Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Closings

The library will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 for Christmas, and on Wednesday, January 1 for New Year's Day.

Happy Holidays to all!

Friday, December 13, 2013

New Preschool Story Hour Dates Announced

Lyra has released the Preschool Story Hour schedule for November and December.
  • Friday, December 20, 10:30-11:30am
  • Friday, January 17, 10:30-11:30am
  • Friday, January 31, 10:30-11:30am
  • Friday, February 14, 10:30-11:30am (Valentine's Day Party)
  • Friday, February 28,10:30-11:30am
 Children (birth to age 5, older siblings welcome) and their care-givers are invited to share stories, songs, sign language, crafts and a snack. Story hour is hosted in the Heath Free Public Library by Lyra Johnson-Fuller. A great way to meet other local parents and have some fun with your baby/toddler/young child!

Friday, November 8, 2013

C/W MARS System Upgrades This Weekend

C/W MARS has posted a notice on the online catalog that the catalog and circulation software is being upgraded this weekend, beginning at 6 pm on Friday, November 8. The catalog and circulation software will return to normal service on Tuesday, November 12.

Many libraries are closing due to the difficulties of serving their patrons without the circulation software, but the Heath Library will be open as scheduled on Saturday, November 9, with somewhat limited services.


Closed for Veterans Day on November 11

The library will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2013 in observance of  Veterans Day.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Preschool Story Hour Dates Announced

Lyra has released the Preschool Story Hour schedule for November and December.

  • Friday, November 8, 10:30-11:30 am
  • Friday, November 22, 10:30-11:30 am
  • Friday, December 6, 10:30-11:30 am
  • Friday, December 20, 10:30-11:30am

 Children (birth to age 5, older siblings welcome) and their care-givers are invited to share stories, songs, sign language, crafts and a snack. Story hour is hosted in the Heath Free Public Library by Lyra Johnson-Fuller. A great way to meet other local parents and have some fun with your baby/toddler/young child!

And don't forget, one more Story Hour this month:   Friday, October 25, 10:30-11:30 am.


Monday, October 7, 2013

Bake Sale Saturday October 12


Please come to the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library Fall Bake Sale on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 10 am to noon on the front porch of Sawyer Hall. Cookies, pies, cakes, pizzas, and more.

Closed for Columbus Day October 14

The library will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2013 in observance of  Columbus Day.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Raffle Drawing and Summer Reading Logs

The Summer Reading Raffle prize winners will be drawn on Saturday, September 7 at noon. Children who signed up for the Summer Reading program get 5 free raffle tickets.

We also have 1 adult raffle prize: a Summer Reading T-shirt (size Adult Large.) All adults may have 1 free ticket to enter the raffle.

Children who signed up for the Summer Reading Program are reminded to bring in their Reading Logs by September 7 to receive a $10 gift certificate to a bookstore and other prizes.

Reminder: Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day. Be sure to stop by Saturday morning to stock up on books and movies for the holiday weekend.

The Post Office and Town Offices in Sawyer Hall will also be closed on Monday.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Book Sale at the Heath Fair

Visit the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library  Book Sale Tent at the Heath Fair! Thousands of used books  -  hardcover and paperback, adult, teen, children's, fiction, non-fiction. Also audiobooks, DVDs, VHS tapes, and a raffle.
Inside the Book Sale tent at last year's Heath Fair


Great Raffle Prizes!

Look for the large white Friends Book Sale Tent on the left side of the midway as you walk down the gentle hill toward the Horse Pull shed. The tent will be open:
Friday, August 16 from 5 pm - 10 pm
Saturday, August 17 from 10 am - 10 pm
Sunday, August 18 from 10 am to 4 pm

August 2012 - Browsing the books at the Friends Book Sale Tent at the Heath Fair

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Remembrance of Our Past


July 31, 2013, 6:30 in the Evening
Leavitt Manse/Marshall-Mason Homestead, Heath

Please join us for an evening visit with Cousins Mary Leavitt and Elizabeth Field as they reminisce about their family's Abolitionist activities in Charlemont during the 1800's. Follow along, as they recount the life and times of the Basil Dorsey Family, Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad, and the connections they had with the Leavitt Family of Charlemont and Heath.

The evening promises to be a thought provoking step back in time, revealing the courage and principles guiding seekers of Freedom and the people of Western Massachusetts.

Presented by Bambi Miller and Mary Boehmer. Discussion to follow the program.

 "This program is supported in part by a grant from the Heath Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."

This Program is sponsored by the Heath Library's Summer Reading Program.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Time to "Dig Into Reading"


The Heath Free Public Library invites children ages 5-12 to sign up for the free Summer Reading & Crafts Program. 

Please come by the library and pick up a reading log to keep track of the books read during the summer. Later, turn them in to receive prizes and enter a free raffle.

Sign up for some fun crafts sessions with Lyra Johnson-Fuller that include some crafts related to the Dig Into Reading theme, updating the giant Mother Nature Marionette for her second appearance at the Heath Fair, and decorating your bicycles for the Heath Fair Parade. The crafts will take place in the blue building on the Fairgrounds four Wednesday evenings: July 17, 24, 31, and August 7 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please call 337-4934 ext. 7. Library hours are Monday, 3:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, 12:00-7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Crafts sessions are sponsored by The Friends of the Heath Free Public Library and are also supported in part by a grant from the Heath Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Dig Into Reading is sponsored by the Heath Free Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Monday, June 10, 2013

West County Libraries

Looking for an open library? Let the West County Libraries help you discover what you need.

Monday
ASHFIELD - 2-8
COLRAIN - 3-8
HEATH - 3-7
SHELBURNE FALLS - 1-7

Tuesday
BUCKLAND - 2-8
CHARLEMONT - 1-5
ROWE - 10-5
SHELBURNE FREE - 3-7

Wednesday
ASHFIELD - 2-8
COLRAIN - 10-8
HEATH - 12-7
ROWE - 10-8
SHELBURNE FALLS - 11-7

Thursday
CHARLEMONT - 3-7
SHELBURNE FREE - 3-7

Friday
BUCKLAND - 1-6
COLRAIN - 3-8

Saturday
ASHFIELD - 10-3
BUCKLAND - 9-1
CHARLEMONT - 10-2
COLRAIN - 1 0-1
HEATH - 9:30-1:30
ROWE - 10-5
SHELBURNE FREE - 10-12
SHELBURNE FALLS - 10-3
West County Libraries

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344 Main St.
628-4414

BUCKLAND
30 Upper St.
625-9412

CHARLEMONT
 Tyler Memorial
157 Main St.
339-4335
12 Main St.
624-3619 

HEATH
Heath Free Public
1 East Main St.
 337-4934 ext. 7

318 Zoar Rd.
 339-4761

SHELBURNE
Shelburne Free Public

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233 Shelburne Center Rd. 
625-0307 

SHELBURNE FALLS
 Arms Library
Corner of Main & Bridge St.
625-0306

Monday, May 27, 2013

Bake Sale Thanks

Thank you to everyone who baked for and/or bought from the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library Bake Sale on Saturday, May 25. The cool weather moved the sale from the porch inside to the first floor hallway, but that didn't dampen the spirits of the Friends who manned the tables. Sales were brisk and the conversations were lively.
One of the many delicious and beautiful items sold!
A Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie with a lattice crust, made by Seajay.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bake Sale Saturday, May 25


Please come to the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library Spring Bake Sale on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 10 am to noon on the front porch of Sawyer Hall. Cookies, pies, cakes, mini-pizzas, and more.

Preschool Story Hour Schedule - June

Lyra has added more dates to the Preschool Story Hour schedule

  • Friday, June 7
  • Friday, June 14 (last one until September)
Meet in the Library from 10:30 - 11:30 am for stories, songs, crafts and a snack.

Preschool Story Hour at the Heath Library is funded by the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Preschool Story Hour Schedule - May

Lyra has added more dates to the Spring 2013 Preschool Story Hour schedule

  • Friday, May 10
  • Friday, May 17
  • Story Hour dates in June to be announced.
Meet in the Library from 10:30 - 11:30 am for stories, songs, crafts and a snack.

Preschool Story Hour at the Heath Library is funded by the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New Titles

Q.  What's new at the library?
A.  http://www.cwmars.org/new_titles?type=author&library=219


There is a website that lists all the new titles added to the Heath Free Public Library Catalog in the previous two weeks. It is updated daily, so check in often to see what's new.
http://www.cwmars.org/new_titles?type=author&library=219

Monday, April 1, 2013

Preschool Story Hour Schedule

Lyra has added more dates to the Spring2013 Preschool Story Hour schedule

  • Friday, April 12
  • Friday, April 28
  • Story Hour dates in May to be announced.
Meet in the Library from 10:30 - 11:30 am for stories, songs, crafts and a snack.

Preschool Story Hour at the Heath Library is funded by the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

March Mudness: Scrabble at the Library

Squelch (21 points) down your muddy road for an evening of SCRABBLE at the Library.

Wednesdays in March
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please bring your SCRABBLE game if you have one.

Call the library for more information: 337-4934 extension 7

Monday, February 11, 2013

Closed for Washington's Birthday February 18

The library will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2013 in observance of  Washington's Birthday.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

CLOSED Saturday 2/9/2013

UPDATE at 11:55 am

The library is closed today because of the State of Massachusetts travel ban. The Heath Post Office and Transfer Station are also closed today.

On the advice of Heath's Emergency Coordinator, the library will delay opening today until the State of Massachusetts lifts the travel ban.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Online Tax Filing and Printable Tax Forms

Need help filing your taxes on-line?
Not sure where to find printable tax forms?


The Web links below will help you get started.

To file your MA return on-line click HERE

To download printable MA return forms click HERE

You may be eligible for assistance from
VITA or AARP Tax Aid

To file your Federal return on-line click HERE

To download printable Federal forms click HERE

To find a paid professional tax preparer click HERE

You may be eligible to file through the
Free File Alliance

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Statewide Library Card Program: Please Participate in this Survey

Update 3/1/2013 The survey is closed.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is investigating the creation of a new statewide library card program, and they would like to know your thoughts. Your participation in this short survey will help them provide you with a better library experience throughout Massachusetts.

The survey is very short, only 11 questions. It should take four or five minutes to complete. It asks for no personally identifiable information.

The survey will be available until the end of February, 2013.

The survey link is: http://mblc.state.ma.us/cardsurvey

Friday, February 1, 2013

Catalog Choices

Heath Library Catalog  All items in the Heath Library collection.

Heath Library Children's Catalog  All items in the Heath Library Children's collection.

All C/W MARS Libraries Catalog  All items in the libraries that belong to C/W MARS (most of the public libraries in Western and Central Massachusetts.)

Digital Catalog (downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, Videos, Disney Digital Books, and Public Domain eBooks) See the Digital Catalog Help page for more information.

Massachusetts Virtual Catalog  If you can't find what you are looking for in the Heath Free Public Library Online Catalog or the All C/W MARS Libraries Catalog, then try the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog. The Virtual Catalog allows you to find and request books and other materials from libraries in eastern Massachusetts.


Mediated Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Service  -  Can't find the book or other library material you are looking for in the catalogs listed above? As a MLS member, the Heath Library may submit ILL requests for books, CDs, cassettes, DVDs, videos and other returnable items, as well as photocopies of pages from books and other monographs. Contact the Heath Library for more information.