The Library - and all Town Offices - will remain closed to the Public until further notice.

What's New

Have a baby or toddler at home?  Take a lunch break with Miss Amanda at noon on Thursdays to enjoy a short story, rhymes and songs plus time to socialize with other caregivers.  Learn tips on how to encourage early literacy skills appropriate for your child's brain development and gain support during this difficult time.  Crying,  hungry, tired and sleeping kids are all welcome!  Everyone will be muted during the storytime part of the program.  This program will meet for four weeks from May 28- June 18.
 

Reading an ebook

This is the perfect time to try out Libby for free access to ebooks and audiobooks 24/7.

You can browse audiobooks, ebooks, and magazines in the OverDrive collection, borrow titles with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader.  

Borrowed titles can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the Libby or Sora app (student reading app) for mobile devices. 

Digital titles can also be enjoyed on tablets and eReader devices such as the iPad®, NOOK®, and Kindle®.  No matter how you plan to enjoy, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!  

Books purchased by the Middleborough Library go to Middleborough card users first--so even if you have to place a hold, you'll be pushed to the top of the list.

You can also search other Massachusetts network libraries and borrow their titles.   In OverDrive, scroll to the bottom of the page and select another library system, like the Boston Public Library.  Using Libby, click on the Libby mascot in the upper-right hand corner and click Add a Library, and type in your zip code.  Select another network to add, then search.

This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. 

To log in to the OverDrive site and to the app, use your library card number and PIN number (last four digits of your phone number).


Don't have a Middleboro library card?  Sign up for a temporary card.

  • Online registrations become active immediately.
  • Get into the online magazines, newspapers & databases
  • Checkout and download Overdrive materials

You have 2 months to come to the library with identification to pick up your card. 

Libby Mascot

 

Learn about Libby

Download the Libby app.

Watch the Introducing Libby video.

Find out which devices are compatible with Libby.

Learn how to read on your Kindle with Libby.

Having problems?  Visit Libby Help

  

The Sora app is the school version of Libby and is available for all MPS students and teachers free of charge. Be sure to choose MLS for your library, then you'll find the Middleborough schools under that. Students can login with their student Google username and password. You can add your public library card to your account for even more books.

Brain stretching

Need a break from video games and YouTube?  Stretch your brain!

During the next month or so, help keep the skills you've gained so far sharp by using the online resources on the Middleborough Public School's Extended Learning website.

Sudents can find teacher-recommeded websites, digital resources, activities, and reading.  Many students will have optionial assignments regularly offered by their teacher which can be viewed and completed by logging into Google Classroom.

Go to https://www.middleboro.k12.ma.us/extendedlearning and use the menu to the left to find information for your grade level.

 

Check here for useful links and resources geared towards caregivers.  Visit the Stay @ Home Programs page for new library programming each week.  The Free Resources for Fun and Learning page has lots of great ideas for ways to educate, entertain and engage your children.  

 

General Resources:

    Middleborough Family Resource Center

    Zero to Three Tips for Families

    National Association of School Psychologists: Helping Children Cope

    Covid-19 Resource Page


Books About Covid-19 for Kids:

    Candlewick

    Amazon 

    NPR Comic

    Social Stories from Autism Reserach Institute


Talking with Kids about Covid-19:

    Sesame Street Resource

    CDC 

    Parenting in a Pandemic: Tips to Keep the Calm at Home


Teaching Good Hygiene:

    Llama Llama Washing Hands Song and Video

    Sesame Street: H is for Handwashing

    How to Wash Your Hands

    Bad Kitty Wash Your Paws


Kids and Masks:

    American Academy of Pediatrics

    Zero to Three

    CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall: Face Masks and Handwashing with Elmo


Social Distancing and Children:

    Sesame Street: Practicing Social Distancing with Abby and Rudy

    Sesame Street: When Children Miss Their Friends


Homeschooling Resources:

    WGBH Distance Learning

    Khan Academy

   Virtual School Librarian


Self Care:

    The Fred Rogers Center

    Mommy Poppins: Working from Home

    Zero to Three

    Parenting During a Pandemic: You are Enough

    Emotional Support for Families

    Age Based Tips to Help Juggle Parenting & Working from Home


Resources for New and Expecting Parents:

    CDC 

    CDC Development Milestones Resources

    March of Dimes 

 

Activities for Kids:

    Self Help Inc. Coordinated Family and Community Engagement

    HulaFrog

    Macaroni Kid

    Mommy Poppins 

    Free Resources for Fun and Learning