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The Stevens Memorial Library is led by Library Director, Jess Mynes. Learn more about us and get involved.
❯ Jess Mynes, Library Director Email
❯ Tiffany Call, Youth Services Librarian Email
❯ Holden Baird, Circulation Manager Email
❯ Keith Penniman, Senior Library Assistant
❯ Angela Wrinkle, Circulation Assistant
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The Trustees of the Stevens Memorial Library are citizens of Ashburnham and are elected by town voters. Each serves a term of three (3) years.
In addition to email, you may also contact each Trustee by calling and leaving a message for them here at the library. A Trustee will return your call in a timely manner.
❯ Molly Ruble, Chair
❯ Ed Vitone, Vice Chair
❯ Katie Stevens, Secretary
❯ Paula St. Laurent Kuehl, Treasurer
❯ Anne Olivari
❯ JoAnn Piedrefite
All Library Board of Trustee Meetings are open to the public. The Trustees meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 4:00pm.
To find Trustees agendas & minutes from 1968-2012, please click here. For more recent minutes, please go here and click Library Board of Trustees.
Stevens Memorial Library Mission Statement
The Stevens Memorial Library supports its community through the provision of materials, programs, space, and technology to aid in the educational, cultural, and recreational development of its entire community.
The library is committed to providing a welcoming space for Ashburnham citizens and residents of neighboring communities without regard to gender, race, age, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
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Our membership roster includes families, individuals, and businesses in the Ashburnham area. Their annual membership dues, provide important financial support to the library; support that translates into entertaining and educational activities for children and adults, new materials for all library patrons to enjoy, and physical improvements to our building and grounds.
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THE LIBRARY'S HISTORY
Ashburnham’s first library was established in 1793 through the sale of shares at two dollars apiece. This library managed to be self-supporting through the contributions of its members (and aided by share sales, financial and material donations, and book sales) until 1833, when it was disbanded. Its contents were distributed among its members.
In 1850, “the [private] Ladies’ Library Association was organized and a collection of books of approved character was continued by renewals until 1884” (Stearns 534).
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Ashburnham's Stevens Memorial Library's Board of Trustees has established policies to aid in the fair treatment of all who use our resources and provide guidelines for procedures and behavior.
If you have any questions about these policies after reviewing them below, please phone or visit the library. These include:
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Ashburnham's library is a town-wide resource for educational, cultural, historical and recreational print and electronic information for citizens, businesses and residents of Ashburnham, MA and neighboring communities.
Now, Stevens Memorial Library patrons can use Kanopy to watch an enormous collection of Classic Cinema, Documentaries, Indie Films, Series, and other Video content. Kids, Teens and Adults!
View on any device. 27,000+ titles. More than 500 content partners, including the major studios. Monthly Films curated by Kanopy experts. And more!
"Libby" is the next step in becoming the primary way to enjoy our digital library as we convert from Overdrive! (You'll see that our old "Overdrive" navigation button is now labeled "Libby/Overdrive" in our Online Resources category.)
The OverDrive app is being retired— and the first step in making this happen will be that it will be removed from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Store on February 23, 2022.
More details are coming about transition steps to Libby in the coming weeks and months.
Ashburnham's Stevens Memorial Library also offers many additional benefits such as Meeting Rooms for events & exhibits, Museum & Attraction Passes and more. Visit us often.
Curious about NEW materials at the library? Subscribe to our WOWBRARY feature and receive free weekly email alerts abut the latest books, DVDs, and CDs. Check out WOWBRARY.
The Stevens Memorial Library updated our Browsing & Curbside Pick-up Hours, effective November 3rd.
The Trustees of Ashburnham’s Stevens Memorial Library are pleased to announce the appointment of Jess Mynes to the position of Library Director, effective July 26, 2021.
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Charge your Electric Vehicle at our Level 2 EV Charging Station. Learn more on our News Page.
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For all upcoming library events, see our Mini-Calendar below — or click here to view our larger Calendar.
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