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April 11 - May 11: WHERE the MOUNTAIN MEETS the MOON
2013 TAX FORMS
Federal and State Tax Forms will be available on the 2nd floor beginning January 25th. Turn left at the top of the stairs (or turn right off of the elevator), then past the desk toward the granite wall. Forms are on the bookshelves opposite the granite wall on your right. If you do not see the form you need, please ask at the information desk.
GET NEWS DELIVERED VIA E-MAIL
Each month we post our newsletter in this website. We also have the calendar of events page. But if you'd like the newsletter delivered directly to your e-mail, either use the form on this website or leave your e-mail address at any public service desk in the library. Note that the e-mail we use to alert you about holds waiting for you, or overdues, is not on the same list for the newsletter and event notices.
NEW REGULATIONS - NO SMOKING ON TOWN PROPERTY
During the summer, the Northborough Board of Health voted that no tobacco use would be allowed on the grounds of town buildings, which includes parking lots, sidewalks, and yards.
We ask your cooperation in observing this new regulation.
LIBRARY SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN!
In early 2013 we mailed a survey to every household in Northborough, and provided an electronic version as well. A majority (67%) use the library at least once a month.
Biggest praise is for the library staff. The most frequent request is for more hours, especially in the evening and on Sundays.
Books, movies, audiobooks
The bad news:
Higgins Armory will close
permanently at the end of
2013. Read why.
The good news:
We have discount passes to
Higgins Armory that admit
up to 4 people at half price.
Children under 3 are free.
We have pre-loaded Kindles to borrow (adult titles only).
Come in to borrow one!
If you or someone you know can no longer read regular books, you are probably eligible for free service through the Talking Book Library in Worcester. Go to
REFERENCE LIBRARIAN POSITION, PART-TIME
19 hr. position available, includes two or more Saturdays per month, and 2 evenings.
Requires a Master's in Library Science. See more details.
Presentation on The Outermost House.
Saturday, March 15, 2-3:30 p.m.
Henry Beston's book, The Outermost House, written in 1927, is ranked an American classic on the level of the works of Thoreau, Muir, and other nature writers. The book was a major influence on the establishement of the Cape Cod National Seashore in 1961.
Don-Wilding, co-founder of the non-profit Henry Beston Society on Cape Code, and author of the book, Henry Beston's Cape Cod, will give a multi-media presentation on Besto's book. His presentation features over 175 photographs and recently produced documentary film footage.
The program is free and open to the public.
Friends Annual Book Sale !!
Thursday - Saturday, March 20-22, 9:30am-5pm
Member Preview* Wednesday, March 19, 3-8pm
Bag Sale Saturday, March 22, 3-5pm
Now accepting donations - gently used
hardcovers • paperbacks • children's • adults' •fiction • nonfiction • old • new • obscure • bestsellers! DVDs • music CDs • video games • audiobooks.
Please NO magazines • no Reader’s Digest condensed books • encyclopedia sets • no books in poor condition.
• NO VHS. Please bring them during open hours only - don't leave outside library.
Books will be 50 cents - $1, WOW!
As always we’ll have some extra-special books for higher prices,
but every item you purchase will be a great deal.
*Membership forms will be available at the library.
Current, paid membership in the Friends of the Northborough Library
is required to attend the Member Preview.
VACANCY -- BOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES
There is a vacancy on our Board of Trustees. The Trustees are a 9-member Board who oversee, approve, and advocate for the library budget; set goals and long range plans for the library with the Library Director; approve and adopt policies; oversee invested Trust Funds and gifts to the library; act as an appeals Board for citizen concerns about the library; and work on a local, state, or regional level for improvement of library service.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Board of Selectmen through an interview process. The Trustees meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; attendance is expected.
Application forms are available at the library and Town Hall or at http://www.town.northborough.ma.us/Pages/NorthboroughMA_Bcomm/govap.pdf
If you have any questions, please speak with Jean Langley, Library Director, or Lara Helwig, Chairperson of the Trustees.
You must be a registered voter and Northborough resident.
New Purchases at Northborough Library
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Using the Catalog
You can renew, place holds, and check due dates online. Library staff can still do these for you, if you prefer.
Type your library card number into the first box. If it begins with "D” you must capitalize it.
Type your password into the second box.
For library cards created before June 1, 2012: Your password is your LAST NAME all in CAPS. You can change your password on your second login.
For library cards created after June 1, 2012: Your password is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
If that doesn't work, call the library, 508-393-5025 x6.