New and Noteworthy

February Superhero Staycation, Feb. 17th through Feb. 24th

It’s all about superheroes this February Staycation, Saturday, Feb. 17th through Saturday, Feb. 24th. During school vacation weeks, the Library offers expanded programming and movies. Click on the following link to see all the activities offered and mark your calendars.

StevensMemLib 2018 Feb Vacation

Mon., 2/19 library closed

The Library is closed Monday, Feb. 19th in recognition of Presidents Day. The Library resumes its regular hours on Tuesday, Feb. 20th.

2/13 Love your Libraries – send a valentine now

Ever receive something through interlibrary loan? Use an online encyclopedia or newspaper? Think it is great to be part of a library consortium? If so, now is the time to let your state legislators know how much you value public library services. Online: send your message at  Or when visiting Stevens, look for the valentine boxes and fill out a valentine here. Valentines will be delivered to our legislators at the end of February.

2/18, Sunday movie matinee

This Sunday’s movie is The Big Short.  In 2006 – 2007, a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. This is the story of their discoveries.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program

Reading to a child is one of the most powerful ways to boost their skills. The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps a child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge — all important skills that help prepare a child for learning to read and entering kindergarten. Join us at Stevens for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading incentive program for children ages birth to 5 years. Visit the Children’s Room to get more information about the program and check out some books. If you read just 3 books a day you will reach the 1,000 books goal in one year!

OverDrive “Kids’ Room”

Did you know MVLC’s OverDrive collection has children’s materials?  A new feature, OverDrive Kid’s Room, makes it easy to search just children’s materials. Look for the Kids link on MVLC’s OverDrive main page. All children’s materials are still included in OverDrive’s main index, too; they can be found using OverDrive’s Advance Search feature. Continued »

Library news: pick your method

The Library has added another way to get news of its events and services: Twitter. Find us and follow us at @StevensMemLib.  Don’t miss a Stevens program you would have enjoyed; pick a news channel that keeps you up-to-date. Continued »

Symphony: online catalog, My Account, & email notices

Symphony is the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium’s (MVLC) new system. Read below for more on the Online catalog, My Account, and email notices, or contact the Reference Desk (x42016) with questions.

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Remote Printing Available

Print jobs can be sent to the Library remotely; you do not need to be using one of the library’s computers to print something on the Library’s public printer. So whether you are in the Library working on your laptop, Continued »

Wed. Evening Knitters

Calling all knitters and those who want to learn. Drop-in and join other knitting enthusiasts at the Library any Wednesday evening. Continued »