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Field Memorial Library

1 Elm Street, Conway, MA 01341


Monday 1-6

Wednesday 2-7

Saturday 10-12


Friends Meeting – The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be in the library on Wednesday August 14 at 7 PM. All are welcome.

The Field Memorial Library will be closed for a special event on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
We will resume our regular schedule on Monday August 19 at 1 PM.

Book Club The FML Book Group will meet on Wednesday Aug. 21 at 4:00 PM. The book to be discussed is The Girl from Berlin by Ronald H. Balson. If you are interested in joining the group, please sign up at the library during open hours or contact David Whittier at conwayfmldir@gmail.com. Light refreshments will be served.

News & Notices

Thanks to Lillian Jackman of Wilder Hill Gardens in Conway, we have beautiful annuals in pots out front. Visit her at her place off Pine Hill Rd., it’s a treat. Her web address is www.wilderhillgardens.com

Museum Passes – Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, we have the following passes available to Conway residents:Clark Art Museum  clarkart.edu; Mass MoCa        massmoca.org; Mohawk Trail Concert Series  mohawktrailconcerts.org; Pioneer Valley Symphony pvsoc.org; Smith College Museum of Art  smith.edu/artmuseum
For more information, call the library at 413-369-4646 during open hours (see above) 

New Audiobooks: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin; On Brassard’s Farm by Daniel Hecht; The Last Second by Catherine Coulter; Miguel Street by V.S. Naipaul; The River by Peter Heller; Chat by Archer Mayor; Death of a Rainmaker by Laurie Loewenstein; Dark Tribute by Iris Johansen; Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline.

New Movies: The Last Emperor; Ken Burns: the Dust Bowl; La Strada; Gentle Yoga for Balance; Game of Thrones: the Complete Sixth Season; John Wick Chapter Two.

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

Family-Friendly Resources

Have you seen the blog for Hilltown Families? 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.”  See: 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. Completed in 1901 and sponsored 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. Our resources include:

  • A Community Room 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

The Friends of the Field Memorial Library work to raise funds and promote the library in our community. Love your library- join the Friends! The Friends of FML typically meet in the library at 7 PM on the second Wednesday of each month. The Friends support us with book sales, building and grounds work, fundraisers, and more. They are an essential element of the library community. Come to a meeting or stop at the library during open hours for more  information. All friends are welcome!

Library Trustees 

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

Library Staff

David Whittier, Interim Director; Grace Cabral, Library Assistant.; Deb Craven, Building and Grounds.


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.