Summer Reading 2022. June 21 – August 12. Read beyond the beaten path. An illustration of girl and a boy in a grassy field dotted with wildflowers, under the shade of a tree. The girl is drawing a picture of a rabbit. The boy is reading a book. There is a stack of books nearby, with a squirrel sitting on top. In the distance, a dog catches a frisbee. In a separate illustration, a boy reads by lamp light in a tent in a pine filled wood. Another illustration sows a girl reclining in a kayak on the water, with an oar across her lap. She is also reading a book.

Registration for Summer Reading begins on Tuesday, June 21! Read more about the program.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Groveland, Merrimac, West Newbury.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) was created by the Merrimac, West Newbury, and Groveland Public Libraries to provide events, programs, and volunteer opportunities for students in all three communities.

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.

Stay Connected With Your Digital Library.

Check out some of the most popular and newest online resources listed below.

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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: 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.

MVLC Mobile.

Check Out MVLC’s New Mobile App

MVLC Mobile makes it quick and easy to access the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium on the go! Search the MVLC catalog, download items, manage your account, access your library’s electronic resources, and learn about library events with your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Download on the App Store. Apple store link. Get it on Google Play. Google play store link.
Libby App Icon. A stylized graphic of a girl's smiling face. She wears a teal ribbon in her brown hair. OverDrive App Icon. A white letter O over a background of blue waves.

OverDrive & Libby: One Digital Library With Two Apps

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


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.

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.


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.

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.