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Calling All Local Teens!

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Have you seen the Nevins Library Young Adult Facebook page recently?

Even when our building is closed, our Teen Services Librarian, Alison, has been working hard to provide you with many online programs, activities, and fun reading suggestions this summer.

Don’t be left out, follow the NL Young Adult  Facebook page to keep informed about upcoming programs, news from the library, new materials to check out, and fun stuff related to YA literature and pop culture.

Recent events have included Netflix watch parties (links provided), a poetry contest, ongoing writing workshops, trivia, and sign-ups for the Summer Reading Challenge.

For any questions on, or suggestions for, teen services, contact Alison at aasmus@nevinslibrary.org.


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Summer Reading Kickoff with Wildlife Encounters

Believe it or not, the Summer Reading season is almost here, and the Children’s Department will kick it off with a live Zoom broadcast from Wildlife Encounters – which means everyone gets a front-row seat to see the animals!

Children will learn about seven species, including a Fennec Fox – you’ll love its huge ears – and an alligator, and they’ll be able to ask questions at the end of the program.

To join us at this special Zoom event, on June 23, 2020 6:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada), you must click here to register.  You will then receive your invitation link to the event.

If your plans change after you register and you won’t be able to join the program, please call us at 978-686-4080 x26 to cancel your registration so that children on the waiting list can take your place.

 

 


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Open for Curbside Delivery!

Although the Library building remains closed, as of Monday June 1st, we will have Curbside Services again.

Please note that during the pick-up portion of these services, per the state guidelines, all parties will need to wear masks and protective gear if they are not under 2 years of age and are physically able. And will be required to be as socially distant as is possible.

Here’s are the Services we’ll have:

Book Pick-up

Place Your Order

Request material via the catalog on our website (nevinslibrary.org), our app (download MVLC Mobile from your App Store), emailing us (contactcirc@nevinslibrary.org), or calling 978-686-4080 while we’re open for calls (10am-6pm Mon.-Thur., 10am-3pm Fri.)

Wait for notification that your hold is ready for pick up. This will be a phone call or an email.

We’re sorry, but, not all items will be available for pick-up (like the telescope, kits, and other specialty items). We will also be limited to lending only Nevins Library items for some time.

Ready For Pick-up?

Call us at 978-722-2666 to to reserve a pick-up time. Appointments are available Mon.-Thur. 11am-5:45pm, Fri. 11am-2:45pm.

Please understand that we have limited reservation slots, to keep social distancing protocols for everyone’s health and safety.

At Your Reserved Pick-Up Time

Plan to arrive at the library during your reservation time.

Pull through the parking lot, turn around in the upper lot, and park along the building near the ramp entrance. There will be signs to guide you.

Call 978-686-4080 and press 2 for Circulation when you arrive.

Staff will check out your items, bag them, and then bring them to the table located on the ramp. Please retrieve your bag once staff has stepped away.

Can’t leave your car? Let us know when you make your reservation or when you arrive, and we can accommodate you.

Return Your Borrowed Items in the Book Drop

The book drop is emptied daily – sometimes more than once!

Items coming back into the building will need to spend time waiting “in quarantine” before we can check them in.

Don’t worry – we’ll track when we brought them in the building, and we will check them in with that date!


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Asteroids: Friends or Foes?

Asteroids: Friends or Foes?

Thursday May 28. 2020 7pm (On Zoom)

What are Asteroids? How are Asteroids and Meteorites related? Will one of them strike Earth with enough force to create widespread damage?

Join us (on Zoom) as Kelly Beatty helps us explore the science (and science fiction) surrounding asteroids.  To register for this webinar, click here.

Kelly Beatty has been explaining the science and wonder of astronomy to the public since 1974. An award-winning writer and communicator, he specializes in planetary science and space exploration as Senior Contributing Editor for Sky & Telescope magazine. Beatty enjoys sharing his passion for astronomy with a wide spectrum of audiences, from children to professional astronomers, and you’ll occasionally hear his interviews and guest commentaries on National Public Radio and The Weather Channel.


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Let there be music!

 

Freegal Music

Let there be music:  dance, scream it out, or just chill with the tunes…

Freegal music has upgraded Merrimack Valley Library Consortium member’s Freegal Music accounts to 24 hour-per-day streaming at no cost.

With your library card you can set up a Freegal Music account and search for songs and listen to a playlist all day if you care to.  If you don’t have a library card, you can email contactcirc@nevinslibrary.org for a temporary card good through the end of September 2020.

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