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True-Crime Podcasting with Diane Godfrey and Jordan Rich

True-Crime Podcasting with Diane Godfrey and Jordan Rich Tuesday, January 18th at 7:30 PM on Zoom Join Diane Godfrey, court reporter, and cohost Jordan Rich of WBZ Radio as they discuss True Crime in Massachusetts, podcasting, and their podcast All Rise. As a court reporter, Diane Godfrey takes you on a wild ride through her … Continued

Closed Monday, January 17th

The Needham Free Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 17th for Martin Luther King, Jr Day. While the Library is closed materials may be returned using the outside book drops at the Rosemary St. entrance. Access our digital resources any time on Libby, Hoopla, and Kanopy! Just download their apps on to your … Continued

Jumpstart Your Financial Future

Jumpstart Your Financial Future- Financial Literacy Workshops for Young Adults Presented by the Needham Free Public Library in collaboration with the Babson Financial Literacy Project, & the Woburn, Wellesley, Framingham, and Somerville Public Libraries. Virtual on Zoom Do you want to learn more about how to manage your finances? Are you just getting started out … 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 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 Newsletters are sent every Saturday. Unsubscribe anytime!

Expanded Hours Coming September 7th

The Needham Free Public Library will be expanding its hours as of Tuesday, September 7th! The Library will be open more evenings and on Sundays. The new hours are: Monday-Thursday 9 AM- 9 PM Friday 9 AM- 5:30 PM Saturday 9 AM- 5 PM Sunday 1-6 PM The Library will be closed Labor Day weekend- … Continued

Access With Your Library Card!

New! Access, The Wall Street Journal’s website, for free with your library card! To access- just click on the link on the Online Resources page, enter your library card number, and log in or create a WSJ account. You will then have full access to for 3 days (72 hours). After your 3 … Continued

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

Wi-Fi Hotspots and Chromebooks Are Now Available to Borrow

The Needham Free Public Library now has 5 Wi-Fi hotspots and 5 Chromebooks 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 computers. With … 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