Library Blog

June 5th 2017

Did you know that you can borrow eBooks and audiobooks from the library for FREE? You’re reading a library blog so the answer to that question might be “yes,” but we think it’s a fact worth repeating. Speaking of downloading eBooks from the library… Overdrive* has just released a spiffy new app called Libby. You can download Libby from the App store, Google play, or Microsoft. We’ve been tinkering with it at the Central branch, and are happy to report that the new app is great! If you’ve... Read Post

May 27th 2017

It's been a while since we've added a Meet the Staff installment to the blog, and we wanted to fix that! This time, we thought it would be great to not only let you meet one staff member, but our whole Children's Department! The Children's Department has seen a few changes over the last year or so, meaning we have plenty to share. Between the Central Library and the East and West Branch, we've got one of the best teams of Children's Librarians around! 

We asked each of them a few... Read Post

May 26th 2017
Picture of resume and cover letter writing Books

Looking for a job? Did you know that public libraries are key sources of helping job applicants find jobs? Libraries give access to job-seekers. In this vital time of economic stress, this is very important.

So, the Somerville Public Library has thrown together a display of articles, lists of job websites, general information on how to find a job, and where local facilities are in the area that can also be of assistance to you. In addition to this, we have tons of books (we always... Read Post

May 25th 2017

Hey all,

If you're someone that is into your privacy or not into privacy these resources may be of interest to you. Tech-savvy or not you should protect you, your friends and your identity from the internet!


A search engine like Google that doesn't track your searches!

Tor Browser-

This application re-routes and encrypts communications through a variety of networks. This makes it very hard for someone to track you! The Tor Browser can be... Read Post

May 18th 2017
Celtics Logo

After the Celtics score last night, some of the Boston fans out there may be a tad disappointed or feeling like basketball is over for the year. Well, it doesn't have to be. Basketball doesn't have to be over as long as there are books to be read. In fact, the Somerville Public Library has quite a sports section. Some titles your local librarian recommends include:


The book of basketball : the NBA according to the sports guy / Bill Simmons

Bill Simmons, the from-... Read Post

May 17th 2017
Kittens reading a book.

Check out this cool interactive website that will tell you what to read next based on your favorite book or author!

May 16th 2017
Image stating "The only thing you absolutely need to know if the location of the library"

Most Wonderful Place on Earth


May 9th 2017
Chair at the Beach with a book on top.

Even though it's cold out there, warm and sunny beach weather should be arriving any day now! So remember, just like "think spring"!, think beach! To help speed up the process, maybe even read a few beach books. We have a wonderful display here at the central library created by Librarian Mary. Beach books include:

Beach Road by James Patterson

"Down-and-out Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy's ship finally comes in when he's hired to defend a local man accused of the triple murder... Read Post

May 3rd 2017

Is your beach body ready yet? It's almost that time of year again; soon you, all your friends and all of your books will be hitting up the beach again. If you’re like me, you’re still starting to just work out or maybe haven't even started working out at all. If you like to start slow and need an intro back into the gym lifestyle, then maybe try yoga. If you don't know how to try yoga, you can use your local library to find out how! The good ole' Somerville Public Library has some spanking... Read Post

April 24th 2017

Read all about it here (or watch the news clip) at CNN.

April 12th 2017
A smiling car with the words April 12, 2017 - "Celebrate National Bookmobile Day!"

As part of National Library Week, National Bookmobile Day, signifies bookmobiles that deliver books to needed areas by our dedicated professionals. Please help celebrate national library week and thank your librarian! #librariestransform.


If your interested in learning more, check out these links below:


National Bookmobile Day 2017 - At a Glance

April 11th 2017
Image depicting National Library Workers Day poster.

This year, National Library Workers Day (part of National Library Week) falls on Tuesday April 11, 2017, which if you didn't already know, is today!

Check out this link if you want to learn more: Nominate a stellar library worker!

Or comment below and tell us who your favorite librarian is!

April 10th 2017

#Libraries Transform

Click the link above to know what National Library week is all about!

April 6th 2017

Have you ever read a book and felt like you just finished a really good and satisfying novel? The words were just right and the text just rolls. You can't put the book down. Well, if you're looking for a book like that, I would recommend All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. This Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction book, is about an unlikely relationship between a young girl and a man set in a small town in the Midwest. Wavy, the main character, is a young child living in a... Read Post

April 4th 2017

I just finished watching Game of thrones, season 6, which I requested and after a surprisingly short waiting list, the whole season was waiting for me at circulation at the central (main)  library! Guiltily enough, I binged watched the whole season over a period of 4 days. I just can't get enough of the mother of dragons and Jon Snow (Can you say ::geek alert::?).

But, with season 7 premiering on July 16, 2017, I had to catch up on my favorite show. So if you are into action and... Read Post