A librarian sitting in a green chair reads to a group of children. The children sit on the floor listening. The book cover shows an arc with animals on board, floating in a sea. Mother Goose rides a large white goose. She wears a green dress, a yellow shawl, and oval glasses.

Winter Story Hour

This winter session will run from January 20 through March 17. Story hour will not be held during February school vacation week (February 15–19). Stop by the children's room, or call the library at 978-346-9441 and speak to a Youth Services librarian to register. You may choose from one of the following groups for your child:

2 – 3 Year Old
Wednesdays or Thursdays 10:30 – 11:00 AM
4 – 6 Year Old
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Mother Goose on the Loose

This is a drop in program, but space is limited! This session runs from January 19 through March 15. This program will not be held during February school vacation week (February 15–19). Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning early-literacy program that uses a variety of activities, such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination and self-confidence.

Infants – Age 2
Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:00 AM

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Wowbrary: The newest stuff at your library.

Free alerts about Merrimac Public Library’s newest books, movies & music! Wowbrary makes it easy for you to browse through the latest additions and place a hold on a new title. View this week’s top choices on the Wowbrary website  or  sign up for the email newsletter.

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Commonwealth Catalog  (One Search. All Stacks.)

The Commonwealth Catalog extends your search beyond your local library’s resources. In one easy step, you can search through millions of items at participating libraries across Massachusetts to find the books, DVDs, and music you’re looking for. Make a request and it will be delivered right to the Merrimac Library for quick pickup. You know what you want - let the Commonwealth Catalog help you get it. Search the catalog.

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An all new, easy to use website and platform for downloading audiobooks and ebooks. Browse the collection.

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Universal Class

Learn something new today! Over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses are available. You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses. You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet. Attend class and do assignments on your schedule. Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using email. Register for a class.

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Novelist is a free reading recommendation service available to library cardholders. It helps readers of all ages find the fiction they will love, and features: read-alike recommendations for every title, author, and series, as well as book discussion guides, and book lists by themes. Try the Novelist service.

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Freading: A new look at ebook lending

Freading is a free eBook download service available to library cardholders, offering tens of thousands of titles. Freading has its own apps for the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. It is also compatible with the Kindle Fire, Nook, and Kobo e-readers.

How to read borrowed e-books on a Nook.

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Overdrive E-Books and Audio Books

Checkout and download digital books in these file types: Kindle Books, Adobe EPUB eBooks, OverDrive WMA Audiobooks, and OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks. Try: Overdive Digital Downloads from MVLC.

How to read borrowed e-books on a Nook.

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Safari Books Online

The Merrimac Public Library has subscribed to Safari Books Online, an on-demand digital library providing access to over 12,400 technology, creative and business books from leading publishers. Safari Books Online offers immediate access to many books with lots of answers — not just one.

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Rocket Languages

The Merrimac Public Library has subscribed to Rocket Languages. Learn a language with online courses from Rocket Languages, which offers 11 different foreign languages.

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Freegal Music Service

The Merrimac Public Library has subscribed to the Freegal Music Service, an extensive library of digital music files ready to download. Genres include: Rythm & Blues, Pop, Latin Pop, Jazz, Country, Classical, and Rock.


The Merrimac Public Library has a Facebook page where patrons can connect with more library information. Facebook members can become a fan of the library page. Fans will receive occasional library news updates.

The Shop Around the Corner…

The Children’s room at the library sells gently used books provided by generous donations from the Merrimac community. Books donated (no VHS tapes please) may be added to the collection or be put up for sale. All proceeds support the children’s programs at the Library.