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Reinventing the Librarian of Congress – by Charlotte Canelli

Charlotte Canelli is the library director of the Morrill Memorial Library in Norwood, Massachusetts. Read Charlotte’s column in the May 26, 2016 issue of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

I visited the Library of Congress on a trip to Washington, DC in 1999 and I applied for my first LOC library card. During that first trip to the Library of Congress I was awed that I, merely a citizen of the United States, could get a library card from such an iconic American institution. I remember registration as quick and, while I managed to visit a few of the library’s research collections, I admit that I really just loved returning home with the card in my wallet.

Today in 2016, you can complete on online pre-registration application for what is now called a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card. Once you have submitted your identification (in person in Washington, D.C.), and you’ve had your photo taken, you are good to go.  You’ll receive a card that is valid for two years and it gives you access to the library’s catalog, the research areas, and the Copyright Office. (more…)

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

Holiday Weekend Hours

Flag2015Saturday: open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday: closed – The library is closed on Sundays through Columbus Day.

Monday: closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 31st, at 9:00 am.

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Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in June and July

Reserve Best Sellers and Sneak Peeks of Books Being Published in June and July

June 2016 PrepubDownload or view June Fiction and June Non-Fiction. Click on the links for the complete list with titles (in blue) linked to the Minuteman Library catalog. You may also pick up a complete list in the library and ask librarians to request them for you.

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The Bravest Character I Know – by Nancy Ling

Nancy Ling is an Outreach Librarian at the Morrill Memorial Library. Read the published version of Nancy Ling’s column in the May 19, 2016 issue of the Norwood Transcript and Bulletin.

I thought I would take this opportunity to let someone else’s words speak to our library readers. This year the topic for our annual essay contest was “The Bravest Character I know.” We had over 100 entries and while the decision to choose winners from the various age groups is never easy, the best writing seems to rise to the top.

We had twelve judges read and reread all of the fabulous entries that we received. We would like to thank the teachers and librarians who work so hard to give this opportunity to their students. Perhaps you, too, will find a character to admire from a selection of the winning essays below: (more…)

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