May is Mystery Month at the Beals Memorial Library

  • Beals Library Director-in-Disguise Manuel King dares you to get clued in to the library's Mystery Month reading challenge. Contributed photo

Staff Report
Published: 5/2/2021 1:34:35 PM
Modified: 5/2/2021 1:34:34 PM

WINCHENDON — Do you enjoy the twists and turns of a heart-racing thriller? How about the amatuer sleuthing of a cozy mystery? Are you fascinated by the gritty details of true crime stories? Or do you prefer the detective-led investigations of a classic whodunit? If you’re a fan of mysteries or true crime or are looking to give them a try, then join the Beals Memorial Library in Winchendon as they celebrate Mystery Month with a fun reading challenge.

Starting Monday, May 3, and running through Friday, May 28, the library will be holding its annual Mystery Month reading challenge for participants of all ages. During the month of May, patrons who check out a mystery will be entered for a chance to win a novel of their choice. To participate, just fill out and submit a Mystery Month bookmark or enter your books on Beanstack at

Do you want to add an extra layer of suspense to this challenge? Then let the library staff pick your books for you through a Beals Mystery Bundle for some real-life mystery. Beals Mystery Bundles are an easy way for patrons and their families to access the wide variety of mystery fiction and true crime available in the library’s collection. By filling out a short online form found on the library’s website,, the staff at the library can expertly curate a selection of three to five items that patrons are sure to enjoy.

The Beals Memorial Library is located at 50 Pleasant St. in Winchendon. For more clues about participating in the thrills and chills of Mystery Month, call the library at 978-297-0300 or email at

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