New and Noteworthy

Remote Library services through May 3rd

The Stevens Memorial Library is closed through May 3rd. Remote library support is available by emailing to  Answers to many questions are posted on our website & social media. Thank you for understanding and take care.

Food Assistance Available to all North Andover Residents Starting Wednesday, April 1

ATTENTION Starting Wednesday, April 1, 2020 the pick-up location will be outside of North Andover High School.

Meals will be available for pickup or delivery Monday, Wednesday and Friday ONLY

Families may take two days’ worth of meals Please pre-order your meals here or by calling 978-208-6070. Questions? Call 978-794-1895

The Town, in collaboration with the North Andover Public Schools, is offering food assistance to all North Andover residents regardless of age.  You can order meals at this link: or by calling the COVID19 hotline (978-208-6070) the day before.  If you need food on Monday please call on Friday by noon.

“Grab & Go” meals will be prepared at NAHS and can be picked up at OUTSIDE the North Andover High School.  If you need front door delivery, please call 978-208-6070. The prep kitchen will have ongoing additional cleaning and disinfecting during this service.

3/30 FAQ Regarding Due Dates and Holds

I checked out items prior to the library closure. What happens when they are due?

Due/return dates for all materials (books, dvds, etc) are being extended until after the Library re-opens. Please keep all materials at home until the Library does re-open. Use My Account on the MVLC catalog page to view your records. Email if you have a specific question about materials. Emails will be answered as time permits.

I had holds and interlibrary loans waiting for me before the library closed, can I come get them?

The library is closed to the public and interlibrary loan service is stopped at this time. All items remain as is (“waiting for pick up”, “in transit”, dates suspended, etc.) until the Library re-opens. Use My Account on the MVLC catalog page to view your records. Email Stevens-Circulation@NorthAndoverMA.govwith specific questions about materials.  Emails will be answered as time permits.

When will you reopen?

The Stevens Memorial Library is closed through May 3rd. Remote library support is available by emailing  We encourage you to continue to check our website, Facebook, and Twitter pages for updates.

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3/30 Stevens Online Resources

New Children’s Room web page featuring Remote Children & Teen Services

Visit our new Children’s Room page for a list of websites that are being shared by Mass. Dept. of Education, librarians, teachers and others.  Many sites do not require an MVLC Library card. So watch, listen, read, and enjoy!

Overdrive & Libby Special Collections – “Staying Close to Home” & “Feel-Good Fiction for Stressful Times”

These two new reading lists provide OverDrive eContent for families who are at home or adults that need a break from the world around them.   Take a look at these 2 collections and download something fun.  Enjoy!!
“Staying Close to Home?” (Ideas for crafts, cooking, kids activities, and more) 
“Feel-Good Fiction for Stressful Times” 

Stevens 24×7: read, watch, listen from wherever …

Stevens has many “e” materials (or, electronic, digital, online) available to you using your Stevens library card, an internet connection, and PC, laptop, or phone. Click on E-library on to find books, magazines, newspapers, music, encyclopedias, and language courses. Keep scrolling to find hobbies and crafts instructions, cooking and recipes, or instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals.  Library card questions: email  How to find or use questions: email:

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.

No donations, please until the Library re-opens

We appreciate the many wonderful donations given to the Library for its book sales, but we ask please bring donations only after the Library re-opens.  Thank you.

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 »