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.

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