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Field Memorial Library

1 Elm Street, Conway, MA 01341

413-369-4646

conwayfmld@gmail.com

Hours

Monday 1-6

Wednesday 2-7

Saturday 10-12

“Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley, from A Defence of Poetry and Other Essays.

Calendar

Calendar

The Conway Girl Scouts will be at the Field Memorial Library on Saturday Apr 20 from 10-12 noon preparing and enhancing multi-use bags for library patrons to use in avoiding single use plastic bags. Stop by to pick up a new bag!

Book Club The Book Club will meet next on Wednesday, April 24 from 4-5:30 P.M. The book for discussion will be Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. 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.

Friends of the Field Memorial Library Scholarship (currently $500)
Applications for the 2019 FML Scholarship are now being accepted at the library. Deadline is April 30, 2019. More details below under News & Notices.

Friends Meeting – The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be in the library on Wednesday May 8 at 7 PM. All are welcome.

News & Notices

Calling All Quilters The Quilters Group meets occasionally in the Community Room. Quilters bring their 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 (413-369-4646) if you’d like to join us


$500 Scholarship Available for Conway High School Seniors! Applications for the Friends of the Field Memorial Library Scholarship are now being accepted at the library.  Deadline is April 30, 2019.  Applications are available by emailing:  FieldMemLibraryScholarship@gmail.com  or in the library at 1 Elm Street in Conway and at most high schools in the area.  Please submit one … so we can help support your ongoing education at a college, technical school, art school, etc.  We look forward to receiving your application.

Vintage Book Collection Library 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. 

Events & Exhibits

No events or exhibits are currently in place but check back soon as plans for spring and summer are now being considered.

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

The Field Memorial Library is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley area of Western Massachusetts. Conway is also at the beginning of the Hilltowns leading to the Berkshire Mountain range. 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.

The library is located on Route 116 and may be reached by taking 116 South (actually Southeast) from North Adams, MA area or 116 North (actually Northwest) from the Amherst, MA area.