Let the Westford Education Association help with your spring cleaning!
As part of its ongoing community outreach efforts, the WEA is sponsoring a book drive to benefit the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library book sales. Clear your shelves of your unwanted, gently used books, DVDs, CDs, tapes and videos and donate them to support the Fletcher Library. Books and other materials can be dropped off at the Library at 50 Main Street. The collection box at the library’s back door is always available for donations, whether the library is open or closed. Or items can be dropped off during the week of May 20th in the bins located in the front office of Westford Academy. WEA members will transport the donations to the library.
Four Preschool Concerts with Liz Buchanan: Tuesday, May (7, 14, 21, and 28) at 10:30 AM. Liz has entertained us many times with her fantastic songs for all ages. There will be lots of singing along and dancing. A free, drop-in program for all ages in the ground floor Meeting Room.
Zentangle Club: Thursday, June 6 at 7 PM. Teens & Tweens you will be amazed with the your drawing ability when you create your own whimsical art designs at our monthly Zentangle club led by certified Zentangle Specialist, Wendy Brown. Please register for this FREE program in the Children's Room or by phone.
Family Book Sale: Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9. A Members Only Book Sale will be held on Friday evening from 6:30 to 9 PM. A Friends membership (which may be purchased at the door) is necessary for attending this sale. The general public is invited to the Saturday all-day sale from 10 AM to 5 PM and to the special half price Sunday extravaganza on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM.
Link to Literacy: Link to Literacy is a non-profit, volunteer run organization devoted to enabling adults who have joined us from other cultures to read, write, and speak American English more effectively. Training and materials are provided to tutors. Tutors work with their students at the Library. Click here for student and tutor applications. To pick up a tutor or student application or for
more information, stop by or contact the Information Services department at 978-399-2304. Currently, there is a need for additional tutors.
New Library Titles!: Would you like to be among the first to know about the newest books, music, and DVDs added to our collection? Each week there will be a link to our newest titles on the front of our website. Simply scroll down the left hand column until you see the icon that reads “New! @ the Library - Books - Music – Movies”. Next to each title, you can follow the link to “Borrow” (or simply click on the title) which takes you into our catalog to place a hold on the item. There is also a “More Info” link next to each title. This will take you to the Amazon site since they are the vendor that administers this service. Here you can read a more detailed description and editorial reviews. At the top of the page, there is an option to “Sign Up” to have the newest titles list sent to your e-mail each week. (Please note: New orders for each collection are assigned an ordering week each month. Each week one collection’s numbers will be higher than another due to our ordering
Westford Cardholders have the “ADVANTAGE.” The next time you link to the Overdrive website (either by clicking on the Overdrive icon on the Library’s home page or by visiting www.mvlc.lib.overdrive.com) to download free eBooks or eAudiobooks, you will find that as a Westford resident you have more to choose from than “meets the eye.” Always SIGN IN first to access this special option. Whenever you see a “sun icon” next to a title it means that the Fletcher Library has purchased extra copies, or perhaps the ONLY COPY in the Consortium, of that title; it is your14-digit Library barcode, that you SIGN IN with, that alerts the software that you have the ADVANTAGE!
Westford's Children's Display Case: Hey Westford kids - do you have a collection that you would like to share with your friends and other visitors to the library? Thanks to the very generous Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library, we now own a display case reserved especially for you. Sign up at the Children's desk to fill the case with your treasures or collections for two weeks. Call 978-399-2302 if you have any questions or to make a reservation.
OneClickDigital: Why, you may ask, is the J. V. Fletcher Library thrilled to offer a new service for free downloading of digital audiobooks, to listen to, when ebooks are all the rage? Here's why:
1. BEST-SELLING AUTHORS (Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, Elizabeth Berg, Charlaine Harris, Lisa Scottoline, John Sandford, Anne Tyler and many, many more.)
2. NO WAITING LISTS-YOU NEVER HAVE TO PLACE A HOLD (every title in their collection, and there are thousands to choose from, has unlimited downloads)
3. COMPATIBLE with iPods, iPhones, Androids, Macs, PC's, tablets and many other portable devices.
To get started, click on the ONECLICKDIGITAL icon on the left hand side of this page; create a LOGIN account; dowload ONECLICKDIGITAL Manager software to your portable device; find a favorite author or 10 to download to your device and Happy Listening! Remember, your ears are not second class citizens among your five senses, reading a book by listening to it is just as valid as reading it with your eyes!
What is Freegal? Freegal is a downloadable music service. All you need to access it is your J. V. Fletcher Library card number and your EVERGREEN Account Password. Before you can use Freegal, please update your password in the Evergreen account. Freegal offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels, all without having to download any software.
How Freegal Music Works:
- The downloads are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPods, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs.
- Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.
- To access this wonderful downloadable music click the FREEGAL logo on the left navigation bar or click here.