Eileen M. Perkins Library Media Center

Welcome to the Eileen M. Perkins Media Center at Ralph C. Mahar Regional School

Karen Thorn, Library Media Specialist

Library Hours


Monday: 7:30-2:00Tuesday: 7:30-3:00Wednesday: 7:30-3:00Thursday 7:30-2:00Friday 7:30-2:00
The mission of the Eileen M. Perkins Library Media Center program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information; students are empowered to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The library media center strives to be a center of collaborative learning that produces creative students who have an appreciation of literature, circuital thinking skills, and a respect for others and self.

Library Resources

Gale Magazine/Newspaper database provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

Our library's digital catalog.

SIRS Discoverer is a database for middle school students, covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.

Central and Western Massachusetts library network. Find any book through CWMARS Inter-Library Loan System.

Use this link to sign up for a Boston Public Library e-card and get access to additional databases and e-books.

JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

Free Access with Boston Public Library E-Card!!!

A search engine specifically for students. Every Web site in SweetSearch has been evaluated by a team of researchers, teachers and librarians.

Don’t know what to read next? Let this online source help you find books based on what you have read before. Even though there is a login tab, you do not have to register to use this website. It is free.

GoodReads is a social media website for those who love to read. You can find and create book reviews, find new, interesting books to read, and link everything to your Facebook page!

If you are reading books that are a part of a series then check this website out. What's Next helps organize different series of books that may not be individually numbered.

EasyBib is a free online biographic citation tool

The Library is on Instagram! Follow us at

@MaharLibrary