Beanstack is an online Reader’s Advisory service that we now offer. Parents may sign up for free, with or without a library card, and create a profile for each of their children. The profile is quick to create, and includes age, reading level, and interests for each child. Each week, you will get an email with a tailored book recommendation highlighting a book in our collection that your child will like, as well as activities to do while reading the book that will enhance the experience of reading together as a family. Try it out and let us know what you think!!
Due to limited paperback availability, our September 24 Adult Reader’s Circle Selection has been changed to The World to Come by Dara Horn. Discussion will be at 7 pm at the library.
Merrill Memorial Library will be hosting an Alfred “Chip” Chadbourn exhibit September 18 through October 31. Opening reception will be Friday, September 18 from 5-7 pm. The reception will be catered. FMI, click for poster or visit Yarmouth Arts.
Read the MML 2014 Annual Report
eBooks from your Library
Maine InfoNet has made a number of eBooks available for library users. Go to download.maineinfonet.org for more information. MML has three eReaders (Barnes & Noble Nook, Amazon Kindle, and Sony Reader Pocket Edition) available for patrons to see while in the library. Please ask at the Information Desk on the 2nd floor if you are interested in seeing one. Click here for guides to downloading ebooks onto specific devices.
What will you read next?
If you’ve discovered a book that you like and are looking for something similar, try the following web sites for ideas:
- whatshouldireadnext.com This site lists other titles by the same author as well as books that you may like within the same genre.
- gnooks.com This site offers an interesting “Map of Literature” as well as suggestions of similar authors.
- GoodReads This site offers users a bookshelf to organize books they are currently reading as well as books to be read.
- NextReads This site offers users the chance to sign up for a weekly newsletter of reading suggestions in their favorite reading generic social posteric social poster