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Teacher Resources

Beals Memorial Library provides a variety of services to support the curriculum needs of local teachers, homeschoolers, and their students in PreK – Grade 12.


 If you are looking for information about a specific item or have any questions, please contact the Library at 978-297-0300 or email us at

Library Cards for Teachers

As an employee in the town of Winchendon, you are eligible to apply for a Beals Memorial Library card if you do not already have a card in the CW MARS Network. To apply for a card, simply visit Beals Memorial Library’s Main Desk, bring a photo ID, proof of address (if your current address is different than when is on your photo ID), and proof of employment in Winchendon.


If you currently reside in a town served by a CW MARS Network library, your library card is valid at Beals Memorial Library.

Beals Memorial Library is home to more than just books! Our Library of Things includes a long list of extra and specialty items that are available to check out.

- Sensory To-Go Bags              - Hiking Backpacks

- Telescope                                - Hotspots

- Sewing Machine                     - Santa Suit

- Baking Supplies                      - Yard Games

- Video Projector                       - Bread Maker

- Snowshoes


Enjoy our FREE electronic collections geared for elementary students. 


Class Visits to Beals Memorial Library

To request a visit to the library by your class that requires in-depth interaction by library staff, such as a tour, a presentation, or library card registrations for your entire class, please contact the library. We ask that requests for visits be submitted a minimum of two weeks ahead of the requested date.

Class visits to Beals Memorial Library may include:

  • A library tour – of the entire library or a small portion of the library.

  • A presentation on using library resources, including online library resources and how to search the catalog.

  • A presentation on research skills – including, but not limited to,  primary vs. secondary sources and how to look up an item.

  • A special storytime just for your students.

  • Library card registration for your students.

  • A library-themed scavenger hunt.

  • Another fun activity we create in collaboration with you around your needs!

Librarian Visits to Your Class

To request a visit from our library director or staff member to your classroom, please contact the library. We ask that requests for visits be made a minimum of two weeks ahead of the requested date.

Librarians are available to visit your class to:

  • Be a guest reader.

  • Teach students about online resources.

  • Book talk titles (either of our choosing or around a theme that you provide).

  • Talk about Librarianship as a career.

  • Other requests – talk to us about what you’d like!

Teacher Book Bundles

A collection of library materials can be compiled for classroom use. Teacher bundles include approximately 5 – 10 library resources which will be checked out to the library card of the requesting teacher for three weeks. Teacher Book Bundles require a minimum of one week notice.

Teacher Book Bundle Expectations:

  • Teachers must have a valid library card in good standing order to request a bundle.

  • Bundles will be provided for any Winchendon teacher,  or a Winchendon resident who homeschools.

  • There is a maximum of one (1) teacher bundle request per week

  • Items pulled for a bundle must be picked up within one (1) week.

  • Can't pick up or drop off your books? We can deliver them to your school! Book Bundle Pickup and Drop Off is available by request. 

  • A minimum of one (1) week notice is required to assemble a book bundle though they may be created faster.

  • Bundles will contain a combination of 5 – 10 fiction and non-fiction titles around the topic requested (unless specific requests are made).

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