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We’re Still Here, physically and electronically!

How to Find the Nevins Library Online

This one won’t be quite as poetic and alliterative as the previous explanation of where we are on the web, but, since we are currently experiencing quite a few changes (and will continue to experience them in the near future) I think it’s important for everyone to know where you can get more information about what is going on.

The first place anyone should go is, I hope, our website. It is always up to date, especially when we are closed (or open). Whether that’s in the winter for snow and other bad and horrible winter things, our next holiday closing, or the unexpected closing.

We also have a ton of other stuff on our website. It’s where you can reserve Museum Passes , get to all the online resources that you can sign into from home, find info on all our programs, from our downloadable and printable Children’s Calendar to our Event Calendar  (which has all the library programs that we do, on site and off site).

We’re on social media as well.  Check out our main Twitter feed @nevinslibrary1! We also have a newish one for the kids too, @nevlibskids. It has reminders and sign up, links for the programs, but, also some fun on it as well. Come and follow us. See if we can get 100 followers there!!

We have an awesome Instagram too @nevinslibrary. All ages are on there, and updates about the library can be found too.

And let’s not forget our 3 Facebook pages!  Our main one, Nevins Memorial Library as well as Nevins Childrens and Nevins Young Adults. You can find updates there, and our events are posted as Facebook Events as well (but, please try to sign up on the calendar on our webite).

Of course, we have this blog. You can always find a variety of things here, from what podcasts we’re liking, to what books we’re reading (and think y’all should try too). You can follow this blog on email as well as coming and seeing us in your browser.

Last, but definitely not least, we have a Tumblr Blog called A Book A Day. It is what it says it is on the tin, every day (well, minus Sunday) a book is recommended. You don’t even need to be a member of Tumblr, just go to the website, and they’re all there (and I do mean all, we have over 1,160 recommendations so far). From sci fi to mystery to graphic novels and even kids books. Something for everyone.

Things probably aren’t going to settle down right away here at the Nevins Library, but we do hope that by following us on one or more of these places that we’ll be able to keep you up to date on the goings on as we get back into the swing of things.


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One Thousand!

1000 what you ask.

Here at the Nevins Library we don’t just have this awesome blog from which you can get book (and more) recommendations. We also have a Tumblr Blog called A Book A Day

And, on A Book a Day we just hit 1000 books/movies/podcasts/albums and more recommended!!!

Here’s just a taste of what sorts of books you can get recommendations for on it.

Mystery/Thriller Monday

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When it comes to Mysteries I have read a lot, and I love recommending them. I’ve recommended everything from Police Procedurals to Cozies, to very very Thrillers.

Totally Random Non-Fiction Tuesday

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I’m a sucker for prose random non-fiction (i.e. non-fiction meant to be consumed by those who don’t know anything about a topic). Here’s one of my favorite books, but, I’ve also recommended everything from books about space to World War II to all about the DC Universe. (There have also been some changes to Tuesday in the new year, but, have no fear, Non-Fiction will still be recommended).

Weird & Wonderful Wednesday

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Science Fiction and Fantasy get their own day. This particular book isn’t totally indicative of what is usually recommended, but it’s one of my favorites. I’ve also recommended everything from Zombies, to Speculative Fiction, and everything in between.

Youthful Thursday

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Who doesn’t like children’s books. And, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t still read them either. I mean, I liked it as a kid, I like it now. Honestly, there could be so many different favorite ‘Youthful’ tomes that I’ve read since it covers both children’s books as well as middle readers, middle grade, and young adult books. But, King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub and he won’t get out is my favorite picture book repeating phrase. Go Page!!! (Like Totally Random Non-Fiction Tuesday, this particular day is going through some changes in 2019).

Not A Book Friday

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I mean, we’re all here for books right, but, sometimes you just want to sit around and watch something, or listen to something. This here is the day for you then. Everything from an underrated classic (with a librarian protagonist) like The Mummy to Die Hard (the non-christmas Christmas movie), and sometimes a great Soundtrack or Podcast as well. (And one amazing website).

Comic Book Saturday

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Comic books are my Kryptonite. And I’ve read a lot of them. (They really help up my books read per year too *shifty eyes* Shhh… don’t tell anyone). But, in all seriousness. Whether you’ve been reading Superman and Batman and X-Men all your lives, or you want to know about some amazing non-cape wearing graphic novels. I recommend graphic memoirs, and from all genres (there’s mysteries, so so many fantasies, some science fiction, and basically, if you can find it in a prose book, someone has written a graphic novel in that genre too).

 

So, come visit us at A Book A Day. You don’t have to have a Tumblr account, and if you still use an RSS feeder you can even get updates every day that way.

I will say that you’ll probably want to have some scrap paper nearby though, for all the additions to your TBR.


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All The Places We Are

by Danielle Kimerer

Here at the Nevins Library
There are many ways to get
Books that can indeed carry
You from Boston to Tibet

But did you know that we have got
Programs of all forms
From a Boxwood in a pot
To a weatherman on storms?

It is therefore quite great
Then for me to say
That there are more than eight
Places through which our message we convey

First, we have our website proper
It has Slides and Posts galore
For any program looker, shopper
And if you stay awhile, even more

We then have the site on which you’re reading this
Through book and program posts we aim
For you to find your bliss
And if your TBR pile grows, we’re not to blame…

Have you read our Newsletter yet?
It comes out once every fourth week
Has events for all ages you can bet,
And gives you more of what you seek

Or if you prefer to read in print
Our illustrious director has a MethuenLife column/section
Of all our programs you can get a hint
And have time for a bit of coffee-fueled reflection

We also have a Facebook page
You can like, follow, and such
Come take a look or engage
We’d like that very, very much

Our Twitter has lots of info, that’s true
With hashtags, mentions, and more, by threefold
Hey, there’s even a weekly haiku
Going out to all 1000+ followers we currently hold!!

Our Instagram may just make you tarry
Over pictures of our books and displays
Or here and there of our beautiful library
We love any and all praise

We have two Tumblrs
Nevins Teens and A Book A Day
I promise we’re not mumblers
Join us, read a meme, stay and play

The LoopWeekly we’re sometimes in
And usually we’re on the Commonwealth Calendar at MassBook
The former will give you a grin
The latter also has the whole state over which you can look

Okay I’m done, this time I swear
We’re all waiting to see you today
Whether it’s on your way home, or just getting some air
All the books you could want and not one cent to pay



Ways to Follow the Nevins Library

Nevins Buzz
Facebook
Twitter
Nevins Teen Tumblr
A Book A Day Tumblr
Instagram
Methuen Life
LoopWeekly
Commonwealth Calendar