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.

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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New Databases Now Available!

By Beaman Library | November 15, 2022 | Comments Off on New Databases Now Available!

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) are pleased to announce that our statewide online resources have been expanded. Our three current database vendors, Gale Cengage, Encyclopedia Britannica, and ProQuest will be joined by two new vendors, Transparent Languages, and Capstone, to provide the Commonwealth with statewide online reference,…

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

By Jessica Wright | October 31, 2022 | Comments Off on 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

To participate, register your child(ren) in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading challenge by visiting Beaman Library’s Beanstack page. Then, visit Beaman Library, borrow Beaman Library books, and read them to your child(ren). Every book you read counts as one book toward completing your 1,000 books. There is no need to write down the title! If your…

Summer Reading Program 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

By Jessica Wright | June 3, 2022 | Comments Off on Summer Reading Program 2022: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

  This summer, Read Beyond the Beaten Path with Beaman Library’s Summer Reading Program! To get started, visit Beaman Library’s Beanstack website and register for the Summer Reading Challenge for your age group. If you are unfamiliar with Beanstack, please call or visit the Library and a staff member will be happy to help you! The Summer 2022:…

Kanopy Now Available!

By Jessica Wright | March 11, 2022 | Comments Off on Kanopy Now Available!

Good News! Beaman Library has just added nearly 30,000 movies and other videos that inspire, educate and entertain, from Kanopy. Free to cardholders who live in West Boylston*, Kanopy’s unique selection offers something for everyone, from award winning indie films to important and timely documentaries, to foreign films, popular cinema, children’s shows and more. Many…

Wowbrary at Beaman Library!

By Jessica Wright | February 24, 2022 | Comments Off on Wowbrary at Beaman Library!

New items are always arriving at Beaman Library. Stay up-to-date with the Library’s latest purchases with free weekly (and customizable!) emails about our latest books, movies, and music from Wowbrary!  Sign up here – all you need is an email address!

Toy Library Giving Tree

By Beaman Library | November 29, 2021 | Comments Off on Toy Library Giving Tree

During the month of December, we will have a tree decorated with items that we need to start our Toy Library campaign. We will be the only Toy Library in Central Massachusetts! Everyone has somebody that they buy gifts for that really don’t need anything at all. Why not purchase a share of one of…

Graphic Novels at Beaman Library

By Jessica Wright | August 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Graphic Novels at Beaman Library

At Beaman Library, there are graphic novels available for all ages! A number of new titles were recently added to both our adult and young adult graphic novel collections and more titles arrive regularly. While graphic novels are simply enjoyable to read, graphic novels provide a number of other benefits. For example, the illustrations in graphic…

Friends Membership

By Jessica Wright | November 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Friends Membership

Have you had an opportunity to renew your Friends of the Beaman Library membership? Membership dues provide funding for Library programming, technology, the Library Pass Program, and other expenses not covered by the municipal budget. You may renew your membership online via PayPal. If you prefer, you can complete out this form and return it…

Niche Academy

By Jessica Wright | May 14, 2020 | Comments Off on Niche Academy

While we continue to practice social distancing at home, this is the perfect time to become acquainted with Niche Academy! Available through Beaman Memorial Public Library’s website, Niche Academy provides access to free online tutorials that allow patrons to learn new skills or freshen up existing skills. While there are a number of tutorials available,…

Navigating COVID-19 Professionally

By Jessica Wright | May 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Navigating COVID-19 Professionally

As a result of COVID-19, many professionals have been forced to navigate a new normal. In an effort to support our community as we learn to cope with our current situation, LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) has made a number of online courses, or learning paths, freely available. These learning paths are intended to provide job seekers,…