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The Millicent Library is now open at our regular hours!
No appointment is necessary for computer use or browsing.

If you would like to reserve a time to use a computer you may do so by visiting our booking site at MillicentLibrary.SimplyBook.Me.

We are still providing outside pickup at specific times during the day. To schedule a time to pick up materials outside please contact us at or 508-992-5342.

Summer Reading

Summer Reading is here! This year’s theme Tails & Tales is for readers of all ages. Play along by completing reading, listening, watching and learning challenges in our Summer Reading Packets.  Fill out and enter completed challenge tickets for raffle prizes like gift cards to local businesses, book bundles, toys and more! Prizes will be drawn on August 21st, and are on view in the library.

Sign-up for the Adult/Teen Summer Reading Program, or, the Children’s Summer Reading Program. You can pick up a packet during regular library hours, or download and print one at home when you sign-up.


Outdoor Storytime

Read, sing, and get up and move on the Millicent Library Lawn!  Outdoor Storytime is happening Every Wednesday at 11am.
Registration Required: Click here to sign-up on our calendar!

This program is recommended for families with kids aged 3+ (siblings are welcome!). Spaces are limited to 25 attendees.
Families are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on, and to dress for the weather. Rain date is the following Thursday – we will contact you if the event is rescheduled.

Library Moth Craft Kit
Make a little library moth out of recycled book pages! Celebrate our Summer Reading theme, “Tails and Tales”, with animal crafts every other Friday of the month, all summer long! 
Get this kit (and books about peacocks and other birds) by filling out this form. We will call you when your kit is available. 

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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. Please wait till we are open before sending or bringing them in. 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!

NEW!  Fairhaven High School Yearbooks, have been digitized and put up on the Internet Archive. The library’s collection runs from 1923 – 2019. There are a few missing. The earlier ones are not yearbooks as we think of them and don’t have photos. Digitization was made possible by the Regional Digitization in Massachusetts, funded by LSTA Grant and administered by the Boston Public Library

Fairhaven Cemetery Records
It is designed to help users locate the graves of their relatives or other people in whom they are interested. It includes three cemeteries: Naskatucket, Riverside, and Woodside. When complete, it will contain the records of more than 25,000 burials. The information is based on cemetery records, town records, and field research at the cemeteries themselves. The database also includes cemeteries that are on private property and inaccessible to the public.

Vital Records Fairhaven Vital Records 1844-1899
Birth, death, and marriage records of the Town of Fairhaven. It is designed to be used by genealogists, historians, and others interested in the people who lived in our town in the nineteenth century. In addition to the dates of life events, many entries include the cause of death, names of parents and spouses, and place of birth.

The Fairhaven Star newspaper (1879-1967)

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


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 Eldred (Eldridge, Eldredge) 1635-1940 genealogy is now available in the Archives (not online). This collection is comprised of over 70 volumes that include census records and birth, death and marriage certificates. Bradford W. Luther, a local genealogist, has spent many years traveling around the country collecting and compiling this information. We are very grateful to be the recipient of Mr. Luther’s family genealogy.

Don’t forget Bookpage!

The Friends of the Library generously subscribe to the print edition of this book newsletter available at the desk. But on the Bookpage website, you can also read articles about books and sign up for email notifications on various categories of books that have just come out. Then you can go to the SAILS catalog and put holds on anything that looks interesting to you.

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.