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 The Library will be closed on Saturday, July 3. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, July 6 at 10:00 a.m. Enjoy the holiday weekend!


 

Updated 6/16/2021

We are excited to announce that beginning June 1 Library hours and services will be expanded. Browsing is available on all three floors, including the Children's Room! (*The Children's Room is open for browsing only - play time is not permitted at this time.) In addition, computers and a printer/copier are available for use on the Main Floor. You may visit the Library during the following hours between June 1 and September 5:

  • Stack of booksTuesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.)
  • Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please note, the Library will be closed for browsing and computer use between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day.

Please refer to the following guidelines when visiting the Library:

  • Individuals who are unvaccinated must wear a properly fitting face mask that covers your mouth and nose for the duration of your visit.
  • We encourage the use of a properly fitting face mask for all patrons!
  • Use hand sanitizer when you enter.
  • Please abide by appropriate social distancing guidelines while browsing the collection and while waiting to check out materials.
  • Food and beverages are not allowed.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing), have been advised to quarantine or been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please do not visit the Library.

For more information regarding computer and printing/copier use, please view our Computers, Printing & WiFi page.

Thank you for your patience as we work hard to expand our services! Library staff will continue to offer our other services, including contactless pickup and Beaman Book Bundles for patrons of all ages. For more complete details regarding all services, questions or concerns, please call the staff at 508-835-3711.

Tails & Tales

 

This year's Summer Reading Program theme is Tails and Tales! To get started, visit the Beanstack website and register for a Summer Reading Challenge. If you are unfamiliar with Beanstack, watch this tutorial to learn how to create a Beanstack account and enroll in the different reading challenges.

The Summer 2021: Tails and Tales for Adults challenge will occur throughout June, July, and August. For this challenge, participants may record each digital or physical item you borrow from Beaman Library and read/listen to. Each item recorded in Beanstack will result in one entry into an end-of-challenge drawing for gift certificates to local restaurants! Visit the Adult Summer Reading page to learn more about this challenge.

The Summer 2021: Tails and Tales for Teens challenge will occur between June 22 and August 10. This year, each physical or digital book or activity that participants log in Beanstack will translate into one entry for a monthly drawing. So, the more reading and program participation you log, the greater your chances of winning a prize! Visit the Teen Summer Reading page to learn more about this challenge. 

The Summer 2021: Tails and Tales for Kids challenge will occur between June 22 and August 10. This year, summer reading participants will earn virtual tickets when recording reading and program participation. These virtual tickets can be used to enter raffle drawings for the prizes of your choice at the end of the Summer Reading Program! Visit the Summer Reading for Kids page to learn more about this challenge.

 

Prizes have been paid for by The Friends of Beaman Library and generous donations from the community. 

ASLdeafined logoWe are pleased to be a part of ASLdeafined, a database pilot program that teaches American Sign Language. Access this database from anywhere using your library card. Once in the database, you will be able to access to over 300 lessons, a video dictionary of over 15,000 words, and other tools and resources to boost your learning. You can track your progress with ASLdeafined's progress chart and see how far you’ve come. This is a great tool for new parents communicating with their young children, parents/children who have an interest in learning this skill, and interacting with the deaf community. 

Image of Mona Lisa wearing a maskLibrary passes are available for borrowing! Library passes provide discounted admission rates or free entry to a number of local venues. To view the list of available passes and the policies regarding the borrowing of passes, please visit our Library Pass Program page. 

Please note: While Library passes are available for borrowing, many of the hours of operation and procedures for admittance have changed as a result of COVID-19. Before visiting a venue, please check the venue's website.

 

Request a Beaman Book Bundle with book ends in the backgroundAttention 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! Use this as an opportunity to read your favorite authors and genres or to try something new. Staff will base their selections on the information you provide, 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!

Summer Hours

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: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Library will be closed for browsing each day between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Saturday hours are made possible by a generous gift from the College of the Holy Cross.

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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.

Summer 2021 Beaman Browser

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View the Summer 2021 issue of the Beaman Browser now! 

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COVID Vaccination Resource

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