Library closing due to weather conditions will be posted on
ABC 40/FOX 6 TV and WHMP 1400 AM radio.

Join us for Mini Golf in the Library!
March 28 - 10-2 pm
$5 per ticket




Coming Soon!
1st Annual Craft & Artisan Show!
Saturday, September 26, 2015
For the Edwards Public Library Fund.

See Details and Application



Download from our
Digital Catalog
and get e-books for free!

Stop in at the Library and ask for the easy step-by-step brochures on how to download free e-books and e-videos from our Digital Catalog. We also have individualized instructions for Sony Readers and MP3's, as well as a comprehensivie "Getting Started" section on the digital website. Ask you librarian for more sites to download free e-audio books. Get the most from your e-reader for free!

All Hamptons Read - A Community Event

Sponsors of the Big Read include: Florence Savings Bank, Easthampton Savings Bank, Broadside Bookshop, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, and the Friends of the Emily Williston, Forbes, Lilly, Westhampton and Edwards public libraries. The Big Read is a program for the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


The Public libraries in "the Hamptons" (Southampton,, Northampton, Easthampton and Westhampton) have come together to organize All Hamptons Read, a community reading program based on the classic detective novel The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett. Copies of the book are now available at the community libraries and independent bookstores. There is also a book on CD and an audiobook which is now available in the CWMARS digital catalog.

Attend a discussion group, and receive a free ticket to the showing of "The Maltese Falcon" at the Academy of Music on April 19 at 4 pm!

To find out about upcoming events at the participating libraries, go to

Edward Library's Events

March 31, 1:00 pm - Book Discussion - "Maltese Falcon" at the Edwards Library.

April 9, 600 pm - Movie Night - "Double Indemnity" with Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson - From the moment they met, it was murder!

April 11, 11 am-Noon CSI: Pioneer Valley - The forensics team needs your help! Discover who kidnapped Otis Spunkmeyer and stole his famous cookies from the school fundraiser!


Find new authors, read-alikes of your favorite books, and lots of information on Novelist. Try it and tell us what you think!


Southampton Writer's Group
Now Meets on Friday at 1:15 p.m.!

The writing group will meet Now on Friday afternoon 1:15 p.m. at the library. New members are always welcome at this peer-run, friendly and supportive group. All forms of writing, and all levels of experience are welcome!

Please contact Jennifer at
413-320-3207 or email for more information.


Support Your Library-Become a Friend. Get involved and make a difference! .

Give Your Library a Book in Honor of a Special Person

What a great holiday gift-giving idea! Mail or bring this form to the Library. You may suggest your donation be used to purchase material in an area of special interest, such as Children's books, large print or a specific subject, ie., hobbies, sports, etc. And your donation is tax deductible!

When a donation is made, an acknowledgement card is sent to the honoree. The material is held at the Main Desk for 1 week so the honoree may see it first. What a wonderful way to remember your relatives and friends.

All Hampton Reads Youth Event

We searched the world map for the countries the soccer players were from, ate pizza, played soccer games and generally had a great time!

Hamptons United Soccer Tournament Pix!
Events at Edwards Public Library



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Big Read Falcon Find
for Kids!

Find the Falcon Bookmark in our Youth Department and at other local libraries and business between March 4 and May 21 as part of the Big Read. Get 8 out of 12 stamps on your special Falcon card-You can get at the Youth Desk- and you will receive a prize!


Visit our Children's Used Book Shelf! Books are on sale for 25 cents each or $1 for 5.

Begins Wednesday at 10:30 am . Pre-K and their grown-ups (siblings too!) are invited to join us. Sing, play, learn and make new friends


Lego Club
Tuesday, April 7,
from 4-5 pm
Designed for kids 6 & up, but younger members are welcome to work on a project with their grown-up. Lego Club work will be displayed on the Creation Station shelf for one month with the architect's name. Lego Club will continue to meet on the first Tuesday of the month for the school year. The April Club challenge will be making a LEGO AIRPLANE! We have LOTS OF LEGOS!


Explore Online Databases and Newspapers!

Find magazines, journals, local and national newspapers, encyclopedia for all ages Access to thousands of popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers (including New York Times 1985+ and Boston Globe 1980+), Encyclopaedia Britannica, biographies, health and prescription drug information, US and World History,  newswires, business directories, investment reports, K-12 resources and electronic reference books. It's easy to use. Explore Databases. Explore newspapers.