Wadleigh Competition

High School Seniors: Enter this year's Wadleigh Competition for $1,000. Prove your knowledge of local history on an exam based on the Merrimac Historic Trail Guide that will be given at the library on May 3. Open to any senior high school student who is also a Merrimac resident. Registrations accepted through April 17. Click here for details and to find out how to register.

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Art at the Library

Current exhibit information.

Spring Story Hour

Spring sessions will run for six weeks from April 30 through June 5. Sign up begins March 19, in the children’s room. You may sign your child up for one of the following sessions:

2 – 3 Year Old
Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:00 AM or Thursdays 10:30 – 11:00 AM
4 – 6 Year Old
Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Put this on your calendar!

Calendar of Events

Mom, Dad & Me Playtime

10:30 – 11:30 AM Begins on January 7. This is an opportunity for parents (Mom or Dad) with infants and toddlers to connect with others in the community in an unstructured and fun environment. Mom, Dad & Me is a drop-in group, no registration required to attend and older siblings are welcome. Will run every Tuesday except for these dates: January 21, February 18, and March 18. Ages: up to 2.

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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.

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Freegal Music Service

The Merrimac Public Library has subscribed to the Freegal Music Service, an extensive library of digital music files ready to download. Genres include: Rythm & Blues, Pop, Latin Pop, Jazz, Country, Classical, and Rock.


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.