Bigelow Free Public Library

Bigelow Free Public Library 

54 Walnut Street, Clinton, MA  01510

Upcoming Library Events

All Month Long

Bring in nonperishable food items and we will reduce your book fines accordingly.  And if you don’t have any fines, please consider donating to help someone in need.  All donations will go to the WHEAT Food Pantry in Clinton. 

Cook by the Book


Thursday, November 16 @ 6

Our monthly cooking club will meet to share and sample some THANKSGIVING FAVORITE dishes  Just prepare your favorite recipe for all to sample, along with a copy of the recipe to share.  Pre-registration is required.  Call 978-365-4160 x 101 or email 

Museum of the Month


Fitchburg Art Museum

Free admission with your library pass!

People Watching Promo from Fitchburg Art Museum on Vimeo.

Celtic Solstice Concert & Celebration

Sunday, December 3, 1-3pm

Senior Center 271 Church St.

Come celebrate the winter solstice with Kate Chadbourne at the Senior Center. Her many skills include playing the harp and the tin whistle, plus singing, story-telling, and generally spreading good feelings all around. You’ll be happy you went, trust us! Please note the special location! more about Kate


For more information or to register for any event, call 978-365-4160. 

The Bigelow Free Public Library can be accessed online at

or in person at 54 Walnut St., Clinton. 

Library hours are Tuesday and Friday from 9am-6pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 8pm, and Saturday from 9am to 1pm.


Ongoing Monthly Events

  • Crafternoon: every Tuesday at 2:30
  • Trustees: November 16 @ 6
  • Tuesday Night Book Group: Tuesday, November 21 @ 6
  • Short Story Reading Group: Saturdays, Nov. 18 & 25  @ 10
  • Friends meeting November 18 @ 9:30

Book on Wheels

  • Are you or someone you love homebound?
  • Have you read or listened to everything in your home?
  • Do you receive Meals on Wheels through the Clinton Council on Aging?

If you answer yes to these questions, you can get books delivered from the library with your meal delivery. Call the library or Sherri at the Senior Center for an application.  All you need is a library card!  Click on the link to the form!

5 Ways to enjoy the Library without Leaving the Couch 

  1. Learn a Language:  Log in once with your library card, then access anytime. Rocket Languages offers Spanish, Chinese, German, French, ESL, Arabic, Hindi, Sign Language, and more; 15 courses in all!
  2. Explore the World:   Global Road Warrior lets you explore 175 countries through culture, maps, language, politics, sports, holidays, history, money, transportation, and food.   Whether you’re just a geography geek or have a report due, this is a great resource for you.  Just use Clinton’s zip code as your username & password.
  3. Universal Class:   Need to improve your computer skills?  You can with Universal Class. Classes in Excel, Word, Dreamweaver, html, Outlook–these are just the beginning. Looking for a new hobby? Cake decorating, birdwatching, candlemaking 101–they’re all there! Universal Class has over 500 options to choose from.
  4. Find your Ancestors:   If genealogy is your passion, we can help with that, too. Your library card gives you access to HeritageQuest from home & from our public computers.
  5. Online Ebook Collections: So many options for ebooks! AXIS360 (mostly popular fiction & non-fiction for all ages, audio & ebooks)Overdrive (magazines, ebooks, audio, and video for all ages ) Biblioboard (hundreds of self-curated collections plus self-published local authors, the “For Dummies” series, and American Institute of Economic Research collection)  Spanishbooks (Spanish titles, classic and current). Get out your library card & download books, magazines, videos or audios to your electronic device.

Museum Passes:

Anytime the museum is open

We have a great selection of museum passes to choose from. Be sure to reserve your pass early, especially during vacation!