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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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…

Hang Out in the Teen Space!

By Jessica Wright | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Hang Out in the Teen Space!

Throughout the spring months, various cards games will be available in the Teen Space. Teens are invited to stop by with friends and spend some time in the Space playing one of the card games available!

Welcome to the new BeamanLibrary.org

By Beaman Library | February 7, 2023 | Comments Off on Welcome to the new BeamanLibrary.org

Welcome to Beaman Library’s new website! The content of the site has undergone a tremendous transformation, resulting in a vastly improved user experience. When creating this new website, our priority was to make the many patron resources easily findable and usable. We are very excited to have also added an event management system, allowing users…

New Event Registration Procedure

By Jessica Wright | February 4, 2023 | Comments Off on New Event Registration Procedure

With our new website, a new event registration system has been introduced, allowing patrons to register for upcoming programs and events online. We are very excited about this new tool, but realize you may have questions about this system. Please read below to learn about the basic registration process. To view upcoming programs: Visit the…

Mango Languages

By Jessica Wright | January 30, 2023 | Comments Off on Mango Languages

Got any big plans for February? Why not take some time to explore Mango’s 75+ languages? With specialty units on everything from Romance to Ancient Greek Philosophy, you’re sure to find something to impress that special person in your life! Visit the Digital Resources & Apps page to access Mango for free with your Beaman…

Glorious Garlands: Ongoing Throughout the Winter

By Jessica Wright | November 19, 2022 | Comments Off on Glorious Garlands: Ongoing Throughout the Winter

Help decorate the Teen Space! Next time you are in the Library, decorate a piece of paper with the provided materials. Your unique piece will be added to a garland that will be strung in the space for all to enjoy.

America’s GenealogyBank

By Beaman Library | November 15, 2022 | Comments Off on America’s GenealogyBank

Researching your family tree? Explore genealogical records from 1690 to today, including obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents, and more with America’s GenealogyBank. Remote access is available 24/7 on any device with your Beaman Library card. To learn more, ask our librarians or click here: http://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/BeamanMemorialPublicLibrary/GBNL    

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:…