Winter Gift Shop & Raffle

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The Friends of the Beaman Library are hosting a Winter Gift Shop & Raffle! A variety of puzzles, books, candles, and soaps are available for purchase. Raffle tickets for a chance to win a ‘Warm Winter Wishes’ gift basket or a print of the town gazebo by artist Mark Waitkus are also available. All items…

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Veterans Day Closing

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The Library will be closed on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m.

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Chilton Library

Chilton’s Vehicle Repair Library allows you to access decades of data to maintain your vehicle including exclusive photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, maintenance schedules, and more. To log into Chilton’s from home, visit Beaman Library Digital Resources & Apps page. Have your Beaman Library card number handy and click on the green Chilton’s logo. Happy repairing!

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Stream for Free with Kanopy

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Kanopy is a streaming service that offers thoughtful, high quality streaming content. From classic cinema, to award-winning documentaries and new releases, you’ll be sure to find something to watch on Kanopy. For younger audiences, Kanopy Kids offers a curated collection of age-appropriate content featuring the best children’s programming, including favorites from PBS Kids, Sesame Street,…

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Telegram & Gazette

Accessing Newsbank’s Telegram & Gazette archive is easy! From the Beaman Library website, click on “Digital Resources & Apps” under the Research tab. Scroll to find a link to the T&G archive, where you can log-in with your Beaman Library card number to search a vast Telegram & Gazette database that includes every article published…

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Extended Saturday Hours

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Effective Saturday, September 9, the Library’s Saturday hours will change to 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thank you to the College of the Holy Cross for this generous gift!

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Hotspots Now Available!

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Beaman Library has hotspots available for borrowing! These devices are a great option for those who need internet access while on the go or have limited or unreliable internet access at home. There are several borrowing guidelines, some of which include: borrowers must be 18 years of age with a CW MARS library card in…

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HeritageHub

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HeritageHub is a new database, replacing the previously offered genealogy database, GenealogyBank. Via HeritageHub, you can explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage…

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Now Accepting Book Donations

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The Friends are now accepting book donations to be included in the Friends Annual Book Sale. Donations will be accepted via appointment with a staff member. When making a donation, please bring only a small quantity of books as we have a limited amount of space. Please know that your donation must be reviewed for…

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OverDrive app users, changes are coming! The legacy OverDrive app will soon be discontinued, and you’ll need to switch to Libby, OverDrive’s newer reading app. You can still use the legacy OverDrive app until May 1, but we recommend upgrading to Libby today. It’s easy to use and full of fun features. It’s time to…

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