Thursday, September 5, 2019

Children's Summer Reading Program Raffle & Prizes

The raffle prize winners will be drawn on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at noon. Please bring in your reading logs to receive your 5 raffle tickets.

Raffle prizes on display in the library.

Summer has ended and we are asking all the children who signed up for the Summer Reading Program to return their Reading Logs by September 7 to receive their prize (a $10 gift certificate to Boswells Books book store) and 5 raffle tickets.

The raffle prize winners will be drawn on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at noon.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Reminder: Closed Labor Day


Dahlia and sunflower
The library will be closed on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.

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

You are invited to visit the Heath Artisans Exhibit at Community Hall in Heath Center this weekend and next week. Hours:
  • Saturday, August 31: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Sunday, September 1:  2-4 pm RECEPTION
  • Monday, September 2:  10 am-12 and 4-6 pm
  • Tuesday - Friday, September 3-6:  4-6 pm
  • Saturday, September 7: 10 am to noon

Monday, August 5, 2019

Automatic Renewal


Now, not only can Heath residents use their local library card to check out materials at any CW MARS public library across the state, but checked out items will be automatically renewed.

Patrons will no longer have to remember to log into their account to renew physical items they have checked out. If a checked out item can be renewed it will automatically be renewed on the due date.

An email notification will be sent on the due date alerting patrons of renewal status for checked out items. It will indicate if their items were successfully renewed or unable to be renewed. Patrons can also log into their account via the CW MARS Libraries app to view the status of all checked out items.

All 147 CW MARS member libraries are participating in auto renewal. This means that no matter where in CW MARS your materials were borrowed from, they will automatically renew on the due date if a renewal is available.

“We want to make borrowing materials as convenient and easy as possible for our patrons” said CW MARS Executive Director Jeanette Lundgren.

Network membership gives residents of Heath access to over eight million physical items (books, DVDs, audiobooks, etc.) Our shared library catalog and information about accessing our resources can be found at http://catalog.cwmars.org

Your library card gives you access to over 8 million physical items (books, DVDs, audiobooks, etc.) in our shared CW MARS library catalog.

CW MARS was founded in 1984 to promote the sharing of resources between libraries in Massachusetts. Heath Free Public Library became a member in 2008. CW MARS is the largest library network in Massachusetts and is made up of 147 member libraries with 174 branches throughout Central and Western Massachusetts. Learn more about CW MARS at www.cwmars.org.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Astronomy Night - Friday, July 26

Astronomy bulletin board in the children's area of the library.
Friday, July 26th at 8:00 p.m.

Astronomy Night at the former Heath School Building's grounds.  (The astronomer that is coming with his telescope said the weather for Saturday night is predicted to be cloudy, so that evening of viewing has been cancelled.)

This location is great for night sky observation.

This evening event is free and open to the public!

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Heath Library, The Heath Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Contact the library for more info or to sign up: 337-4934 ext. 7. Hours: Mon. 3-7, Wed. 12-7, Sat. 9:30-12:30


 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hike in Heath

 
Some outdoor fun books in our children's collection.

Friday, July 19th, 10:30 AM: Hike in Heath with Art Schwenger. Meet in Heath Center.

We will be joined by naturalist Henry Austin who will lead some fun kids' activities during the hike.

Please bring water, snack/lunch, and bug repellent.

 **All children must be accompanied by an adult**.


And don't forget...

Friday, July 26th, 10:30 a.m.: Constellation Story Hour (Library) & at 8:00 p.m. Astronomy Night at the Former Heath School Building's grounds (with a 2nd night on Sat., July 27th in case of inclement weather.)

All events are Free and open to the public!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Heath Library, The Heath Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Contact the library for more info or to sign up: 337-4934 ext. 7. Hours: Mon. 3-7, Wed. 12-7, Sat. 9:30-12:30

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Summer Reading and Astronomy Night


Children and their families are invited to Heath Free Public Library's Summer Reading Events

Join us for crafts, stories, a Heath Hike, and Community Astronomy Nights. Please sign up at the Library: 1 E. Main St., Heath, MA.

Friday, July 5th, at 10:30 a.m.: Moon & Planets stories & crafts (at the library.)

Friday, July 12th, 10:30: Make Bottle Rockets! Meet at library-we will use center park to launch rockets.

Friday, July 19th, 10:30: Hike in Heath with Art Schwenger. Meet in Heath Center, **All children must be accompanied by an adult**.

Friday, July 26th, 10:30: Constellation Story Hour (Library) & at 8:00 p.m. Astronomy Night at the Former Heath School Building's grounds (with a 2nd night on Sat., July 27th in case of inclement weather, see other poster below for more details).

All events are Free and open to the public!

Sponsored by the Friends of the Heath Library, The Heath Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Contact the library for more info or to sign up: 337-4934 ext. 7. Hours: Mon. 3-7, Wed. 12-7, Sat. 9:30-12:30


The community is invited to Astronomy Nights in Heath. Join local astronomers for two nights of stargazing with telescopes at the Heath School Building grounds on Jacobs Road.

 Friday, July 26th & Saturday, July 27th, 2019 8:00 p.m. both nights. Free, donations accepted for the Heath School Building. There are two nights scheduled in case of rain or completely cloud covered skies on one of the nights.

To sign up as interested in going or for more information please contact Lyra or Don at the Library.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Bake Sale (and more): Saturday, May 25

The Friends of the Heath Free Public Library

Memorial Day Weekend Bake Sale 


Saturday, May 25, 2019 

10:00 am – Noon 

On the front porch of Sawyer Hall 


If you would like to bake something for the sale please deliver it Saturday morning.

Please come and support your library by treating yourself to some of the best baked goods in town!

Other events in Heath Center on Saturday, May 25 ...


HEATH TOWN-WIDE TAG SALE from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heath Town Common. Rain Date: Saturday, June 1.

HEATH COMMUNITY CAFE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL  10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Heath Community Hall. Live music with the Uncles of the Pioneers (Dennis Avery, John Clark, & Chris Moreno.) Delicious Bart's Ice Cream. Seed swap.

… see you in Heath Center this Saturday!

Reminder: Library Closed Memorial Day



The Library will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Preschool Story Hour for May and June


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

May/June 2019
  • Friday, May 3, 11 am
  • Friday, May 17, 11 am
  • Friday, May 31, 10:30 am 
  • Friday, June 14, 10:30 am (last one until September)

    • Preschool Story Hour at the Heath Library is funded by the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library, and is offered on selected Fridays, September through early June.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Preschool Story Hour


Winter/Spring 2019
  • Friday, February 22, 10:30 - 11:30 am (school vacation week - older siblings welcome!)
  • Friday, March 8, 10:30 - 11:30 am
  • Friday, March 22, 10:30 - 11:30 am 
  • Friday, April 5, 11:00 - 12:00 noon (NOTE: later start time)
  • Friday, April 19, 11:00 - 12:00 noon (NOTE: later start time) (egg hunt!)
  • more dates will be added

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

Preschool Story Hour at the Heath Library is funded by the Friends of the Heath Free Public Library, and is offered on selected Fridays, September through early June.