Tuesdays  12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Thursdays 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturdays 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We will remain open on snowy days, but we do close sometimes! Please call before you head out!  *978-544-6334*

Closings & Cancellations

Did you know that  all your library items have been renewed until July 1, 2020? 

No fines until after July 1st.

Things to do online


Starting April 20th - Valley Voices Story Slam presents: Around the DinnerTable - 6 stories over 6 nights. Check it out on the Academy of Music's facebook page.

The Springfield Symphony is doing a Homegrown Series with new content every week. Look it up on their website. 

The EcoTarium has activities for children on their website that includes a virtual tour of their exhibits! 

As you may know 25 libraries were planning to read this book and have programming but then the virus came along. The book is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and some libraries are doing a facebook discussion. We will discuss the book on May 11th and the place or way we will meet is TBA, maybe an outdoor meeting? If you are having trouble finding a copy of the book call the library 978-544-6334 or send me an email at dsmith@cwmars.org.

Revised Library Schedule

The library will be closed until further notice.

A staff member will be available to accept

phone calls on Tuesdays from 1-3 pm.

  • All returns should be placed in the outside book drop. You can keep them at home until regular library service is resumed. No overdue fines will be charged.

  • CWMARS has suspended interlibrary loan service until further notice.

  • Patrons are encouraged to use e-books and e-audio books on your phone, computer or other device. Online resources can be found here: https://cwmars.overdrive.com/, https://www.galepages.com/mlin_w_newsalem and mass.gov/libraries. If you need help with the e-book process call the library and staff will help you set it up. You will need your library card and password. If you don't have them call and we will reset it. 978-544-6334 is the library phone number.

  •  A new source of digitized content is available. The Internet Archive released today: “Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public.” http://blog.archive.org/2020/03/24/announcing-a-national-emergency-library-to-provide-digitized-books-to-students-and-the-public/

  •  In response to the ongoing pandemic, CW MARS libraries have voted to turn on the OverDrive Instant Digital Card, (IDC).This card allows patrons who do not have a library card number access the CW MARS OverDrive collection. Look on CW MARS' website to sign up.

  • Did you know you can access digital movies from our library catalog for free? All you need is a cell phone number or your library card, and a device on which to watch. Start at our web page: www.newsalempubliclibrary.org  Choose Catalog from the horizontal menu just under our banner photo. In the wide blue bar at the bottom of the next page, select OverDrive Digital Catalog. Across the top of the next page, you will see Subjects Collections Kindle Books Kids Teens Magazines. Choose Collections, and then Videos. If you click Available now under Videos, you will see all the movies that you can watch right now. Click Borrow to borrow the movies. Follow the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN. Enjoy your movie!

  • Check out Boston's Children's Museum and the USS Constitution Museum for online things to do with your kids

  • Check out our events page for resturants offering pick up.

  • It's Census month so don't forget to fill it out! 

Public Resources

The Look4Help Public Resource Directory, a program of Community Action Pioneer Valley, is a free, web-based public information service that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are close to 1,000 agencies, programs or services at over 450 locations, available to serve you.

Our Friends of the Library have a brand new site that you can check out here!


Did you know we have museum passes? Click here to learn more!

New Salem Public Library

23 S Main Street, New Salem, MA 01355


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