The Library is open for limited services. Online resources, including downloadable books & movies, are available 24/7.
Contact the library through our chat service. You can also email us at rdesk@mhl.org or send a text to 978-315-6123.

The Library closes at 4pm on Wednesday, November 25th & remains closed November 26th & 27th for Thanksgiving.

Memorial Hall Library

Anti-racism & Social Justice Sources

Libraries Working Towards Social Justice

Memorial Hall Library is part of an initiative to educate and raise awareness in our community about issues related to racial and social inequities and to promote anti-racism and social justice. The Town has created a division, Andover DIVERSE, to focus on advancing community driven initiatives aimed at building a more diverse and inclusive Andover. MHL librarians have compiled a list of resources for all ages. MHL is also collaborating with seven other Merrimack Valley libraries - Burlington Public Library, Haverhill Public Library, Lawrence Public Library, Nevins Memorial Library, Stevens Memorial Library, Tewksbury Public Library, and Wilmington Memorial Library, on a virtual programming series in the coming months.

Unless otherwise noted, these resources were not created by MHL staff nor are they hosted on MHL's website, but they are sources that we consider to be of good quality. This list is by no means exhaustive. We attempt to prioritize local resources as well as resources created by Black and brown voices. We invite you to join us on this journey and to send your book and resource recommendations to rdesk@mhl.org. We'll update these lists over time.

Memorial Hall Library staff members have formed an Inclusivity Committee. Read more about it here.

Book Lists Curated by MHL

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Merrimack Valley Organizations & Initiatives

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