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The library will be CLOSED all day on Saturday, August 6 due to building conditions with high temperatures and lack of air conditioning.

Sign-up for Summer Reading!

During Read Beyond the Beaten Path all ages are invited to complete reading and learning challenges for a chance to win prizes in our raffle.  Summer Reading kicks-off on June 25th at the Homecoming Fair – visit our booth for free t-shirts and giveaways. All tickets need to be returned by August 19th, winners will be announced August 20th.

Register online or in-person at the library to get your Summer Reading Challenge Packet:

Registration for Children (recommended for kids 12 and under)

Registration for Teens and Adults (recommended for ages 12+)

Questions? Contact Allie:

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Outdoor Storytime & Baby Storytime

Read, sing, and get up and move on the Millicent Library Lawn! Sign up for weekly Storytime sessions on our calendar.

Baby Storytime for babies, toddlers and caregivers: Tuesdays @9:30.

Outdoor Storytime for preschoolers and families: Wednesdays @10:30 

Questions? Contact Allie:

Want to be a part of history?
We hope to have a collection of townspeople’s thoughts and experiences during this Coronavirus crisis. Please see the Coronavirus Fairhaven page where there is a very short list of questions. Also VERY IMPORTANT is getting input from people who are not online, so maybe you could print out the questions and leave them with loved ones for their impressions too. Thank you!










Research and learn about local history

The Millicent Library has an amazing collection of online local history resources

 Lost Fishermen Database: A database dedicated to those local fishermen lost at sea.


  The Fairhaven Star Newspaper: Search full text of local news from 1879 to 1967.


Fairhaven Cemetery Records: Locate graves of relatives or other  people of interest. It includes three cemeteries: Naskatucket, Riverside, and Woodside as well as inaccessible cemeteries on private property.

Fairhaven High School Yearbooks: Yearbooks covering the years 1923-2019. Digitization was made possible by the Regional Digitization in Massachusetts, funded by LSTA Grant and administered by the Boston Public Library.


Learn more about these resources as well as other resources such as The Barnacle, Fairhaven Town Reports (1847-2020), Fairhaven Vital Records and more on the Millicent Library Archives Page.


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