Throughout the fall and winter of 2019-2020, WCKC will be highlighting Central MA public libraries to find out all the goods! For each new library we visit, we’ll report back on questions like: What makes this library extra special? What fall and winter programs can you expect? What passes does this library offer?

This week the suggestion came from one of our readers–Oxford Free Library!

Regular weekly events:

  • Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 am: Preschool Power Storytime (Registration Required)
  • Wednesday Mornings at 10:00 am: Wonderful One’s Storytime (Registration Required)
  • Wednesday Mornings at 11:00 am: Terrific Tots (Registration Required)
  • Wednesday Evening from 5 pm – 7 pm: Drop in Lego Time
  • Friday Morning at 11 am: Baby Storytime (Registration Required)

You can also find Deb Hudgin’s music times, Holiday events, craft projects and more. Check WCKC calendar of events or directly on the library website. 

Discounted Museum/Attraction Passes Offered:

​​​​​​​​​​​Children’s Museum
Sponsored by the Oxford Woman’s Club and the Friends of the Library 
Half off general admission (Up to 4 people)
617-426-6500
Boston, MA

Davis Farmland and Davis Mega Maze
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 
$8.00 off general admission (up to 4 people)
978-422-MOO
Sterling, MA
Pass valid weather permitting April-October.  NOT VALID on holidays.
*Pass must be returned to the Oxford Free Public Library the next day.

Discovery Museum
Sponsored by the Smolenski/Millette Trust 
Half off general admission (Up to 3 people)
978-264-4200
Acton, MA
Visit one Museum at a discount and get into the second museum free.
*Pass must be returned to the Oxford Free Public Library the next day.

Ecotarium
Sponsored by the Taft Charitable Fund
Half off general admission (2 adults and 2 children in one vehicle)
508-929-2700
Worcester, MA
(Closed Mondays)

Massachusetts State Parks
Sponsored by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation
Free parking for one passenger vehicle
617-626-1250 (Dept. of Conservation)

Museum of Fine Arts
Sponsored by John J. Bowes
$10.00 per person (Up to 2 people)
617-267-9300
Boston, MA

Museum of Science
Sponsored by the Smolenski/Millete Trust 
$10.00 per person (Up to 4 people)
617-723-2500
Boston, MA

Mystic Aquarium
Pass provided by the Mystic Aquarium  
$4.00 off general admission (Up to 4 people)
860-572-5955
Mystic, CT
*Pass must be returned to the Oxford Free Public Library the next day.

New England Aquarium
Sponsored by the Taft Charitable Fund 
$10.00 per person (Up to 4 people)
617-973-5200
Boston, MA
*Pass available September through June.

Old Sturbridge Village
Sponsored by the Smolenski/Millette Trust
Half off daytime admission (Up to 4 people)
1-800-733-1830
Sturbridge, MA
Pass available Wed. – Sun.
Hours vary seasonally.
*Pass must be returned to the Oxford Free Public Library the next day.

Roger Williams Park Zoo
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
$3.00 off general admission (Up to 4 people)
401-941-4998
Providence, RI
Pass available March-December
*Pass must be returned to the Oxford Free Public Library the next day.

Tower Hill Botanical Garden
Sponsored by the Oxford Cultural Council 
Half off with pass (Up to 2 people)
508-869-6111
Boylston, MA
*Pass must be returned to the Oxford Free Public Library the next day.

USS Constitution Museum / Old Ironsides
Pass provided by the USS Constitution Museum
FREE with pass (Up to 9 people)
617-426-1812
Boston, MA
*Pass must be returned to the Oxford Free Public Library the next day.

Worcester Art Museum
Sponsored by the Oxford Cultural Council 
FREE with pass (2 adults and 2 children)
508-799-4406
Worcester, MA
(Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
*Pass must be returned to the Oxford Free Public Library the next day.

Worcester Historical Museum
Pass provided by the Worcester Historical Museum 
FREE with pass (2 adults and 2 children)
508-753-8278
Worcester, MA
(Closed Sundays and Mondays)
*Pass must be returned to the Oxford Free Public Library the next day.

Library Hours:

  • Monday: 9:30 am – 8 pm
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 9:30 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am – 4 pm (Summer Hours 9:30 am – 12:30 pm)

Oxford Free Library
339 Main Street, Oxford, MA 508-987-6003

What other libraries have we highlighted?  Find them here:

 

 

Is there a library we should highlight? Drop us a suggestion in the comments!

 

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