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Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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2017 Holiday Book Tree Contest Winner Announced

Jack correctly guessed that 306 books were used to build the 2017 Morrill Memorial Library holiday book tree. Jack wins a great winter gift basket filled with hot cocoa, gift certificates, and other goodies. Here are some other fun facts about the this year’s contest:

  • A total of 164 people guessed
  • The highest guess of 2241
  • The lowest guess was 10 books
  • One cheeky patron guessed “many”!

Thanks for visiting our book tree and we can’t wait to do it again next year.

Holiday Book Tree Contest

What is nearly 10 feet tall, has 900 little lights, and is absolutely covered in shiny garland? Our 4th annual Holiday Book tree!

We welcome you to come visit our Holiday Book Tree in the 2nd Floor Reference Room and guess how many books were used to build our Holiday Book Tree (hint – there may be some hidden books used to create the tree).

If you have the closest guess, you win a basket with:

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Holiday mug with World Market White Chocolate and Cocoa Mix and Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate
  • $10 Barnes and Noble Promotional Gift Card
  • $15 Dunkin Donuts Card
  • Morrill Memorial Library Commemorative Ornament

A winner will be announced after January 3, 2018

Basket and contents donated by Library staff

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Library Closed 11/16

Due to a power outage, the library will be closed for the remainder of the day. We will reopen at 10 AM, Friday, November 17.

Shoutbomb: receive alerts, renew books, and more via text message

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Shoutbomb is an SMS service that sends circulation notices as text messages. That means you can get a text message when it is time to pick up a hold or when items are coming due. You can also reply to the text message to renew items using simple commands.

Want to sign up? Here’s how:

 

  • Text the word “signup” to 508-507-2560
  • When prompted, enter in your library card number with no spaces

If you have received text messages from the library in the past but have never signed up for this service, you will need to follow the signup steps listed above.

Want to explore more of the things Shoutbomb can do? Here is a list of commands to try and settings that you can adjust:

By default, all notice types are active at sign-up.

Message Settings- Toggle notices on and off by texting the keyword/name of the notice type

NOTICES– View your current message settings (check which types of messages you are subscribed to)
HOLDS– Hold pick-up notification
RENEW– 2-day courtesy notice
OVERDUE– Overdue items notice
FEES– Alert when patron has hit the $10 fine limit

Keyword commands-

MYBOOKS– Get a list of all your current checkouts and holds
ALL– Renew all eligible overdue and courtesy
IOWEU– Check your current library fine balance
SWITCHPHONE– Update your phone number or provider
HELP– Get information about Shoutbomb commands
RESEND– Resend last message
TEST– Send a test message to check your connection
QUIT– Unsubscribe from Shoutbomb and stop receiving notices

Replying to Notices-

OA– Renew all overdue items
OL– Renew overdue items by list- follow the prompts to renew individual items from list
HL– Get a list of holds ready for pickup
RW– Check which items are not eligible for renewal and why

Solar Eclipse Glasses

Update 8/16/2017, 9:10 AM

We are completely out of eclipse glasses (our entire supply was gone in less than 10 minutes!) . Unfortunately, we are not able to get any more. 

Didn’t get a pair of glasses but want to see the eclipse safely? Here is how to make a pinhole viewer from things you have around the house. 

Even though we are out of glasses, feel free to drop by the library to learn more about this astronomical event or if you want to start researching on your own, NASA has some wonderful information.

 

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