Special Needs Lego Time

This Saturday, March 10th at 10 AM we will be offering a Lego Time which is especially for special needs children. Join us for a morning of building and making new friends. For special needs children age 4 years and older. Special Needs Children of all abilities are welcome – those that can work independently and those that need lots of hand over hand help from their grownups. Stay the entire session or as long as your child wants. Siblings are always welcome!

No sign up necessary.

Contact Molly Hancock, Coordinator of Youth Services, with any questions at 978-674-1527 or e-mail

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Library Reopening!

The Pollard Memorial Library will reopen on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 with its regular operating hours of 9 am to 9 pm.

We look forward to welcoming patrons back after our recent closure.

Library staff will continue to be available at the Senior Center Monday through Friday from 9:15 – 1 until further notice. 

All holds will be held at Pollard Memorial Library starting February 28, 2018. Patrons who wish to pick up their holds at the Senior Center should request it through the main library line at 978-674-4120. 

All museum passes will be picked up at the Pollard Memorial Library starting February 28, 2018.

Please note that Thursday, March 1 will have delayed hours of 11 am to 9 pm due to the regularly scheduled staff meeting.

Library Reopening

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Support the Library Bookfair – this Saturday, February 17th!

Visit Barnes & Noble this Saturday to support the Pollard Memorial Library. You can shop in store or online with a percentage of your purchases going to help the library purchase items for our collection! Hope to see you there. Print the image below or show this image to help support Lowell’s Library!



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Limited Services Available at Senior Center Branch Starting Tuesday, January 16th

Senior Center Services Jan 2018

Starting Tuesday, January 16th the library will be offering limited services at our Senior Center Branch – 276 Broadway Street, 2nd floor.

Branch hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Patrons may pick up holds and museum passes, check out items from our branch collection and enjoy limited computer access.


  • Patrons can use their Pollard Library cards any MVLC library. See locations at
  • Patrons can pay fines online at No money will be collected at the Senior Center  Branch
  • Librarians are available at the main branch 978-674-4120 to answer questions, fulfill hold requests, help with your account, change item hold locations, and more!
  • Our digital branch is always open. Ebooks, audiobooks, streaming movies and music are just a click away at

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to recover from this unfortunate incident. Updates will be posted to the home page of our website.

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Special Exhibit – The Acadian Exile in Massachusetts, 1755-1766

We have a special exhibit on the second floor, courtesy of The Secretary of the Commonwealth. It documents a terrible chapter in Canadian and New England history: the deportation of thousands of French speakers from eighteenth century Nova Scotia to Massachusetts and other English colonies, and later to France.

The English and French had been fighting over North American territory for nearly three centuries and these unlucky inhabitants were victims of an English victory. After a few difficult years in Massachusetts (Catholics were unwelcome) many of the deportees were finally able to leave this area and move to Quebec, Louisiana and other places. The plight of the Acadians was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his 1847 poem, Evangeline, the story of two lovers separated in the great upheaval.

Books on French Canadian history and genealogy are available in the Reference Room along with the display.

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