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Attendance Awareness Poster Contest

Haverhill Promise’s Attendance Awareness Poster Design Contest is open to all Haverhill students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. Entries are due by January 14th. For details, click to enlarge the attached fliers or visit their website at

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Midsommar (film)

Got the midwintar blues? Travel to a sunny Swedish retreat for Hårga, a summer festival that occurs once every 90 years. There you will meet a group of people who will treat you like family. Eat, drink, be merry, and — if you are lucky — make it home alive. Midsommar is director Ari Aster’s […]

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Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs

No one likes getting up early for work, not even Santa Claus, who only works one day out of the year. Raymond Briggs’s comic-style book begins with Santa waking up on Christmas Eve. He has a full day of deliveries ahead, and he is cranky about every step of the journey. Throughout the day, he […]


Winter Reading Challenge

Our winter reading challenge is about to begin! Early registrants are eligible to win a free Chipotle kids’ meal. Register today! Please enjoy this holiday book list:

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Holiday Books are Back!

Winter holiday books are now available for browsing in our downstairs children’s area! To celebrate our holiday book cart, we produced this short film. Please enjoy!

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Binary Bracelets

Wednesday, December 9 @ 4:00 p.m. Join Mr. Chance on Zoom to learn the basics of binary and make a bracelet to demonstrate your skills! No coding experience or special software required. (only Zoom) This class is perfect for young coders ages 8+. All families welcome. Questions? Contact HPL Youth Services – 978-373-1586 x626

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Silver Medals Book Club

SILVER MEDALS is the bi-monthly book club that discusses Newbery Honor books. Not the gold-medal winners — but the runner ups. Newbery Honor books are typically written for readers ages 10-12, but all interested young readers are welcome to join us for a guided discussion. We will discuss each book virtually — or in person, […]

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Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 12 @ 2:00 p.m. Pick up a home-baked gingerbread house kit and assemble them at home — with Mandy Roberge of Wicked Good Henna! Kits will be available to pick up the week of 12/7, with the Zoom workshop on 12/12 at 2 p.m. ​The kit includes one pre-made/assembled gingerbread house (made from […]

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Maids by Katie Skelly

On the first page of Maids, a graphic novel by Katie Skelly, a young woman picks a human eyeball off the floor and cautiously pokes at it with her index finger. As she is about to prod the pupil of the disembodied ocular sphere, Skelly shifts the frame to show the same young woman ringing […]