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National Park Week 2022!

National Park Week takes place each year in April, and this year, it will take place from April 16-April 24! According to the National Park Service, “National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park.” HPL is here to help you get […]

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Women’s History Month with HPL!

Women’s History Month is celebrated in the United States each month. It began as Women’s History Week, which was first celebrated in 1982, and expanded to the entire month of March in 1987. Women’s History Month “celebrate[s] the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize[s] the specific achievements women have made over […]

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Now Available: U.S. Newsstream by ProQuest!

Did you know that a wide-ranging digital collection of past and present news is now available to HPL cardholders? We’re excited to offer access to U.S. Newsstream by ProQuest! U.S. Newsstream enables users to search current and extensive backfiles of U.S. news content and features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, and news sites in […]

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Author Alerts!

Did you know that you can sign up to get notifications when new materials featuring specific authors or performers are added to the collection? Sign up for Author Alerts and get notified by email or text message when any member library of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium orders new titles by your favorite authors or […]

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Spooky Collections in OverDrive and Hoopla!

October may almost be over, but there’s still plenty of time to read something spooky (why should the fun end on November 1st?). Not sure where to start on your eerie literary journey? OverDrive has you covered with their “Hauntings and Horror” list. Choose from a mix of classics and more recent titles, including authors […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month at HPL!

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place between September 15 and October 15 every year. This celebration dates back to 1968, when it was created as Hispanic Heritage Week. It was extended to a full month in 1988. This period serves as a time for “celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came […]

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Summer Vibes in OverDrive!

Need a good beach read or two? Check out the “Summer Vibes” collection in OverDrive! The collection includes ebooks and audiobooks, with titles by Elin Hilderbrand, Debbie Macomber, James Patterson, and other bestselling authors! Start your search here for your next summer read or listen! Download the Libby app and enter your card number to […]

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National Ocean Month!

June is National Ocean Month! Celebrate by learning more about the ocean and the life forms that inhabit it. HPL is here to help! We have books, DVDs, museum passes, and more that can connect you with knowledge about marine environments. Here are a few items in our collection that relate to the ocean, marine […]

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Backyard Visitors Collection in OverDrive

Celebrate spring by enjoying the beauty of nature that exists right in our own community! OverDrive has a collection that may help you get some ideas: Backyard Visitors: Birds & other animals. The collection includes electronic books and audiobooks, as well as a magazine, on topics such as birding and attracting wildlife to gardens. If […]

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It’s National Library Week!

It’s National Library Week! This year’s theme for the annual celebration, sponsored by the American Library Association, is “Welcome to Your Library.” According to ALA, this theme: promotes the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic libraries […]