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Visit the Reference Desk in-person, call 978-373-1586 x608, or email Reference staff.

Library staff can perform an obituary search if provided an exact date of death.
Printing and scanning any Special Collections material is $0.50/page.

Adult Summer Reading 2019

Sign up for Adult Summer Reading 2019!  Participate and you can win prizes just by reading books.  This year, you can win one of three prizes by completing our Reading Bingo Card!  Receive raffle tickets by completing bingo rows.  Complete up to three rows for chances to win a book prize pack, dinner and a movie, or tickets to the Museum of Science.  Adult Summer Reading goes from June 17th to August 17th.  Please visit the library to pick up your bingo card today or click on the link above.

We also offer Teen Summer Reading and Youth Summer Reading! Contact the Youth Services Department at kids@haverhillpl.org for more information.

Latest Library Blog entries for Information

Updated Status March 24

Following Governor Baker’s announcement asking for cooperation in staying at home, HPL will be cutting down to a minimum number of staff in the building to keep only very basic services up and running at this time. Please feel free to reach out to us via email, social media, or call during the hours 9-5, […]

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Late Fees Waived Indefinitely

The Board of Trustees has now agreed to waive all late fees until the public health situation is stabilized. Please do not feel pressure to come to the building if you are afraid of late fees, they will not accumulate for the foreseeable future. This will also allow staff less handling of money and close […]

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Public Notice   After much consideration and consultation with the Board of Library Trustees, the Board of Health, and other City Officials, Haverhill Public Library has decided to close to the public beginning Monday March 16. This will coincide with Haverhill Public Schools being closed.  During this time, we will closely monitor the developing public […]

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“Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom” by Ariel Burger

Ariel Burger, was Elie Wiesel’s student and teaching assistant.  During the course of many years, Ariel Burger recorded questions and answers from Elie Wiesel’s classroom, now published in this book. We, as readers, “witness” how Elie Wiesel’s encourages his students to question, to listen, to explore moral complexities and dilemmas, to fight hatred, to recognize […]

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“Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America” by Elise Hooper

“Learning to See” by Elise Hooper is an historical fiction based on the life of Dorothea Lange, an American documentary photographer. The photojournalist work of Lange covers the Great Depression, the resettlement of farm families and migrant workers, and the 1940’s Japanese internment. I decided to read this book because of my interest for photography. Besides […]

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