Beaman Library is virtually here for you!
Although Beaman Library is not yet open to the public, the staff is working, and happy to help you obtain the books you what you want and what you need, for reading material anyway. We have copies of the books on your WBMHS Summer Reading list, and new books that you may have been wanting to read, but couldn't get while we were closed.
We are offering contactless pickup, allowing you to pick up a book you reserved! To place a reserve (or "hold") on a book, go to the CWMARS Catalog to search for, and request what you want to read using your Library card and pin number*. It may take a week or more for your reserve to reach us. We will let you know when the book you have requested has arrived and is ready for pick-up. If you’d rather read a digital version of a book, use the Digital Catalog to get free eBooks and digital audiobooks. You will need to download the free Overdrive or Libby app, and set up a digital account, using your email, library card number and pin number*. Get more details on how that all works here.
*If you have trouble getting into your account or don’t know your pin number, please give us a call. If you don’t have a library card, please call us at 508-835-3711 when you have a parent or guardian with you so we can set up your card properly.
Check out the booklists we've compiled too!
NEW Program! Create Your Own Adventure Read Aloud Book Club
On the last Tuesday of every month we will have a Choose Your Own Adventure Club on Zoom. This is open to anyone who enjoys reading and hearing a good chapter book and choosing what path the book leads you!
Each participant will receive an Adventure Passport. For each session you attend you will receive an adventure stamp. Once you complete all nine sessions, you will return your passport to the Library, we will sign them, and send them back to the Choose Your Own Adventure publisher. You will receive a package with a brand new CYOA book of your choice, stickers, pens, and bookmarks. If you miss a session, all you need to do is check out the book, read it, and send a brief report about the book to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will give you the badge. There will also be some companion activity suggestions to go along with the monthly story.
Meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on the following Tuesdays:
November 3, November 24, December 29, January 26, February 23, March 30, April 27 and May 25
Because we are starting a month behind, we will fit an extra session in during one of the vacation weeks! Let’s just have some fun with this group!
If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com to schedule a time to pick up your passport and receive your Zoom meeting link.
Virtual Programs in October
Wednesday, October 14
Let’s craft some Exquisite Corpses! Pick up craft paper and instructions in the Library's Newton Street vestibule between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on October 14. Complete the craft at home with family or friends and then send firstname.lastname@example.org a photo of your completed corpse for us to share on Facebook! *While supplies last!*
Books and Banter
Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.
What are you reading? Do you love it? Despise it? We want to know! Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to talk about your current read. Please email email@example.com at least 24 hours before this program to register.
Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Have you wanted to explore writing but are unsure of how to get started or haven’t found the time? Join us on Zoom to get a jumpstart! First, let’s personalize a writing journal. Once complete, we can spend time writing, finding inspiration in provided prompts. You may share your work with others during the program, however this is not required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, November 4 to reserve a journal for personalization.
Want to get more involved?
Join the Teen Advisory Group!
This essential group helps the librarians decide what programs to offer and suggests items for the library to purchase. They also make decorations and displays (such as the origami display in the Teen Space) and sometimes help with children’s programs. The group meets between 4-6 times a year. If you are interested in joining, please email Jessica Wright.