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2/2 North Andover’s 2023 Black History Month

North Andover celebrates Black History Month 2023 with several events and the Black History Month Banners Project, banners hung around the Town Common. Each banner acknowledges and celebrates the contributions of African Americans with ties to North Andover, the State, or our region. Visit Black History Month Banners Project to learn about each person’s contributions and the details of the events.  Visit the Library’s Black History Month site to read, watch and listen with books, audiobooks, e-books & dvds at Stevens Memorial Library.  Thanks to the many organizations and individuals who contributed to this year’s celebration.

 

OverDrive Log-in update

OverDrive now asks MVLC library patrons to enter their Library Card PIN when logging into the Libby app or on the OverDrive website. If you are not sure of your PIN or need assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk for assistance.   Call 978-688-9505 or email: stevens-circulation@northandoverma.gov

Stevens 24×7: read & listen from wherever …

Enjoy the many digital resources available to you using your Stevens library card, an internet connection, and a tablet, phone, laptop, or PC.  Use OverDrive for books, Freegal for music, or click on E-library on www.StevensMemLib.org to find more: magazines, newspapers,  encyclopedias, and language courses. Keep scrolling to find cooking and recipes, hobbies and crafts instructions, or instruction through self-paced video lessons from music and artistic professionals. How to find or use questions: email: smlRefServices@NorthAndoverMA.gov

Dog Day Afternoons

Sign up in the Children’s Room for a 15-minute reading session with one of our friendly, certified, therapy dogs!

For children currently enrolled in 1st grade or older who would benefit from reading practice.

Space is limited so don’t roll over on this one!

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Storytimes

Storytime is approximately 1 hr.

Mondays @10:30am :  Oh Baby! Lapsit (ages 0-18 months)
This infant program will provide early literacy opportunities for caregivers and babies through a story time with interactive song, movement, and fingerplay.  This program is meant to benefit both caregivers and babies and meet friends in our community. Siblings are welcome.

Wednesdays @10:30am : Wiggleworms Toddler Time (ages 18-36 months)
Storytime for toddlers will include songs, stories, felt boards, and other visual methods of storytelling.  Presenter will include music and movement interspersed with shared reading experiences to engage this very active age. Siblings are welcome.

Fridays @10:30am : On Our Own Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5 years)
Storytime for preschool age will include songs, stories, felt boards, and other visual methods of storytelling.  Music and movement interspersed with shared reading increased the preschoolers’ stamina and attention span for longer stories/activities. Siblings welcome.

YMCA Food Pantry Donation Site

Stevens Memorial Library is now a donation site for the YMCA Mobile Food Pantry! Donations may be left in the library lobby.

Food Pantry Wishlist:

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Employment Support: searching, resume prep, interview skills and more

Visit the Employment Support page to assist in job searches, resume prep, and career and business development. The page is accessible at home, all you need is your library card number and pin. Check out the page by clicking here. Continued »

Don’t have a library card? Sign-up now!

Don’t have a library card? Visit the Library during its open hours or send an email to Stevens-Circulation@northandoverma.gov . Include your full name, North Andover address, and a phone number.  A library staff member will respond when available to get you started using the Library’s many resources.

Reading Recommendations

Not sure what to read next? Fill out a Reader Request for personalized book recommendations, for all ages. Indicate your preferred format: print and audiobooks, e-books and e-audiobooks. You should receive a follow up within 2 days and provide you with at least 3 titles.

Donation questions?

When the Library is open, donations may be left in the Library’s lower lobby, on the Donations Book Case.   (Please do not leave donations outside when the building is closed.) Donations must be in good condition. Please, NO vhs tapes, magazines, or text books. Questions about donations can be emailed to the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library care  of ADLarson@att.net   We appreciate the many wonderful donations given in the past to the Library.

Library news: pick your method

Add Stevens to one of your regular news methods to receive the latest Library information.  Follow the Library on FaceBook, Twitter, or email news via the website (sign up on the main page.) Library events are also found on the NACAM.gov channel Bulletinboard.  Recorded programs are available on our Youtube channel.  And, you’re always welcome to call the Library when it’s open: the Reference Desk, ext. 42016.   Look for “StevensMemLib” whatever source you use (there’s another Stevens Memorial in Ashburnham, MA).