Children’s Room News!


Story Time

Fall story time is full.

lego-clip-art-lego-clip-art-3Lego Club

The Lego club will be meeting Friday November 6th & 20th at 3:30 pm.


S.T.E.A.M. for preschoolers will be held Friday November 6th, 13th, & 20th at 10:00 am.

libraryChanges for our Library Passes

  • Library passes to area attractions and museums shall be limited to residents of the town of Westminster effective September 1, 2015.
  • Our pass to Magic Wings now only admits adults. People using this pass will have to pay for any children attending.

vintage-santa-claus-with-red-background-and-stars-free-clip-artVisit With Santa

The Friends of the Forbush Memorial Library, 118 Main Street, Westminster, will be hosting Santa’s annual visit on Saturday, December 5th. Santa will arrive at 11:00 am, and stay until 1:00 pm. Be sure to bring the kids and your camera!  The Friends will have delicious fresh home baked goods for sale as well. This event is free and open to everyone.

Harvest-Plate-with-Hands-ClipartAmnesty Period

Overdue fines will be waived from Saturday, December 5th, 2015 – Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 under the following conditions. Library materials are returned to the library in good condition, and contributions are made to the Westminster Food Pantry collection basket located in the library. For each non-perishable food item donated, one dollar of late fines will be credited to the patron’s account. Please bring all late items and donations to the circulation desk on the main floor.


We regret we cannot waive fines on materials belonging to other libraries.

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In order to reduce incorrect fines and lost material charges on patron accounts, the library staff will be requiring your library card when checking out materials. This policy will be effective January 2nd, 2016. Please be prepared to show your card prior to check out.  If you are checking out materials for other borrowers, you will be required to present his/her card as well.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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The Forbush Memorial Library sent a digital image of the 1878 watercolor of Miles City, MT. to that city recently for enlargement as part of their revitalization of a downtown park. The small watercolor was painted by Hermann Syieffel, a soldier serving under Gen. Nelson A. Miles, a native of Westminster, during the Indian wars in the West.


The image, showing the first houses and stores at a ferry crossing, has been enlarged to 8’ by 14’ and is now displayed in Riverside Park, the exact site where the watercolor was done 137 years ago.

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The Forbush Memorial Library will close at 5:00 pm. on Wednesday November 25th. It will reopen Saturday November 28th from 9:00 am. – 1:00 pm.

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Enjoy some Holiday cheer as Mrs. Gordon transports you back to Christmas 1908. This event will take place Wednesday December 16th at 2:00 pm.  Snow date Wednesday December 23rd. at 2:00 pm.

world-war-one-main-0414World War I

The library is pleased to announce that a display commemorating the centennial of the First World War is open in the Eloranta Room of the library. Accompanying the exhibit of items from the library’s collection is a free handout listing the names of Westminster men who participated in that war


The library’s high-powered telescope is now available for loan to any interested Westminster resident. Reservations for a week’s borrowing can be made at the main circulation desk or by calling 978-874-7416 during library hours. The cool clear night of fall are ideal for star-gazing.

untitled Print Magnification Device

The library has acquired a print magnification device to assist the visually impaired, useful when any printed matter needs to be substantially enlarged. A book or paper can be placed under the reader and an enlargement is displayed on a TV screen. The degree of enlargement is adjustable and the image can be focused. The magnifier is available whenever the library is open.

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BreastfeedingBreastfeeding Support Group

The Breastfeeding Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, December 1st at 10:00 am. Monthly meetings will continue on the first Tuesday of the month.


Trivial Pursuit Club!

The Trivial Pursuit Club will not be meeting in December.

22090101Mystery Book Club

On Thursday, December 10th at 1:00pm, The Mystery Book Club will be reading “The Body Snatchers Affair” by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini. All are welcome to attend.

untitledEclectic Book Club

Join  us at 6:30pm on Wednesday, December 16th, when The Eclectic Book Club will be reading “The Innocent Man” by John Grisham. All are welcome to attend.

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Flicks at Forbush

Our next “Flicks at Forbush” will be held on Wed. Dec. 9th. Title will be determined closer to this date. Film starts at 1:00pm. These screenings are free and open to one and all.

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The case is secure, 6 feet long and 2 feet deep with 2 glass shelves inside. To share your collecting interests with the community for a month or more, leave your name at the circulation desk or contact Nick Langhart at 978-874-7416.

Sale Item!

The Friends of the Library are currently offering quality sepia-toned reproduction prints of the 1892 bird’s eye view of Westminster 18” x 24” for $20.00. Get them before they are gone!

Oakmont Yearbooks

Oakmont_SpartanThrough the generosity of the Oakmont School Librarian, we’ve received a gift of over a dozen Oakmont Regional High School yearbooks to add to our collection. While we do not have every year, 36 of the last 50 yearbooks are available for reference and copy here at the library.

If you have an Oakmont yearbook that you’d like to donate, we still need issues from these years: ’64, ’65, ’67, ’84, ‘86 thru ’88, ’91 thru ’93, ‘97, ’98, ’01, ’03, and 2012.

Eyeglass Donation

The Westminster Lions Club is taking donations of used eyeglasses for those in need. The donation box is located at the side of the main check out desk. So far, there are over 75 pairs that have come in. The Lions Club thanks everyone for their donations.

Passes for Museums and Other Great Places!

Are you looking for things to do and places to go? Check out information on library passes and coupons on our Museum Passes page.

‘Evergreen’ Information for Patrons

How to Log into Your Account Basic Search Tips Basic Search in the Evergreen Catalog Placing Holds

Find e-Books for Your Kindle, Nook, iPad and More!

We have a lot of books, audiobooks and videos that can be downloaded to your electronic reading, listening or watching devices through the C/W Mars Digital Catalog. Read More…