From January 1 to January 31, Beaman Library is participating in Beanstack’s Annual Winter Reading Challenge, sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. "Read for a Better World" encourages readers of all ages to explore diversity, empathy, and action through literature. Our community has unlimited access to Lerner’s “Read for a Better World” themed books for the month of January!

Beaman Library challenges each of our patrons to read at least 30 minutes per day during the month of January to help us reach our community goal of 10,000 minutes read! The reading you record in Beanstack can be related to the diversity, empathy, and action through literature theme but it doesn't have to be!

Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation are encouraging their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. Top-performing libraries and schools will earn prizes from Lerner Publishing Group, including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Beaman Library will also award prizes to the child, teen, and adult who log the most number of minutes read during the month of January!

Visit Beaman Library's Beanstack page to register for the Winter Reading Challenge. Happy reading, West Boylston!

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Trivia Night in a neon bubbleAttention Teens and Adults! Start forming your teams now and get ready to kick off school vacation week with the Trivia Brothers! To participate, teens and adults should form trivia dream teams of 3 to 6 participants. Email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the program to register your team. Then join the Trivia Brothers on Zoom on Friday, February 18 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of competitive trivia! The winning team will earn unlimited bragging rights!

Blue broadcast signal symbolBeaman 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!

This hotspot lending program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act grant and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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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 friendsbeaman@gmail.com.

A new reading challenge has been launched just for teens - to read 100 books before graduation! Visit Beaman Library’s Beanstack page to register. Earn a new set of badges along the way. Once you complete the challenge you will be awarded a personalized prize package! Please email jwright@cwmars.org with any questions! 

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