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Please email with any questions, or call 413-774-1510

Current Programming

Poetry Madness

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Boyden Library’s Poetry Madness returns! This year, our theme is Poems in Translation. Sixteen poems will enter the tournament, but only one poem will be voted the ultimate winner. The student who most closely predicts the tournament’s outcome will be crowned this year’s Poetry Madness Champion! We’ve moved everything online, so it will be easy for you to participate!


Here’s how:

  1. Visit this form  to read the poems and submit your predictions by Sunday, April 11.
  2. Tune into the Bulletin starting Monday, April 12, to vote on the daily match-up!

Deerfield Oral History Project

Over the course of remote services in the spring of 2020, both the library and archives fielded a number of questions and requests from community members interested in learning about our school’s history, specifically how DA operated a century ago during the Influenza Pandemic of 1918.  Unfortunately, due to a lack of institutional publications at the time, we do not have a lot of information.

Looking to the future, others might ask the same question about our experience today. There will be a lot of recorded information about the world at large, but not necessarily about DA in particular. Due to that potential need, we have an opportunity, and perhaps a responsibility, to launch an oral history and ephemera project to collect and preserve the experience of DA students, employees, and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our goal for this project is to create an inclusive and representative collection of oral histories and ephemera from the Deerfield community that represent engaged citizenship in the age of COVID-19.

Any questions, please reach out to Mr. Carroll.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. A list of items available for loan can be found at Boyden Library Services.

Most materials may be renewed for an additional loan period in one of several ways:

Reserves, many interlibrary loans, and items with holds may not be renewed.

Students and others will be charged the cost of replacement for any item not returned after a bill has been issued and for damaged materials.

Reference, rare book collection, some interlibrary loan titles, and the most current issue of a periodical do not circulate and may be used only in the library.

Any library patron may place a hold on a currently-checked-out item. Information Desk staff are happy to place holds or users may place their own holds online (search the Library catalog for the title of interest, if it’s Not Available click the Place Hold button and follow the prompts). Users will receive an email notification once the item is ready for pick-up.

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Information Desk: 413-774-1510

Boyden Library Hours

PO Box 277
Deerfield, MA 01342