Adults and Teens can experience 'All the Feels' during this winter reading challenge! During the month of January, learn about emojis, explore the importance of emotions, and discover fun activities to express yourself fully. Earn fun emoji-themed badges for logging your reading and completing activities. If readers log more than 250 minutes during this reading challenge, they will be entered into an end-of-challenge drawing! A prize will be awarded to both a teen and adult reader. To pre-register for this reading challenge, visit Beaman Library's Beanstack page.
Beaman Library provides access to nearly 30,000 movies and other videos that inspire, educate and entertain, via 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 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.
Researching your family tree? Explore genealogical records from 1690 to today, including obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents, and more with America's GenealogyBank. Remote access is available 24/7 on any device with your Beaman Library card. To learn more, ask our librarians or click here: http://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/BeamanMemorialPublicLibrary/GBNL
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) are pleased to announce that our statewide online resources have been expanded. Our three current database vendors, Gale Cengage, Encyclopedia Britannica, and ProQuest will be joined by two new vendors, Transparent Languages, and Capstone, to provide the Commonwealth with statewide online reference, encyclopedia, early literacy, genealogy, and language learning products.
Some new database highlights include:
- PebbleGo (Animals and Biographies modules), an easy to use, kid-friendly database aimed at students in grades K-3.
- Transparent Language Online for Libraries, available as both a mobile app and on the web, provides lessons and language learning for more than 100 different languages.
- Gale LegalForms offers a wide selection of Massachusetts-specific, customizable legal forms.
- Gale Interactive Science is a virtual lab which gives students access to interactive 3D models along with guided lessons and lab activities.
- Gale Presents Peterson's Test Prep is a companion to the Career Prep product, with help for a number of standardized tests and college research.
Visit Beaman Library's Research Databases page to start exploring these and the many other electronic research databases available to you for free with your library card.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.