What’s Happening at the Library

Note from Barbara

We’re working from home and are here for you. I’m checking the edwards@cwmars.org email daily so please email with any questions or comments. Johanna is keeping up with our FaceBook page, website and e-newsletter. If you don’t get the e-newsletter and want to, just email me and we’ll get you on the list. It’s worth going to the Edwards FaceBook page just to see and hear Johanna telling a dog story holding her dog Buster. Lisa will be checking our phone messages daily and answering them. Just leave a message at 413-527-9480.  If you need help with Overdrive, she can call you back. If you want tech help, Robert is still available to help by phone. Just email edwards@cwmars.org and I’ll let him know. If you have research questions, Emily is available – just let me know.  We encourage you to use Libby/Overdrive apps for online resources, ebooks, ebooks on CD, magazines, etc., or register for a Boston Public Library ecard at www.bpl.org/ecard/. Please stay safe and be well. We all miss you and our beautiful library.

Book Drop Closing

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Per the advice of the Southampton Health Department, we locked the book return on Monday, March 23rd. Please hold onto your items until we re-open. You will not have to worry about fines or renewals, including materials from other libraries. Thank you!

Latest Covid-19 Update

What does the library’s extended closing mean for you?

  • You do not need to worry about library items that you have with you while we are closed.
  • Late fees accrued during our closure will be waived.
  • Items you have on our hold shelf will stay here and be available once we open again.
  • If you run out of renewals while we are closed, do not worry. Keep the item(s) and fines will not accrue on your account.
  • Delivery from other libraries and the Commonwealth Catalog have been suspended for the time being.
  • Please leave your food donations for the Community Pantry on the front porch of the Congregational Church for the time being.
  • We are suspending accepting your book donations for the Friends Book Sale at this time.

Please keep the following emergency information handy:

From Attorney General Maura Healey:

  • Information about sick time laws: 617-727-3465
  • Help with insurance claims or medical bills: 888-830-6277
  • Report price gouging or defective products: 617-727-8400
  • If you’re having difficulty negotiating a travel refund or are concerned about a potential scam, consider filing a complaint: www.mass.gov/how-to/file-a-consumer-complaint

Climate Change and Your Community


The Kestrel Land Trust and UMass Professor Scott Jackson will present natural solutions to the effects of climate change on land and wildlife in Southampton!

Please check back for the rescheduled date. 

U. Knit!

It’s a school for ALL kids (8 & up) who want to learn to knit! Already know but want to improve? Join us! Bring your size 8-11 needles OR borrow ours.
2 Classes: Tuesdays, March 24th & April 21st at 6:30pm

U. Knit is taught by Professor of Knittology, Doris Hurd.

Book Sorting!

Many hands make light work…please consider helping us great ready to sell books at the BIG FEPL Book Sale!

Tuesday Apr 7 from 1-3
Call 413-527-9480 to volunteer!

The Friends Really Need You!

Friends of the Edwards Public Library Due to our extended closing, we are uncertain as to the status of the April meeting. When we do meet, we will need a lot of help! Please volunteer to help your library. Make a difference!

Thursday, April 16th at 6:30pm. 

Story Hour and Playtime!

Join Ms. Cindy on Wednesdays at 10:30am for fun and friendship.
Story Hour follows the school calendar and is designed for pre-school aged children and their grown-ups.