The Library will be closed on Saturday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m.
During the summer months of June, July, and August the Library's Saturday hours will change to 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thank you to the College of the Holy Cross for funding the Library's Saturday summer hours!
Good News! Beaman Library has just added nearly 30,000 movies and other videos that inspire, educate and entertain, from Kanopy. Free to cardholders who live in West Boylston*, Kanopy’s unique selection offers something for everyone, from award winning indie films to important and timely documentaries, to foreign films, popular cinema, children’s shows and more.
Many of Kanopy’s videos are not available on Netflix or any other streaming video platform, and the experience is easy-to-use and completely advertisement free. To sign up, visit beamanlibrary.kanopy.com. We hope you enjoy this new service!
*If you do not live in West Boylston you can access Kanopy with a Boston Public Library ecard. Many libraries now have a subscription to Kanopy so check out the library in your town!
Kanopy partners with libraries and filmmakers around the globe to give patrons, students and faculty free access to high-quality films that stimulate imagination, promote learning, and spark meaningful conversations. Many films on Kanopy, including from iconic film companies such as A24, Criterion Collection, Paramount, PBS and Kino Lorber, are unavailable elsewhere. The Kanopy app is available on iOS and Android along with all major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV. For more information, please visit www.kanopy.com.
New items are always arriving at Beaman Library. Stay up-to-date with the Library's latest purchases with free weekly (and customizable!) emails about our latest books, movies, and music from Wowbrary! Sign up here - all you need is an email address!
Beaman Library now has hotspots available for borrowing! These devices are a great option for those who need internet access while on the go or have limited or unreliable internet access at home.
There are several borrowing guidelines, some of which include:
- borrowers must be 17 years of age with a CW MARS library card in good standing.
- only one device per household may be borrowed.
- the device may be borrowed for 14 days with no renewals.
- the device must be returned directly to a Beaman Library staff member.
Call the Library at 508-835-3711 with questions regarding the hotspot lending program and the borrowing process or stop by the Library to borrow one!
Have you had an opportunity to renew your Friends of the Beaman Library membership? Membership dues provide funding for Library programming, technology, the Library Pass Program, and other expenses not covered by the municipal budget. You may renew your membership online via PayPal. If you prefer, you can complete out this form and return it to the Library with your membership fee. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer your time to the Friends, please email email@example.com.