The Town of Marshfield's Board of Selectmen has voted to temporarily close all town buildings to the public until January 25, including the library building. This is due to rising cases of Covid-19 in Marshfield. This decision is also supported by our town's Board of Health. Stay tuned for more updates on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram.
Ventress Memorial Library is still open for curbside pickup of materials and to answer your reference questions at 781-834-5535. We are also pleased to offer a rich selection of e-books and e-audiobooks available on Hoopla and Overdrive, as well as online databases. Finally, check out our Calendar of Eventsfor virtual programs now available for children, teens, and adults.
Three New Databases
We are excited to announce three all new databases! Read below to check out our newest e-resources.
A-Z: Maps Online - Research a wide variety of maps around the world, from modern, to antique, to geography maps, and more.
Winter Read 2021 Challenge
New year, new you! The new year is a time for reflection and reinvigoration. What better way to do that than to cozy up with great new books this winter? Join #WinterRead2021 and get reading - you set your reading goal and if you make it between January 1 and March 31, you win a free book! You can participate online by signing up with our Beanstack account or you can request a paper form via curbside pickup. Click here for more information and to get started.
Miss Wendy and Miss Jen are working hard to brainstorm lots of fun things for you in the Children’s room! Keep an eye out for new materials and upcoming programming. Take a peek at the Kid's section of our website for updates and program information. Check back often - we will be adding to it. Also, click here to check out our January calendar!
In addition to the Winter Read 2021 Challenge, we are also starting a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge. The goal of this program is to promote literacy to our youngest friends. Pick up a form at the library via curbside pick up or print out here. See if your youngster can read 1000 books!
Zoom Story Time with Miss Wendy
Join Miss Wendy three times a week on zoom for stories and singing! Check out our Calendar of Events to sign up for any of the time slots offered. Space for each story time is limited so sign up quickly. Miss Wendy can’t wait to have some story time fun with the children of Marshfield!
Winter Series Take & Make
Miss Jen has created a whole new Take & Make series! She has even increased the amount of spots. Register for your craft at 1:00 p.m. on Mondays.
Our AWESOME Intern Brady is making our Instagram account a fun one! Take a look at what he’s been working on and keep your eyes out for exciting new updates @ventresskids on Instagram.
We are trying to create programs and events that will make everyone smile! We have made a survey that we hope you will take a moment to fill out. We would love to know your thoughts on what we can or do offer. The survey can be found here or at the library if you would like to help us.
Tween & Teen Updates
Virtual Teen Dungeons & Dragons - Winter Campaigns
We are excited to announce two all new mini campaigns this winter! Each campaign is eight sessions, with a break for Presidents Week. Teens in grades six through twelve can participate - all experience levels welcome. The Thursday campaign meets from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. and begins on January 28. The Monday campaign runs from 5:00 - 7:30 p.m. and begins on February 1. All teens must plan to attend every session and must have a D&D Beyond account and a good Zoom connection. Email Erica the Young Adult Librarian at email@example.com with questions. To register, click here.
Loot Bags for Tweens & Teens
We have a new round of Loot bags for tweens & teens (grades four to twelve). Register for each month to receive a bag of 2 library books (to return), 1 book to keep, and goodies & coloring sheets to fit a monthly theme. To register for a Tween Loot Bag, click here. To register for a Teen Loot Bag, click here.