The Library will close on Wednesday, November 25th at noon and will remain closed on Thursday, November 26th. Happy Thanksgiving from the Staff of Nevins Library
M. Paul Iannuccillo, Norther Essex Register of Deeds, wants you to know you never have to pay for a copy of your deed. These are available free of charge from the Norther Essex Registry of deeds. Don't be taken by the scammers who will try to carge you up to $83.00 per deed. Click here for more information
The new Commonwealth Catalog is here!
The Nevins Library is pleased to announce that as of November 2, 2015 we are participating in the Statewide Commonwealth Catalog System. In addition to the current Merrimack Valley Library Consortium Catalog, our patrons will be able to search for books throughout the state of Massachusetts. Patrons can find all kinds of materials from books to audiobooks to DVD’s and more. This new interface is easy to use and only requires a valid Massachusetts library card. The new Commonwealth Catalog is meant to replace the Virtual catalog, so those who have used VC in the past are encouraged to switch to the new system to access materials not available in our local library consortia. For more information, contact the Reference Department 978 686-4080 x13
Provided by the experts at When Seconds Count, The Babysitter’s Training is a full day course designed for teens interested in becoming responsible babysitters. Open to youth in grades 6-9, aged 11-15. Program costs $80.00, payable before attendance. (You may pay in cash or checks made out to the Nevins Memorial Library.) Students must attend the full session.
Teens will get hands-on training with an certified instructor and learn all about:
· Characteristics of children
· Basic care such as feeding, changing and holding
· Supervising and playing with children
· Accident prevention
· Proper emergency response
· Basic first aid for common injuries and illnesses
Students will receive certification in infant and child CPR and Babysitter's Course completion certificate. Click here to register
November 30th @ 6:30 PM Make and decorate your own Christmas Cookie Ornaments Everyone will make their own non-edible dough; roll, cut out and hand paint each cookie ornament, then take them home to cook in your own ovens. We will use all kinds of Christmas cookie cutters, or feel free to bring your own. Do you have a certain theme in mind? With proper care these ornaments can last for years. For more information call Patricia Graham @ 978-686-4080 ext. 16 or click here to register. This is an adult program.
December 9th at 6:30 pm- Christmas Boxwood Tree Program Join us in the Great Hall and learn how to build and decorate your own Christmas Boxwood Tree. All you’ll need to bring are clippers, a shallow bowl no larger than 5” across rim and festive decorations, ribbon, etc. We will also learn how to sugar fruit for decorative purposes, and make a common bow, so bring your wired ribbon! There is a $20.00 charge for this program. For more information please call Pat Graham @ 978-686-4080 ext. 16 Click here to register
Download the new app
The Commonwealth e-Collections are now easier to use then ever! Nevins Library Enhances Patron eReading Experience with New Axis 360 App
The new baker & Taylor Axis 360 app provides Apple, Android and Windows Desktop users the ability to discover, download and read ebooks or listen to digital audiobooks, within a single application.
Axis 360 app users will enjoy increased functionality and ease-of-use, with one-stop access to digital content from Nevins Library. The new app provides single sign on, eliminating the need for Adobe IDs, additional apps and credentials. Users link to their home library, search or browse their favorite topics and enjoy reading or listening within the Axis 360 app. Axis 360 also presents recommendations from the library’s collection, based on the user’s selection.
Users will no longer need to have Acoustik, Blio or axisReader apps to experience digital audiobooks or ebooks, as all titles will now open directly in the new Axis 360 application. Users will also have access to their bookshelf of borrowed material – “My Stuff” – seamlessly from all their devices – desktop, tablets and smartphones.
To download the new app and learn about Axis 360 please click here
Now would be a great time to sign up for one of our many bookgroups!
Free e-Books and Audiobooks! To download e-Book/Audiobook from MVLC click here To download an e-Book from the Mass Library e-Book Project click here
The Nevins Library is very excited to announce our latest project: The Nevins Buzz Blog! Check it out here: http://nevinsbuzz.wordpress.com/ We expect to have lots of great information for you here about library news, book reviews and recommendations, and lots lots more!!
So, do you ever hear people say that nobody goes to libraries anymore? Well, the only people that say that are people that don't go to libraries! Because if you come to the Nevins Library you know how busy we are...and it turns out that Libraries are the hottest spots in most towns in Massachusetts. Check out this infographic that shows you how our Commonwealth's Libraries stack up against some pretty famous tourist attractions! We would appreciate your feedback. Leave a comment in the comment box below.
What people are saying.. The library is not only a place for music, movies, games, books, computer use,reference materials, history information,and various research documents which have the ability for all ages to learn, grow and empower people with the knowledge of a variety of genres/subjects, etc. The library offers informational lessons, craft making times, story times, and other times dedicated to enrich and improve the lives of people of any age through the power of our local library resources. My family and I love and enjoy our library and the people who work there-we feel so lucky to have the ability to 'tap' into this valuable hotspot right in our own city. I have not only encouraged our children to engage in library actives but have encouraged many others to do the same. Try your local library-you will be surprised at what they have to offer and you will be glad you did. They have something for everyone. Oh and did I mention how beautiful the architectural design of our particular library has? Michelle D.
The Nevins Library is our second home! I have been coming here weekly, sometimes several times a week, since my oldest child started Babies 'n Books over 15 years ago. The variety of programs for young and old, the ability to request books from afar, the endless entertainment possibilities all make the Nevins hugely popular,but the people behind the desks make it Home. :) Thanks Nevins Memorial Library for all you do for me and my family! Judy M.
I always bring out of towners here to our library. Its beautiful! The stained glass, the woodwork, the fireplaces, the children's section. Everyone Ive brought here is favorably impressed! Lynn R.
I love the Nevins Memorial Library, as does my son! The staff is great, the book & DVD selection is great, the activities throughout the year are great! This is simply a great place to visit! Linda D.
I love going to the Nevins Library! Everyone that works there is friendly and really seem to enjoy their jobs. I love stopping in after errands on my days off from work to browse and borrow several books and magazines to keep myself entertained in the evening when there's nothing on tv and I'm tired of reading my career journals. Ann B.
The Nevins is a gorgeous place and on a lonely, cold afternoon sitting by the "fire" place reading was wonderful. The librarians are amazing and interesting ladies, and I always feel welcome. I have been to "big city NY, Boston, Chicago libraries and yes they are nice, but Nevins is right up there, both in services and character. Good for you. Donna R.