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.

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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Read, Renew, Repeat with Beaman Library This Summer!

May 10, 2024

This summer, our summer reading theme is “Read, Renew, Repeat,” a simple reminder to embrace the magic of stories, learning, and growth. At our Library, we believe in fostering a sense of wonder and community, and we’ve lined up an exciting array of events and programs to spark your imagination. From engaging storytelling events for…

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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…

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…

Volunteer at Beaman Library

By Jessica Wright | May 10, 2023 | Comments Off on Volunteer at Beaman Library

Teens! Volunteer with Beaman Library! A number of volunteer opportunities are available for teens at Beaman Library. While many opportunities will require that you visit the Library, other tasks may be completed from home! Interested? Contact Jessica for more information at 508-835-3711 or jwright@cwmars.org.

HeritageHub

By Jessica Wright | May 1, 2023 | Comments Off on HeritageHub

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…

Now Accepting Book Donations

By Beaman Library | April 18, 2023 | Comments Off on Now Accepting Book Donations

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…

By Jessica Wright | March 10, 2023 | Comments Off on

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…