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September 10, 2013

Big Library Read Program comes to Haverhill

The public library will be taking part in the Big Library Read program. Library card holders will be able to borrow eBook and audiobook versions of the Big Library Read book, “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” by Jane O’Connor, from Sept. 16 through Sept. 30.

Big Library Read is an international program that gives libraries and library patrons unlimited simultaneous access to a popular title for a two-week period, creating a virtual, global book club. Interested patrons will be able to borrow book one in the Fancy Nancy series using a valid library card, and enjoy it on computers and devices, including iPhones, iPads, Nooks and Android phones and tablets, and Kindle (U.S. libraries) without worrying about wait lists or holds. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between OverDrive, the leading supplier of eBooks and more to libraries, and HarperCollins, publisher of the best-selling Fancy Nancy series of children’s titles. To borrow the eBook and audiobook versions of “Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth” as part of Big Library Read, patrons can visit http://mvlc.lib.overdrive.com.

Ombudsman Program talk is tomorrow

Rose McGarry, director of the Elder Services Nursing Home Ombudsman Program, will discuss ombudsman volunteer opportunities tomorrow (Sept. 11) at 10 a.m. at the Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St. Ombudsman volunteers visit residents and advocate for those in need. There are approximately 600 residents in Haverhill nursing homes, and Ombudsman volunteers visit residents and advocate for those in need. The program is a safety measure to ensure residents’ rights are upheld. The Ombudsman Program at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is the largest Massachusetts and more volunteer Ombudsmen are needed. For more information or to register to attend this presentation, contact Kathy Bresnahan or Rita LaBella at 978-374-2390.

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