Dear Reader,

We have further expanded our services, in addition to our ongoing contactless pickup. Library staff are now offering printing, copying and faxing services on a limited appointment basis. To learn more, please read these instructions.

Contactless Pickup:

Please use the online catalog to login to your account and place holds. Until automatic notices are turned on, we will call you to let you know when your items are available for pickup. Once you have received a phone call, you will have 7 days to pick up your items. Items not picked up after 7 days will be returned to circulation.The Newton Street vestibule lobby will be open for pickup and returns during these times:

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please follow these instructions for everyone’s safety:

1. Park on the Newton Street side of the Library.
2. Prior to arrival, check items that you are returning for personal items and to ensure that all parts are included.
3. Put on your mask.
4. Use the ramp to enter the Library vestibule.
5. If there is someone else in the space, please wait until they exit before you enter.
6. Return items to the box marked “returns” and pick up the paper bag with your name on it. Out of an abundance of caution we recommend that you wait 48 hours prior to opening the bag.
7. Exit through the opposite door, using the stairs, if you are able.
8. Any items not picked up within 7 days will be returned to circulation.
9. If you have any questions, or need us to bring items out to your trunk please call us at 508-835-3711 

Returning Items:

Please return items to the box labeled "returns" in the Newton Street vestibule. If the vestibule is closed, you may leave items in the book drop. Any items returned will be quarantined prior to check-in so they may appear "checked out" on your record for up to two weeks while we process them. There will be no fines charged for the quarantine period, and once items are processed the actual return date will be reflected.

Please note we are unable to accept book donations at this time. 

Please continue to check the website for the latest information. If you would like more regular communications about the Library's reopening, sign up for the Library Services Update email list here. As always, please contact us at 508-835-3711 if you have questions or need help!

Thank you for your patience and cooperation to ensure safety for all.

Take care,

Anna Shaw, Library Director

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CW MARS is pleased to announce the addition of over 3,000 magazine titles to our OverDrive Collection and the Libby mobile app, including many popular titles about news, finance, health, home and food. The best thing about the magazines is that they are always available and there are never any holds or waiting. Take a look at this blog post to view the Top 10 Magazine Titles and an FAQ page about the magazines available.
 
Beaman Library and other CW MARS member libraries have been providing readers 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks for several years through OverDrive and its award-winning Libby reading app. Visit Overdrive or Libby to access your preferred app and borrow items from our digital collection!

Women's History Month Reading BadgeAttention Teens and Adults! March 1 marks the beginning of Women's History Month, an opportunity to celebrate the "contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields" (Library of Congress, n.d.).

To celebrate, join Beaman Library's Women's History Month Reading Challenge! To get started visit Beaman Library's Beanstack page. If you are new to Beanstack, you can register yourself and/other other member(s) of your household. If you have previously registered with Beanstack, simply log in. Once registered or signed in, join the Women's History Month Challenge. Now you may start logging the number of minutes you spend reading or completing the activities related to Black History Month, earning badges along the way! The suggested activities provide a number of excellent resources for both you and your family!

Log in and get started today! Help us reach a goal of 2,000 minutes of reading related to Black History Month as a community this month!

Gale One File Don't Just Google It

 

Don't just Google it! Google is often the go-to source for research, but the results aren’t always accurate. Fortunately, Beaman Library offers Gale OneFile collections, so you can freely access trusted content from leading magazines, newspapers, and journals. To start exploring the many databases offered, visit our online Research Databases now!

Libby CircleBorrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more.

If you are reading on an older device or a Fire tablet, want to view our selection of streaming videos, or require the use of a screen reader, you can enjoy our digital collection using the classic OverDrive app. If using a computer, you may also choose to discover titles using our library catalog or our digital collection website.

Getting Started & FAQs

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 Have you had an opportunity to renew your Friends of the Beaman Library membership? The period to renew your membership for the upcoming year is now active. You may renew your membership online via PayPal. If you prefer, you can fill out this form and return it to the Library with your membership fee. As this upcoming year marks the 40th anniversary of the Friends, a special membership level is available for only $40.00! If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer your time to the Friends, please email friendsbeaman@gmail.com.

For YouAttention 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! We hope you will use this as an opportunity not only to read your favorite authors and genres but also to try something new. We will use the information you provide on the form to do our best to find titles that meet your criteria. Staff will base their selections on 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!

 

Vestibule Hours

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.

Staff Availability

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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To register for a new library card, complete this online registration form. Once complete, a staff member will follow up to complete the process. Please note, this is for new library cards only. If you need to renew an existing card or replace a lost card, call the Library at 508-835-3711. For details, visit our library card page.

March 2021 eNewsletter

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View the Spring 2021 issue of the Beaman Browser now! 

COVID Vaccination Resource

Covid VirusVisit the COVID-19 Vaccine Finder page to determine if you are elegible for a vaccine and to find a COVID-19 vaccine location. 

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