Library News

The Golden Ticket

April 1, 2024

Ongoing in April and May “Wouldn’t it be something, Charlie, to open a bar of candy and see a Golden Ticket glistening inside!” (Dahl, 1964, p. 21). During the months of April and May books in the Teen collection will have Golden Tickets hidden inside. If a Golden Ticket is found inside an item you…

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New Catalog Look!

March 5, 2024

The CW MARS catalog has a new look! You can now access your CW MARS account by visiting This new catalog will provide patrons with a more powerful, yet streamlined, experience. If you have questions about the new catalog, you may refer to this FAQ page or contact a library staff member for help!

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The front page of the Spring 2024 Beaman Browser.

Beaman Browser Spring 2024

March 1, 2024
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Love Your Library

February 1, 2024

February is Love Your Library Month! Write us a note about what you love about our Library! We will share a selection of notes with our locally elected officials. Valentines and valentine mailboxes will be available in the Library throughout the month of February.

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The Snack-It Bracket for Teens is Back!

February 1, 2024

During the month of February, we need teens to help us determine the best Oreo! Stop by the Library’s main floor to request your taste test snack pack. After performing your scientific taste test, cast your vote for your favorite Oreo that week. A new snack pack will be available at the beginning of each…

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Massachusetts Center for the Book Reading Challenge

January 24, 2024

Beaman Library is partnering with the Massachusetts Center for the Book for their 2024 Reading Challenge! Here’s how it works: 1. Choose a book that fits the monthly theme. If you’re stuck, check out Beaman’s Reading Challenge display, located behind the puzzle table on the main floor. 2. Each month, after you read, fill out…

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Upcoming Event: Karaoke Night

January 18, 2024

Upcoming event! Tri-M, West Boylston Middle High School’s Honor Society, will be hosting a free karaoke night for the public at Beaman Library on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. No registration required!

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Libby: The Library Reading App

January 2, 2024

Libby is a free app where you can enjoy ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is your library card and smart device. You can find the Libby…

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Beaman Library’s Cookbook Collection

December 1, 2023

Winter is the perfect time to cook. It’s cold and gray outside, so why not spend some time warming up in the kitchen? And with Beaman’s collection of international cookbooks, you can take a trip to sunnier climes via your kitchen table! Start your day with Migas Con Huevo in Mexico City, hop over to…

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Holiday Hours

November 13, 2023

The Library will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 and remain closed on Thursday, November 23 so that staff may observe the holiday. The Library will reopen on Friday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. Happy Thanksgiving!

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