General News

Changes to Open Hours for Montague Center and Millers Falls Libraries

Montague Center Library is now open by appointment Mon. & Wed., 2:00-7:00. Millers Falls Library is open, with no appointment necessary, Tues. & Thurs. 2:00-7:00.

Posted: to General News on Tue, May 11, 2021
Updated: Tue, May 11, 2021

The Carnegie Library is closing early, at 12:30, Friday, April 23 for painting.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Saturday, April 24th hours, 10:00-2:00, are normal.

Posted: to General News on Fri, Apr 23, 2021
Updated: Fri, Apr 23, 2021

Carnegie Library Story Walk and Life-Sized Candyland Game During School Vacation

April 20th - 24th during open hours. Click the image for details.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Apr 7, 2021
Updated: Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Book Bundles

Give us a call or fill out a form (at curbside tables) and we’ll prepare a bundle for you. Click the title for details.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Mar 17, 2021
Updated: Wed, Mar 17, 2021

Beginning Tues, Feb 9th, the Montague Public Libraries Will Be Open By Appointment

Call to set up a 30-minute appointment for browsing or computer use.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Feb 8, 2021
Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2021

Libraries Closing at 5:00pm Tues. Feb. 1st

The Montague Public Libraries will be closing at 5:00pm due to the snowstorm.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Feb 1, 2021
Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26th

The Carnegie and Millers Falls Libraries will close at 5 p.m. today due to the snow. Sorry for any inconvienence.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Jan 26, 2021
Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Virtual Winter Reading Event - Wildlife Tales - Recorded from Fri, Jan 15

Storytelling Naturalist, Michael Clough, from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum, tells four tales from around the world.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Jan 18, 2021
Updated: Mon, Jan 18, 2021

New and Pre-Ordered Books March 2021

Click the title for a PDF list of March New and Pre-Ordered Fiction and Nonfiction for adults.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Jan 12, 2021
Updated: Wed, Apr 21, 2021

New and Pre-Ordered Books for Children and Teens

Click the title for a PDF list of May 2021 new and pre-ordered books. Browse list and call to request items.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Dec 22, 2020
Updated: Thu, Apr 15, 2021

New and Pre-Ordered Books - Nov/Dec 2020

Click the title for a PDF list of Nov/Dec 2020 new and pre-ordered fiction and nonfiction.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Dec 22, 2020
Updated: Tue, Dec 22, 2020

The Carnegie Library is getting a new phone system.

The correct number for Carnegie is 413-863-3214. The number 413-863-3215 no longer works.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Dec 10, 2020
Updated: Thu, Dec 10, 2020

New and Pre-Ordered Fiction and Nonfiction - October 2020

Click the title for a list of October fiction and nonfiction.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Nov 16, 2020
Updated: Mon, Nov 16, 2020

Montague Libraries Closed on Veterans Day

The Montague Public Libraries will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

Posted: to General News on Fri, Nov 6, 2020
Updated: Fri, Nov 6, 2020

Welcome to the New Team Members!

Get to know a little bit about each of the newest members of the team at Montague Public Libraries. Click the title for details.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Nov 5, 2020
Updated: Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Inclement Weather Information

Check the following places for Montague Public Libraries’ closings when the weather is inclement. Click the title for details.

Posted: to General News on Fri, Oct 30, 2020
Updated: Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Take-and-Make-Craft Bags on Halloween Day

Stop by the Carnegie Library, at Curbside Pick-Up, behind the library, to pick up a craft bag Saturday, Oct 31, 10:00am-1:30pm. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Posted: to General News on Thu, Oct 29, 2020
Updated: Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Halloween StoryWalk at Carnegie Library

While we can’t invite you in for programs right now, we can bring the library outside, to you! Click the title for details.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Oct 20, 2020
Updated: Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Take-and-Make Craft Bags

Children are invited to take a craft bag to make something fun at home. Click the title for details.

Posted: to General News on Fri, Oct 16, 2020
Updated: Fri, Oct 16, 2020

Libraries Closed on Columbus Day

The Montague Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 12, for Columbus Day.

Posted: to General News on Sat, Oct 10, 2020
Updated: Sat, Oct 10, 2020

Carnegie Library Closed

The Carnegie Library is closed today, Thurs, Oct 8, due to loss of power as a result of the storm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Oct 8, 2020
Updated: Thu, Oct 8, 2020

New and Pre-ordered Adult Fiction & Nonfiction Books - August 2020

Click the title for a list of new August 2020 fiction and nonfiction.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Sep 22, 2020
Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Open By Appointment

Beginning Tuesday, September 15, the Carnegie Library will be open by appointment on Tuesdays, 10-8 and Saturdays, 10-2. Click the title for details.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Sep 9, 2020
Updated: Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Montague Public Libraries Closed Labor Day Weekend

The libraries will be closed on Saturday, September 5 and Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Aug 31, 2020
Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Job Opening

Click the News title for details about an updated job description for the Children’s Programming Assistant opening.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Aug 20, 2020
Updated: Tue, Sep 1, 2020

New & Pre-ordered Children’s & Teens Books - September 2020

Click the title for a PDF list of new Children’s Fiction and Nonfiction Books.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Aug 17, 2020
Updated: Mon, Aug 17, 2020

New Children’s & Teen’s Books Summer 2020

Click the title for a PDF list of New Children’s & Teen’s Books.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Aug 10, 2020
Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2020

New Children’s DVDs, Audiobooks and Music CDs

Click the title for a PDF list of new Children’s DVDs, Audiobooks and Music CDs.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Aug 10, 2020
Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2020

New and Pre-ordered Fiction & Nonfiction Books - June & July 2020

Click the title for a list of new June & July 2020 fiction and nonfiction.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Aug 10, 2020
Updated: Tue, Aug 11, 2020

New & Preordered Audiobooks

Click the title for a list of July 2020 New and Preordered Audiobooks

Posted: to General News on Wed, Jul 29, 2020
Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Auto-Renewal Issue: We Can Help!

Although auto-renewals have been reactivated in C/WMARS, they did not and will not have any effect on all the items that were due on July 1, 2020. Call us if you have accrued fines for items due on this date. Click news title for contact info.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Jul 9, 2020
Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2020

Trustees Meeting via Zoom

Click the news title for the link to the Monday, July 13 6:30pm Trustees Meeting Agenda.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Jul 9, 2020
Updated: Thu, Jul 9, 2020

New and Preordered Books - May

Click the title for a PDF list of new May 2020 fiction and nonfiction.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Jul 1, 2020
Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Summer Reading Kick-Off Event Registration Open - Fantastic Frogs

Registration opens today! Please call 413-863-3214 or email arovatti-leonard@cwmars.org to register. The link and a password will be emailed to you. So whether you call or email, we will need your email address. We have room for 99 participants.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Jun 22, 2020
Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2020

Summer Reading Program for all ages starts today!

Details and links to the sign-up and reading logs can be found on our website montaguepubliclibraries.org and by clicking the news title in this post.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Jun 22, 2020
Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2020

New and Preordered Books

Click the title for a PDF list of new March and April 2020 fiction and nonfiction.

Posted: to General News on Mon, Jun 8, 2020
Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2020

New and Preordered DVDs June 2020

Click the title for a PDF list of June 2020 DVDs.

Posted: to General News on Fri, Jun 5, 2020
Updated: Fri, Jun 5, 2020

Browsing for New Materials

We will still post book and DVD lists but there is another way to browse our new materials in C/WMARS. Click the title for details!

Posted: to General News on Thu, Jun 4, 2020
Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2020

How to Place Holds in the C/WMARS Online Catalog

Click the news title to see a video that shows how to place holds for items from home by using the online catalog.

Posted: to General News on Fri, May 22, 2020
Updated: Fri, May 22, 2020

Curbside Pick-Up Available!

Click the News title for step-by-step details on how curbside pick-up works.

Posted: to General News on Fri, May 22, 2020
Updated: Tue, Jul 21, 2020

New and Preordered DVDs

Click the news title to see a list of new and preordered DVDs that are available to request.

Posted: to General News on Fri, May 22, 2020
Updated: Tue, May 26, 2020

Thank you, Friends of MPL!

The Friends of the Libraries cleared this overgrown slope, then planted and maintain it.

Posted: to General News on Thu, May 21, 2020
Updated: Thu, May 21, 2020

New Nonfiction Books Feb 2020

Click the news title to see a list of new nonfiction books that are or will be available to request. An update on how that will work is coming soon.

Posted: to General News on Mon, May 18, 2020
Updated: Mon, May 18, 2020

New Fiction Books List Feb 2020

Click the news title to see a list of new fiction books that are or will be available to request. An update on how that will work is coming soon.

Posted: to General News on Mon, May 18, 2020
Updated: Mon, May 18, 2020

Meet Our Staff and #ReadWithUs - Jill

The staff at Montague Public Libraries would like to say hello and invite you to post a picture of you and/or your family and share what you are reading. Use hashtag #ReadWithUs when you post on our Facebook page. Click the news title for more info!

Posted: to General News on Mon, May 11, 2020
Updated: Mon, May 11, 2020

Meet Our Staff and #ReadWithUs - Colleen

The staff at Montague Public Libraries would like to say hello and invite you to post a picture of you and/or your family and share what you are reading. Use hashtag #ReadWithUs when you post on our Facebook page. Click the news title for more info!

Posted: to General News on Thu, May 7, 2020
Updated: Mon, May 11, 2020

Meet Our Staff and #ReadWithUs - Scott

The staff at Montague Public Libraries would like to say hello and invite you to post a picture of you and/or your family and share what you are reading. Use hashtag #ReadWithUs when you post on our Facebook page. Click the news title for more info!

Posted: to General News on Wed, May 6, 2020
Updated: Mon, May 11, 2020

Meet Our Staff and #ReadWithUs - Stephen

The staff at Montague Public Libraries would like to say hello and invite you to post a picture of you and/or your family and share what you are reading. Use hashtag #ReadWithUs when you post on our Facebook page. Click the news title for more info!

Posted: to General News on Wed, May 6, 2020
Updated: Mon, May 11, 2020

Meet Our Staff and #ReadWithUs - Linda

The staff at Montague Public Libraries would like to introduce ourselves and invite you to post a picture of you and/or your family and show us what you are reading. Use the hashtag #ReadWithUs when you post. Click the news title for more info!

Posted: to General News on Fri, Apr 24, 2020
Updated: Mon, May 11, 2020

#ReadWithUs During #NationalLibraryWeek - Angela

The staff at Montague Public Libraries would like to introduce ourselves and invite you to post a picture of you and/or your family and show us what you are reading. Use the hashtag #ReadWithUs when you post. Click the news title for more info!

Posted: to General News on Fri, Apr 24, 2020
Updated: Mon, May 11, 2020

National Library Week

You can find the library at your place while our buildings are closed because libraries are open for business online, providing virtual services and digital content. Click the news title for links

Posted: to General News on Thu, Apr 23, 2020
Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2020

United States Census 2020

The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020. Learn more by clicking this news title.

Posted: to General News on Fri, Apr 17, 2020
Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Snow Off the Avenue Winner!

The giant snow pile in the Food City parking lot melted on April 9. No one among 38 entries guessed the correct date, but Brian Bouchard of Turners Falls guessed the closest, April 11. He won a $25 gift certificate donated by Second Street Bakery.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Apr 15, 2020
Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2020

Libraries Closed to the Public Until Further Notice

The Montague Public Libraries are completely closed to the public through April 5th due to the COVID-19 situation. https://montaguepubliclibraries.org/p/6/COVID-19-Info--Resources

Posted: to General News on Thu, Apr 9, 2020
Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2020

The Montague Center Library Has New Signs!

Posted: to General News on Fri, Mar 6, 2020
Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2020

March & April 2020 Community Read

Posted: to General News on Tue, Mar 3, 2020
Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2020

A Trip To Mars: CW MARS Libraries and The Digital Age

Follow the link to listen to Monte’s interview with the Director of the Montague Public Libraries, Linda Hickman and the Executive Director of C/WMARS, Jeanette Lundgren.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Feb 11, 2020
Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2020

Logging into Overdrive?

Your privacy is important to us! We are adding more account security to better protect user privacy.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Dec 31, 2019
Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Montague Public Libraries Snow Policy

To find out about cancellations/delays, please check the following sources: www.montaguepubliclibraries.org Facebook: “Montague Public Libraries” www.wggb.com/weather/storm-closings/ www.whai.com/closings/

Posted: to General News on Fri, Nov 29, 2019
Updated: Fri, Nov 29, 2019

*Montague Center Library 150th Anniversary Party

Party will be held on Monday, November 4th, from 4 - 7 p.m.

Posted: to General News on Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Updated: Fri, Oct 25, 2019

New Book Drop and Ramp Work Last Week of October

Posted: to General News on Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Updated: Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Senator Jo Comerford Visiting Carnegie Library

Jo Comerford first stop on an area library tour is the Carnegie library on Saturday, 10/19, at 11 a.m.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Oct 15, 2019
Updated: Tue, Oct 15, 2019

The original doors will be back!

A temporary door was installed at the Carnegie Library while the original doors are being repaired.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Oct 9, 2019
Updated: Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Montague Historical Commission Special Board Meeting

Monday September 23, 2019 7:00 p.m. Montague Center Library 17 Center Street, Montague Center, MA 01351 Agenda: This Special Board meeting is convened to cover a single topic. 1. New Signage on the [south] façade of the Montague Center Library.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Sep 18, 2019
Updated: Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Help Wanted

We have a part time library assistant opening at the Carnegie.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Jun 5, 2019
Updated: Wed, Jun 5, 2019

Montague Public Libraries Participate in One Card, Many Libraries

Posted: to General News on Tue, May 28, 2019
Updated: Tue, May 28, 2019

Snow Off The Ave. Winner

Dan Parker guessed the closest date for the Food City parking lot snow pile to melt.

Posted: to General News on Tue, Apr 23, 2019
Updated: Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Author Visit

Local author Rebecca Daniels will discuss her new book, "Keeping the Lights On For Ike..."

Posted: to General News on Fri, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Story Time Canceled

Due to the possible icy conditions this morning, Story Time has been canceled, Wednesday, February 13. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Feb 13, 2019
Updated: Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Weather-Related Library Closing Information

Posted: to General News on Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Updated: Thu, Nov 15, 2018

Armored Mudball Presentation

Geologist Richard Little will present the Carnegie Library with a rare armored mud ball specimen on 5/14.

Posted: to General News on Mon, May 7, 2018
Updated: Fri, May 11, 2018

Montague Public Libraries Closed Tuesday, March 13.

Due to the snowstorm the libraries will be closed today, Tuesday, March 13. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay safe and warm!

Posted: to General News on Tue, Mar 13, 2018
Updated: Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Music & Movement Cancelled

Due to the inclement weather Music & Movement is canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay safe!

Posted: to General News on Thu, Mar 8, 2018
Updated: Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Libraries Closing at 3:00

The Montague Public Libraries will close at 3:00 today due to the inclement weather.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Mar 7, 2018
Updated: Wed, Mar 7, 2018

Welcome Melinda!

Melinda Georgeson is the new Branch Library Assistant at the Millers Falls Library

Posted: to General News on Tue, Mar 6, 2018
Updated: Tue, Mar 6, 2018

Libraries Closing Early

Due to the snowstorm, the Montague Public Libraries will be closing at 12:00 Wednesday, February 7. We apologize for any inconvenience. Stay safe and warm!

Posted: to General News on Wed, Feb 7, 2018
Updated: Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Snow Off the Ave. Conest Winners

Two people guessed the correct date of April 16th.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Updated: Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Free Tech Help Ending

Tech Help on Saturdays from 11- 1 at the Carnegie Library ends 7/15.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Updated: Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Millers Falls and Montague Center Libraries’ Hours Shifted

Branch libraries are now open 2 - 7 p.m. and no longer close from 5 -6 p.m.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Updated: Tue, Jun 6, 2017

Snow off the Avenue

Take a guess when the giant snow pile in the Food City parking lot will be gone.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Feb 16, 2017
Updated: Wed, Jan 17, 2018

ART WORKSHOP FOR 11-14 YEAR OLDS

Posted: to General News on Mon, Dec 12, 2016
Updated: Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Montague Public Libraries Awarded Federal Science Education Grant

Posted: to General News on Mon, Oct 3, 2016
Updated: Mon, Oct 3, 2016

Carnegie Library Has Expanded Hours

Carnegie now open Saturdays year round and Wednesday mornings.

Posted: to General News on Wed, Jul 6, 2016
Updated: Thu, Jul 7, 2016

Brews, Books, and Beer

Learn about beer brewing at the Millers Falls Library and then go for a tour and tasting at Element Brewery

Posted: to General News on Wed, Jun 1, 2016
Updated: Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Ed Gregory Talk and Annual Friends Meeting on July 28th

Brief annual meeting followed by Ed gregory’s presentation on the Upper Fall River Dam

Posted: to General News on Wed, Jun 1, 2016
Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Help Wanted

Staff opening at the Millers Falls Library

Posted: to General News on Thu, Mar 24, 2016
Updated: Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Updating the Signs at the Montague Center Library

No decisions made, further study suggested.

Posted: to General News on Thu, Mar 17, 2016
Updated: Thu, Mar 24, 2016

Library Trustees News

Next Meeting Dates and members

Posted: to General News on Mon, Jan 4, 2016
Updated: Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Friends of the Libraries News

New group is off to a great start!

Posted: to General News on Mon, May 11, 2015
Updated: Mon, May 11, 2015

Friends of the Montague Public Libraries Update

Next Meeting 1/11 at 5:30 at Carnegie

Posted: to General News on Wed, Jan 28, 2015
Updated: Mon, Jan 4, 2016

Posted: to General News on Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Old Turners Falls Newspapers Now On-Line

You can now browse through old Turners Falls newwspapers on your own computer or at the library

Posted: to General News on Tue, Dec 17, 2013
Updated: Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Calendar of Events
Wed, May 19, 2021, 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Visit the Youth page on this website for stories, songs and a craft with Children's Programs Assistant Meghan Doyle.
Posted to: Youth Events
Thu, May 20, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
This weekly, bi-lingual Spanish/English series for young children, with Tom Carroll & Laurie Davidson, will take a turn ONLINE. https://www.facebook.com/Tom-and-Laurie-1991464577746259
Posted to: Youth Events
Wed, May 26, 2021, 7:00 am - 7:45 am
Visit the Youth page on this website for stories, songs and a craft with Children's Programs Assistant Meghan Doyle.
Posted to: Youth Events
Latest News
Montague Center Library is now open by appointment Mon. & Wed., 2:00-7:00. Millers Falls Library is open, with no appointment necessary, Tues. & Thurs. 2:00-7:00.
To: General News
On April 12, 2021, Montague Library Trustees heard from Consultant Greg Walsh of PCA 360.
To: Library Trustees News
We apologize for any inconvenience. Saturday, April 24th hours, 10:00-2:00, are normal.
To: General News

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Free wireless Internet access is available at the Carnegie Library. The libraries also have computers for public use. Stop in or call for a reservation.

Carnegie Public Library
201 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA 01376
413-863-3214
413 863-3227 fax

Millers Falls Library
23 Bridge Street
Millers Falls, MA 01349
413-659-3801

Montague Center Library
17 Center Street
Montague, MA 01351
413-367-2852