New and Noteworthy

Summer at Stevens, Kick-off Program – Cape Cod African Dance and Drum, 6/21 at 6:30pm

This Thursday, June 21 at 6:30pm, come enjoy the Cape Cod African Dance and Drum group. This ensemble of dancers and drummers practice traditional West African and Afro-Caribbean dance and drumming on Cape Cod and the New England area.  African dance and drumming brings people together in happiness, for rejuvenation, health and community. Join us for dancing and drumming that will uplift your spirits, release stress and have a fabulous time! Their performances are full of spirit and fun for all ages and abilities. Stop by the Library for this great family event, all are welcome to attend. Thank you to the North Andover Cultural Council for sponsoring this event.

Friends’ Pop-Up Book Sale – This Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22

The Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library are holding a Pop-up Book Sale at the Stevens Memorial Library, Thursday June 21 and Friday June 22, from 2:00PM –6:00PM each day.  All proceeds benefit the Library, making activities like museum passes, weekly movies, special visitors, and summer reading programs possible.  Questions?  Please contact the Friends: 978-686-1557

Library summer hours

The Library is on summer hours begin this week. The Library is closed Saturday and Sunday until Labor Day. Weekend museum passes may be picked up on Friday. Ebooks, Freegal music, and other digital resources are available all the time. To learn more about the many digital resources, visit or call the Library’s Reference Desk at ext. 42016.
Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday:   10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday:    10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday:   closed

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 »