Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Do Something

Want to make the world a better place? Need volunteer/community service hours? You can join us on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 3-4:30pm and earn "volunteen" hours. You can also visit www.dosomething.org. Do Something is a great web site that connects people with volunteer opportunities that can be done alone, with friends, with your entire school or perhaps the entire library community.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Text Us!

The Library is now offering "text reference" during regular library hours. Text us if you want to check if a book is available, find out the latitude and longitude of Andover, or find out the date George Washington died.

Just text us at 66746 and start your question with AskMHL.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Great new books in the Teen Room!

We have a bunch of great new books in the Teen Room. Here are some of the titles that you can checkout or reserve:

Catching Fire (The 2nd book of the Hunger Games series) by Suzanne Collins

Ranger's Apprentice: The Siege of Macindaw, Book 6 by John Flanagan

The Vampire Diaries. The Return: Nightfall by L.J. Smith

Max: a Maximum Ride novel by James Patterson

Alphas by Lisi Harrison

Meridian by Amber Kizer

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mark Your Calendar! Be a "JIM" member & get volunteer credit!

Join us the first Tuesday of every month (starting October 6) in the James E. Sutton Teen Room (aka "The Jim") from 3-4:30pm to work on service projects. All active participants will receive volunteer credit.

Friday, September 4, 2009

1 day of school down, only 179 more to go!

The school year is young. You're probably not behind on your homework assignments (yet!). Here are a few tips for staying on top of things:

1. If you need a book for an assignment call the Information Desk asap. The librarians there will either hold a copy for you at the Circulation Desk or request a copy for you from another library. It's the best way to make sure you have the book you need when you need it! The number to put in your cell phone is 978-623-8401.

2. If you need a magazine (journal) article use our online databases. They're better than Googling the internet. We subscribe to them (read: BUY ACCESS) so you can have real articles. In many cases you'll get the fulltext, sometimes even a pdf of the pages from the print source. Go to the "Online Databases" page of our website.

3. You have procrastinated, it's 10pm and you need information for tomorrow! Don't panic. Use our 24/7 online reference service called MassAnswers. Librarians are available to help you get the information you need even when the library is closed.

Have a great year!