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The Librarian of Congress has a special message for the Needham Library!

An Evening With Doris Kearns Goodwin” was a special fundraiser for the Needham Free Public Library that took place on April 26, 2023 in Needham Town Hall.  The Friends of the Needham Public Library presented the event in association with the Library Foundation of Needham and Needham High School.  The event, hosted by Jared Bowen … Continued

Tech Devices Are Now Available to Borrow

The Needham Free Public Library now has 15 wi-fi hotspots, 20 Chromebooks, and 3 laptops available to borrow! With the pandemic there was an increased need for expanded technology with the introduction into Zoom and work-from-home. The Needham Free Public Library felt it was vital to ensure the public had access to the internet, and … Continued

Libby to Replace OverDrive in 2022

Are you a user of the OverDrive reading app? If so, please be aware that OverDrive will be “sunsetting” its OverDrive app in 2022, to be replaced by OverDrive’s Libby app (learn more at libbyapp.com). Libby offers the same great content as OverDrive, just with a different look and lots of great features to manage … Continued

New Items at the Library!

Do you love finding out about new items at the Library? Be among the first to borrow new titles by signing up for Wowbrary! Wowbrary is a weekly email newsletter that lists all of the new items the library received that week! Sign-up for the newsletters at https://wowbrary.org/signup.aspx. Newsletters are sent every Saturday. Unsubscribe anytime!

The Library is Now Fine Free!

The tradition adopted during the Pandemic of not charging fines for overdue materials will be continued at the Needham Free Public Library even after the library is reopened to the public.  The Board of Library Trustees voted to join the growing number of libraries that have ceased charging fines for overdue materials.  Rather than be a deterrent to keeping items … Continued

Access Our Digital Library from Anywhere

Our digital library is always open. Check out our variety of online resources, as well as our FREE access to streaming eBooks, movies, and more with your library card! Overdrive/Libby: Ebooks and digital audiobooks, digital magazines Hoopla: Ebooks, digital audiobooks, comics, movies, TV shows, and music Kanopy: movies and documentaries for adults and kids Need … Continued

Needham Free Public Library Re-Opened June 1st!

COVID safety protocols will be in place. Masks are required in the Children’s Department for everyone ages 5 years and older. The Needham Free Public Library will re open to the public for indoor access beginning June 1, 2021. To ensure sufficient staffing and provide the safest possible experience for patrons, the library ended its … Continued

Trustees’ Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

The Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library’s Resolution to Reaffirmthe Needham Free Public Library’s Commitment to Inclusion and Equity inResponse to Recent Events of Racial Injustice The Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library reaffirm the library’s commitment to Inclusionand Equity in response to the continuing racial injustice and systemic racism in our countryexemplified … Continued