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Winter Storytimes With Tracy and Trish. Two smiling penguins sledding through a winter landscape. The penguin steering the sled wears a green winter hat and scarf. The penguin passenger wears an orange winter hat. Snow is Wintering and mountains are in the distance.

Winter Storytimes with Tracy and Trish
Registration Opens Monday, January 8 at 10:00 AM

Winter Storytime classes and registration information.


MVLC Mobile App Status

Due to a conflict between MVLC Mobile’s developer and our library software provider, the MVLC Mobile app became permanently unavailable as of November 27, 2023. Please be aware that the information displayed in the app is not current as it is no longer connecting to the library database.

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is working on selecting and implementing a replacement as soon as possible. In the meantime, the MVLC catalog has been reconfigured to be more compatible with mobile devices.

We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Please check the MVLC Mobile App Status page for updates on progress towards a future app replacement.


Now Streaming Thoughtful Entertainment. Kanopy. A scene from the film Hearts Beat Loud. A young woman sings and plays the keyboard while her father play guitar and looks on. They are performing together in a record store.

Kanopy Streaming

Access to over 30,000 free movies, documentaries, and kid favorites. Set-up an account using your Merrimac Public Library card. Limit of 20 Play Credits per month, and 10 Great Courses or Kid Series favorites.

www.kanopy.com/en/merrimaclibrary


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Upgrade to the Libby App

On May 1, 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. We encourage you to make the switch to Libby, our newer reading app. Libby is made by the same people, with the same goal of connecting you to your library and to your favorite books, audiobooks, and magazines. Here are links for more information and downloading the app:

Access the OverDrive Digital Library with the Libby App

Borrow and read eBooks and audiobooks (for all ages) from Overdrive, and through the Libby app. 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.


Merrimac Teen Advisory Group. Grades 6 – 12. Colorful drawings of several items with stars in the background. Drawings include: a globe of the Earth, electrons, a light bulb, and an arrow with a curly shift.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

The Merrimac Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) provides events, programs, and volunteer opportunities for students in grades 6 – 12 who reside in Merrimac.

Read more about the TAG program, events, and upcoming opportunities.


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.


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US Newsstream

Try out our newest database: US Newsstream. US Newsstream enables users to search current and extensive backfiles of U.S. news content and features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in full-text format. Read the list of key U.S. titles included.


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.


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/


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