Friends of the Merrimac Public Library

                 86 West Main St. Merrimac, MA  01860 

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Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18th @ 11:00AM

Please check back here or email us @ [email protected] to verify the date and time.

              COMING IN OCTOBER!                


The Friends of the MPL Book & Bake Sale

            Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 9:00AM-2:00PM


Merrimac Public Library


Donations on gently used books, magazines, dvd's, cd's, puzzles and can be dropped off

at the library starting Oct. lst. 

Please no mildew or moldy books or encyclopedias. (they can be placed in                             your recycling bins). 

VHS tapes also cannot be accepted. 

                                                 Volunteers will be needed as follows:
          -Wednesday Oct. 10th @4:00PM:  Set-up tables, remove boxes and bags of books from storage room. 
                                                     Begin sorting books.

--Thursday, Oct. 11th: 10AM-4PM -- Sort and organize books, put up signs.

---Friday, Oct. 12th: 10AM- (approx.) 2PM  ---Sort and organize books, etc..

----Saturday, Oct. 13th: 2-3PM Pack up part of the book sale; break down tables, move boxes of books into the storage room, etc.

Sign-up sheets will be in the library by Sept.26th or email us at [email protected] and let us know which day & time you would be able to volunteer. 

Your time is valuable, and whatever time you are able to volunteer to help us is greatly appreciated. 

Donation of Baked Goods should be dropped off at the library on Friday 10/12th during library hours 
(email the Friends for a later time) or on Sat. 10/13th 8-10AM

High School and Religious Ed students: Great opportunity for community hours

Every hour you volunteer you will earn 2 hours of community service hours.

Baking for the Bake Sale Table=2hours of community service hours, 
(See above for volunteer times and  when to drop off baked goods. 
When dropping off baked goods, please see Marie Greeley or Maryann Mikson if you need a form signed for your community hours.

 Thank You
Friends of the Merrimac Public Library


The Friends want to extend a heartfelt Thank you to the following people who helped with setting up the tables and chairs, decorating etc.: 

 Tommy Mikson, Albert Petry,  Max Petry, Jesse Judson,  

Cliff Judson, Taylor LaRoche, Andrew LaRoche and especially Dudley Farqhuar who also returned after the program and helped us break down all the tables and put everything in the storage room.

The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library also want to thank all who attended the Library's August 10th 

Summertime Tea program featuring Rita Parisi. 

Rita as Mrs. Gordon, regaled us with life on the beach in 1906 Salisbury Beach and Wonderland Park, Revere Beach.

Mrs. Gordon was delightful with interesting facts about life in 1906  Amesbury & Salisbury as well as about 

Wonderland Park, Revere Beach, MA which existed from 1906-1911.


Some little known facts about Wonderland Park: 

---The centerpiece of Wonderland Park was a beautiful lagoon which was part of an elaborate and exciting ride. The ride was called Shoot The Chute. Passengers would be lifted in their gondolas to the top of a steep grade. 

Once at the top, the gondola would be dropped down the water slide and backdown into the huge lagoon.

--Parades occurred daily. 
---There were international cultural exhibits, demonstrations, educational displays. 
Wonderland Park opened in 1906 and existed for just six years. In 1911, because of their aggressive approach to outdo previous exhibits and the unpredictable New England weather, its operators suffered great financial difficulty and had to close down. 
Wonderland reopened as Wonderland Dog Track in 1935. 

During the program Rita Parisi noted that many of the themes at Wonderland were in a way a precursor 
to Epcot Park at Disney World in Florida.


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The Merrimac Public Library 

Has A Telescope!

 A big Thank You to

Director Kelly Unsworth for all her work in getting the  
"Adopt a Telescope" program to the 
Merrimac Public Library.
The  progam is supported by The Aldrich Astronomical Society

and has been funded by 

The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library. 

The program will allow patrons to borrow the telescope from the

Merrimac Public  Library 
      as you would a book, CD, DVD etc.

                        Click here for 
     The Friends Membership Application

   Click here to see the list of passes being offered 

                                                                The Merrimac Public Library Museum Pass Brochures 

are now available courtesy of

The Friends of the MPL.

The brochure lists all passes offered by the 

Merrimac Public Library 

including the two newest passes added in the past year. 

In 2017 we added 

The House of Seven Gables Museum in Salem, MA 

This year we have added 

The Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH.

Visit the Merrimac Library and pick up a Museum Pass Brochure!

             The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library have added

                                 The Seacoast Science Center

    to the list of museum passes currently offered by The Merrimac Library

                  Click here to learn more about  The Seacoast Science Center.

Visit the Library now to borrow the Seacoast Science Center pass or any of the                                 many other passes offered by the Library.