Escape the dog days of summer with a cool read from
Middleborough Public Library!
Library Lines                       August  2019
Summer Reading Programs 
for  All Ages End This Month!
All good things must come to an end, and that includes our Summer Reading programs.  The children's program runs through August 15, while those for teens and adults end on August 29. 

There's still plenty of time, though, to register and log your reading and challenge activities. Great prizes for all ages! Just go to  midlib

Programs for Kids
and Families

Don't miss the last two Play Your Way to K events at  1:00 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 5 (at the Library) and  Mon. Aug. 19 (at Pierce Playground). 

Visit for more information about the following programs:
  • Thurs., Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m. -- Tom Sieling brings his music show "Howl at the Moon with a Wild Thing Tune." Best for kids 6 and under.  Siblings welcome.  No registration required.  This program is generously sponsored by South Shore Computer Repair.
  • Tues., Aug. 6 at 6:00 p.m. -- Join Ms. Marsha for an evening storytime.  Sing, dance and read books about the stars.  No registration required.
  • Wed., Aug. 7 and 14 at 10:30 a.m. -- These will be the last two Astronaut Academy programs with Ms. Amanda.  Don't miss them!  Kids ages 3-8.  No registration required.
  • Wed., Aug. 7 from  2:00- 3:00 p.m. -- Drop-in Snap Circuit program best for kids 5 and up.  No registration required.
  • Thurs., Aug. 8 -- Baby Bookworms is back at 10:15 a.m. and Wiggles & Giggles will take place at 11:15 a.m.  Join Miss Amanda for stories, songs, and rhymes.  No registration required.
  • Mon., Aug. 12 -- Enjoy a movie matinee at the Library.  Bring your snacks and watch "A Wrinkle in Time" on the big screen at 2:00 p.m.  Rated PG.  No registration required.
  • Tues., Aug. 13 at 4:00 p.m. -- Lego-mania returns!  Come build with us.  No registration required.
  • Thurs., Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. -- Ms. Marsha's back with "An Adventure in Space" for toddlers and preschool age.  No registration required.
  • Thurs., Aug. 15 at 2:00 p.m. -- Kids in grades K-4 can join in a program to learn about dwarf planets.  No registration required.
These programs are generously supported by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Adult Summer Reading

We hope you're working hard to log and record your library and outer space challenges, since we've got great prizes to award at the program's end.  All challenges must be recorded in your online account by 11:59 p.m., Thurs. Aug. 29.

Look for the glass display case in the Library to check out our prize packs, including gift certificates donated by these generous local eating establishments: Boston Tavern, The Cabin, Charred Oak Tavern, Fisher's Pub, The Main Ingredient, and Persy's Place. 

In addition, several of this year's challenges also offer a chance to win an individual restaurant gift certificate.  Check  our website for more information, and please note: one prize/prize pack per person.

Teen Summer Reading

Teen Summer Reading Challenge Update

Teen readers are doing a fantastic job reading and logging their time this summer.  We're half-way through the Teen Summer Reading Challenge, and they've completed half of their community reading goal of 2,800 hours!   You have until midnight on Thurs., Aug. 29 to log your time online.

Every hour you log earns you a chance to win one of six Prize Packs, so the more you log, the better your chances.  Log at least 4 hours of time to enter the raffle.  If you haven't signed up, there's still time to register.  You can backtrack your reading time to June 15 and enter it in all at once.  If you need to read for school, why not use that time to win reading prizes and gift cards!

School Summer Reading

Middleborough middle school and high school students looking to find out what their summer reading assignments are can find links to the schools' summer reading web pages on the Library's Teen page under the link for School Reading.    

Need a reading suggestion?  The Library staff can assist you in finding a book that both interests you and fulfills your school reading assignment.  You can also grab a suggested reading list at the Library, browse through book lists on our   What to Read  web page, or try Novelist Plus, a free book recommendation site that Middleborough cardholders can use for book suggestions by age, subject, and genre. 

If you prefer to read a book on your mobile device or eReader, download a summer reading title using our free OverDrive service.  Download the Libby app (works and looks just like Sora, OverDrive's school app) for quick and easy access to your favorite teen titles.  
Have You Jumped on the SAILS Mobile App Bandwagon?

Did you know you can go to your favorite app store and download the SAILS mobile app to make your library life so much easier?  Some of its great features allow you to:

* Search the SAILS catalog: Search for items by title, author, subject, or keyword and place holds on interesting items.

Have your user id/barcode automatically available to scan at checkout.

* Manage your account: Keep track of your account - view your checked-out items, holds, fines, and account information.

* Search by barcode: Use your device's camera to scan the barcode on a book, CD, DVD, or other items when you're away from the Library and search for available copies in the SAILS Network.

* L ink accounts to manage your family's checkouts and holds, all in the same place.

You can find it here in the  App Store for your Apple device, or those with iTunes and iOS.

Android users and those who use Google Play can look  here.
This Month's Marvelous 
Museum Pass

For 100 years, the Boston Children's Museum  has been a leader in Boston and within the museum community worldwide.  Designed for children and families, exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. 

Each pass admits four people at half price per person. Please refer to the Museum's website for current rates.

Please remember you may pick up your pass any time during the three days before your visit, and this pass does not need to be returned to the Library.  

Thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library for providing the financial support for the Boston Children's Museum, and many other passes. Check out our entire collection of passes  here .  
Save the Date!

Sat., September 21, 11:00-12:30 p.m.
Acupuncture and Acupressure for Stress and Anxiety with Leslie Murphy.
Thank Your Summer Reading Sponsors and Supporters!

To all our sponsors and supporters for our three summer reading programs, you're the best.  You provide us with funding, gift cards, coupons and prizes. You contribute all this to help us make our patrons' lives a little better. Thank you from all of us at the Middleborough Public Library for another great summer of reading and library magic. The Big E, Borobot, Boston Bruins, The Boston Tavern, Bridgewater State University Observatory, The Cabin, Charred Oak Tavern, Chipotle, Dairy Queen, Dave's Diner, Dunkin' Donuts, Edaville Railroad, Eric Carle Museum, Fisher's Pub, Friendly's, Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, The Game Reserve, The Hadley Company, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Jamie Kern, Jonathan Hall, The Main Ingredient, Marie Zahn, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Massachusetts Library System, Memorial Early Childhood Center, Melissa Guimont, Melissa Miller, Middleboro Historical Museum, Middleboro Public Schools, McDonald's, Mutual Bank, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, PawSox, Peaceful Meadows, Persy's Place, Rockland Trust, Self-Help Inc. CFCE Program, Soule Homestead, South Shore Computer Repair, Town of Middleboro, TreeTop Adventures, U.S.S. Constitution Museum, Western Massachusetts Library Advocates, and Yankee Candle.

This newsletter is brought to you thanks to the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

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