With advance notice, we can give your group a library tour, or a librarian can make an outreach visit to your local school or organization.

Visit from a school group

We can provide a tour of the Children’s & Young Adult Department, storytime, or do book talks. If given enough notice, we can customize our presentation to reflect the subject your class is studying. We can also give you library card applications in advance, and as long as we have the signature of the child’s parent or guardian, we can provide your students with library cards during their class visit.

Contact: Sarah Johnson, 587-1010, childrens@forbeslibrary.org

Let us know the name of teacher, name of school, grade, and number of students.
Please give us 2 weeks notice if you can.

Visit to your school

Our librarians also do outreach! We’re happy to visit and do a storytime or book talk in your classroom.

Group tour of the library

Contact: Molly Moss, 587-1017, info@forbeslibrary.org

Please let us know the number of people, name of organization or group, and anything you are specifically interested in seeing or learning about.
Please give us 2 weeks notice if you can.

Visiting librarian presentation to your group/organization

Group visit to the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum
or Hampshire Room for Local History

Contact: Julie Bartlett Nelson, 587-1014, archives@forbeslibrary.org

Please let us know the following: How will your group be arriving to the library?
Do you need parking passes for cars? how many?
Do you want a speaker/presentation?
Please note: Oversize vehicles and buses do not fit in our driveway and parking lot and prior arrangements need to be made.

Jonathan Edwards visit

See materials of Edwards, Stoddard and their era. Visits to the library are free. The library can assist you in contracting with an Edwards scholar to provide a lecture or with a personalized tour guide to see the related monuments at the Bridge Street Cemetery or a visit to the First Churches sanctuary. Fees are paid to the speaker or guide.