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September 3, 2019

Quincy Writer's Workshop
Saturday, September 14, 10 am

Award-winning author Sarah M. Anderson is the featured speaker at the inaugural meeting of the Quincy Writer’s Workshop, Saturday, September 14.  Writers of original fiction, memoirs, or personal essays are invited to join this series of workshops for support and encouragement in the sometimes lonely world of writing.  Call Libby at 223-1309, ext. 211 to reserve your space.  Read more.


Library Card Sign Up Month

Send your friends and family members to get library cards!  QPL cards allow access to material at the library, or to digital resources, available anywhere on your device. Readers who sign up for library cards  during September will be entered in drawings for three gift cards to local businesses. Residents living within QPL’s service area receive library cards at no additional charge. Non-resident cards are available for $100 per year, and cover all family members living at the same address.     


Homework Helpers

Access a wealth of resources to help with homework, research projects, and study aids through QPL’s website, 

  • Look for science projects, games, activities, historical timelines, and encyclopedia articles on World Book Web
  • Read about the culture and history of 175 countries on Global Road Warrior. 
  • Learning Express Library provides study guides and practice tests for students in grades 5 through college, on a variety of subjects.
  • Prepare for a driver’s license with DMV Practice Tests.
  • Learn Quincy history with the Historical Newspaper Archive or the Historic Photo Collection.

These resources and more are available from any location.  Just enter your library card bar code for access! View them.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to read aloud regularly to their children. The greatest predictor of school success is reading to a child in a regular basis before they start school. Sign up your child now and get started.  Read more.