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The Millicent Library in Fairhaven welcomes you to its 2015 Summer Reading program. This year’s theme is “Every Hero Has A Story.” The Teen theme is “Unmask!” Check the Summer Reading Program Page for more details.

Free Fun Fridays
The Highland Street Foundation is once again offering no cost admission to various museums, zoos and other fun places. Go to their Free Fun Fridays web page for more details.

Internet Places for Historical Books

Try typing in Fairhaven, Fair-haven, or “Fair Haven” into these scans of old books:

  • Internet Archive – non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more
  • Google Books – latest index of the world’s books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free
  • Digital Commonwealth – historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts

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Go to our BookLetters Page to sign up for alerts when new titles are available

Commonwealth eBook Collections
The Library has subscribed to this new service. If you search the catalog, content from this will show up in a tab. Or you can go to the website and play around with it.

seed-ex-icon Fairhaven Seed Exchange
The Fairhaven Sustainability Committee has once again set up the seed exchange. You can bring in seeds to the library and choose different ones from the collection. The display is in the front of the library under the stained glass window to the right. For more information please contact

Ship Models on DisplayOur current display in the Rogers Room is the work of William A. Smith, of Fairhaven who was a carpenter for 55 years. He has been making ship models for about 10 years. To date he has completed a dozen boats. The ships on display are JESSICA which was completed in 1999 and took a number of months to finish; JEAN MARIE constructed in 2013 and took an entire year to complete and a tug boat which was created in 2014. smith-models

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Check here to see the latest fundraising projects to benefit the Friends.
Limited Edition Millicent Library card!

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Friends of the Millicent Library Facebook Page for information on the Friends, and much more! Read about the chair project.

Millicent Library Facebook Page maintained by Youth Services Librarian Jane Murphy geared toward the young and young at heart.

Don’t Forget Our Online Magazine Databases
If you are looking up information in magazines, check out the Databases and Passes tab above. You can access many of these even if you don’t live in Fairhaven, and we also do have some that are for Fairhaven cardholders only (you need your library card number), like the very popular Consumer Reports Magazine. They are not cheap, so we want them to be used!!!

Mark Twain CarvingThe Millicent Library is the proud recipient of a beautiful carving of Mark Twain, complete with white suit and mustache. He was carved by Fairhaven artist Richard Dube, who also carved a bust of Henry Huttleston Rogers for the Town Hall. (Click on the picture for a full-length view.)Check the artist’s web page to see some of his other work.

Slocum at SmithsonianThere is a post about “Joshua Slocum and the Smithsonian” at the Smithsonian Collections Blogspot for September 24, 2014. They used images from the Millicent Library’s copy of a souvenir booklet that includes a piece of the Spray’s sail. The Smithsonian does not own a copy of this booklet.To see the whole booklet, follow the link on our Joshua Slocum Page. spraybk-temp

What to Read

Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group:
10:00 am, Library Auditorium, Walnut Street Entrance, Call 992-5342 for info
The morning book discussion group takes a haitus during the summer. Check back for the fall and winter titles.
Thursday Afternoon Fairhaven Book Lovers’ Group:
Meetings are at 1 pm, either in the auditorium or in the Rogers Room upstairs.

Where’s the Book Sale?

We have moved the Friends of the Library book sale table to the Walnut Street lobby. There is more room and more light. We will be trying to put out only items in good condition. If you have books or DVDs to donate, you may leave them in the plastic bin under the booksale table.