Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Seekonk Public Library, the American Library Association and libraries across the country wish to remind parents and caregivers that a library card is an essential back-to-school item. Assisting students is an important part of our mission. Our staff works closely with teachers and school librarians to provide the information […]

An Open Letter to Library Users in Rehoboth — Please Support Blanding Library

Dear Library Users, We understand that the Town of Rehoboth faces a significant financial challenge.  As your neighbors, we are reluctant to weigh-in on next week’s  Proposition 2 ½ Override vote, but we are also seriously concerned about the possibility of the Blanding Public Library not receiving  sufficient funds to retain state certification.    As library […]

Seekonk Meadows Anniversary Celebration, 2014

The Seekonk Meadows is an extraordinary community resource. On June 21, the community celebrated the third anniversary of the opening of the Meadows with music, art, kite flying, storytelling and a host of other activities. Some pictures from that day can be seen below. We greatly appreciate everyone who was involved in making this summer […]

Pay By Credit Card

You can now pay library fines and fees with a credit or debit card with a new service offered by the SAILS network called SmartPay. Library users have been asking for this convenient method of payment for several years.  After several months of study and field testing, SmartPay has  proven to be easy to use, secure […]

Internet Replacing Libraries (?)

An occasionally heard statement that baffles me is that we no longer need public libraries.  I have heard and seen this comment in print for about twenty-five years now.  The proponents of the “imminent demise of libraries” theory are often self-identified technology futurists. Their usual rationale is that everything is available on the internet and […]

Newsletter, April 2013

Although the earth and sun may have already aligned astronomically, New Englanders know that spring really doesn’t start until sometime this month. April is a time of new beginnings. We at the library are always ready to help you plan and launch your springtime projects and adventures. If you are working on your garden or […]