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Submitted by: YCouser on Aug 26
Dear Library Supporters,   This Summer, the Merrimack Library beta-tested the Teen Summer Intern Squad Initiative, a 6-week long program designed to provide a unique internship opportunity for Merrimack teens.  We invited local teens to apply for one of 20 spots and earn 15 community service hours and practical work experience in a safe environment while learning about the services and programs that the library offers during our Summer Reading...
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Submitted by: YCouser on Dec 06
7th Annual Turkey Shoot a Success! THANK YOU MERRIMACK! We had a record turnout of attendees at the Friends of the Merrimack Public Library’s 7th Annual Turkey Shoot: Night of Raffles and Fun, Friday, November 18 at Wasserman Park. Over 170 folks packed our new venue - the Function Hall at Wasserman Park - to listen to live music from local rockabilly band, Roll the Dice, purchase wine or beer from our local bartenders, In the Mix, and bid on...
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Submitted by: YCouser on Nov 03
November is National Novel Writing Month, an international phenomenon during which authors (or budding authors) challenge themselves to write a 50,000-word first draft of a novel.(Kids and teens can set their own word counts) Participants can create an account on www.nanowrimo.org  and register their novel, friend other writing “buddies” and...
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Submitted by: Anonymous on Jun 17
The library has kicked off its “Take Time to Read” initiative. There is a strong correlation between knowledge and reading for all ages, not just kids. Reading does not require large blocks of time; you can read here and there and still get the benefits. We have many options for reading these days, books, magazines, newspapers, and our electronic devices make it easier than ever to take time to read. Over the course of this initiative the...
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Submitted by: YCouser on Sep 02
Time for a shameless plug: September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Be sure to add registering for a library card to your back-to-school shopping list. We just dropped our son off at college this week, and you know what I'm the most envious about?  That he's going to school in Boston, which gives him access to the Boston Public...
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Submitted by: ESennott on Apr 27
I have a librarian confession: This past winter, I was experiencing a slump in my love of reading. With an autumn and winter of binging titles for reviews and book committees, I was starting to look at my TBR pile with dread (TBR = "to be read"). And more and more instead of picking up a book before bed, I was turning on Netflix and rewatching Parks and Recreation for the 700th time because I felt utterly brain-dead! I KNOW! A librarian choosing...
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Submitted by: ESennott on Mar 21
Earlier this year, the Newbery and Caldecott award ceremony rounded out Book Award season by honoring the best books in children and teen literature. Here's what made the cut! Be sure to check them out! You can place a hold on the titles you want by clicking on the title, which will take you to our catalog. National Book Award for Young People:Awarded annually in November, this ceremony by the American Booksellers Association...
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Submitted by: ESennott on Mar 11
When I was in fifth grade, our teacher assigned us the fantasy novel The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper and it became the book that defined my love of literature.  I didn’t know anyone else who thrilled to it like I did, so I contented myself to my own musings and solitary rereading.   As an older teen, musical theatre became my passion, particularly the musical adaption of the classic novel The Scarlet Pimpernel. This time I...
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Submitted by: ESennott on Feb 12
Once upon a time, comic books were affiliated with kids or geeky teens and adults. But with the rise in popularity of comic conventions, beloved TV geeks like The Big Bang Theory, and a major influx of superhero movies and television, it can’t be denied that comic books – or at least, the stories they tell – are now mainstream and majorly on trend. But reading comics still tends to be a niche interest. Generally, adult comics readers...
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Submitted by: JGreene on Jan 22
We had such a fantastic time last night crafting, listening to music, and creating these beautiful shadowboxes! Everyone had fun and left with a completed shadowbox to enjoy. We even overcame a slight hiccup  when a mistake was recognized in the template; a creative crafter came to the rescue and made little red hearts to cover the mistake on the top of the box and the evening was saved!    If you missed craft night and would like to create your...

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