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Delivery of three-tiered planter for 

The Merri​mac Public Library Native Pollinator Garden

 Merrimac Libraries bird houses were taken down by Youth Services Library Tracy Shaw and her husband, repaired, primed and brought returned to the Library and were then painted by volunteers from the Merrimac Garden Club and The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library. 

Check out these beautiful birdhouse the next time your at the libary. 

They are mounted on posts outside the children's room for the birds and the birdwatchers to enjoy!

A big Thank you to Tracy Shaw and her husband for all their hard work in getting the birdhouses ready for painting and remounting them.

 These two cute birdhouses were donated to the Merrimac Library and are also mounted outside the children's room

A big Thank You to Library Director, Kelly Unsworth for all her work in getting the "Adopt a Telescope" program to the Merrimac Public Library.

 The program, supported by The Aldrich Astronomical Society and funded by The Friends of the Merrimac Public Library.

Patrons can borrow the telescope from the library as you would a book.

Visit the Library and "check out" a telescope!

The Merrimac Public Library Has a Ukulele!

Funded by The Friends of the MPL 

The Ukulele comes with a case

and can be borrowed as you would a book

Visit the Merrimac Public Library today and learn to play a Ukulele!

The Merrimac Public Library Has A Telescope!

Students from Whittier Vocational Technical High School "proudly display" the three-tiered planter box that they built and delivered

to the Merrimac Public Library 

on March 9, 2022.

The group of seven students and their instructor, Mike Sandlin, from the Whittier Vocational Tech High School Carpentry Class, drove into the parking lot of the Merrimac Public Library to deliver a beautifully made red cedar planter to a waiting group of supporters 

from the Merrimac Garden Club, 

Staff of the Merrimac Library & Friends of the Merrimac Library. 

  This planter is the first step to creating 

    a Native Pollinator Garden for the 

          Merrimac Public Library and is a  

           community effort between the 

                 Merrimac Garden Club, 

   Merrimac Public Library Staff, 

The Friends of the Merrimac Library and Whittier Vocational Tech High School  

   Carpentry Department

all coordinated by Jennifer Mansfield


This community effort began in the fall

of 2021 with the “overall goal to promote native pollinators while raising awareness about the need for more native plant habitat creation and our deep connections to living things around us.”  With the first step completed, the next step will be to obtain soil & plants and bring in volunteers to help bring this endeavor to its full culmination.


There is a brass plaque on the front of the garden box that reads:

Merrimac Public Library Pollinator Garden

                  Created by: The Whittier Vocational  

                    Technical H.S. and sponsored by

the Friends of the Merrimac Library

and the Merrimac Garden Club 

The Planter is now in place behind the children's room with native plants now planted. 



The next time you're in the Merrimac Public Library check out the new ongoing and pop-up 

Friends of the Merrimac Library book sales. ·

 The Friends of the Library have a PERMANENT Book Sale in the Periodical Room, and there's a Pop-Up Book Sale of Children's and Young Adult books next to the Travel Section! 

Payment is accepted at the circulation desk! 

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