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Your Library is a treasure trove of shared resources. There is so much to be found here, including new books to satisfy any interest and for any age, DVDs to entertain you on a long winter's night, children's books to cherish and encourage a lifelong love of books and reading, audiobooks for your long commute, ebooks and eaudio books to enjoy on your tablet, music CDs to feed your love of music, Great Courses to nourish your mind, Launchpads to keep your brain active, whole collection of databases on many subjects to help you find answers to your research questions, and of course wonderful programs for all ages.

Your Library is a community meeting place! We offer a wonderful assortment of programs for all ages and all interests, provide meeting space for community organizations, offer a safe space for group project work, tutoring or private study, and provide a warm spot to stop by and read the paper and chat with neighbors. The Children's Early Leaning Center provides a wonderful space for children and parents to enjoy each other's company or meet some new friends. 

Image of February book displayYour Library is a technology hub. We provide computers and WiFi to help you stay connected, MS Office products to help you get some work done, and color or black and white photocopying and printing.

Stop in and see what we can offer you!

Do you like to be on top of the newest items?books

Stay up-to-date with best-sellers, books featured on the air or award winning titles with BookSizzle, a new service offered by Beaman Library.  Click on the lists below to see what's new. There is a link to the CWMARS catalog from the list so you can place a hold on items easily. 

If you are interested in subscribing to one or more of the lists, just check off the ones you would like to receive, add your email address and click subscribe.

New Book Purchases for Adults - A monthly update of new fiction and nonfiction purchases at Beaman Library. See a sample here.

New DVDs - Stay on top of new DVD purchases by subscribing to this monthly list.

New Audiobooks - Love listening to audiobooks? Subscribe to get the quarterly update of recent purchases.

New Children's Books - New books for children of all ages. See the latest list here.

New for Young Adults - New books purchased quarterly for students in Middle and High School. Click here to see a sample.

BookSizzle - A weekly roundup of reading recommendations including bestsellers, new arrivals, collection highlights and books discussed on television and radio this week. Look for this newsletter in your inbox every Friday afternoon, just in time for the weekend. See the current issue.

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In accordance with Federal law and U. S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.D. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice), or (202) 720-6382(TDD).

 

In order that library service to the community can be performed in the most effective and efficient manner possible, the following policy governs appropriate behavior on library property. Those who fail to comply will be required to leave the premises and/or may be barred from future library use.

GUIDELINES:

  1. The following activities are not allowed in the library or on library property:
  • Smoking (Massachusetts General Laws [MGL] Ch 270, Sec21 –22) and the use of tobacco products and/or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs;
  • Creating a disturbance by making noise, talking loudly, or other conduct disruptive to library patrons, staff or general library service (MGL, Ch. 272, Sec 41);          
  • Concealing library property within a patron’s bag or other container;
  • Interfering with another person’s right to use the library or with the library staff’s performance of their duties;
  • Threatening behavior including, but not limited to, violence, threats of violence, and possession of weapons;
  • Bringing animals into the library except those needed to assist a disabled person;
  • Playing audio equipment so that others can hear it;
  • Misusing the rest rooms (e.g., using them as a laundry or washing facility);
  • Solicitation by means of personal contact with library patrons;
  • Posting political notices or lobbying for a political initiative;
  • Entering “staff only” areas without express permission of a staff member;
  • Leaving a child 10years old or younger unattended in the building (See “Child Safety Policy” for further information and clarification);
  • Running, jumping, or boisterous activities within the building;
  • Sleeping, except for young children under a parent’s supervision.

2. Those who intentionally damage or deface library materials or property may be prosecuted [MGL, Ch. 266, Sec 100). Parents can be liable for damage done by a child under the age of 18 (MGL, Ch. 231, Sec 85D).

3. Theft of library materials, use of false identification to obtain a library card, or use of another person's library card without his/her permission is against state law and may be prosecuted (MGL, Ch. 266, Sec 99A).

4. Food is not allowed in the library, except at designated times or in designated areas as approved by the Library Director.

5. Beverages in covered containers are allowed; children's "sippy" cups and bottles are allowed under direct parental supervision. Patrons are required to use extra caution near computers and are responsible for cleaning up their messes. Patrons need to notify a staff member whenever a liquid is spilled.

6. The use of bicycles, skateboards, and roller blades is prohibited on library property. Bicycles should be left outside in the designated rack.

7. A patron may be required to leave athletic equipment, large parcels and bags, or other belongings deemed inappropriate, with the library staff until they are ready to leave the building.

8. Persons without shoes or shirts will not be allowed in the library.

9. Cell phones should be used considerately. Conduct all cell phone conversations in either the front (Central Street) lobby or side (Newton Street) lobby and turn off ringers while in the library.

Any patron with a valid patron card from the Beaman Library may place a reserve on any circulating library item.

Reserves will be accepted by phone, in-person or through a patron-placed reserve in the library catalog.

Items may not be booked or reserved for a specific time. All reserves are accepted and processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Patrons will receive a call from the library notifying them when an item is available for pick-up. The item will be held for three business days. If the item is not picked within three days, it will be moved to the next person on the reserve list, and the original patron's name will be removed from the reserve list.

If a patron decides not to accept a reserved item at the time they are notified OR if the patron cannot be contacted, the patron's name will be moved to the bottom of the list. If there are no other patrons waiting for the item, it will be returned to the shelf.

The library greatly appreciates patron calls to notify us that a reserve is no longer needed. We can then more quickly process get the item for the next patron on the list