Upcoming Events and News

Libby for audiobooks and e-books!

Do you currently use Overdrive for you e-book and audiobook needs? Great news! An updated app is available for you to continue borrowing books from your phone, tablet, kindle, etc. It's called Libby! With the Libby app, you can use your library card to create an account and check out e-books and audiobooks the same way you check out physical books from the library, without the hassle of driving, or remembering open hours. Please contact the library with questions about changing from Overdrive to Libby, or how to create an account with Libby for the first time! https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

Wendell Free Library Now Open For In-Person Browsing!

The Wendell Free Library will be open starting Tuesday, May 11 for limited hours. 

The schedule: 
Tuesdays  2-6
Wednesdays 2-6
Saturdays 10-2
 
There are some restrictions in place to stay in accordance with the Board of Health (BoH) regulations. 
The regulations are as follows: 
 
  • Masks must be worn correctly (covering from nose to chin) at all times on the library porch and in the library building
  • Sanitize or wash hands upon entering library lobby
  • 10 people inside the building at a time
  • 30 minute time limit for all library use
  •  Limited public computer use (2 computers available, 30 minutes maximum)
  • Contact tracing sign-in sheet 
If you have any questions about the reopening, please call the library at 978-544-3559, or email staff@wendellfreelibrary.org
 
We look forward to seeing you in person soon! 
 
Very joyfully from the Wendell Free Library Trustees and Staff:
 
Mara Bright, Co-Chair
Jenny Coy, Library Assistant
Anna Lawrence, Director
Phyllis Lawrence, Co-Chair
Jess Mynes, Trustee
Judy Putnam, Trustee
Sylvia Wetherby, Trustee
Michelle Wilder, Trustee
Robin Wilson, Library Assistant 

Curbside Service at the Wendell Free Library

Curbside Service at the Wendell Free Library

Interested in learning more about the Wendell Library's curbside pickup services? Look no further!

Hightlights:

Curbside pickup is available for books, audiobooks on CD, and DVDs
The curbside schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 12-4 PM

Please call the library at 978-544-3559 to place an order and set a time to pick up your materials

Also accepting returns!

Details:
Call the library to place an order, the librarian will find your specified materials, or select materials based on your genre request. Materials will be checked out to your card and placed in a bag or with a rubber band around them with a slip of paper indicating your name. The materials will then be placed on a book cart on the library porch at the pre-arranged time for contactless pickup. Please wear a mask anytime you are on the library porch.


Returns can be placed in the outside book drop any time. The book drop is emptied on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. All materials are then placed into quarantine for a full week before getting checked in. If you see materials on your account after returning them, please do not panic! Your account will be up to date within a week after quarantine is finished.

If you do not know a title of a book to read next, please feel free to ask for recommendations!
We can provide stacks of children's, YA, or adult books that meet your needs.

Some small-scale faxing or printing is available upon request.

As always, please call the library at 978-544-3559 with any questions, or email Anna at alawrence @ cwmars.org

Free Summer Movies at the Northfield Drive-In

FREE MOVIE TICKETS!


Along with other area libraries, the Wendell Free Library is giving away tickets for the Northfield drive-in. Movies are every Wednesday in July and August.

Call the library at 978-544-3559 to reserve your tickets!

July 1: The Princess Bride
July 8: Labyrinth
July 15: The Neverending Story
July 22: Hook
July 29: Willow

August 5: The Secret of NIMH
August 12: Back to the Future
August 19: Willy Wonka
August 26: The Spiderwick Chronicles

Up-cycle Tote Workshop

Saturday Feb 29 10am-1pm

With Lou Leelyn

Tote making 201 for experienced sewers Please preregister.

Voyagers, Visitors, and Home

Friday Feb 28 7pm

Presentation by Dale Monette, Quabbin Wildlife photographer based on his recently released book by the same title.

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