Library and Community News

From the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf: An Important Coronavirus Communications Tool

From Jonathan O'Dell, Assistive Technology and Training Specialist, Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

In the age groups most affected by this terrible disease, anywhere from 30% to 50% are considered to be living with profound hearing loss that significantly impacts communication. Imagine being sick and isolated and being in the hospital, not being able to hear, and not being able to speech-read medical providers wearing personal protective equipment such as masks! To at least partially resolve this issue we created the attached tool, which can be used by medical providers, first responders, caregivers, anyone who finds it beneficial.

The two page card is displayed below. Click each image to enlarge. Click here for the Coronavirus Communication Tool in pdf format.

Read the New York Times Online for Free

Complimentary Digital Access to the New York TimesTo access New York Times online for free at home:

Click here (or access the link on the Digital Magazines & Newspapers webpage from our website)

Click the Redeem button which will take you to the log in page. You will receive a code, which gives you access for three days. There are no limits to how many times you can redeem a code.

If this is your first time redeeming a code, you must sign up with an email and create a password.

If this is not your first time redeeming a code, login with your email and password.

For further assistance, please email

Donations: A Message from the Friends of the Library

Due to COVID-19 and the closure of the Library, the Friends are unable to accept any donations at this time.  We will update you when we are up and running again.  Please do not leave donations outside Library doors or near book drops. Thank you.