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2024 Summer Reading: Read, Renew, Repeat

June 24 – August 9. Ages: Preschool – Adult. More information coming soon!


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Program Proposals

Interested in offering a program at the library? Submit a program proposal.


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MVLC Mobile App

The MVLC Mobile app makes it quick and easy to access the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium on the go! Search the MVLC catalog, download items, manage your account, and access electronic resources with your mobile device.

Note: MVLC Mobile underwent significant changes in February 2024. Please remove older copies and reinstall the app on your devices.

The MVLC Mobile app can be downloaded from:


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Libby App

The Libby app allows patrons to borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! You’ll find the same great titles from your library in a modern, easy-to-use app. Plus, you can enjoy offline reading, Apple Carplay and Android Auto support, push notifications, and more. Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide!

The Libby app can be downloaded from:


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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


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.


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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.


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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.


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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/


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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/


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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