Holiday hours: The Library will close at noon on Tuesday, December 24th, and remain closed on December 25th and 26th. The library will reopen on
Friday, December 27th at 9:00 am.
For New Years: The Library will close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, December 31st and reopen on Thursday, January 2nd, at 9:00 am.
Happy Holidays from the Staff of Nevins Library.
Barnes & Noble BookFair
Please join the Friends of the Nevins Library at Barnes and Noble on December 7th from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm 125 S. Broadway (Rt. 28) Salem, NH. for our annual fundraiser. Please click here to print out the coupon needed to give the library credit for your purchases. Can't make it to B&N today? Please vist BN.com/bookfairs to support us online from 12/7/13 to 12/12/13 by entering bookfair ID 11026770
Order the newest non-fiction books here!
Friends of the Nevins Library CHARLIE BROWN & the GANG QUILT DRAWING
Tickets – Book of 6 for $5.00 or $1.00 for one
Tickets are available at the Main Desk starting Monday, November 25th.
Winner to be drawn on Friday, December 20th
December 11, 6:30-8:30 pm Book Signing for Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike
Dr. Robert Forrant, Professor of History at UMass Lowell, and Susan Grabski, Executive Director of the Lawrence History Center, will be here to discuss and sign copies of their new book "Lawrence and the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike." Signed copies will be available for purchase. Click here to register
A Civil War Christmas: Saturday, December 14th from 11am-2pm- Come celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas with us and help us wrap up our year-long remembrance of the Civil War! Drop by and enjoy some light refreshments and holiday cheer!
Monday, December 16th at 6:30pm: Join our own Pat Graham and learn how to build and decorate your own Boxwood tree for your holiday table! All you'll need to bring is clippers, a bowl no larger than four (4) inches in diameter, and festive decorations and bows.
During this holiday season we will be supporting the efforts of our library page, Shae Carter who is working on her Girl Scout Gold Award project; the highest rank in scouting. Ms. Carter is collecting personal care items for women and children, and new children’s books to donate to a local agency that assists families affected by domestic abuse, living in an emergency shelter. The tree located in the Children’s Department will have small ornaments that list items in need. Please bring your donations to the Children’s Department and place them in the box under the tree. Items will be accepted until January 30, 2014. Thanks for your support!
Help us make history by taking part in the Massachusetts eBook Project. Nevins Library is proud to be one of 50 pilot libraries as Massachusetts prepares to provide eBooks and other digital content to every resident statewide.
Be a part of history as state of Massachusetts seeks to provide ebooks and other digital content to all state residents. We are proud to be one of the pilot libraries for this historic undertaking. Methuen residents can now download ebooks from Baker & Taylor Axis 360 and primary documents, maps, and images from BiblioBoard on most “newer” digital devices.
Our “Thankful for Heroes Campaign” is reflective of the work women and children did to support the troops serving on both sides of the Civil War. Please support active duty members serving in all branches of the military by taking a ribbon off of the tree in the main lobby. On the back of each ribbon, you will find a list of items that can be hard to find for troops to buy while they are serving overseas. Please consider making a donation of candy, food and snacks, personal toiletries items and recreational games for our troops. Items can be dropped off in a ziplock bag under our tree in the main lobby. All donated items will be sent to the Hugs for Heroes Program for distribution to soldiers currently stationed overseas. Donations will be accepted starting November 1st to November 30th .
Nevins Library is pleased to announce that you may access online versions of Methuen High School's Yearbooks spanning the years from 1928 through the present. These yearbooks were digitized in partnership with the Boston Public Library and the Digital Commonwealth with the help of Methuen High's Assistant Principal Arthur Nicholson, Media Specialist Paula Cross, and Nevins Library Reference Librarian Beth Safford. We are still in need of yearbooks dated 1932, 1936, and 2004. These yearbooks will be digitized and given back to you. Please call Beth at 978-686-4080 x12 for more information.
Volunteer to be a tutor for the Literacy Volunteers of Methuen. If reading this is easy for you...won't you please help someone who can't read it at all? Volunteer to be a tutor for the Literacy Volunteers of Methuen! For more information about becoming a tutor click here
The Nevins Library Staff has been caught reading BANNED BOOKS! All of the books you see our staff reading have been challenged in public or school libraries in the United States sometime in the last ten years. In some cases they have been removed from schools and libraries, in other cases libraries have fought these challenges successfully and have kept these books on the shelf so that anyone who wishes to read them can have access. We support Freedom of Speech and the Freedom to Read! For more information about Banned Books Week visit the American Library Association web site at http://www.ala.org/bbooks/about
The Nevins Library is now pinning on Pinterest! Click the icon to see booklists and other fun pins we're curated on our online pinboard
"What should I read next"? The Nevins Memorial Library is pleased to provide our readers with this service that helps to match readers with books that they may like, based on other books they have read and enjoyed. Click here for more information.
Founded in 2002, The Methuen Fun Hockey League enjoyed its best season in 2012-2013. The Nevins Memorial Library is an active partner in the league's "Skate & Read" program. Nevins Memorial Library hosted the preseason "Skate & Read" party in January, where the players could chat with librarians, choose a book or two, and enjoy refreshments, including cake shaped like a hockey rink. During the season, the library also hosted a showing of a famous hockey movie, which attracted 25 players and their parents.
Methuen fire fighters and Sheehan's Towing of Methuen also made generous donations to "Skate & Read." MFHL coach Jon Anderson, CEO of Secret Weapon Stick Wax, arranged for former Boston Bruins great Rick Middleton to skate with Methuen youngsters and talk about "Skate & Read". MFHL had a great group of teen mentors this year: Brianna Fotino, Methuen High; Connor Donahue, Pinkerton Academy; Madison Fotino, Methuen High; Liam Atkinson, New England Academy; Jovanni Geha, Methuen High; Sean McDonough, Essex Aggie HS; Casey Pedro, Central Catholic, and Evan Leclerc, St. John's Prep. Their coaching and role model behavior was exemplary.
39 fun leaguers between the ages of 4 and 14 read 107 age appropriate books from the "Skate & Read" list in just eight weeks!
For more information on "Skate & Read" and the Methuen Fun Hockey League, contact head coach Jay Atkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Methuen Rotary area will be transformed!
The MassDOT Highway Division is designing major improvements at the I-93/Route 110/Route 113 Interchange, also known as the Methuen Rotary, which will include replacing the rotary with a partial cloverleaf interchange. Click here to learn more.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover- Ever wonder what antics transpired when Bart the Bear and Mikey the Moose chaperoned a July stuffed animal sleepover at the library? Follow the link to the kids blog to see if they slept or stayed awake and got into mischief! (access)
Exciting News for WIFI users! Now you can print directly from your laptop! Just follow this link. This link will only work from our network inside the Nevins Memorial Library building.
Download a Book to your computer, E-Reader, MP3 player, or burn to a CD and Listen Today! Ipad, Ipod, Iphones and Tablets can download the Kindle App or the Nook App and follow the instructions on the right.
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Recommend a Title for Purchase
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FREE Downloadable Music - The Nevins Memorial Library is now offering free downloadable music from Freegal. Freegal offers access to songs from Sony Music's catalog. Hundreds of thousands of songs are available in over 100 genres. Visit our Freegal page to login and find the answers to the most frequently asked questions.