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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!


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!

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

Library Assistant Job at the Wendell Free Library

The Wendell Free Library is currently seeking applicants for a Library Assistant. The library assistant will work closely with the library director and learn the inner workings of a small library. Essential to the position is an ease with working with the public of this small, neighborly town in the heart of the Wendell State Forest. As a part time position, this is a perfect opportunity for a library student to learn on the job, or for a local library lover to service their community’s reading, entertainment, and social needs. Applicants are encouraged to write a cover letter that tells a story about an enjoyable experience working with people. Please apply by October 23, 2020; send a cover letter and resume to the director, Anna Lawrence (she/her) through email: alawrence @ cwmars.org or mail: PO Box 236, Wendell, MA 01379. 

The Wendell Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we are committed to equal employment opportunities for all, and to provide employees and applicants with an environment without discrimination or harrassment. All employment decisions are made with a focus on job requirements and the needs of the library, without regard to race, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, age, physical ability, mental ability, national origin, familial or parental status. 


Library Assistant Wendell Free Library 

General Statement of Duties:
Supports and works in collaboration with the Library Director. Assists with library operations including patron services, technology assistance, and programming. Responsible for the public operation of the library in the absence of the Director, following policies and procedures established by the Director and the Wendell Library Board of Trustees. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • Ease of working with the public and an effective communicator 
  • Familiar with principles and practices of public library service 
  • Able to use computers in a variety of applications 
  • Able to work independently and in collaboration with others 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Performs patron services including circulation and technical assistance (troubleshooting patron computer problems, assisting with online library materials, online catalog use) 
  • Performs a variety of clerical duties, including preparing materials for circulation, catalog data entry, shelving and pulling materials, and understanding and using the multi-function printer 
  • Occasionally assists with programming for all age groups 
  • Trades hours or substitutes for the Director or other staff as needed 
  • Performs daily maintenance chores as needed (eg. shoveling walk, sweeping, rearranging furniture for programs) 
  • Performs related duties as needed 


  • $14.53 per hour, non benefit position 
  • Flexible 10-15 hours per week 
  • Sundays required during regular library hours 

How to apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Anna Lawrence (she/her), Library Director by 10/23
Email: alawrence @ cwmars.org
Address: P.O. Box 236 Wendell, MA 01379 

Free Summer Movies at the Northfield Drive-In


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

Wendell Library Closed

Dear Wendell,

Due to rapidly changing news and protocols concerning COVID-19, the Wendell Free Library is closed until further clarity is available about the situation. We will continue to watch the news and follow state and local recommendations to guide us on how best to protect library patrons, volunteers, and staff.

COVID-19 is a new virus with an unprecedented rate of infection. At this time there are no definitive answers on how long the virus lives on materials such as books and other items the library lends. Therefore, we are choosing to err on the side of caution in the interest of “acting now and acting together” to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Some resources continue to be available.

Internet Access in Library parking lot. No password is necessary. Please refrain from idling cars. Thanks.

Online links to Library resources. Borrow e-books, audiobooks and e-magazines on the OverDrive platform or on the OverDrive Libby app for iOS or Android. You will need your library card number and password. If you don’t know your password, call the library at 978-544-3559 and we can reset it for you. Click this link for access to Massachusetts statewide databases including newspapers, encyclopedias and research articles.

Library items already at home. Materials can still be returned via the library drop boxes. You can also keep them at home until regular library service resumes. No overdue fines will be charged.

Inter-library loans. C/W MARS has suspended the inter-library loan system. In a few days we will call patrons with items already here for them to arrange pickup.

Sign up for or renew a library card. An active library card is required to use some (not all) of the online resources. Call the Library for assistance at 978-544-3559. If you don’t reach us in person leave a brief message with your name and phone number.

As other services become available while we are closed we will provide updates on the Library website and on the Townsfolk list.

Be well,

Rosie Heidkamp
Wendell Free Library

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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