New Mobile Library App Makes It Even Easier to Access Library Services!

  • CW/Mars has launched a new mobile Library App that gives you easy access  to all your Agawam Library needs, anytime you want, on any smartphone or tablet.   Just visit your App store to download the CW MARS app and you will always have the Agawam Library at your fingertips for: account renewal & requests, the catalog, Overdrive for downloading e-books and audiobooks, events at the library, and our website.

Authors Needed for 6th Annual READLocal Event at the Agawam Library

Agawam, MA: The Agawam Public Library is looking for local authors that would like to participate in our 6th annual READLocal book signing event to be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 from 6:30-8:30.  READLocal will be the kick-off event to the Adult Summer Reading Program.

The event will be held in Community Room and each author will have their own table on which to set up a display, network with other authors, greet readers and sell books.  Throughout the event, each author will have a few minutes with a microphone to speak about their book.

Interested authors must have published a book for adults and not have previously participated in an author event at the Agawam Library.  Book summary and contact information should be sent to Wendy McAnanama at by May 13, 2017.   Space is limited to 11 authors.

AuthorTalk with Ellen Meeropol Author of Kinship of Clover

May 1, 2017 at 7:00:  Author Ellen Meeropol returns to the APL with her newest novel, Kinship of Clover, a work of political fiction.

Botany major, Jeremy, was nine when the vines first wrapped themselves around him and burrowed into his skin.  Now he is desperately looking for a way to listen to the plants and stave off their extinction.  Encountering a group of climate-justice activists whose devotion may have him tangled up in more trouble than he was prepared for,  the question becomes, “How far is too far?”

Meeropol, a former nurse practitioner and part-time bookseller, is also the author of On Hurricane Island and House Arrest and the dramatic program, Carry it Forward, about the Rosenberg Fund for Children.

Please call 789-1550 x4 or register online at

Craft Supply Swap at the Agawam Library

April 27-29, 2017: All supplies have been donated and now it’s time to “shop” (for free)!  Stop by the Agawam Library on Thursday, April 27th from 5-7, Friday, April 28th from 3-5 or Saturday, April 29th from 10-12.  Bags will be supplied and shoppers may fill one bag per day.  Try a new craft or restock your current project!

Poet & Motivational Speaker Laura Chagnon Visits the Agawam Library for Poetry Month

Agawam, MA, April 20, 2017 at 7:00: West Springfield poet, Laura Chagnon will visit the Agawam Library to share her poetry as well as her story of a life changing accident, and how she overcame adversity to be able to do what she loves.  Never Touched A Pen, her first published book was written by dictating her words to her caregivers, as Chagnon is legally blind and a quadriplegic.

Chagnon was 26 in1989, when walking down a street in Boston she was assaulted “for no reason other than theft.” She does not recall the exact events but woke up in New England Medical Center after 5 weeks in a coma.

Please call 789-1550 x4 or register for this program online at


Craft Supply Swap

Agawam, MA, April 10-22, 2017: It’s time for spring cleaning! Start by donating leftover or never used craft supplies, then come “shopping” for a new craft or restock your current project for free! (All donations must be clean and in good condition, and in original packaging or clear zippered bags.) Donations accepted during library hours from April 10-22 and may be dropped off in the huge basket in front of the Circulation Desk. Shopping days will be Thursday, April 27 from 5-7, Friday, April 28 from 3-5 and Saturday, April 29 from 10-12. Bags will be supplied and shoppers may fill one bag per day. Donation suggestions include scrapbooking, kids craft kits, craft storage, art supplies and fabric.

AuthorTalk with Kate Anderson Author of Shadows in the Ward

Agawam, MA, April 3, 2017:  Local author Kate Anderson will visit the Agawam Library to read from and discuss her latest novel Shadows in the Ward.

Anderson’s protagonist from Hospital Hill, Valerie Martin, is now a supervisor at Westborough State Hospital and welcomes psychiatric nursing student Anna Gilman with a warning not to settle in.  Heeding Valerie’s words, Anna struggles to maintain calmness in an increasingly anxious situation with patient Peder Roderick, who has a history of violence.  Anna realizes nothing at the hospital is as it seems.

Katherine Anderson is a special education teacher and urban exploration photographer. Her first book, Behind the Walls was released in 2006 and has been released in numerous subsequent editions. Her first novel, Hospital Hill, was released ten years later.  Kate is also a freelance journalist and amateur fashion photographer. The covers of her books are designed from her own photos.

Please call 789-1550 x4 or register for this program online at