Welcome to our Library Website!
Field Memorial Library
1 Elm Street, Conway, MA
Directions: From 91, take the Deerfield/Conway exit and go to Route 116 West toward Conway. Travel approximately six miles into town, past the Greenfield Savings Bank. Go downhill and the as you approach the main street, the library building will be on your right, across the street from the town hall.
Click on the “Blog” link (at top of page) for a list of new materials.
“Evening Under the Dome”
Saturday, September 29 from 5:30-7:30
Please come join your Conway friends in this evening fundraiser to support much needed repairs to the library’s beautiful, iconic dome. Enjoy the Festival of the Hills Art Show accompanied by the smooth sounds of Conway’s own Blue Moon Ensemble playing music from the Great American Songbook with a mix of Duke Ellington and Jobim.
Donations gratefully accepted at the door. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. BYO. Festive attire encouraged!
July 2018 Events and Programs
On display for the month of August are the metal sculptures of artist Phyllis Jeswald. Phyllis has been creating her whimsical pieces using found objects for many years, featuring a wide variety of subjects both animal and human.
Wednesday, August 8 7:00 pm: Friends of the Library Meeting
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!
Wednesday, August 15| 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Poetry Discussion
Join us for a lively group discussion. Conway’s own Jane Roy Brown facilitates. Come, participate; enjoy engaging and being moved by poetry. Light refreshments are provided by the Friends of the Library.
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.”
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.
Howard Boyden|Chris Eugin|Nat Cohen |Joanne Clapp|Alice Herrmann
Carol Baldwin, Director |David Whittier and Grace Cabral, Library Assistants| Deb Craven, Building and Grounds