Topsfield Town Library
One South Common Street, Topsfield MA 01983 (978)887-1528 mto[at]mvlc.org

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Library Hours
Sun: Closed
Mon: 10am to 8pm Tues: 10am to 5pm Wed: Noon to 5pm Thurs: 10am to 8pm Fri: Noon to 5pm Sat: 10am to 5pm

News Archive

New from EBSCO Information Services

ebscoThe Topsfield Town Library is proud to announce changes in the library! We are thrilled to debut significant enhancements to our digital collection, sponsored by a generous gift from EBSCO Information Services. Our new five-year partnership with EBSCO Information Services will provide Topsfield Town Library cardholders with EBSCO Discovery Services software, MasterFILE Premier, Business Source Premier, and the eBook Public Library Collection which features over 31,000 eBook titles. These new additions to our digital collection will be available to all Topsfield residents. Furthermore, the library is excited to become one of the first public libraries in the area to use EBSCO Discovery Services software (EDS). EDS will provide patrons with fast, simple access to all of the library’s full-text content (electronic and print) through a single search box accessed through the library’s website.

We have also undertaken changes to the book collection and physical space in the library. EBSCO Information Systems donated non fiction books valued at $2,500. These titles will enrich our collection in the applied sciences and critical insights.

With EBSCO Information Systems’ donation, the library purchased stack displays and a large display rack to provide better and easier access to materials for our patrons. And we are sprucing up the interior with new paint in the Children’s Room, Teen Room, and other locations.

The entire library staff encourages patrons to enjoy the library’s digital offerings from home, or better yet, come down and visit! We look forward to seeing you in the Library.

New at the Library!

awe elsNotice something different in the Children's Room? We have a new addition: the AWE Early Literacy Station! The ELS features over 60 different educational games for children ages 2 and up. The games align with Common Core standards and cover a range of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) topics. The ELS utilizes engaging graphics and fun sound effects, and has a touchscreen menu that is easy for little fingers to use.

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There's also something new at the circulation desk! Have you read an awesome book lately? Tell us about it, and we'll put it on display in the Awesome Box!

If you're looking for something good to read but aren't sure what to choose, see what other people have read and found awesome! See a list of all Awesome Box submissions here, on our Pinterest.

Are You Following Us on Pinterest?

pinterestCheck out the Topsfield Town Library's Pinterest page to keep up-to-date on all our new acquisitions! We update weekly with new movies, books, music CDs, and audiobooks. We also recommend read-alikes for popular authors, and keep themed lists so that you can easily find your next winter read or movie-night pick. Check out "Holiday Stories," "Foreign Films," "Crafts and Gift-making" and more! All books and CDs are linked to our catalog; click through to see where they are in the library, or to place a hold online.

If you didn't know that you can request items online, it's easy! Just click "place hold" and log into your account by using your library card barcode number as your username and the last four digits of your phone number as your password. Verify your information on the next screen, click "submit," and you're done! We'll notify you when your item arrives.

Introducing Tumblebooks!

tumblebooksGood news! We now subscribe to the TumbleBook Library. The TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks—animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book that you can read or have read to you.

Also available in the TumbleBook Library are fun and educational games, puzzles, videos, and language-learning materials. Follow this link to check it out!

Have You Renewed Your Friends Membership?

It's October, and the new Friends of the Library membership year has begun! The Friends sponsor several library programs, organize two book sales per year, and provide us with our many museum passes. Joining the Friends is a great way to support the library and stay on top of library news and events.

Joining the Friends also allows you to use our museum passes, granting discounts to 14 different Boston-area museums and parks. The Friends membership year runs from October through September. Membership dues are $25 for a family or $10 for seniors aged 60+. To join, fill out a membership form and drop off the form and your membership dues at the main desk of the library. Thank you for your support!

Introducing: Topsfield Times

topsfield timesThe Topsfield Town Library is proud to introduce Topsfield Times: A Community and Local History Resource. Topsfield Times is a collection of information about people, places, and events that have a connection to Topsfield, Massachusetts. Entries are added by staff of the library, and we welcome contributions and suggestions for content. If you have any questions about Topsfield Times, or would like to submit a suggestion, e-mail the wiki workers at ito@mvlc.org.

zinioZinio Digital Magazines!

Good news for magazine readers: the Topsfield Library now subscribes to Zinio! Zinio is an online newsstand offering unlimited access to digital magazines, easily viewable on any internet-enabled device. To access Zinio, you will need your Topsfield library card barcode number. View on your computer, or use the iPad or Android app.

We currently subscribe to Bloomburg Businessweek, Consumer Reports, Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Every Day with Rachel Ray, Martha Stewart Living, National Geographic, Newsweek, O, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, Taste of Home, Us Weekly, and VIVmag. If you have any suggestions for future purchases, contact us!

For help, see the step-by-step user guide, or ask a librarian. Please consider filling out this short survey so that we know what you like about Zinio and what you would like to see in the future.

New Popular Music!

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Have you seen our popular music section recently? We are currently expanding the collection! Some of our most recent purchases include albums by Justin Timberlake, Of Monsters and Men, The Lumineers, and Imagine Dragons. Request one today on our online catalog, or stop by to check out what's available!

If you want to hear new music, but don't want to leave the comfort of home, why not try Freegal? The library's subscription to Freegal allows Topsfield cardholders to download songs for free. Just enter your library card barcode number to access the database, then search or browse for songs. Each card is allowed three downloads per week, and you may keep your songs forever! For more information, read the Freegal FAQ.