Boyden Library Updates


Enjoy the sounds of “Classics Jazz Trio Plus ONE” on October 28 at 2:00 p.m.   This New England ensemble consists of trumpet/flugelhorn, bass, piano, and vocals.  You’ll hear music from the Great American Song Book with stylistic jazz improvisations, light rock, movie and show themes, and do-wop. Don’t miss these seasoned musicians, each well versed in multiple styles of music.  This program will take place in the Community Meeting Room.  There is no charge to attend.


The Friends of the Boyden Library will host their Annual Fall Book Sale November 15- through November 17.   Look for the book sale in the Community Meeting Room and the Fuller Conference Room located in the lower level of the library. The sale will feature a wide selection of fiction and nonfiction books for adults, young adults and children. You’ll find your favorite authors and series in hard cover and paperback.  CDs and DVDs will also be available for purchase.

On Thursday, November 15, from 5-6 p.m. a preview sale will open to all Friends members.  The sale will then open to the general public from 6-8 p.m.  The book sale will continue on Friday, November 16 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.  The popular “Fill-A-Bag” sale will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday when everything you can fit in a bag will cost only $5.

All proceeds from the book sale help support the many wonderful programs offered at the Boyden Library throughout the year.


New fall sessions of Story Time and Mother Goose on the Loose begin the week of October 29 and will run through the week of December 3.  Mother Goose on the Loose for infants to age 3 will take place each Tuesday at 10:15 a.m.(new time) and Thursday at 11:00 a.m. and features stories, interactive rhymes, musical and movement activities, and more. Children must be attended by an adult who will help direct children through the activities.

Story Time for children who are ages 3-6 will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  Longer stories, music, rhymes, interactive thinking games and a simple craft make-up the Story Time program.

Family Evening Story Times will be held on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. for ages 3-6.  Children are welcome to wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.  Longer stories, music, rhymes, interactive thinking games, and a simple craft are all part of this program.

Story programs are offered free of charge and meet in the Story and Craft Room located in the Children’s Department. Registration is not required.   Bring your library card so that books can be checked out afterward.


Beginning readers are invited to practice reading skills with Miss Patty on Tuesdays in the Children’s Room.  Children can be registered for a 15 minute reading session between 4-5 p.m.  Miss Patty will help children sound out words and gain reading confidence.  This program is best for children in kindergarten – grade 3.  Call the Children’s Desk at 508-543-1246 to register your child.  There is no charge to participate.


The Friends of the Boyden Library and the Boyden Library will begin collecting gifts for the Foxboro Discretionary Fund through a Giving Tree. The Giving Tree will hold tags which contain the gift wishes of children in Foxboro.  Those who would like to contribute can select a tag, purchase the gift, and return it unwrapped (with the tag attached) to the library.  A container is provided at the Giving Tree to hold the gifts.  Look for it at the library entrance.

You can also give the gift of reading.  The Children’s Department is accepting contributions of new children’s books during our Annual Book Drive for the Foxboro Discretionary Fund.  Books must be newly purchased and should be of interest to children from infancy to age 12.  Hardcover and paperback books are welcome.  Please drop off new, unwrapped donations at the Children’s Desk or in the box provided at the Giving Tree. Thank you for your support of the Foxboro Discretionary Fund.


Cole Lewis and Evan Keefe are showing their cool collections in the Children’s Room.

Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts features the work of area artists this month in the Community Meeting Room.


Visit the library Monday- Thursday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m.  The library will be closed on Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12 in observance of Veterans’ Day.

To reach Adult Services call 508-543-1245. Children’s Services can be reached by calling 508-543-1246.  View our website at to keep up with what’s going on at the library, search the SAILS catalog, request meeting rooms and museum passes,  pay fines, register for programs, and take advantage of our many informational databases and resources.

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