Do you have a tween or teen at home who devours books? Are they looking to branch out of their comfort zone and do not know where to start? Consider a Bookup Subscription Bag!
The Bookup Subscription Bag is your hookup for everything young adult books! Each bag will be filled with snacks, goodies, a craft, and books. Tweens and teens need to register and fill out a form. This form allows us to curate a personalized bag tailored to their preferences.
For information about the Bookup Subscription Bag, including December’s theme and important dates for sign up and pick up, click here.
Spots for the subscription bags are limited. Register today to reserve your bag!
And that’s a wrap on the Fall’s Great o’ Book Sale! It’s hard to imagine that it’s already over!
Because of the tireless efforts of our Friends of the Newburyport Public Library, the Great o’ Book Sale took in just over $9K in sales!
We are so grateful for the community’s support in our biannual book sales year after year. Proceeds go directly into funding the library’s robust and popular museum pass program, furnishings, programs, Archival Center materials, special projects and services we are proud to offer our patrons.
A hearty thank you to the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library for yet another successful Book Sale.
Interested in getting involved as a member of the Friends? Visit the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library website here: https://www.newburyportfol.org/
Stay tuned for the Spring Great o’ Book Sale in the Spring!
We may have been closed recently in honor of Indigenous People’s Day, but our online resources are open 24/7!
Curious about learning a new language? Look no further than Mango Languages.
Mango Languages is your go-to resource for learning and practicing a variety of different languages free from the comforts of your home. With your Newburyport Public Library card, you have access to Mango Languages from the moment you set up a free account with your device.
Now is the time to start working on your Italian phrases for your upcoming trip to Italy in the summer! Buon viaggio!
New England is home to one of the most visually spectacular seasons: Autumn!
As the leaves change to vibrant reds, yellows and oranges, the smell of Pumpkin Spice Lattes filling the air from insulated coffee cups, and delicious apples are being picked and happily consumed, it’s easy to see why this season is the favorite of many here. Sorry summer!
As the air turns from warm and humid to crisp and cool, many people start the hunt for some good Fall recipes to enjoy. Not only do we have a robust cookbook section in our library and access to countless more thanks to the greater MVLC consortium, we also have an online Culinary Arts resource through Gale databases to help you get started. Simply type in your desired dish, such as apple pie, and find articles and recipes about it. It’s that simple!
Happy Autumn to all!
The library will be a polling place for residents of Ward 2 on Tuesday, September 19th. Residents can cast their vote from 7am to 8pm in the Program Room. Staff will be here to direct residents to the Program Room during the early morning hours the library is closed.
We are excited to offer residents of Ward 2 a place to vote this year and ask that our regular library patrons excuse the increased foot traffic coming in and out of the building throughout the day.
MVLC is proud to announce that the new MVLC eCard now available to patrons. This card allows the card holder access to online resources provided by MVLC, the state of Massachusetts, and their home library.
Who is eligible?
Any Massachusetts resident who does not already have a library card from an MVLC library is eligible for an MVLC eCard.
How to apply.
Fill out this form.
The system will provide you either a full or provisional library card until it can verify your address. Regardless of the status, you will have access to the online resources.
After a successful submission of the form, patrons will receive an email at the address they provided, giving them their new barcode and PIN and more information about what privileges the card offers them.
If you already have a physical library card, you will not be able to get an eCard. You can continue to use your physical library card to access these online resources.
Libraries are for everyone. We might be a bit biased, but we librarians love libraries! And we love making sure our patrons have full access to our beloved library with a library card.
With a Newburyport Public Library card, you have access to all the incredible resources we offer to our patrons here at the library and at home with a click of the mouse. Don’t have a library card? We can fix that. All you’ll need is:
- Proof of residency: This can be in the form of your ID with a Newburyport address. Did you just move here? Welcome! What we will need is your ID AND a piece of mail with your Newburyport address on it.
Did you lose your card? We’ll be happy to replace it for you. Speak to a librarian to get a replacement card.
Pickleball is incredibly popular now, but do you know what it is?
Pickleball is a sport invented back in 1965 in Washington State by three dads whose kids were bored with the normal summer time activities (many of us can relate!). It combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong and can be played indoors or outdoors. It’s versatility has made it extremely popular – so much that pickleball courts are springing up in vacant stores in malls!
Are you ready to get started? We can help with our pickleball kit!
Our pickleball kit has everything you need to get started, but beware – once you start, you will be hooked!
The kit can be reserved, as with all our other Library of Things items, for use. To find more information about our Library of Things collection, click here.
It’s that time of year again. Summer Reading is here!
We have programs for all ages. All three programs have been created to keep you reading all summer long!
For children ages 0-12:
Make reading a habit this summer with the Children’s Summer Reading Program. Each day we want you to ask yourself, “Did I read today?” If the answer is yes, tick off that day in Beanstack. You decide how much you want to read each day, and all reading counts: listening, being read to, whatever!
For every 10 days of reading you log (consecutive or non-consecutive), come to the Library and pick out a prize from our prize bucket. As you log, you’ll also receive virtual raffle tickets. Use these raffle tickets to enter for a grand prize bag! We’ll notify grand prize winners at the end of the summer. All prizes must be picked up in person.
For teens ages 12-18:
This summer, dive in to a great book! Log the minutes you read to earn badges and virtual raffle tickets.
What can you read? Anything! Just track the time you spend reading (or listening). Tracking your reading time and completing activities earns you virtual raffle tickets, which you can then use to enter for prizes. And yes, you can use your summer reading book for school to earn tickets.
We will have two drawing this summer, one on July 15 and one on August 12. Some of the prizes will change between the two drawings, but you’ll be able to enter for the grand prizes all summer long. Grand prizes will be drawn on August 12.
Come play BINGO with us and track your reading progress for a chance to win a $30 gift card to Jabberwocky! Use the online form to view the BINGO card and submit what you’ve read. Each submission will enter you into the raffle (even if you don’t hit BINGO), but you can only submit one book per category.
You can enter your submissions at any point during the Summer Reading challenge. Three lucky winners will each win a $30 gift certificate to Jabberwocky and all winners will be drawn after the conclusion of the program. Participants can win only once. If you have any questions or would like a physical copy of the BINGO card, please speak with a reference librarian on the second floor.
To find out more information about Summer Reading, including access to the online form for the adult summer reading program, please visit the Summer Reading page here on our website.
Summer time is around the corner. Can you believe we’re only a month away from the official start of summer?
If you have any outdoor parties planned for the warmer weather, why not consider our collection of outdoor yard games?
Our yard games are part of our growing Library of Things collection.
For more information on our Library of Things collection, visit our website here.