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 preparing plans to begin curbside pick-up soon, 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.
Be sure to sign up and participate in our virtual Teen Summer Reading Program sponsored by The Friends of Beaman Library. It runs from June 16-August 15, is for students entering grades 6-12 and you might just win a gift certificate at the end of the summer! Get the scoop on this program and all of the upcoming virtual Zoom events over the summer for teens here.
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 for about 1 ½ hours on a weeknight. If you are interested in joining, please email Sue Gomes firstname.lastname@example.org.