The Pollard Memorial Library is opening up to the Lowell community in a new and exciting way!
Over the next few months, you can enjoy all sorts of family fun at the library such as…
- book clubs
- book readings
In addition, cool events for kids will be taking place over February vacation like…
- Star Wars Jedi Training
- Award winning film “Brave” with hot chocolate!
What better way to enjoy the next few months than at your own library?
For a complete list of events, visit the PML website at www.pollardml.org.
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The Pollard Memorial Library is hosting an open house to celebrate the new equipment they purchased with the generous support from the Pollard Library Foundation, the Lowell Lions’ Club, and other individuals. See What You’ve Been Missing is an open house showcasing these new low vision resources which will allow the library to better serve visually impaired patrons.
The open house takes place on Friday, February 10, 2012, with events from 9am-3pm.
The schedule of the day’s events is as follows:
9am-3pm: On Sight Mobile Clinic
The New England Eye Institute’s On Sight Mobile Clinic will offer complete eye exams for adults. The mobile clinic’s van will be located in front of the library onMerrimack Street.
12pm-1pm: Demonstration of Low Vision Resources – Thank you to Donors
Following a demonstration of the new equipment, Pollard Library will publicly thank the donors who have made the library’s Low Vision Workstation possible. Other resources for the visually impaired in the library and in the greaterLowellcommunity will also be discussed at this time.
1:30pm-3:30pm: Film “Going Blind”
An award winning documentary by Joe Lovett that shows individuals from across the country of all different ages and backgrounds who are coping with the experience of vision loss. Lovett himself has lost a large portion of his vision as a result of glaucoma.
Any question regarding this open house or the events taking place, please contact
Beth Brassel, Young Adult Librarian
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It certainly has been a busy summer at the library! Our Summer Reading Program kicked off on June 22nd with a terrific puppet show featuring Pumpernickel Puppets. Seventy patrons, young and old, enjoyed puppet performances of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” and “The Lion and the Mouse.” The summer was filled with reading raffles, storytimes, Lego Club, Passport Pals, a very active teen volunteer program and lots and lots of reading. Our readers read over 2,000 hours and over 1,000 young patrons participated in our various summer activities.
This summer the library took our Summer Reading Program on the road. Teen volunteers, under the direction of Young Adult Librarian, Beth Brassel, made weekly visits to Lowell Housing Authority’s summer camp. Volunteers shared stories, played games, and conducted craft activities with the children. And of course had lots of fun!
Our Summer Reading Program formally concluded with a visit from some very unusual patrons. Animal World Experience brought a menagerie of creatures from a hissing cockroach to a giant snake to a climbing tree frog who actually climbed library walls! Everyone who attended had a blast.
To see photos of the fun go to our “Children’s Happenings” blog at
Barely having time to catch our breath, we are already planning our fall programs including our next big event – the Pollard Memorial Library’s “Fall Festival.” The festival will take place on Saturday, October 1st. More details to come. For information on our fall programs check out the library’s online calendar at
Thanks to Molly Hancock and Beth Brassell of the PML for this submission
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The Pollard Memorial Library played host to a very special guest yesterday morning. Senator Eileen Donoghue took a tour of the library led by Director Vicky Woodley, Community Planning Librarian Sean Thibodeau and Library Trustee Marianne Gries. While there she received a new library card and sampled a fun children’s program from the April Vacation Week series. Ms. Woodley took the opportunity to not only show off the beauty of the space but also emphasize the importance of maintaining funding levels to preserve and maintain the space.
More on the Senator Donoghue’s visit and a full slate of library activities, including a visit on April 28th by reknowned New England author Linda Greenlaw, can be found here at the Pollard’s blog. It’s well worth checking out and includes some fantastic photography by Tony Sampas, Marianne Gries and Sean Thibodeau.
Speaking of beautiful photography, the Massachusetts Library Association recently sponsored a “Library Snapshot Day” with the goal of capturing a day in the life of the library. The Pollard Memorial Library enthusiastically participated. Find our contribution at the Pollard’s Flckr site here.
Snap Shot Day at the Pollard
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