We are excited to announce that we are offering browsing on the main floor of the Library and in the Children's Room! (*The Children's Room is open for browsing only - play time is not permitted at this time.) You may visit the Library to browse during the following hours:

  • Stack of booksTuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Fridays: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Please note, browsing will not be available between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day. 

Please refer to the following guidelines when visiting the Library to browse:

  • You must wear a properly fitting face mask that covers your mouth and nose for the duration of your visit.
  • Please enter by coming up the ramp on the Newton Street side of the Library.
  • Use hand sanitizer when you enter.
  • Please abide by appropriate social distancing guidelines while browsing the collection and while waiting to check out materials.
  • Please be mindful of the floor labels directing the flow of traffic through the areas accessible for browsing.
  • Please keep your visit to 30 minutes.
  • A computer will be available for searching the catalog only. However, please keep in mind that the staff's ability to find and retrieve items that are not readily available in the browsable areas may be limited.
  • Please exit through the front doors.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing), have been advised to quarantine or been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please do not visit the Library.

In addition, computers and a printer/copier are available for use in the Stiles Room. You may visit the Stiles Room to use the computer and/or printer during the following hours:

  • Computer with many iconsTuesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Fridays: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)

Please note, computers will not be available between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day. 

Please refer to the following guidelines when visiting the Library to use the computers and/or printer:

  • Please park on Central Street so that you may easily access the Stiles Room entrance.
  • Bring your library card with you so that you may log in to the computer.
  • You must wear a properly fitting face mask that covers your mouth and nose for the duration of your visit.
  • Use hand sanitizer when you enter the Stiles Room.
  • There will be instructions on your assigned computer.
  • You may use the computer for 30 minutes with an option to extend your session up to 30 minutes.
  • If you intend to use the printer/copier, please bring exact change with you. The cost of use is $0.15 per page, black and white only.
  • The machine accepts $1 bills, $5 bills and coins, and makes change in coins only. Coins are in short supply, so we appreciate you bringing exact change whenever possible.
  • There will be no restroom access in the Library.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed.
  • Staff will be available for technical assistance via phone or chat only. If you need additional help, you are welcome to bring along a person to help you during your appointment time.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing) or been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or been advised to quarantine, please do not visit the Library.

You must have a library card that is current and in good standing to use these services If you do not have a library card or need help renewing your card or resolving fines, we can help!

Thank you for your patience as we work hard to expand our services! Library staff will continue to offer our other services, including contactless pickup and Beaman Book Bundles for patrons of all ages. For more complete details regarding all services, questions or concerns, please call the staff at 508-835-3711.

Person Painting at Easel Virtual Art ShowJoin us on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m. for a Virtual Art Show!

We are inviting artists of all ages to submit a photograph of their work for inclusion in our art show on Zoom! Please include information about the materials used, size and inspiration behind the work with your submission. You will be invited to share your stories in a virtual art show opening as well! To participate, please email ksuffin@cwmars.org no later than May 3.

To join us on Zoom to view the artwork and hear the stories behind the pieces created by our community members, please email beaman@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to the event to receive a Zoom meeting link. 

Image of Mona Lisa wearing a maskLibrary passes are available for borrowing! Library passes provide discounted admission rates or free entry to a number of local venues. To view the list of available passes and the policies regarding the borrowing of passes, please visit our Library Pass Program page. 

Please note: While Library passes are available for borrowing, many of the hours of operation and procedures for admittance have changed as a result of COVID-19. Before visiting a venue, please check the venue's website.

 

Niche Academy logosHave you tried Niche Academy? This online learning platform provides users access to free tutorials. Beaman Library's Niche Academy features tutorials about some of the resources offered at our Library such as Libby, Freegal and Mango Languages. Other helpful tutorials include job seeking and resume creation, social media platforms, basic computer use and more. Visit the Niche Academy page to get started!


 

Request a Beaman Book Bundle with book ends in the backgroundAttention Adults and Teens! Are you ready for something new to read? If so, this is the perfect opportunity to request a Beaman Book Bundle! By filling out this form, Library Staff can create a surprise bundle just for you! Use this as an opportunity to read your favorite authors and genres or to try something new. Staff will base their selections on the information you provide, their knowledge of the authors, and descriptions of the items. If you are looking for something specific please call us at 508-835-3711 so we can get a better idea of what you would like. Ready to get started? Fill out this form now! If you would like to request a bundle for a child, please visit the Children's Room page.

We are so happy that you're reading with us!

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Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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