- G.A.R. BOOK GROUPS
Adult Book Group -
We enjoyed discussing A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Our next meeting will be Monday, June 5th; we will be reading and discussing Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Please join us; all are welcome. Click here to order a copy.
Looking ahead to July, we will be reading and discussing Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and for August we will be reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. All are welcome to join us.
Visit the Book Club Page for all the details.
- Library Update!
Available in Library and from home with library card. Selected America's Historical Newspapers contains news articles from 1,077 Sources and 51 States and Territories
New Catalog System!
We appreciate your patience as we learn the new catalog and circulation system. Please log in and check out what you can do with your library card! You can change your PIN, place a hold, make lists, download the Bookmyne app for your phone, and more!
The Library will be open Saturdays through the month of June. June 24th will be the last Saturday that we are open 9-1. Previously, we closed Saturdays after Memorial Day.
During the months of July and August, our new hours will be:
As always, if you have any questions, please ask the staff! We are here to help you!
- Friends of the West Newbury Library
JOIN THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Many of you joined last year at this time, so it's time to renew! Join now, support your library. Download this form and mail it or drop it off at the library.
Book Drop OffSaturday, June 3rd from 10:00 - NoonClick on the Friends page for all the details. Please do not leave boxes outside the library. Donate now.
- NEW at the Library
The Library has many online resources for you to use from downloading a book or song to learning a language. Sometimes it may be overwhelming to try to learn which resources are most useful to YOU.
The Library now has quick tutorials on how to get started on some of these resources. In most cases, there is a short introduction with additional videos on how to get started. Instructions on how to download books also include specific devices. You'll see them on the Resources and Databases and Downloadable Books as a nifty side slider page! And within those pages, there are also links to the tutorials. We hope they will help you!
We will list here tutorial additions on using social media programs:
New! Consumer Reports - Video
Facebook - Video
New! Gale Legal Forms - Video
Goodreads - Video
Google - Video
Instagram - Video
Pinterest - Video
Snapchat - Video
Twitter - Video
- New System Coming for Checkout and Online Catalog!
Turn up the volume—Symphony® delivers a great performance for the G.A.R. Memorial Library!
Whether you like to browse our on-site collection or download the newest bestseller, the G.A.R. Memorial Library and the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium are proud to announce Symphony®, our expanded online software that will be music to your ears! Starting May 18th, Symphony lets you start exploring and find what you love without missing a beat.
Symphony brings harmony to your library experience: improved search functions, personalized lists and suggestions, multiple language capabilities, 24/7 mobile-friendly accessibility, and online payments for fees, fines, and lost materials are now all at your fingertips.
It’s easy to get started. Beginning May 18th, anyone with a current library card will be able to check out all that Symphony has to offer, simply by logging in to our online catalog via the library’s home page. Don’t have a library card? Anyone in our community can visit us during regular business hours with a current photo ID and proof of residency to register for a library card—your ticket to the library’s ever-expanding collection of books, ebooks, audio books, music, videos, magazines, and more.
- STOP LYME!
The STOP LYME project is an initiative of Nahant Public Library, funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.
Lyme disease was described by Massachusetts Representative David Linsky as a public health crisis. Nahant Public Library and libraries across the Commonwealth are responding to the crisis with a grant-funded project that will bring health information to Massachusetts residents. The project, called “Stop Lyme: Information for Tick-Borne Disease Identification, Prevention and Patient Care,” seeks to provide curated information about tick-borne illnesses and to demonstrate that public libraries can help convey information from state government to their communities.
The STOP LYME Handbook is available in the Library and also here:
The ebook collection can be found in the state’s Axis 360 platform by searching “Lyme disease” there, or click on http://nahant.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Search?term=lyme+disease&searchBy
The “Ick, a Tick!” forum was videotaped by local cable television and is archived on YouTube by searching “Ick a tick Nahant,” or click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9y8UekZL4M
The Library will be Closed on Monday, May 29, for Memorial Day.