Agawam Elementary Schools Reading Challenge!

New this year : Agawam Elementary Schools Reading Challenge!
Every student entering grades K-4 who reads for 20 minutes a day for 14 days
will earn a credit for his/her school.  The elementary school receiving the most
credits will win $200 for the school library.  Each of the remaining school libraries will win $100 each.  Click on this link to register for summer reading and to automatically enter the summer reading challenge.

These prizes are generously funded by the Friends of the Agawam Library.

Local History Donations

The Agawam Library is actively collecting Local History materials. Maps and pictures of Agawam and Feeding Hills are of special interest. Please email Reference Librarian Jerome Walczak at or call 413-789-1550 ext. 8852 if you have something you’d like to donate. Thank you.

Zinio Is Up & Running!

Zinio – the world’s largest newsstand – is now on our library’s website! Agawam residents with a library card can download and read full, digital copies of favorite magazines on a computer, tablet or mobile device using the free Zinio Reader app, found on the Zinio website.

Click here to set up your Zinio account.

Additional information on how to use Zinio can be found at the Reference desk.

Agawam Massachusetts: A Town history

Looking for an interesting read? Former town historian, Edith LaFrancis’ book Agawam Massachusetts: A Town History is available for purchase at the library for $20.00. Visit the Reference Desk on the lower level to purchase a copy.

Free English Class Offered

The Agawam Public Library will offer an interactive conversational English class every Monday evening from 6:00 to 7:30, starting on September 16, 2014. This free class is sponsored by the Friends of the Agawam Library, and is open to all adult learners who are looking to improve their English in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This course will cover grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and various aspects of conversational English.

These classes are free and open to the public.  For further information or to register, please contact Judy Clini at the Agawam Public Library – 413-789-1550 x 8855, or email