Library News; Digital Services; New Tax Day

Effective March 14th, the Agawam Public Library will be shut down until further notice as a precaution for the COVID-19 Virus State of Emergency. The library will continue to offer digital services during this shutdown. Although our patrons will not have access to our physical collections, there are many resources available digitally and through our streaming platforms. To ensure access, we have relaxed some of our standard operating procedures so that more people can enjoy our online materials.

For more information please click here.


Per the IRS “… the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.”

Library News Update; Donations

Good morning to our Agawam Community. We hope this morning finds you all well during these uncertain times. Please note that we have made some essential changes to our operations based on the Massachusetts library community best practices.

As of today, our book drop will be locked. Please hang on to your library items until we re-open. There are NO FINES accruing during this time.

Also, our phones are now off. Please direct questions to

Thank you & Be Well.

Please note that the library will not be accepting book donations from March 24th, 2020 to July 1st, 2020.

Library Closing To The Public Temporarily

Public Notice: The Agawam Public Library will be closed to the public, effective 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14th as a preventative measure for COVID-19. We will remain closed until further notice. Library staff will be here and happy to answer questions, renew items and help you access online materials.
Overdue fees will be waived during this period and lending limits will be lengthened.
Please call the library at 413-789-1550 or visit us online at
Thank you for your patience and stay healthy!

Boston Bruins PJ Drive

The Agawam Library is
participating in the Boston
Bruins PJ Drive again this
year. We will be collecting
new pajamas for kids and
teens from February 1st to March 15th. Please bring
your donation to the Children’s Room.

2020 Tax Forms Information

Tax forms have arrived and are available in the lobby. They will not be downstairs this year . If there are any questions please call the Reference desk 413-789-1550 x8862.

January Art Exhibit: Under the Sea by John Matlock

Artist Spotlight: John Matlock
John Matlock is a second-generation fine artist
from West Springfield. Over the past 30 years, John
has established himself as the top marine life artist
in New England and beyond. His fine attention to
detail and a vibrant palette allow the viewer to
actually step into the scene and become one with
the painting and embrace the serenity of the
underwater world. John chooses acrylics as his
medium because he feels it is greener for the
environment. John hopes to reflect his concerns for
an ever-changing ecosystem, polluted seas, and
water conservation. He hopes to help preserve
them all for future generations.