Library Services During COVID-19 Closure

The Maynard Public Library will be closed until further notice. We deeply regret this action, but feel it is necessary in the face of our national health emergency.  Please check back for updates.

 

All holds for items at Minuteman Libraries are currently frozen.

 

Please do not return library items in the bookdrop until we reopen. Staff will not be in the building to check in items. No fines will be charged on days that the library is closed.

Staff are not available to answer phone calls, but you can e-mail for support by filling out the form below.

E-mail Support

Have a question for library staff? Send it here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Resources

Status of Town of Maynard Programs and Services

Update of town services and responses.

Massachusetts Department of Health COVID-19 Portal

Check for updates, prevention and treatment recommendations, and travel information.

Massachusetts 2-1-1 

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

All calls are free and confidential. Interpreter services are available in multiple languages.

Stay-at-Home Activities & Resources

Virtual Storytime with Mr. Mark (Ages 3+)

You couldn't come to Mr. Mark, so Mr. Mark comes to you with one of his trademark Bedtime Storytimes via the magic of the internet. Put on your PJ's, grab your favorite stuffed animal and get ready to embark on an Adventure in Slumberland!

Virtual Storytime with Ms. Casey (Ages 0-2)

Join Ms. Casey in singing all of our regular songs and rhymes, reading a story, and playing with shaker eggs and scarves.

Virtual Travel

Leave the house without ever ACTUALLY leaving the house!

Authors, Illustrators, Books, and Online Storytimes

This list contains workshops, links to additional sources for ebooks and digital audiobooks, and more!

Talking to Your Child About COVID-19

A list of resources for understanding what COVID-19 is and what is going on to stop the spread of the virus.

Books in the Public Domain - Grades K-6

This is a small sample of books in the public domain.

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24/7 E-Resources to use from home

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Kanopy Streaming
Kanopy allows you to stream up to 5 documentaries, indie films, and other video content per month - no holds, no waiting!

 

Kanopy has a great mix of content for people of all ages and a special kids section with no viewing limits for the next 30 days. Kids can enjoy quality educational content like Sesame Street, Arthur, and even benefit from a language learning series.

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Libby / OverDrive eBooks

Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.

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Pronunciator Languages

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more.

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Consumer Reports

Features unbiased ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics, home and garden, health, personal finance, travel, and more.

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Access Boston Public Library's E-Resources!

 

In addition to these databases, Massachusetts residents are eligible to use resources from the Boston Public Library. If you do not already have a BPL library card you can apply for an eCard. eCards expire after 3 years unless they are upgraded to standard BPL cards.

 

Visit BPL's website for more information and to sign up for an eCard.

Maynard Public Library 77 Nason Street Maynard, MA 01754 Phone 978-897-1010