Children’s Room News!
Summer Reading is underway! For more information please call 978-874-7416 and ask to speak with a children’s librarian.
There is still time to enjoy our free yoga program! A yoga class for children of all ages will be held on Thursday, July 28th. The class will begin at 11:00 AM. No registration is required. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please call us at 978-874-7416 and ask to speak with a children’s librarian.
S.T.E.A.M. for children aged 0-5 is now known as Circle Fun Time with Jana. The next meeting will be held Wednesday August 3rd at 10:30 AM.
Remember, our book sale continues on the second floor. There are still many treasures waiting for a good home.
On Thursday July 28th at 6:00 PM the library will host Mr. Vinny’s Little Puppet Show for children aged 3-9. For more information please call 978-874-7416 and ask to speak with a children’s librarian. This program is supported by a grant from the Lt. Ryan Jones “Heart of a Hero” Foundation.
- 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.
Join us Wednesday July 20th at 7:00 PM, for our new adult coloring club. Adults are discovering that coloring isn’t just for kids anymore, and it’s a great way to reduce stress. This event is free, and all materials are provided.
A thank-you to all the volunteers who came to the library Saturday, May 21, and helped restore the library’s front gardens by weeding and spreading wood chips and also for the work of grading soil around the two historic Beech trees as well as fertilizing them.
We hope you have noticed the library’s two new fencing projects just completed – the new fence behind the parking lot and the black metal fence along Bacon Street enclosing the small lawn which we can now use safely for children’s programs and activities in good weather. We used some of the recent Van Saun bequest to finance this work; it was installed by Builtwell Fence Co., of Fitchburg.
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.
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.
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 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.
Breastfeeding Support Group
The Breastfeeding Support Group will be meeting on Tuesday, August 2nd at 10:00 am. Monthly meetings will continue on the first Tuesday of the month. FYI. The July 5th meeting has been cancelled.
Trivial Pursuit Club!
The Trivial Pursuit Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. All game materials are provided, and this program is open to one and all.
On Thursday, August 11th at 1:00pm, The Mystery Book Club will be reading “”B” Is for Burglar” by Sue Grafton. All are welcome to attend.
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.
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!
Through 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.
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
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…