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The Fairhaven Star newspaper (1879-1967) is now online!

The digital archive is made possible by the Community Preservation Act and the Millicent Library.
It is at

East Fairhaven History
Through the generosity of the Hemingway family, we have put Volume One of Natalie Hemingway’s East Fairhaven History online.
You can find links to the pdf on our East Fairhaven History page.

guestbook The Millicent Library Guestbook
When the library’s original visitor book was filled up, we had it rebound. They also digitized it, although it’s not searchable. I split it into four parts, each about 7MB and you can browse to your heart’s content. If you signed the book here before 2012 (and after 1894) you may be in it.

Read about our HOTSPOT. Check it out for a week and get Internet access just about anywhere.
NOTE: Fairhaven cardholders only

Movies, Music and More – Instantly Available – 24/7 – Free with your Library Card!

Borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app (available from your Apple or Google Play store) or on a computer, all borrowed content may be streamed. You may download up to 8 titles a month. (There is a library-wide daily limit, so if you get a message about it, try again after 7 PM).
Go to Hoopla’s website.   NOTE: Fairhaven residents only for our subscription

Attention, Readers!!! We have NoveList!

novplus NoveList Plus! — if you’ve ever wondered what you should read next, you will love this. If your favorite author is on vacation, between books or (heaven forbid) has passed away, you can go to one of their books and select a “read-alike.” You can browse, or add in a theme, genre or even make up something like “romance and zombies.” Really. And it’s not just for fiction. There are many features and this database has been around for over 20 years and we were lucky to be able to get it again through the SAILS network.
novk8plus NoveList K-8 Plus! — this is the equally awesome version of NoveList Plus only with a concentration on children’s literature.
It’s really worth looking at, especially for all the young readers who can’t get enough to read!

lost LOST FISHERMEN DATABASEVisit the Lost Fishermen site from the Millicent Library archives. A database dedicated to those local fishermen lost at sea. This is an ongoing labor of love from archivist Deb Charpentier and her volunteer staff.

The town has arranged for its reports from 1854 to 2010 to be put online. There may be some missing (haven’t gone through them all yet) and there are also a couple of School Committee reports from 1848 and 1849. Books digitized through a federally funded LSTA grant (Library Services and Technology Act), through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Fairhaven’s Office of Tourism has uploaded some Fairhaven videos to Youtube.

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Friends of the Millicent Library Facebook Page for information on the Friends, and much more! Upcoming events and library tidbits.

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

What to Read

book-icon New York Times Best Seller Lists — all the lists you could want! A very cool site.

Fairhaven Book Lovers’ Group:
NOTE CHANGES: Meetings are at 11 am in the Rogers Room upstairs.

  • October 19-Time has changed from 1 to 11
    Book will be The Woman in Cabin 10
  • November 16 – Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group:
Program starts at 10 a.m. Please use Walnut Street Entrance

  • January 18, 2018 – The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
  • February 15, 2018 – We Never Asked For Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • March 15 – Alligator Candy (nonfiction) by David Kushner
  • April 19 – The General’s Women by Susan Willig Albert
  • May 17 – Harmony by Carolyn Packhurst

What’s better than a Library Card? TWO Library cards! Massachusetts residents can sign up for a Boston Public Library e-Card and have access to a lot of online resources, including magazines, database, e-books,and more.

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!!!