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Fill out the Books To Go Google Form with your preferences and you will be contacted when your order is filled and ready for pick up.

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It’s a monthly takeout service for teens in grades 7–12 that includes books and goodies. The best part - it’s totally free! Sign up for TAG Takeout.

Now Open For Browsing!

The library has re-opened for browsing. Browsing and curbside pickup hours posted.

Currently Available

  • 20 minutes of library browsing
  • 30 minutes of computer use
  • Printer/scanner/copier/fax service
  • Museum and State Park passes
  • Virtual Programming for all ages
  • eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs
  • Phone assistance: online resources, cards/placing holds, Reader’s advisory

Not Currently Available

  • Meeting Room, Study rooms, Reading room
  • Magazine room (magazines available for circulation but not browsing)
  • Print newspapers, telescope, ukulele
  • Children’s toys, computers, chairs or tables
Curbside pickup. A smiling patron carries a tall stack of books to his blue van. The patron wears a red shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers.

Curbside pickup is still available. Information and instructions for pickup are posted.


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2021 Wadleigh Award Competition $1000

The Wadleigh Award is an essay-based award judged and presented by the Merrimac Board of Library Trustees. This $1000 award is open to all High School seniors who are Merrimac residents. Registration is currently open.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 19.
Exam Date: Saturday, May 22.


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Library programs are listed on the events calendar.


Stay Connected With Your Digital Library.

Check out some of the most popular and newest online resources listed below.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Read it and Reap! A smiling family sitting in a big green armchair. The parent reads a book to a toddler and an older child. The toddler has a pacifier and the child is wearing glasses.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Merrimac Public Library is excited to offer families an ongoing, easy, fun and free literacy program called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Starter packets can be picked up through our curbside service. Program information.


Wowbrary

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.


Reader’s Advisory. Books collected on a wooden shelf. Some books are standing upright, others are stacked flat.

Reader’s Advisory

We’ve compiled a list of online reader’s advisory resources including links to our new Virtual Staff Picks; a digital version of the BookPage publication; websites for book and media recommendations/reviews for parents, teens, and kids; the NY Times Book Review and more! Check out the resources.


MVLC Mobile.

Check Out MVLC’s New Mobile App

MVLC Mobile makes it quick and easy to access the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium on the go! Search the MVLC catalog, download items, manage your account, access your library’s electronic resources, and learn about library events with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Download on the App Store. Apple store link. Get it on Google Play. Google play store link.
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OverDrive & Libby: One Digital Library With Two Apps

Borrow and read eBooks and audiobooks (for all ages) from Overdrive, or through the Overdrive app, Libby. You can immediately download an “Available Now … No Wait Book”, browse through a collection of popular magazines, or plan your next vacation with Lonely Planet Travel Guides. All you need is your library card! As an added bonus, you can borrow titles from other Massachusetts Public Libraries.

OverDrive: mvlc.overdrive.com
Libby: www.overdrive.com/apps/libby


Boston Public Library eCard. Symbols for all manner of media and digital devices are arranged in the shape of the state of Massachusetts. Devices represented include: tablet, camera, phone, headphones, records, documents, iPod, and books.

Boston Public Library eCard

An eCard is a Boston Public Library card that you can sign up for online and which provides free access to all their online resources, including OverDrive and Hoopla. eCards are available to anyone who lives, resides part-time to attend school, owns property, or works in Massachusetts. You do not have to have a local library card to sign up for a BPL eCard.

www.bpl.org/ecard/


Tumble Books. eBooks for eKids. Get tumbling! A smiling purple book cartoon performs somersaults with arms and legs outstretched.

TumbleBooks: eBooks for eKids

TumbleBooks has granted free temporary statewide access to their eBook and audiobook collections until August 31, 2020. Read picture books, non-fiction, graphic novels, and chapter books. Listen to a story as it is read aloud to you. Watch videos. Listen to music. No library card needed and no limits!

username: matumbles
password: trial
www.tumblebooks.com


Sesame Workshop: Caring for Each Other. Muppets Mae and Elmo smiling and hugging. Mae has purple hair and is wearing a flower printed dress. Elmo has red fur.

Sesame Workshop: Caring for Each Other

Sesame Workshop has created “Caring for Each Other” in response to COVID19, a webpage of videos, games, activities, and free downloadable eBooks. Find resources for health, learning at home, and more.

www.sesamestreet.org/caring


Library of Congress.

Library of Congress: Engage!

The Library of Congress’s website will allow you to engage with authors you love and connect to the library’s resources from anywhere in the world.

www.loc.gov/engage/


Freading.

Freading: A New Look At Library 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.

merrimaclibrary.freading.com


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.