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Children’s Spring Story Hours

Spring session runs from April 25 - May 31.

Sign-up is required. Sign-up begins April 9. No story hour during school vacation week. Children can enjoy stories, rhymes and crafts at these fun and educational programs. Choose one of the following sessions:

2 – 3 Year Old
Wednesdays or Thursdays 10:30 – 11:00 AM
4 – 6 Year Old
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 PM
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Mother Goose on the Loose

The spring session runs from April 24May 29

This drop-in group is for infants-age 2 and their parents, grandparents or caregivers. 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. Registration is not required.

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

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You can find more Special Events on the Events Calendar.

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Free Driver’s Ed Practice Tests

Practice online for the written portion of the DMV Driver’s Education Test with 11 car and motorcycle tests, and 12 commercial driver’s tests. Includes online manuals, a FAQ section, and a Read Aloud option. ACE that test!

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.

Commonwealth eBook Collections

Commonwealth eBook Collections

The new Commonwealth eBook Collections are now online. There are three collections to choose from: Axis 360, BiblioBoard Library, and EBL. Massachusetts residents can access digital content for free from these collections. Search for books across all collections at the following link:

Individual collections can be browsed at these links:

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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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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.

Freading: A new look at ebook lending.

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.

Overdrive: leading digital media services.

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.

Safari Books Online.

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.

Rocket Languages.

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.


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.