New and Noteworthy

Summer Hours Schedule

The Library is on its Summer Hours Schedule. The Library is closed Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day, Sept. 2. Plan an evening visit Monday through Thursday when the Library is open until 9 pm. OverDrive and other online resources (E-Library) are available 24 x 7 with your Library card. Weekend museum passes may be picked up on Friday.

 

Summer winds down … program schedules change

Summer at the Stevens programs ended last Friday, Aug. 16th. Fall schedule programs will resume after Labor Day, Sept. 2; there are no programs until then. Check the Library’s website calendar, follow on Facebook or Twitter to see the new schedules.

Beads earned in the Children’s Room programs may be picked up until school starts in September.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Summer at the Stevens this year.

Third Tuesday Book Discussion

Join us every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm for a book discussion, our upcoming titles are:

August 20, An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz

September 17, The Abstinence Teacher by Tom Perrotta

October 15, The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a copy or call extension 42016.

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 »