The library's Youth Collection is unavailable from February 22 through March 6, 2021 due to a building update. Thank you for understanding.
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The Stevens Memorial Library is led by Library Director, Terri Anstiss. Learn more about us and get involved.
❯ Terri Anstiss, Library Director Email
❯ Claire LaPrade, Youth Services Librarian Email
❯ Erin Testagrossa, Circulation Manager Email
❯ Keith Penniman, Senior Library Assistant
❯ Angela Wrinkle, Circulation Assistant
Big things happen at SML. Education. Culture. Recreation. Art. Activities & Events. Join us!
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
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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Here are just some of the ways you can help your library thrive:
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:
View all Library Policies by clicking here.
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We're the Stevens Memorial Library — Ashburnham, MA's public library.
The Stevens Memorial Library building remains closed to the public—and all Library Programs & Meetings are virtual until further notice.
Despite of, and sometimes thanks to, the pandemic, we've achieved a lot here at Stevens Memorial Library in the past year. Click to read about it here.
Please consider becoming a member, or making a contribution by check or PayPal! Learn more on our Support & Volunteer page. Thank you very much!
Charge your Electric Vehicle at our Level 2 EV Charging Station. Learn more on our News Page.
The Library building is currently closed to the public until further notice; however, staff are here to help you during regular hours of operation.
When using Curbside Services, we will schedule a time for you to pick up your materials.
Please call or email us with requests and questions. You may also order items online using the Library Catalog.
Video: How to Place Holds for Curbside Pick-up by computer.
During the COVID outbreak, we are holding all events virtually. See our Mini-Calendar below — or click here to view our larger Calendar.
Kids, Teens and Adults—tell us what you like to read and we'll curate a Book Bundle just for you! Please complete as much or as little of our new forms as you like (but the more information you provide, the more specific the recommendation will be to you). We value your privacy and will keep your answers strictly confidential.
If you are interested in taking out books, a valid C/W MARS Library Card is needed. If you do not have a card, are not sure if you do, or are not sure if you need to update the card, please call us at 978-827-4115. We will be glad to sign you up for a card, or check to see if you are currently in the system.
TIP #1: For quick access to e-Books, e-Audiobooks, movies, music and more digital content:
Visit CWMARS OverDrive and click on the "Sign- in" tab and enter your mobile number. No library card needed!
TIP #2: Get a FREE Boston Public Library "BPL e-card": https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4197886/eCard-Registration
Stevens Memorial Library is in the restored Dolly Whitney Adams School in Ashburnham Center, Memorial Drive off Chapel Street.
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.
Ashburnham's Stevens Memorial Library also offers many additional benefits such as Meeting Rooms for events & exhibits, Museum & Attraction Passes and more. Come in and visit us often.
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