January is Puzzle Month!

New puzzles just added to our collection – Borrow one today!

January is National Puzzle Month!

It’s a perfect time to do a little brain exercise. Whether it’s a crossword, jigsaw, or Sudoku, puzzles engage our brain in more ways than one. Scientists have discovered that when we work on a jigsaw puzzle, we utilize both sides of the brain, improving memory, cognitive function, and problem-solving skills in the process. Also, recent studies have shown that people who participate in collaborative games, such as puzzles, have higher levels of happiness; a challenging jigsaw puzzle undoubtedly brings out that sense of joy!

Looking for something to do in these stay-at-home times? A jigsaw puzzle is great entertainment! Do you need a puzzle? The Athol Library has more than 100 puzzles to lend, including several added to the collection just this week! Visit the library to browse the puzzle section and choose the right one for you.


You know what goes great with a jigsaw puzzle? Audiobooks! There’s nothing like listening to a great story while staring at a box of 1,000 puzzle pieces. The Athol Public Library has an extensive selection of CD and MP3CD audiobooks, as well as a rich collection of digital audios you can borrow. Ask any library staff member to help you!

There’s nothing like that snap as the last puzzle piece clicks into place. Feeling proud after completing your puzzle? Share a picture online using #NationalPuzzleMonth and #AtholPublicLibrary to encourage people to join in the fun!

Please call or visit the library for more information. The library is currently open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. The telephone number is 978-249-9515. See you soon!