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Summer Reading Limits & Recommendations

Summer Reading Limits & Recommendations

Summer 2020 is going to look a little different from years past, but we'll always have summer reading! However, given the increased strain on library resources and the limited availability of the interlibrary loan service, we're putting limits on the number of assigned summer reading titles that... Read more

Summer Reading Imagine Your Story

Sign up for a Memorial Hall Library Summer Reading Challenge!

Help us reach our community goal of 300,000 minutes of reading this summer!

Our Summer Reading Challenges for all ages will be entirely online this year through Beanstack, a free... Read more

APS summer reading lists

Summer Reading Lists for Andover Public Schools

Believe it or not it's time to start thinking about Summer Reading! We know that this year is going to be different from previous summer reading programs, so we're working to debut our programs for all ages soon.

In the meantime, Andover Public Schools and Greater Lawrence Technical... Read more

Story Time

Story Time Kits to Go!

Are you missing story time?  Even though we're doing them on Facebook Live right now we know how much you love the themes and crafts!  So we've put together some kits that can be scheduled for pickup.  We have a few different themes and limited quantities so if you like surprises request a Story... Read more

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In the Spotlightsee all

Books for Hamilton Fans

Books for Hamilton Fans

Theaters may be closed, but a filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton was added to the Disney+ streaming service on July 3rd, giving a lot of fans the opportunity to see it for the first time. Here are some books for Hamilton enthusiasts, whether you want to... Read more

July 2020 puzzle

The theme of this month's puzzle is pen names, aka noms de plume. Did you know that nom de plume in French literally means "name of feather," and that "feather" in that term refers to the quill that people used to write with? (For some reason, the German Schriftstellername... Read more

lgbtq+ history with pride flag

Learn more about LGBTQ+ history!

As Pride comes to a close and we commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots on June 28, it's a good time to learn more about the history of LGBTQ+ movements and people! This list addresses various topics in the history of LGBTQ+ movements in the United States: from the lives of 19th-... Read more

Picture Books celebrating Black Joy

Pictures Books of Black Joy

Our staff has selected some wonderful stories for sharing with your children. Feel free to request for curbside pickup. Some are also available as ebooks and audiobooks on the Overdrive (Libby) and Hoopla apps.

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