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9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Holidays
Archives and Historical Research by appointment
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The town of Fairhaven has been repairing the sidewalks. We got a Community Preservation Grant to have repointing done, hence the scaffolding. The tree and hedges that were put in around the time of the addition in the 1960’s have been removed for various reasons. The antique lamppost will be repaired and possibly have a solar light installed (electric wiring is not an option.) We will look into restoring the sundial…years ago, the gnomon was broken off during an attempt to steal it. With the tree and hedges gone, security cameras will have better reach.
Click to see a photo of what the library was intended to look like.

The Library will be open regular hours except we will be closed all day Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Saturday will be 9-3 as usual.

plimoth New! Plimoth Plantation Pass

Reduced admission for a family of 4 to Plimouth Plantation and Plimoth Grist Mill.

Check the Plantation website. Just in time for the fall season.

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.

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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.

What to Read

Thursday Afternoon Fairhaven Book Lovers’ Group:
Meetings are at 1 pm, either in the auditorium or in the Rogers Room upstairs.

  • December 10, 2015– The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • January 14, 2016 — Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group:
10:00 am, Library Auditorium, Walnut Street Entrance, Call 992-5342 for info

  • November 19, 2015–Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
  • December 17, 2015–Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • January 21, 2016–The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  • February 18, 2016– Orphan Train by Christina Kline
  • March 17, 2016–Boston Girl by Anita Diamenti
  • April 21,2016–New Bedford Mansions by Peggi Medeiros
  • May 19, 2016–Revolutionary by Alex Meyers

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!!!

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.