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Storytime begins Wednesday, Sept. 26th
10:30 am to 11:15 am
Children of all ages are welcome for this eight-week session.
No registration required, so drop in and join the fun!






 

Mattapoisett Library's Drop-In Storytimes
Please check current schedule for days & times
 
        
Some Things to Know About Storytime
Schedule & Cancellations:  Storytimes run for 8 week sessions.  If school is cancelled, there will be no storytime that day, and during vacation weeks, we will have a special schedule--please see our website for details.  Please check our website for updates on storytime cancellations, or sign up at the library to be on our email list that sends information about upcoming storytime programs and notices of schedule changes.

Ages, Attendance & Siblings:  Storytimes are drop-in and do not require registration.  Each program is geared toward and therefore most appropriate for the ages listed, but older or younger children are welcome to attend, provided that they don't offer too great a distraction to the group.  Children 3 and under must sit with an adult throughout the program.

Mother Goose on the Loose
Early Literacy Program for Babies & Toddlers
Nursery rhymes are perfect for babies and toddlers. They are short and simple to recite or sing. They include words that begin and end with the same sounds, helping children's brains to recognize syllables and hear similarities in patterns. Familiarity with nursery rhymes can lead to phonological awareness. The repetition in nursery rhymes helps increase a child’s vocabulary.  Research shows that children who enter kindergarten knowing nursery rhymes will have an easier time learning how to read. 

 
List of Nursery Rhymes Most Often Used at Mattapoisett Library's Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

Mother Goose on the Loose online resources for teaching and enjoying Nursery Rhymes at home with your baby or toddler.  

Download the Mother Goose on the Loose Feltboard App!  Mother Goose on the Loose is a nursery rhyme flannel board app designed for young children to use together with parents and caregivers. Children can move felt pieces, sing, and tap along with popular nursery rhymes and songs.




Friends of the Library
Used Book Sale

Saturday, Spetmber 8th
10 am to 1 pm
 
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STUDENTS:
Last minute summer reading?
Stop in for books and audiobooks!












 
 
 
 




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Search The Presto Press!

Issues from 1954-1991 have been digitized and can be viewed online. Search each issue individually for content.
Stop by the library for assistance.
 
 
 
Find more downloadable ebooks here!
 
 
 
In addition to the Overdrive collection,
Mattapoisett Library patrons may now browse
1000s of additional fiction and non-fiction titles,
thanks to participation in the MA libraries statewide ebook project.
 
STUDENTS:
 
Need a resume for a summer job, internship,
or for your college and scholarship applications?
 
We can help!
Meet with volunteer Lee Heald
any Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 pm.
Stop by the Student Lounge and talk about your plans.
We can help you create your own business card!
 
 
 
 
NEW: Mobile Print Service for Patrons

You are now able to print virtually any document or web page or email from your Internet connected mobile devices (iPads, tablets, smart phones) to the library's laser printer.  Printing is .15 per page.

Your printing request will be held  for up to 2 hours.

Please ask a staff member if you need assistance.

 
 
Teachers: Use this Assignment Alert Form
so we can be ready for your students
with a wide range of materials.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mattapoisett Free Public Library supports  Indieflix! Now stream independent films, free with your library card.

In partnership with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD), is pleased to announce the launch of IndieFlix for Libraries, a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.
 
Through the library’s website, patrons of the Mattapoisett Library have unlimited access to thousands of streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. Patrons can also watch films on TV with their Roku devices.
Click on the Indieflix logo on the left side of the library's home page.
 
 
 
DISCOUNT MUSEUM PASSES WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD!
 
The library has over 20 museum passes that you may check out, free, with your SAILS library card. The list is online (see Museum Passes) on this website. You can choose from trips to Boston, Mystic, Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, Plimouth Plantation, Roger Williams Zoo, and much more! Right in New Bedford there are several locations for great family fun at low cost.   Stop in or reserve your passes online. There's no better time to enjoy them than spring in New England!
 
ATOMIC TRAINING---Free Online Training for Computer Software
  
Using your Mattapoisett library card, you can access online training for many types of software, including Windows 8, Microsoft Office products (Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, Power Point) and much more. 
Follow this link and set up your free account today to give it a try!
 
 
UNIVERSAL CLASS~~~ 
 
Gain a new skill this year with access to over 500 free courses....with your library card!
 
Patrons with Mattapoisett SAILS library cards are welcome to log in to Universal Class and sign up for a free class. There are more than 500 classes in a variety subject areas to choose from. Many classes offer CEUs for professionals needing continuing education.  Topics range from professional development to photography, writing and computers. Need to get your GED? Start brushing up here. Click on  http://mattapoisettma.universalclass.com/register.htm    to create your free account and start exploring!
Visit the library for a list of subject areas and available classes..