TeenTober 2021

TeenTober is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways Teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions inside and outside the library. TeenTober allows libraries the flexibility to choose what to celebrate (digital literacy, reading, technology, writing, etc) and the length of time for each celebration.

This year we will have a reading challenge for all teens for the month of October. Teens that register receive a book and all teens that complete their activity booklet receive a weekly prize.

COVID-19 Book of Remembrance

COVID-19 Book of Remembrance

Available 9/27 thru 10/7

COVID stories for future generations

  • Write about your loved ones who have passed
  • Share your pandemic memories
  • Read what others have written

Ask at the front desk for the archival pen

Completed book will be kept in the Historical Collection at Blasco Library

Chat with a Librarian k12

How to use Chat with a Librarian (K-12)

  1. Fill out your information
  2. Put the name of your school in the box
  3. Write your question in the my question box

Why would I want to use this?

This new Chat option was developed to better meet the information needs of the commonwealth’s elementary, middle, and high school students. So, whether it’s help finding reliable web-sources, peer-reviewed articles, learning how to correctly cite a source, or even just asking random (but essential) questions—POWER Chat K-12 will help.

Where is the link?

All POWER Library links can be accessed through the logo on the sidebar of this webpage, from the dropdown menu under Resources and Services, or right here [https://powerlibrary.org/chat/#.YRwFeohKgdU ]  

Meet our new Children’s Programmer

Loree Lutz

Loree formerly taught preschool at St. Greg’s and North East Preschool as well as  Middle School

 Language Arts at St. Boniface.  Her favorite food is pizza. Her favorite book is Mister Seahorse by

Eric Carle. She likes Flamingos and Lighthouses. She loves swimming and coached North East Varsity Swimming.

Loree will lead story times and children’s programs

Make sure to say hi!

Summer Reading 2021

Summer reading has ended but here are the handouts for this year and past years (2020 and older)




McCord Summer Reading Video Program

For Summer Reading 2021, we have been making YouTube video programs to make up for our inability to hold in-person programs. You can also watch them here. Make sure to check back in for the weekly video releases

Thursday Sidewalk Art

Join us Thursdays from 11:00-1:00 for sidewalk art!

Ask for chalk at the desk
Please draw only on the library sidewalk

Updated mask guidelines

Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com

In accordance with CDC guidelines, face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests.

While we do not require proof of vaccination, we do expect those who are not fully vaccinated to wear face coverings while indoors.

We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties, and we remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.

Poetry Contest

Congratulations to Samantha Probst and Lucy Hutchinson!

If you missed the poetry contest this year, don’t stew.

We will have another contest come April 2022.