Due to Coronavirus, the library is closed until further notice

Due dates extended to July 9th

We are closed and will open when it is safe for the public to gather. Face masks are the new norm. For solid information go to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.. Here is an excellent medical site that answers the most common questions.


New content for our patrons

We have just started a new subscription to RB Digital, which includes: the best of British TV: AcornTV, Qello concerts, IndieFlix, a Wellness Video catalog called Learn It Live, and some classic audiobook titles. We encourage you to explore these resources. Set up your account with the email we have on your library record.

Boston Public Library eCard

Boston Public Library is extending content services to all residents of Massachusetts. They have a wealth of online resources. All you need to gain access is to apply for an eCard from this page on our website.



The F.A.R. Program returns

Dearly loved by the Adult Special Needs community, Ms. Michelle and Ms. Gail return by bringing a developmentally appropriate story, song, movement and craft online program to the public.


Gail’s Online Programs – the videos !

Our intrepid infant and toddler librarian, Gail McCarthy, brings her songs and books to the home viewing audience. She offers Baby Sing and Play to infants and very little ones and also, The Little Book Club, for toddlers who love books but also need movement and interaction.



Laughter Yoga is back live online:

TUESDAYS,  11 A.M. on the Library Youtube Channel

Feeling tense, cooped up and cranky? Join us for a short, live Laughter Yoga session and sense how good it feels to laugh for no particular reason. No special equipment needed other than an open mind.



Fill out your 2020 Census form

Funding for local, state, regional and national programs is at stake. The Census is TOTALLY anonymous, but extremely impactful for many, many social programs in our community. When you get the Census form, don’t throw it away. Fill it out and send it in or respond online.

Listen to a podcast on audiobook choices

Ellen gives an overview of how to get started on Hoopla Digital and gives some listening suggestions to adults, families, and children alike. Don’t forget – WBPL patrons get 12 borrows of Hoopla content per month!


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