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Meekins is OPEN VIRTUALLY

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

smileyHelp and Questions - If you are having trouble using your card or need help with downloading or signing up for Acorn TV or anything please call 413-268-7472. Leave a message and we will get back to you. We have a special reference email set up for any questionsEmail us at meekinsreference@cwmars.org

FAQs for Meekins during the closure


smileyE-Resources - We have so much to offer just by clicking on our E-Resources page and discover a world of digital info and entertainment. To name a few:
  • Acorn TV - world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond
  • Great Courses - the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment
  • Indieflix - pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.
  • Pongalo - Spanish language entertainment
  • Qello Concerets and Music - World's largest collection of concert films and music documentaries
  • From the rbdigital page follow the menu bars on the left side of the page to discover more options.
smileyFines will be waived for all CWMARS items through at least July 1, 2020.
smileyHolds are unavailable for pick up.  They will be waiting for you when we reopen and will be held for at least 7 days.
smileyReturns - Items may be returned to the bookdrop for your convenience.
smileyWe miss you and can't wait until we can reopen! We would love to hear from any of you and would especially be interested in any writings, poems, journaling you might be doing to track this extraordinary time in the world. Please contact us by phone or email if you have anything.  We will create an archival record of this time.
No Library Card, no problem!
Overdrive Instant Digital Card : a free solution for folks with mobile devices who do not currently have a library card and would like to download E-Audio books and/or E-Books.   Select CWMARS patron as your home library.

 
Kids - Explore Your Family History
FREE!!!
Genealogy for the Next Generation - 
It includes: information on how to interview relatives, scavenger-hunt and word-search games, craft activities like making a journal or a family keepsake, and information to help kids learn family-history terms and create a family chart or tree. 

 
You can access many great tools for conducting family history research from your home. 
  • Use your Boston Public Library ecard to access Ancestry Library edition at home or your Forbes Library card to access Heritage Quest from home.
There are also many wonderful and free tutorials and webinars available to help you get started or work on advanced subjects:



Free Digital Resources from Massachusetts Libraries
Free Resources from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners including:
FILMS


Here is a direct link for FREE children's audio books with read along capability. TumbleBooks has made these and other resources free during this unprecedented time. Please enjoy!

For math fun:
https://www.tumblemath.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c
For teens:
https://www.teenbookcloud.com/autologin.aspx?U=tumble2020&P=A3b5c6
 
Daily webcasts for kids of all ages
From the Massachusetts Library System

Draw Everyday with JJK
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Authors Everywhere
 
Coronavirus
Reputable links for factual information: