MON., MARCH 30TH
6 - 7 PM EAT YOUR WORDS!
Join us for the most delicious event of the year! It's easy to participate: make something to eat inspired by a book, then take it to the library to be judged and enjoyed by all. Contact us for more information and to submit your edible book in the festival.
Parents of infants and babies - take a look!
A New Program Launching in 2015
2014 TAX FORMS
State forms and instructions
are available on the second floor of the library. MA tax instructions and forms may also be printed out, ordered or filed online.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to budget cuts, the Federal Government is not providing large quantities and varieties of forms or any instruction booklets to libraries.
Federal tax instructions and forms may be printed out, ordered or filed online. Or, Click here to order your free Federal forms, publications and instructions, and they will be mailed to your home.
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Support the Library - purchase through Amazon Smile!
Friends of the Northborough Library have become part of the
Amazon Smile program.
Go to the website smile.amazon.com. It will ask you
which charity you would like to support, type in "Friends of the Northborough
Library” and choose the Friends from the list.Then change the Amazon button on your browser to an Amazon Smile button. About 0.5% of the purchase
price of everything you buy on Amazon will go to support the library!
The Friends’ money flows to the library in many ways: purchasing many museum passes
available to patrons; supporting the summer reading programs for children,
teens and adults; financing three library pages who shelve books; paying for
the library website, and much more.
Please help support the Northborough Library by
participating in this program.
Find help using
the Library Catalog
Reserve Books & Movies
Renew - Make Lists
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
FOR SAFETY AND SMOOTH TRAFFIC FLOW
Our Parking Lot is One-Way Traffic
Remember to follow the arrows and signs: please drive counterclockwise as you enter the lot. Only the driveway is two-way. Thank you!
NO SMOKING ON TOWN PROPERTY
The Northborough Board of Health voted, in summer 2013, 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 regulation.
Occasionally a library CD will get stuck in a multi-disc player. Please use at your own risk. Thank you.
Friday, March 13, 11 a.m
Oliver Sacks best-selling book, Musicophilia, examines the power of music through the experiences of various individuals. A Music Therapy Professor from Berklee College will share some films about some clinical tales, and also talk about the power of music for well-being, habilitation from congenital disorders, and rehabilitation from acquired diseases. This will be an uplifting engagement about the beauty of music in our lives. Registration not needed.
2015 Annual Big Book Sale
Thursday, March 26 to Saturday, March 28
The Friends of the Northborough Library are holding their 2015 Annual Big Book Sale at the library from Thursday, March 26 to Saturday, March 28.The sale hours are 9:30am-5:00pm on Thursday and Friday and 9:30am-4:00pm on Saturday, with the bag sale from 3:00pm-4:00pm Saturday afternoon. There will be a Member Preview day on Wednesday, March 25 from 3:00pm-8:00pm (current membership in the Friends of the Northborough Library is required to attend the Member Preview).
There will be an excellent selection of fiction and non-fiction books, hardcovers and paperbacks, children's books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and audiobooks. For more info, please see the Friends of the Northborough Library page here.
GETTING ORGANIZED AND CONQUERING CHAOS, ONE STEP AT A TIME
Tuesday, April 7th, 7 p.m.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT LIBRARY CARDS
Patrons who have been picking up holds for family members (spouse, child, parent) will need to bring the other person’s library card starting May 1. The reasons for this change in practice are:
1.Security. When we use your barcode we automatically get the correct patron record. Looking up the name of your family member requires typing in the name, which leads to a drop-down menu that may have other people by the same name. Or your family member may have a different last name, making it more difficult to find the right person.
2.Confidentiality. Most family members share their information with others in the household, but there are cases when one family member may want privacy in their reading material.
3.Efficiency. It takes longer for us to type in the identifying information, slowing transaction time.
4.Consistency. Neighboring libraries follow this practice (for the most part).
Alternatives to having the physical card of the family member:
1) Have a photo of the barcode on your cell phone; 2) Use an app such as KeyRing to capture the barcode; 3) Bring a legible photocopy; 4) Have your family member contact us with specific permission for you to pick up holds; 5) Place the holds under the library card of the person who is going to pick them up
- OneClickdigital provides instant access to audiobooks downloadable onto your PC, smartphone or e-reader. After a quick setup with your Northborough library card number, audiobooks will literally be one click away.
- Consumer Reports Online is the newest addition to our database collection. Enjoy easy access to reviews, comparisons and articles on everything from cars to coffee.
Introducing a new service for use with your iPad or other tablet!
Enjoy magazines such as Newsweek, Popular Photography, Rolling Stone, HGTV Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, National Geographic Interactive, and more!
You will need your Northborough library card barcode number.
New Purchases at Northborough Library
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