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Construction Grant Application

The Town of Clinton is in the process of applying for a Mass. Public Library Construction Program (MPLCP) grant on behalf of the Bigelow Library.

More information about the program

The Town of Clinton/Bigelow Library is currently soliciting feedback about the current building and what the future of the library should be. Please reach out if you want to participate further — in a focus group, public forum, wish tree, on the committee, fundraising, etc.

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Check us out on YouTube

YouTubeDid you know that we have a YouTube channel?
It’s a great place to catch up on our recorded virtual programs and other fun videos!
Check us out!

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Clinton Reading Challenge!

2023 Clinton Challenge | Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street, Clinton, 978-365-4160,

The Results are in!! We came in SECOND place in the 2023 Clinton Challenge, which is nothing to sneeze at! A respectable second place, too… look how close we were!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated and recorded their hours. Hopefully we can do it again next year! A raffle-winning participant will be announced sometime soon for some fun prizes from the various Clintons.

Clinton, NY: 9,901 hours
Clinton, MA: 9,716 hours
Clinton, NJ: 7,316 hours
Clinton County, PA: 3,692 hours

Clinton, MA: 9,716 hours; Clinton County, PA: 3,692 hours; Clinton, NJ: 7,316 hours; and Clinton, NY: 9,901 hours

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The BFPL has a new logo!

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Reserve Your Museum Pass Online

Did you know that the Bigelow Free Public Library
offers discount passes to 25 local attractions?

Did you know that you can make a reservation
for a discount pass with your library card online?

The library now has an online system to reserve your own museum passes
you can search by date or by museum.

Please check the particular museum’s website to find out the most accurate and up-to-date information concerning open hours, museum pass discounts, benefits, and restrictions before your visit.

Reserve your pass today!

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Adult Services Blog

Did you know that we have a blog for Adult Services?"Blog"

You’ll find book reviews, information about our monthly projects, and more right here:

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CW MARS eCard for Electronic Materials

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Get a CW MARS eCard

CW MARS has rolled out an electronic library card (eCard) to allow patrons without library cards faster access to their local library’s electronic collections. The CW MARS eCard makes library content more accessible for patrons who have difficulty physically getting to the library or who primarily borrow electronic content (such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and databases). The eCard can be upgraded to a full library card by visiting your local CW MARS library.

The eCard is for patrons who do not already have a CW MARS library card and may be upgraded to a physical library card with borrowing privileges by visiting your local library. For more information about the eCard, read our FAQ.

You are eligible to apply for a CW MARS eCard, if you…

Contact your local library if you are not eligible to register online or to renew an expired card.

CW MARS eCard: "No library card? No problem! With a CW MARS eCard, your library is always open. Sign up for instant access to audiobooks, eBooks, magazines and more! Access free audiobooks with an eCard!"

Funding for electronic content is provided by CW MARS member libraries, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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FREE Resume Builder and Career Prep Online

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*An account is required to access this resource. On your next visit, you can use this account to get access to your saved Career Prep materials. An email address is not required to signup for an account.

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