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January 31, 2023
Need news? We've got you!
Have you ever wished you access local newspapers online for free? From your own device?
We already offer access to The Boston Globe and The New York Times (text formats).
Now you can read The Worcester Telegram (and many other Massachusetts newspapers).
Local residents who summer at the Cape - do you wish you could keep up with Cape Cod news all year long?
Now you can access them from home!
What about those of you who can't get enough news?
We have hundreds of local and national news sources for you.
Or maybe you heard something on a news show and can't quite remember the details of what your heard?
Transcripts from TV news shows are also available.
How to access these resources:
You can use these resources at the library. OR
1. Visit Newsbank
2. Use your CW Mars library card from Richards Memorial Library in Paxton
Type in your library card number and pin
Access a local paper or browse through topics.
For more information about Newsbank, please visit our Magazines and Newspapers page.
January 17, 2023
You may have noticed that during the pandemic, the Richards Memorial Library in Paxton was waiving late fees for items checked in at our library. Starting on January 17, 2023, we are officially fine-free. This was approved by the Board of Library Trustees and implemented by CW Mars. Here are the details you need to know.
January 17, 2023
Vistiors to the public library in Paxton, MA may request access to Social Law Lirary which provides online legal research, online continuing legal education, ebooks, reference attorneys, law office management and more. Read more.
Press release 12/29/2022
Paxton, MA - Due to emergency oil boiler and tank replacement, the library has upgraded its heating system. The $46,900 will be covered by State Aid, interest from the Richards Memorial Library Trust Fund, and interest from the AT&T Lucent trust fund. No taxpayer dollars will be used. The library director, Pam Chenevert, would like to thank the Town Administrator Heather Munroe, Fire Chief Mike Pingitore and the Paxton Fire Department, the Library Board of Trustees, and the entire library staff. We would also like to thank our patrons and the supportive Paxton community. Donations may be made to the Richards Memorial Library or the Friends of the Richards Memorial Library.
Attention, OverDrive app users! OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app in early 2023 and transitioning users to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library.
It’s time to give Libby a try! All your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby when you add your library card.
Libby also comes with new features we know you’ll love, like:
Libby FAQs - https://resources.overdrive.com/libby-faqs
Note: Our library’s digital collection will continue to be available at https://cwmars.overdrive.com on desktop and mobile devices.
Expand your horizons with these new databases.
Peterson’s Test Prep Test prep for standarized exams for high school, college, gradudate school, and more, incluidng TOEFL and US Citizenship.
Interactive Science - Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models.
LegalForms - Downloadable and free legal forms
Transparent Language Online
Databases are made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and by the Massachusetts Library System.
With an ARPA grant, the library was able to upgrade its WiFi in and around the library. The project entailed moving the existing network hardware to a mounted, secure case. The existing Wireless Access Point (WAP) was moved to a more effective location. Two additional Wireless Access Points (WAPs) were also added. With these two additional WAPs, the WiFi now extends to every room of the library, including the entire basement. The WiFi signal also reaches the picnic table area and the entire parking lot, all the way to the parking spots adjacent to Richards Ave.
Patrons now have access to even more OverDrive titles! You can now Borrow titles from the OverDrive collections of partner libraries and networks in Massachusetts. The participating networks and libraries are:
Follow these steps in the Libby app to get connected to the OverDrive collections of the partner libraries and networks:
If you received a message that your Overdrive account has expired, please contact your local library to ensure your account is updated. Library accounts expire every two years.
If an item you had checked out through Overdrive or Libby has expired, you will have to place a new Hold in the Overdrive or Libby app. When other patrons are waiting, you will be added to the queue. When nobody else is waiting, you will be able to "Borrow now."
Tip: Change your app settings to default to a 21 day check out to enjoy the maximum loan period. Session expired - Log back in to the Overdrive or Libby app.
We recommend that you upgrade to the Libby app if you have not already dones so. Libby help CWMars Overdrive Help This resource is provided by CW MARS member libraries, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
February 23, 2022
In follow-up to previous announcements, effective today, the legacy OverDrive app is no longer available to download from the Apple App Store, Google Play, or the Microsoft store.*
Users who have the OverDrive app (mobile or desktop) installed will still be able to use it without disruption. All users can continue to access RML's OverDrive website.
Please switch over the Libby app. https://libbyapp.com/library/cwmars
*Please note it may take several hours for this change to be reflected in all app stores.
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day**
**Saturday closings due to holidays:
RML is closed Saturdays when Monday is a holiday.
We know some of our visitors with Charter email aren't getting their holds notifications, so we wanted to give some steps on how to make sure they make it all the way to your inbox.
What can I do?
1. Check your Spam folder, if you see a library message there you can mark the email as Not Spam. (You have likely already done this step if you've come to us for help on this before)
2. Set email@example.com as an approved email, there are two ways to do this:
2a. Filter Settings:
Using a web browser, login to your Charter email <https://webmail.spectrum.net>
Click on "Settings" and then "Filters and Blocked Senders."
Make sure there are no filters or blocked senders listed that might affect that incoming email.
Just to be sure, add the domain "cwmars.org" to the 'Safe Senders' list.
2b. Add firstname.lastname@example.org to your Contacts:
At Charter.net, addresses in your Contacts list are exempt from being treated as spam.
In your inbox, select the Addresses tab, then click New Contact.
Enter email@example.com into the contact form and click OK.