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Field Memorial Library

1 Elm Street, Conway, MA 01341

413-369-4646

conwayfmld@gmail.com

Hours

Monday 4-7

Wednesday 2-7

Saturday 10-2

Calendar

Calendar

Calling All Quilters The Quilters Group meets monthly, and will meet on Sunday, February 10 from 1-4 P.M in the Community Room. Please bring your own machine and supplies; tables and an ironing board are available for use. We can accommodate up to six people- contact Carol Baldwin at the library if you’d like to join us

Friends Meeting The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 P.M. All are welcome.

Monday February 18, the FML will be closed in honor of President’s Day

Book ClubThe Book Club will have its’ first meeting on Wednesday, February 20 from 4-5:30 P.M. The book for discussion will be Still Here by Jojo Noyes. If you’d like to join us, please stop by the library or contact Carol Baldwin at conwayfmld@gmail.com. Light refreshments will be served.

News & Notices

Vintage Book CollectionLibrary Assistant Grace Cabral has been organizing and processing our wonderful collection of books published during the early twentieth century, comprised of fiction and nonfiction works. many of these books have been housed in our library since it was built in 1901! The VBC is located in the Fiction Room. 

Seed Swap – Interested in attending a Seed Swap event as we get closer to spring? If there is sufficient interest we will set up a Seed Swap at the library. Let us know by stopping by the library or emailing Carol Baldwin at conwayfmld@gmail.com.  

Events

Art Exhibit

Our art display for the beginning of 2019 are selected photographic prints of details in the classical Field Memorial Library by local area photographer Bill Orr. Please stop by for a look.

Friends

The Friends of the Field Memorial Library are folks who work to raise funds and promote the library in our community. Love your library- join the Friends!

Family-Friendly Resources

Have you seen the blog for Hilltown Families yet? It’s a great online resource for families living throughout the four counties of Western Massachusetts. “Hilltown Families believes in creating resilient and sustainable communities by developing and strengthening a sense of place in our children and citizens through community-based education and engagement.” 

http://www.hilltownfamilies.org/

About Our Library

Our building is a stunning example of nineteenth-century architecture, with a domed rotunda, Italian marble, original woodwork, a spiral staircase, and cast-iron shelving in the Fiction Room. Built in 1901 by Marshall Field, the library is dedicated as a memorial to his parents, John and Fidelia Nash Field.

What We Offer

Our library is located in the heart of Conway, Massachusetts, and we serve residents with a variety of materials, services and programs. If you’re a Conway resident and want to become a patron, stop in during open hours.

  • The Community Room is available for programs, meetings and workshops
  • Books, magazines, audiobooks and DVDs for adults and children
  • Wifi with PC and printer
  • Inter-library loan services
  • Educational and entertaining programs
  • Local History Collection and Vintage Book Collection

Friends of the Library

Volunteers are the backbone of our library. The Friends support us with book sales, building and grounds work, and fundraisers. Love your library- join the Friends! Come to a meeting (usually the second Wednesday of each month) or stop at the library during open hours for more  information.

Library Trustees 

Howard Boyden|Chris Eugin|Nat Cohen |Joanne Clapp|Alice Herrmann

Library Staff

Carol Baldwin, Director |David Whittier and Grace Cabral, Library Assistants| Deb Craven, Building and Grounds

Directions

From south of Deerfield/Conway, take Interstate 91 North, and Exit 24 for Deerfield/Conway. Continue on Route 116 North toward Conway. Travel approximately six miles into town, past the Greenfield Savings Bank. Go downhill and then as you approach the main street, the library building will be on your right, across the street from the town hall.

From north of Deerfield/Conway, take Interstate 91 South to Exit 25. At the end of the exit, take a right onto Rt 116 North toward Conway. Travel approximately six miles into town, past the Greenfield Savings Bank. Go downhill and then as you approach the main street, the library building will be on your right, across the street from the town hall.