We are now full members of C/W MARS (Central Western Massachusetts Automated Regional Sharing). Please stop in and register for your NEW Bigelow Free Public Library card today!
Your new library card offers even MORE amazing services, right at your fingertips! Visit this C/W MARS site to do a catalog search of our collection. If you want to learn more about ‘Using the Online Catalog‘, or ‘How to Get an Online Account‘, or even ‘How to Place a Hold‘. Once you get started, you’ll be surprised at how much you can do with your new library card!!
Still have questions about how to borrow an e-Book, an e-Audio, or an e-Video using
C/W MARS? Check this site out for more information!!
See you soon!
November is fine-free month!
Return your books with a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry during fine-free November!
This does not apply to lost items or fines to other libraries.
The Library now offers discount passes to the Museum of Science in Boston!!
Call 978-365-4160, ext. 221 for more information or to reserve a pass.
Each coupon admits up to four people at $10 per person admission. Valid only for Exhibit Halls. Does not include admission to Omni, Planetarium, 4-D Theater, Butterfly Garden, or special exhibits.
To help us promote/celebrate NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), we will have four authors (fantasy/science fictionish) on Thursday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m. to answer questions and talk about writing.
Take this opportunity to ask published authors how they did it; how they stay motivated; character development; plot angles; and maybe even pick up a few writing tips!
Meet authors T.J. Wooldridge (author of Silent Starsong), Inanna Arthen (author of Mortal Touch), Jennifer Allis Provost (author of Copper Girl), and Terri Bruce (author of Hereafter).
Register by calling the library at 978-365-4160, ext. 221
Read a GREAT article from the Item (10/24) about NaNoWriMo to learn more!!
The Bigelow Library has subscribed to the following databases for library members:
Heritage Quest (accessible from our Online Research tab from any computer)
Ancestry.com (accessibility is only available on library computers)
Both of these well-known resources can give you access to primary research documents like census data and birth and death records.
Do you check out movies? Attend programs? Borrow books? However you engage with the library, it’s worth something.
The Massachusetts Library Association invites you to calculate your library use into real money: http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/library_info/calculator.html
The Library recently unveiled its first ever official logo. This logo will be displayed on all documents and flyers associated with the library, as well as apparel in the near future.
Many thanks to Jon Skinner, a student at Mount Wachusett Community College, who designed the logo as part of a service learning project.
You know the feeling: finishing a thrilling novel or an engaging nonfiction work and wanting to sustain that momentum to the next book. But what is that next book?
Books & Authors is a great resource that offers ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, and topics.
Use this FREE resource to spice up your reading with expert title recommendations, seasonal suggestions, read-a-likes, and award and community lists. Click here to access Books & Authors.
The Book Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the library. New members are always welcome!
Please call the library at 978-365-4160, ext. 221 to request a copy.
Check out our ‘Book Discussion Group‘ page for titles chosen for September, October, and November.