17 Moore Street
Erving, MA 01344
MARCH 2014

March 2nd

1:30 to 3:30 PM  Katie Stetson will be on hand to lead craft. Materials for the craft will be available on the “Make-it” table until March 12th. 

4:30 PMTrustees Meet. This is an open meeting. 

March 6th

12:30 – 2:30 PM Learn how to make the most of your iPad.Lead by Shirley Keech.
Held at the Erving Senior/Community Center7:00 PM Friends of the Library Meet. All welcome.For more information, send email to:ervinglibraryfriends@gmail.com 

March 9th

4:00 PM  Feasibility Committee Meets.  Open meeting. 

March 27th

7:00 PM  Miller’s Falls Moores with Sara Campbell’s Presentation sponsored
by the Erving Cultural Council and hosted by the Friends of the Erving Public Library 

James Moore was a landholder, industrialist, and farmer in Ervingside.
He was instrumental in construction of the canal and industrial complex,
most recently Renovators’ Supply.  Moore’s land was donated for the library,
school, and park. Yet, the published town history barely mentions him. Sara
will explore available records to create a sketch of his life (1820 – 1869)
and family including his daughter, the Weatherhead lineage. Learn about methods
of family research and genealogy in this public presentation that explores the
history of one family.  

April 6th

1:30 to 3:30 Make May Baskets with Maggie Fidanza. All materials supplied. 

April Friends of the Library Annual Book/Media Sale…
During open library hours, please drop off gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and  audiobooks.
Sale starts April 26th

The Library Feasibility Committee Meets

Next Meeting: March 9 Meets at the Library; Tour of the Wendell Library, weather permitting)


 Jacquie Boyden     Sara Campbell    Jeanette  Emond      Rebecca Hubbard    Rupert Roy-Clark     Elaine Stafford                              Michele Turner   Dennis Wonsey      Barbara Friedman, non-voting

During the spring months the Library Feasibility Committee will be developing a 
Library Building Program Statement. They will also be at Annual Town Meeting in May to
support the following articles on the Town Warrant.       

Articles are not in final form, but one would require a 1/3 match,

only if the town is granted $50,000 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.   

“To see if the Town will vote to authorize the  
Board of Trustees of the Erving Public Library to proceed with a feasibility
study to examine the options for  expanding and renovating its current library building,
or building a new  facility
contingent on the receipt of a state grant.”   

“To see if the Town will vote to grant the Trustees of Erving Public Library
the authority to apply for, accept, and expend any state grants which may be available
for a feasibility study for the current and future needs of the Erving Public Library
and to further vote to appropriate and transfer from Account No. ####-#####, Free Cash,
in the sum of $25,000 to Account No. ####-#####,     Public Library, Feasibility Study
Grant Match for the purpose of making funds available to the Trustees to be able to apply
for matching state     grant funds for a Library Feasibility Study contingent on the receipt
of a state grant, or take any action relative thereto.”

Best Children’s Books

The 2014 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature is:

 Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures written by Kate DiCamillo,

Four Newbery Honor Books were named:      

Doll Bones written by Holly Black

 The Year of Billy Miller written by Kevin Henkes

 One Came Home written by Amy Timberlake

Paperboy written by Vince Vawter

The 2014 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children is:

Locomotive illustrated by Brian Floca,

Three Caldecott Honor Books also were named:

Journey  written and illustrated by Aaron Becker

Flora and the Flamingo written and illustrated by Molly Idle

Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner


New services at the Erving Public Library

Two ways to keep up on “what’s new” in the Library

  1. Go to bark.cwmars.org and click on See New Titles at your library; Choose Erving.
  2. Sign up for Wowbrary at http://www.wowbrary.org/

Wowbrary is online version of the new-book shelf, but one that spans all library branches, includes items that are checked out, and comes by convenient email or RSS for those who don’t visit the library website or facilities regularly.


New Technology in the Library

 Visit the Library to try iPads or the new Microsoft Surface. These devices can be used in the library during regular library hours. The Library is the only public “hot spot” in Town.


New Technology Loans

The Library now loans a Laptop as well as Ereaders (Kindle Fire & Kindle Touch) for a   one week period.  Loans require proper identification as well as a library card.