In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the Walpole Public Library is closed to the public until further notice. More information about the virus can be found on the Town of Walpole's web site, https://www.walpole-ma.gov/covid19
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
April 3rd update:
1. Program & meeting spaces
All programs and meetings have been cancelled until Monday, May 4th.
2. Storytimes on Facebook
Join Mrs. Dean for storytimes on the library's Facebook page. Next week's storytimes are:
Monday, April 6, Baby Book Time at 10:30 am
Tuesday, April 7, Pajama Storytime at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 8, Baby Book Time at 10:30 am
Thursday, April 9, Preschool Storytime at 10:30 am
March 18th update:
1. Program & meeting spaces
All programs and meetings have been cancelled until Monday, March 30th. Programming and meeting decisions after March 30 will be determined by the end of next week and will be posted to the library website and social media.
2. Items including books, equipment, & more
While we are closed, the Walpole Public Library will waive all fines so that patrons will not accrue any late fees. All patrons will be able to access our electronic materials regardless of account status. All holds will be suspended until the library reopens. Patrons are urged to keep materials until the library re-opens.
3. Donation items
While we are closed, the Walpole Public Library will not be accepting book and other material donations until the library reopens.
Downloadable and Streaming OptionsAlthough the building is closed to the public, the Walpole Public Library has available downloadable e-books, e-audio and other materials to residents.
Overdrive and its corresponding free app, Libby, allow users to borrow and read or listen to e-books and e-audiobooks on their computers, phones, tablets, or other devices. Get started on your computer by visiting Overdrive and signing in using your library card and PIN (the standard PIN is "ocln"); or by downloading Libby onto the device of your choice for free.More information about accessing these materials can be found on our Overdrive web page.
RBdigital Magazines gives patrons free access to new and back issues of dozens of popular magazines. To use this service, visit RBdigital Magazines and sign in or make a free account. Or, download the RBdigital app (Apple, Android, Kindle Fire). Additional information can be found on our RBdigital web page.
The New York Times is available for free online. To access it, visit the Library's catalog and click "New York Times" on the left-hand sidebar. Click "Redeem" next to the digital access code provided, then sign in or create a free account. When your code runs out after 72 hours, simply get a new one by following this process again.
Hoopla provides limited streaming access to movies, TV shows, e-books, e-audiobooks, and more. Access it through the hoopla website or by downloading the hoopla app (Apple, Android) and sign in or create an account using your library card number. Additional information about this service can be found on the library's hoopla web page. Please note: monthly limits may apply.
Kanopy is a collection of over 30,000 independent and documentary films, including videos from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and more. Kanopy’s collection focuses on titles offering social, cultural, and educational value. You can view available titles and stream by visiting the Kanopy website on your PC, or by downloading the Kanopy app to your Android mobile device, iOS mobile device, or Amazon Fire Tablet. Kanopy can also be streamed through your Roku, Apple TV, or Chromecast. More information can be found on the library's Kanopy web page. Please note: monthly limits may apply.
National Emergency Library Archives.org announced a National Emergency Library for students and teh public. Please read the announcement for more information.