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Summer Reading and Summer Hours

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Sign up for Youth Summer Reading Program is open.
Children of all ages can participate, even children who are not yet reading but are being read to. Once again we have a self-directed, interactive wall puzzle for kids to enjoy. Stop in for details and then get reading!
Summer Library Open Hours during June and July 2017.

Mon 12:00-5:00 Internet only

Tue 12:00-7:00
Wed 10:00-7:00
Thu 3:00-7:00 (except for August)
Sat 9:30-3:30

See you at the Library!


May and June Art Exhibit

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Artworks by Michael J. Wing

Louisiana Moss, by Michael J Wing

Illustration: “Louisiana Moss” (Photo by Baldwin)

The Library’s Spring exhibition is a collection of work by Michael Wing of New Salem Road, Wendell. Mike displays paintings, drawings, two metal sculptures, and wood toys in both the Herrick Room and the Main Room Display Case.

Filling the Herrick Room are two-dimensional works in watercolor and acrylic along with two pen and ink drawings and one metal sculpture. The medium size paintings are all done in very bright colors and filled with energetic marks made by numerous brush strokes. The two drawings in the show are also replete with many small detailed shapes creating a patterned surface. This emphasis on pattern and surface texture, coupled with intense colors, makes for an upbeat, lively show.

All are welcome to the artist’s reception on Saturday, May 20th, at the Library, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.


Commonwealth Catalog

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Massachusetts residents with a library card can now check out resources from a state-wide network of libraries, including the UMass Amherst Libraries, and pick them up at their own local library, using the Commonwealth Catalog.

AA Meetings

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AA Open Meeting

Saturdays & Sundays
6-7 PM
Wendell Library Herrick Room

All Welcome


Get Started Downloading Digital Media

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Individual tutoring from instructor Judy Hall

by appointment, Thursday afternoons


There is a world of free eBooks and audiobooks available from the CWMARS library system that can be downloaded to your smart phone, iPod, Kindle, tablet, or computer. I have been enjoying listening to audiobooks on my phone and I can help you get started on your device.

No experience necessary. We will work together to get you up and running with OverDrive (the CWMARS system/application for online downloading).

Click "Read More" below for details.


Weather Cancellation Policy

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Call the Library phone (978) 544-3559 for information about cancellation of Library hours or programs due to weather conditions.

If a program is cancelled, or the Library closed due to weather conditions, we will make every attempt to leave a message on the answering machine at least a half hour in advance of the cancelled program or Library closing.


Play Group


Sylvia's Awesome Play Group

Most Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM



A sand table, and lots of other activities!

Children newborn to five years old, with their guardians, are invited.

Adults enjoy socializing with each other just as much as the young ones do.

Program co-sponsored by Union #28 Community Partnership for Children and the Wendell Free Library.

The playgroup is not held on school vacation days or school snow days.


Museum & Park Passes

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Free Passes Available at the Library
The Friends of the Wendell Free Library have purchased these passes for the cultural enjoyment of Wendell families and their guests.
  • Unless otherwise noted, you may borrow these passes as often as you would like.

  • For more about what a venue has to offer, visit its website (links below).

  • Please call the Library for details, or to reserve. (978) 544-3559

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center – Free admission for all members of one household

Clark Art Museum, Williamstown MA - Free admission for 1 adult

Historic Deerfield - Free admission for 4 people per pass (2 passes available)

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory - Free admission for 2 adults (limited to one borrow per family per year)

Mass MoCA - Free admission for 2 adults & 2 children under 16

Massachusetts State Parks - The MassParks Pass entitles the bearer to free parking at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts State Parks system that charge a day-use parking fee, including Ruggles Pond, Lake Wyola, and Laurel Lake (2 passes available). NOTE: Parking fees are waived (without needing a library pass) for holders of a Senior MassParks Pass or for a vehicle bearing a handicapped license plate or placard or a disabled veteran license plate, from any state.

Mystic Aquarium, Mystic CT - discounts on admission for 2 adults & 2 children per pass. (2 passes available)

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Oct through May

Mon 12:00-5:00 Internet only
Tue  12:00-7:00
Wed 10:00-7:00
Thu   3:00-7:00
Sat    9:30-3:30
Sun  11:30-3:30

PHONE: (978) 544-3559
Rosie Heidkamp, Director
Joy Brenneman, Asst. Librarian
PO Box 236
7 Wendell Depot Road
Wendell MA 01379



Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Clark Art Museum

Historic Deerfield

Magic Wings Butterfly Museum

Mass MoCA

Massachusetts State Parks

Mystic Aquarium

Library Application Documents

Library Calendar

AA Open Meeting
Sat Jun 17 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jun 18 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Jun 24 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jun 25 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Jul 01 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jul 02 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Jul 08 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jul 09 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Jul 15 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jul 16 @06:00PM - 07:00PM

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