• Welcome to The Stevens Memorial Library - Ashburnham, MAThis is our front entrance. Come in!
  • Summer Reading at Stevens MemorialMany eyes with many prizes in our library's Summer Reading Contest!
  • Wildlife event comes to Stevens Memorial!A Peregrine Falcon demonstration - up close.
  • Browsing our stacksSearching for his next great read.
  • We've got art!Grandma and the kids do a project together.
  • Stevens Memorial Library Events and ClassesYes. We host demonstrations, exhibitis and seminars.
  • Your library's dedication plaque.Our building was given to the town over a century ago.
  • Starting them earlyA Childrens Story Hour holds a child's interest.
  • Stevens Memorial Library artist in actionHow does he do it? Justin McGonigle shows and tells.
  • Once a school - now a great library!The town renovated our building in 1987. This is the beautiful entry sign.
  • The Kids Cake Art EventHere, kids get to make their art...and eat it too!
  • Artistic talent in the community.Dennis Poitras exhibits extrapordinary artwork.
Welcome to The Stevens Memorial Library - Ashburnham, MA1 Summer Reading at Stevens Memorial2 Wildlife event comes to Stevens Memorial!3 Browsing our stacks4 We've got art!5 Stevens Memorial Library Events and Classes6 Your library's dedication plaque.7 Starting them early8 Stevens Memorial Library artist in action9 Once a school - now a great library!10 The Kids Cake Art Event11 Artistic talent in the community.12

The Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

Our library is a town-wide resource for educational, cultural, historical and recreational print and electronic information for Ashburnham citizens, businesses and residents of neighboring communities.

Click here for the NEW Updated February School Break Activities PDF (2/9/16).
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Important Library Announcements


The Stevens Memorial Library will be CLOSED for building repairs from:
Wednesday, February 17th to Saturday, February 20th.

However, February Break Programming will still take place as previously scheduled! Please click here for an updated flyer for updated times and locations of events.

ATTENTION PATRONS: We are now members of C/W MARS!

If you've filled out the new application, you can log in from home using your library card as your username and the last four digits of your phone number as your password. (You'll obviously want to change that to something more secure.) If you haven't come to the library to fill out the form, your SML card will not get you into your C/W MARS account yet, so please come in soon.

As always, feel free to contact us with all of your questions and comments, and we hope you're as excited as we are.


Make break amazing! February Break events are ideal for all ages with parent or guardian attendance.

Drop-In Cookie Decorating. Tuesday, February 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Visit the Activity Room downstairs to decorate some delicious sugar cookies. We will provide cookies, frosting, sugar, sprinkles, and candies for decoration. All you need to bring is some creativity and your appetite!

Rosalitaís Puppets: The Enchanted Forest. Wednesday, February 17 at 11:00 a.m.
Rosalitaís Puppets are back at the library by popular demand! Come be delighted by the magic and wonder of The Enchanted Forest. Watch as a king protects the fabulous creatures of his forest from an evil force and works with the audience to save the day!

Coloring for Families. Thursday, February 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Want to try out the coloring trend but arenít sure you have the time? Coloring with your family may be the solution. We will have a variety of coloring pages for all ages and levels, as well as snacks and supplies. Come see what the coloring craze is all about.

Free Skate at Cushing Academy. Friday, February 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
On Friday morning, the Iorio Arena at Cushing Academy (39 School Street, Ashburnham) will be open for free skating! Bring your own skates or take advantage of rentals available at the rink. We hope to see you there!

Coloring for Adults

Saturday, February 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Coloring is not just for kids! It can relieve stress, help with focus, not to mention itís just plain fun. The library will provide coloring pages and colored pencils, along with relaxing music and snacks. Color away some stress and have a good time!


Bring your tablet or mobile device and get your technical questions answered in person! Library Assistant Margaret French is now available in the Reference Room on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help you solve your device problems, or even just to give a crash course on tablet basics.

For most efficient support, email your questions in advance to mfrench@ashburnham-ma.gov, but drop-ins are also welcome! If Fridays do not work for your schedule, contact Margaret by phone at (978) 827-4115 or email her to schedule a separate appointment.


Story Hour on Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:30 now features a different story and craft on each day. We hope that children and adults will enjoy the variety and come to the library on both days!


The Stevens Memorial Library is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The only exceptions are major holiday weekends that will be posted here on the website. Now, enjoy a good read on weekends too!

INTRODUCING Zinio and Universal Class ONLINE LEARNING — Now Available to All Patrons!

New! Our patrons now have free access to a collection of digital magazines and online courses in a variety of subjects thanks to two new library subscriptions, Zinio and Universal Class from RBdigital.

Browse magazines on any device. See the many popular titles available on Zinio for Libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no download limits. Universal Class offers over 500 online continuing education courses. Enjoy remote access via the internet, connections to real instructors and other students, and Continuing Education Units on select courses.

Information on account set-up is available at the Library. One-on-one training is available if you have any trouble accessing these services. Contact us at 978-827-4115 or email Margaret French to schedule an appointment or ask any questions. Try them now by clicking below:

Zinio link   Universal Class link

Introducing Rosetta Stone® for language learning...and TumblePremium Collections and TumbleBookCloud, eBooks for kids and teens!

Want to learn a new language? Rosetta Stone® can teach you - FREE - from anywhere and learn a new language! Your library card number works as your Patron ID. Login here, or call or stop in with any questions!

The TumblePremium Collection from TumbleBooks has nearly 1000 titles with content for kids up to sixth grade, including books, videos, games, and much more. Click here to start exploring!

For those in grades 7 and older, TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of eBooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, audio books and more. Begin your adventure here!


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20 Memorial Drive
Ashburnham, MA 01430

Phone: 978-827-4115

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