in the upper left.
• Search for teen books by clicking on the link in the left menu.
• When you find a book you want, mouse over the title, select the format and click checkout.
• You may check out a maximum of 3 books. The default loan period is 2 weeks. You may have up to 5 books on hold at one time.

 

Boston Public Library's eCard

Massachusetts residents can sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard via the web! BPL eCards are virtual library cards that allow users immediate access to Boston Public Library's extensive electronic resources - from archaeology and genealogy to history and science, homework help, historical newspapers, downloadable audio, video, music and more.

For more information about eCards, please visit BPL's eCard FAQ

TumbleBookCloud

Tumble Book Cloud is an online collection of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books! All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection. The read-along format combines the flexibility of an eBook with full-length professional narration and highlighted text so you can follow along. A growing collection of school related titles such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby and Shakespeare's works give middle and hight school students a wide variety of option to choose from.

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Arts

Websites

Biographies

Databases

  • Biography eBooks
  • Biography in Context: Covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts.
  • Books and Authors offers reading recommendations for adults, young adults, and children's fiction and non-fiction.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library provides over 20 full-text reference books covering the arts, biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, geography, and science.

Websites

 

Foreign Language

  • Mango Languages - Learn to speak one of 63 languages using this online resource accessible with your Beaman Library card. You will progress through lessons that include seeing the language in print, hearing a native speaker, and learning phrases commonly used when traveling.

General Reference

Databases

eBooks

Websites

 

History & Social Science

Databases

  • Global Issues in Context - Global viewpoints, reference, periodicals, and multimedia for what's happening in the world today and why.
  • MA History Online - articles about Massachusetts people, places and historical events.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context - Offers a range of perspectives on important issues to help critical-thinking skills using reference, periodical, news, primary and multimedia sources
  • U.S. History in Context - Primary and secondary history sources combined with the media-rich selections, including key titles from Macmillan, Scribner and other world-class sources. Find comprehensive coverage of the most-studied topics, from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • World History in Context - Covers nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. 

eBooks

Websites

 

Language Arts

Databases

  • Biography in Context provides information covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts.
  • Books and Authors offers reading recommendations for adults, young adults, and children's fiction and non-fiction.
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism Select provides an extensive collection of critical essays & biographical information on contemporary writers.

eBooks

 

Math

Websites

  • Kahn Academy: Excellent videos explaining pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry and precalculus, calculus, probability and statistics and more.
  • Wolfram MathWorld: The web's most extensive math resource.
  • Calculus 101: Automatic calculus and algebra help.
 

Science

Databases

  • Science in Context features information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular science subjects from earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.
  • Science Online presents a broad range of scientific disciplines through extensive definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments.

eBooks

Websites

The databases listed below are available provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and Massachusetts Library System with state funds and federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, C/W MARS and local funding. Have your Beaman Library card on hand as it may be required to log in to some of the databases.

 

Access My Library®aml example

Log into this easy-to-use free app to access the Gale holdings. It will use geolocation to connect you to the closest library giving you access to the Gale databases on-the-go.

New Purchases!

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