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Visit our Online Catalog for hardcopy, large print and books on CD versions.

Looking for more book recommendations? Fill out our Reader Request form for personalized suggestions!


Welcome to Summer in North Andover!

Join us at the Library or around Town for great things to do. All Library events are free; everyone is welcome. Most events are drop-in and do not require registration.

Click on the links below for event lists, movie schedules, school reading lists, and Digital Book Displays, or to answer the question “What do I read next?”

Remember your Library Card gives you access to 1,000s of materials online 24/7.

Lost your Stevens library card? Free replacement cards during Summer at the Stevens! (regularly $1)

Why Reading Matters

Why Reading Matters – Make Reading a Family Affair this Summer

Have you heard the term “summer slide?” This is a concern that reading ability and other academic skills can decline during the summer when school is out. Studies show that children who read during the summer months have stronger reading and comprehension skills when they return to school in the fall. Reading this summer helps prepare for school in September.
Here are some ways you can help grow as a reader:
  • Encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes a day.
  • Let your child make their own selections. Show an interest in what they read: talk about what and why they chose something.
  • Read yourself to show you enjoy and value reading, too.
  • Read anything and everything: books, magazines, newspapers, comic book, both printed books and e-books.
  • Listening counts: enjoy audiobooks, e-audiobooks, read-along-books.