The Library--and all Town offices--are closed to the public beginning Tuesday, March 17th until further notice.

What's New

Peeps Challenge:  Using peeps (or other food product) create a diorama of your favorite book.  Submit your photos via the Library's Facebook page starting Monday, April 6th or email them to ameyer@sailsinc.org to be featured on our website and/or social media.  

Join Miss Amanda on Wednesday, April 8th at 1 p,m. on the Library's Facebook page for a Pete the Cat storytime and other festive songs and rhymes. Don't miss a new storytime every Wednesday at 1 p.m. and check out more fun on the Stay @ Home Programs page.

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.  Check out 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.  

Coping Resources:

Middleborough Family Resource Center

Sign up for the newsletter from Self Help Inc. Coordinated Family and Community Engagement for kids activities and resources.

Sesame Street's Caring for Each Other

GoNoodle

South Shore Communicty Action Council

For tips on working from home and caring for kids, tips for families with special needs children, caring for newborns and more visit:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx

Mommy Poppins Coronavirus Guide for Parents

Zero to Three tips for families during Coronavirus.

Fred Rogers Institute has resources for talking to children and tips for homeschooling.

National Association of School Psychologists has ideas on helping children cope with changes related to Coronavirus. 

 

Resources for New and Expecting Parents:

CDC's info on pregnancy and breastfeeding

CDC Development Milestones Resources

Free, virtual breastfeeding support group through Over the Moon Parenting

March of Dimes information related to Covid-19

 

Activities for Kids:

HulaFrog

Macaroni Kid