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 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 booklists we've compiled too!
Virtual Programming in January
All That Glitters Take It and Make It Craft Kit
Wednesday, January 6
New Year celebrations may be over but that doesn’t mean we have to leave all of the glitter behind us too! Stop by the Library’s Newton Street vestibule on Wednesday, January 6 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 the materials and instructions needed to create a glittery dish to hold jewelry, paper clips or whatever you like! **While supplies last**
Dungeons & Dragons - Virtual
Saturday, January 16
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join us on Zoom for a two-hour session of your favorite role-playing game. This program will feature a brief adventure that will begin and end during the meeting. This session is a great option for those players who are unable to commit to a longer campaign. Please email email@example.com at least one week prior to this program to register.
Books and Banter - Virtual
Wednesday, January 27 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 firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before this program to register.
Virtual Programming in February
Love Your Library Month
Ongoing Throughout February
Attention Adults and Teens! There are a lot of reasons to love your Library! While we here at the Library have our reasons why we love what we do - mostly working with you! - we want to hear what you love about the Library. Next time you stop by the Library, take one of the postcards available in the Newton Street vestibule home. Once home, write down all of the reasons why you love your Library on the pre-stamped postcard and mail it back to us. We can’t wait to receive all of our ‘love letters’! **While supplies last**
Mermaid Tail Keychain Take It and Make It Craft Kit
Wednesday, February 17
Mermaids are thought to signify many things, including adoration. What better craft to celebrate a month filled with love than a mermaid tail keychain! Stop by the Library’s Newton Street vestibule on Wednesday, February 17 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 the materials and instructions needed to create a darling mermaid tail keychain! **While supplies last**
Books and Banter: Blind Date Edition - Virtual
Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Take a chance on a blind date with a book - you may find your next literary love! Email email@example.com to confirm that you would like to schedule a ‘blind date.’ The librarian will select the book that you will pick up from the Library and read. Then join us on Zoom for an opportunity to talk about your ‘blind date.’ Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 3 to register for this program and schedule a time to pick up your ‘date.’
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.