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Read Comics for Free!

The Needham Free Public Library has new comics databases available to all Needham residents! Comics Plus, powered by LibraryPass, is a digital platform offering thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga to readers through school, public, and academic libraries.  There are comics and graphic novels available for all ages! You can access titles using … Continued

Help us with our next Strategic Plan!

We want your feedback! The Needham Free Public Library is embarking on the development of a new 5-year Strategic Plan. This plan will define our goals and vision for the coming years, and we would love to hear from Needhamites! We have 2 surveys available- a general one & a family specific one! We would … Continued

Join a Strategic Plan Focus Group!

The Library is embarking upon the development of a new 5 year Strategic Plan. This plan will define our goals and vision for the coming years, and we would love to hear from Needhamites! We are hosting 3 one hour-long focus groups, and we hope you’ll be able to join! If you’re unable to attend, … Continued

Library Foundation of Needham Offers Inscriptions 

In celebration of the Library Foundation of Needham’s (LFN) upcoming 20th anniversary, library patrons may purchase an inscription. For a limited time, you can dedicate an inscription on the glass Balustrade upstairs by making a gift to the LFN. The Balustrade is composed of glass panels that surround the library’s main staircase and back windows. … 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

Tech Help Office Hours Now Available!

Tech Help Office Hours- Every other Wednesday 20-minute sessions: 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00 a.m. Do you need help downloading digital ebooks, audiobooks, and/or magazines from the library? Have you heard we also offer streaming movies, TV and music, but aren’t sure where to start? Looking for simple assistance with your mobile device? Sign up for … 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