Posted by Christina Jedra February 13, 2013 03:12 PM
Late Breaking News
Hogwarts is in session! In honor of Somerville Public Schools being closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, we've put together a Harry Potter marathon for you! We'll start today at 12:30 with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and continue from there. The marathon resumes tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Join us!
The Somerville Public Library is doing something no other public library has done before. In a partnership with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, the SPL is the first public library to have an "Awesome Box."
Awesome Boxes are located near the regular return area in each library. If you have particularly enjoyed a book, CD, movie, or any other item, you can return that item to the Awesome Box and it will then be listed on the library's Awesome Box page (http://somerville.awesomebox.io/).
If something on the page interests you, click on the item and the site will send you to the Library's catalog, where you can read more about the item, find out if it's currently available, and place a hold on it. so library users can share what they find interesting and discover what their neighbors enjoy.
Library Card Sign Up Challenge Continues
Even if you already have your card you can still participate! Bring in a friend to register for a new card and you'll both receive prizes and a chance to win an e-book reader. Also, if you haven't been to the Library in a while (4+ years) your card may have expired. Get a new card this month and you'll not only be eligible for prizes, but you'll also have the chance to get reacquainted with all that your library has to offer. We hope you'll come in soon!