If you'd like the newsletter sent to your e-mail, click here(Note: e-mail we use to alert you about holds or overdues, is not the same list as newsletter & event notices.)

Thank you to all who donated pajamas to our Boston Bruins-Cradles to Crayons PJ Drive. Your contributions are appreciated!  Image result for boston Bruins cradles to crayons logo

meetings for adults who speak English as a second language

If you, or someone you know, would like to meet people from all over the world and practice speaking English with other adults who are also learning, then English Conversation Circles are for you.
Check our calendar to join the conversation. Visit our webpage for more information and resources.

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iPads in the Children's Room!
Come for a visit and see what fun, educational, easy to use apps we've loaded on our new iPads! 

Click on the image for ebooks, audiobooks, & video!
Use your library card and email address to download e-content from Overdrive.

Need more than what is available at C/W MARS?  Register for an e card at the Boston Public Library for more choices and options in e-content.


Get Local News Articles Here!

Find full text and selected coverage in over 95 eastern Massachusetts newspapers including Metrowest Daily News,  & Shrewsbury Chronicle.
Use your library card to get more news & quality information from our reference databases.

Mango - Online Learning Language System

Mango Languages

Learn many languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL).  Learn and track your progress at home!  Free to Northborough Library card holders.

Earn a Web Education
      with a MOOC         

   Massive Open Online Course

Colleges & universities offer free online courses, generally featuring an instructor on video. Read USA Today for more information
. Providers:

Display & Exhibit Space Available
Local artists are welcome to display their artwork in our Meeting Room.  A typical display is for one month. Art must be suitable for all ages. The artist must set up and take down. Please contact Jean Langley, Library Director, 508-393-5025, x9 or library@
Our Exhibit Case in the  lobby is also available for groups or individuals: to display projects or collections of interest to the general public.  Contact Jean Langley, Library Director.

For the Children's Room Display Cases, contact Children's staff, 508-393-5025, x4, or childrens@


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. Hurry, we can only accept edible book registrations through Saturday!

Have you lost your library card?

In connection with National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015), we will be offering free replacement library cards during the month of April! (Limit 1 per patron.)


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.

Library Reads
Top Ten Books that Librarians
Across the Country Love to Read

Look Here for what to read
among the best new books
published each month

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.

  Join a Book Group!


    See what they're reading.

    Pick up copies of the books
         at the Circulation Desk.

See also
What's Good To Read

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


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!

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.  

Audiobook warning:
Occasionally a library CD will get stuck in a multi-disc player.  Please use at your own risk.  Thank you.

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.

Tuesday, April 7th, 7 p.m. 

For more information about this program, see our April newsletter.


The position of Library Director will be available as of July 1, 2015, due to the retirement of current Director Jean Langley.  Recruitment is currently underway.  For details, please see the Town of Northborough website.

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).

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!
Zinio iconEnjoy magazines such as Newsweek, Popular Photography, Rolling Stone, HGTV Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, National Geographic Interactive, and more!

Start here!

You will need your Northborough library card barcode number.

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