Image of the Teen SpaceBeaman 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 want and need.

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 book lists we've compiled too!

Virtual Programming in April

Kusudama Balls Take It and Make It Craft Kit
Wednesday, April 7
On Wednesday, April 7 stop by the Newton Street vestibule between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to pick up a Kusudama Ball craft kit. The kit will contain the supplies needed to make this stunning Japanese ‘medicine ball’ with a literary twist. Send a picture of your finished product to jwright@cwmars.org to share on Facebook then enjoy the results of your labor by hanging it in your home. **while supplies last**

Quaran-Teen Games - Virtual
Wednesday, April 7 at 4:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to chat with friends while we play a Quaran-Teen game! Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.

Among Us characterAmong Us! - Virtual
Wednesday, April 14 at 4:00 p.m.
There is an Imposter Among Us! Join us on Zoom for this intergalactic murder mystery deduction game! Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register. Space is limited.

An Introduction to Haiku and Haiku-Kai - Virtual
Wednesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Attention aspiring poets and poetry fans alike! We are offering an amazing opportunity for our teen writers to join local author Loree Griffin Burns on Zoom for a two-part Haiku workshop! During the first session, participants will explore Haiku as a form of poetry and how to develop a daily Haiku practice inspired by your surroundings. The second, optional session, will allow participants to anonymously share some of their best work with others! Please email jwright@cwmars.org no later than April 16 to register.

Books and Banter - Virtual
Wednesday, April 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 jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.

Virtual Programming in May

Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing Throughout the Month of May
Do you know West Boylston as well as you think you do? Now that it is warming up, head outside and give this scavenger hunt a try! To participate, email jwright@cwmars.org to receive a list of clues. The answer to each clue will correspond to a locale in West Boylston. As you solve each clue, visit the destination that you believe to be the answer to the clue and snap a picture of yourself. The first 5 people to submit a correct set of answers and photos will receive a $10 gift card to Darby's Bakery! **Teens only, please!**

Friendship Bracelet Take It and Make It Craft Kit
Wednesday, May 5
Do you want to melt your mama’s heart? Make you and your mama matching friendship bracelets for Mother’s Day! On Wednesday, May 5 stop by the Newton Street vestibule between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to pick up this month’s Take It and Make It craft kit. The kit will include all of the materials and instructions needed to create this sweet craft! **while supplies last**

Quaran-Teen Games - VirtualQuaran-Teen Games
Wednesday, May 5 at 4:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for an opportunity to chat with friends while we play a Quaran-Teen game! Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register. 

Art Show for All Ages - Virtual
Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Calling all artists! Submit a photo of your artwork for our virtual art show! When providing your submission, please include information about the materials used, size and inspiration behind your art. We will invite you to share your stories in a virtual art show opening! To register, please email ksuffin@cwmars.org by April 30.

Among Us! - Virtual
Wednesday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m.
There is an Imposter Among Us! Join us on Zoom for this intergalactic murder mystery deduction game! Please email jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours prior to this program to register. Space is limited.

Books and Banter - Virtual
Wednesday, May 26 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 jwright@cwmars.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.

 

Want to Get More Involved?

Join the Teen Advisory Group!

Cat figurine posed on a stack of books

This essential group helps the Young Adult Librarian decide what programs to offer and suggests materials for the collection. TAG members also make decorations, create displays, assist with children’s programs and more! If you are interested in joining, please email Jessica Wright.

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