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.

Juneteenth

June 5, 2024

The Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. The Library will reopen on Thursday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m.

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Summer Saturday Hours

May 27, 2024

During the 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!

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Beaman Browser Summer 2024

May 22, 2024
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Memorial Day

May 11, 2024

The Library will be closed Saturday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 10:00 a.m.

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Love Your Library

By Jessica Wright | February 1, 2024 | Comments Off on Love Your Library

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.

The Snack-It Bracket for Teens is Back!

By Jessica Wright | February 1, 2024 | Comments Off on The Snack-It Bracket for Teens is Back!

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…

Massachusetts Center for the Book Reading Challenge

By Jessica Wright | January 24, 2024 | Comments Off on Massachusetts Center for the Book Reading Challenge

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…

Upcoming Event: Karaoke Night

By Jessica Wright | January 18, 2024 | Comments Off on Upcoming Event: Karaoke Night

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!

Libby: The Library Reading App

By Jessica Wright | January 2, 2024 | Comments Off on Libby: The Library Reading App

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…

Beaman Library’s Cookbook Collection

By Jessica Wright | December 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Beaman Library’s Cookbook Collection

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…

Holiday Hours

By Jessica Wright | November 13, 2023 | Comments Off on Holiday Hours

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!

Winter Gift Shop & Raffle

By Jessica Wright | November 10, 2023 | Comments Off on Winter Gift Shop & Raffle

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…

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!