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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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).