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Have you ever wanted to find out what playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is all about without having to buy it?  Here's your chance!
You can now borrow one of two role-playing sets for up to two months, giving you plenty of time to learn the rules of the game and complete an adventure.
The D&D Starter Set is perfect for beginners aged 12+, offering five pre-generated characters, rulebook, four sets of dice, and a full-fledged adventure that's been crafted for you.  Great for 3-5 players.
For those who are familiar with the game but want more freedom to create your own characters and adventure, the D&D Essentials Kit provides everything you need to know to get started, including an introductory adventure, Dungeon Master's screen, map, four sets of dice, and 81 cards for magic items and sidekicks. Ideal for 2-6 players aged 12+.
Stop by our Main Floor Desk to ask about our kits or take one home using your library card.
These kits are made possible through CARES Act funding to Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
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Come along with Red Sox's own Wally the Green Monster on an interactive reading adventure on Zoom! He will be showing kids how to use sounds, actions, and imagination to make books come alive! This virtual, fun, fast-paced show invites kids to explore the joys of reading while laughing and increasing their confidence in learning.  All ages welcome.  Registration is required.  Call the library at 508-946-2470 to sign up.

This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Pick up a movie/popcorn bundle just in time for summer vacations. Bundles include a few DVDs, a bag of popcorn, activity sheets and a few books to go along with the movies. Available on a first come, first served basis starting Thursday, July 1st.

2021 Sync BannerFree Downloadable Books All Summer!

In addition to the free ebooks and audiobooks you can download from Overdrive, teens can access even more free audiobooks this summer from SYNC, a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+.  Starting April 29, SYNC will give away two thematically-paired audiobook downloads a week.  

How does it work?

  • Titles are accessible in Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive.  Middleborough NMS and MHS students have Sora accounts already—click here!  See download instructions below.
  • Each SYNC audiobook will be featured in Sora for a window of 7 days.
  • Titles are yours indefinitely once you “borrow” them during their 7-day availability window in Sora.
  • Sign-up to get notifications when the free audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message (text syncYA to 25827), email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com

I already use Sora for school. How do I add SYNC titles?

If you already use Sora, you’ll need to add the SYNC program’s library. Here are the steps:

  1. In Sora, open the menu (in the top-right corner).
  2. Select Add a library.
  3. Search for audiobooksync and select the library from the results.
  4. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.

Can I use Libby or the OverDrive app for the SYNC program instead of the Sora app?

The SYNC program will only work with Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. You don’t need to be affiliated with a school to use Sora with the SYNC program.

First register for SYNC 2021. Then set up Sora.

How do I set up Sora if I don't already have a school account? 

  1. Download Sora from the Apple App Storeor Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com in your browser.
  2. In Sora, tap I have a setup code (at the bottom of the screen).
  3. Enter this setup code: audiobooksync.
  4. Enter the email address you used to sign up for SYNC.
  5. Tap Explore (at the bottom of the screen) to see the week’s featured titles 
Can I delete the titles from my device?
Yes, you can delete the downloaded audiobook files in Sora if you need to free up space on your device. If you delete the files, the title will stay on your Shelf, and you’ll be able to download and access it again.
To delete a downloaded audiobook’s files, tap the checkmark next to the title on your Shelf, Stream (when online), then select Yes, delete download.
PLEASE NOTE:  If you RETURN an audiobook, it will be completely removed from your account in Sora and you’ll lose access to it once its SYNC availability period is over. We don’t recommend doing this!

For Technical Assistance, please contact synchelp@audiofilemagazine.com

Visit www.audiofilemagazine.com/sync for more information about SYNC.

See the free titles being offered:

SYNC brochure with all free audio book titles 

Free audio book titles from May 27-June 23

Free audio book titles from June 24-July 21

Free audio book titles from July 8-August 4