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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

“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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Curl Up With These Highly Anticipated Fall Reads!

The weather is starting to cool off and fall is just around the corner—that means there’s no better time than the present to get cozy with a warm blanket, a big ol’ mug of cider and a good book! Take a look at these upcoming releases and find your next fall read:   The Testaments […]

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“This Is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel

In her novel “This is how it always is”, Laurie Frankel addresses a controversial topic in a loving and compassionate way.  This is the story of Rosie and Penn, parents of 5 sons: Roo, Ben, Rigel, Orion, and Claude.  However, Claude is not like his older brothers.  Instead of GI Joes, he prefers Barbie dolls.  […]

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The Ties That Bind

The photograph above, from our Special Collections Department, is inscribed on the back as follows:   “Fannie Haseltine/ Died Sept. 10 1872 / Minnie Negley / Mrs. Sculley / Minnie Patterson / Mrs. Ritter.”   The library’s collection also includes a carefully preserved portrait of Fannie by herself as well as an intriguing photo of […]

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