Engaging Methuen Readers

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Find the Library At Your Place!

Every year, in the third week of April, we in library land invite you to celebrate National Library Week with us.   The novel coronavirus has caused libraries to close their physical buildings on the recommendation of public health officials and the American Library Association (ALA), but we remain open for business online and continue to support our communities with resources, services and programs.

The Nevins Library has continued our services with an active social media feed (you can follow us on facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest); free online access to e-books, audio, and magazines through Libby (Overdrive) and free downloadable music from Freegal.   Some of the new databases we’ve added into our arsenal of resources you can access from home are:  Miss Humblebee’s Academy, an interactive kindergarten-readiness program; High School (Gale In Context)  to support student learning, papers, projects, and presentations; Ancestry From Home, perfect for anyone doing genealogy research; and now at-home access to The New York Times newspaper.

Don’t know what to read?  Try our “What Should I Read Next?” readers’ advisory service or check out our A Book A Day Tumblr for suggestions.  For browse-able collections, look through Libby (ebook and eaudio)NovelistPlus (fiction and nonfiction), the Audio Book Cloud (available through August 31, 2020), and the Romance Book Cloud for those addictive, steamy romances.

For the kiddos, our delightful children’s crew have put together some fun virtual storytimes.  So kids and parents, please continue to sing and read along with us!

If you don’t already have a library card and would like to access these resources, please contact Circulation Services and they will create a temporary card for you.

Thank you to all our library supporters!  We can’t wait to see you again and welcome you back to our physical building.  Until then, continue to use all of our virtual resources and stay in touch!



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Are you ready for Flipster?


is a magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.

If you have a Nevins Library card, you can now read magazines from the comfort of your own sofa (or other comfortable chair/bed/yoga mat, or hammock if your WiFi is that good).

It’s easy to get started with Flipster. You can either view the magazines directly through the browser if you’re online (on your computer/phone/tablet), or if you wish to read the magazines offline, you can simply download the Flipster App for free from the Google Play store, iTunes store, or the Amazon App store (for Kindle Fire Only).

Once you’re on the site/in the app you can browse the magazines by category or search for specific ones as well. We have a variety, from Cooking Light, Men’s Health, and Rolling Stone, to Zoobooks and Ranger Rick, to Teen Vogue and Muse.

Each of the magazines has a table of contents which contains links for quick access to articles of interest that open in separate tabs when clicked. And there is even an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Go! Read! Digitally Flip through some magazines (and please remember, don’t use the lick and flip technique on your tablets, phones, or computer screen!).