News & Events

There is always something happening at the Library! Learn about and register for upcoming events, review recent Library newsletters, and read about the latest Library-related news.

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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Veterans Day Closing

By Jessica Wright | October 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Veterans Day Closing

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.

Chilton Library

By Jessica Wright | October 19, 2023 | Comments Off on 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!

Stream for Free with Kanopy

By Jessica Wright | September 29, 2023 | Comments Off on Stream for Free with Kanopy

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,…

Telegram & Gazette

By Jessica Wright | September 12, 2023 | Comments Off on 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…

Extended Saturday Hours

By Jessica Wright | September 5, 2023 | Comments Off on Extended Saturday Hours

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!

Battleship! for Teens

By Jessica Wright | September 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Battleship! for Teens

Stop by the Library throughout the fall for an opportunity to play the classic naval combat game of Battleship. Instead of a traditional game board, this oversized version of Battleship will take place on a community bulletin board. Each time you visit the Library and check out an item, you will have a chance to…

Button Making for Teens

By Jessica Wright | May 17, 2023 | Comments Off on Button Making for Teens

Express your ideas with a button as unique as you! Stop by the Teen Space and use the supplies provided to create your button design. A staff member will press the button for you and then you can adorn your backpack or jacket with your one-of-a-kind button! Supplies will be available throughout the months of…

Summer 2023: Find Your Voice!

By Jessica Wright | May 16, 2023 | Comments Off on Summer 2023: Find Your Voice!

  Summer is here and Beaman Library has an exciting Summer Reading Program, Find Your Voice! planned for readers of all ages. Summer Reading Program for Adults    Our annual Summer Reading Program for Adults will take place during the months of June, July, and August! Visit Beaman Library’s Beanstack page to register for the…

Summer Saturday Hours

By Jessica Wright | May 15, 2023 | Comments Off on Summer Saturday Hours

During the summer months of June, July, and August the Library’s Saturday hours will change to 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Thank you to the College of the Holy Cross for funding the Library’s Saturday summer hours!

Hotspots Now Available!

By Jessica Wright | May 12, 2023 | Comments Off on Hotspots Now Available!

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…