15 Library Plaza, 1837 Ocean Street - Marshfield, MA 02050 781.834.5535
Ventress Voice
July 2021, Volume 4, Issue 7
We are pleased to invite you to join in our Fantastic Fairy Festivities during the month of July to celebrate the wee folk of Marshfield! This is a whole library program, as all ages are invited to join in the fun. Registration runs from July 1 - July 9, click here to reserve your fairy house spot. Each registrant will receive a cardboard base, a bag of bits to get you started and an info packet about fairies and fairy houses. Voting for Best in Show, Best Children's House, Best Teen House, and Best Adult House will begin on July 17. Prizes will be awarded in each of these categories. All participants will receive a small prize!
If you’re not interested in making a fairy house but still want to enjoy the festivities, we invite you to come find our fairy who will be hiding somewhere new in the library every day. When you find her you can enter your idea for what her name should be! The library is a little more magical in July. Stop by the library and let your imagination take flight!

Check out our Calendar of Events, Facebook page, and Instagram to stay up to date on all of our activities and library happenings all month long for children, teens, and adults.
Adult Book Group Kits

Do you have a book group or do you want to start one? Do you have eight or less members? Would you like to pick up book group books in a stylish canvas tote, accompanied by discussion questions? We have some exciting new titles, including The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, and The Rose Code by Kate Quinn. To view the entire collection, click here.

We are currently circulating book group kits: eight copies of a book (sometimes with a bonus Large Print copy) and discussion questions with a four - six week check out time! If you would like to inquire about what kits are currently available, email Nancy at or call 781-834-5535!
Children's Updates
The Ventress Memorial Library Children’s Room is open and we are so excited to see you!
As always, we are pleased to offer children’s Zoom story times with Miss Wendy on Mondays at 10:00 a.m., Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Summer series weekly Take & Make crafts continues and registration begins on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. Register for Take & Make crafts and story times on our Calendar of Events.

Celebration Kits
We are offering celebration kits for National Video Game Day on July 8, Embrace your Geekiness Day on July 13, and Emoji Day on July 17. These celebration kits include a craft and fun information about each topic, no registration necessary. Kits will be available in the library lobby on each scheduled day while supplies last!
Tween & Teen Updates
Our Teen Room is now fully open for teens to hang out in or browse our collection of books, manga, board games, video games, and more! We will also be opening our Makerspace, The Wave, soon for drop-in hours. In the meantime, read on to see how you can get involved!
ACTIVATE Virtual Fan Con for Teens Ages 12-20
Friday, July 23, 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For a second year in a row, we are participating in ACTIVATE, a virtual fan con with an activist twist. This year's event features two full days of panels, workshops, games and prizes to engage and inspire teen artists, writers, gamers, activists, and fans from all walks of life. Topics include Dungeons & Dragons, Memoir Comics, Fan Activism, Super Hero Fitness, and more! Sign up for the whole conference and drop-in to the panels and workshops you want to attend. Register today at

July Tween & Teen Loot Bags for Grades 4-12
Sign up today for a July Loot Bag. The theme, Witches & Wizards, is excellent for Harry Potter fans! Registration is open for the entire month, and Loot Bags are filled the last week of the month. Each month’s Loot Bag comes in a mini tote bag and includes super-cool themed goodies, 2 library books to return, and a book to keep! Please note that books will be selected to match the registrant's reading interests, and that the theme pertains only to the additional goodies. Register for each month's loot bag separately. Please note that tweens and teens can now register at the same link! Contact Erica the Young Adult Librarian at or at 781-834-5535 ext. 2207 with questions.

Become a Teen Volunteer
With the library open full-time once more, we are once again seeking teen volunteers! Teens ages 13-17 are encouraged to submit a volunteer application at the library for a customizable volunteer experience. Interested teens may help with shelving and program prep, promote books and library programs on our social media accounts, or work in the Makerspace. Click here for more information or email Erica, the Young Adult Librarian at Please note, we will only accept applications filled out by the teen, but parents may drop them off.
Ventress Memorial Library
15 Library Plaza
Marshfield, MA 02050
(781) 834-5535
Library Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. -
8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.