Future & Status of the Public Library

Why Public Support & Use of Libraries Continues to Grow A diverse group of about sixty Seekonk residents met  last evening to hear a presentation by the library design team from Tappe Architects.  Tappe has been hired by the Town to work with the Library Facilities Study Committee to coordinate a feasibility study and to develop schematic […]

Board of Library Trustees Meetings

Board of Library Trustees Meeting Schedule for FY 2017  The next meeting of the Board will on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Unless posted otherwise, all meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month in the Sullivan Room in the Library and start at 6:00 PM. The Library Trustees welcome questions, complaints, and suggestions.  The agenda […]

Survey on Library Hours

The library greatly appreciates the help of the 519 people who took the time to participate in the recent survey on library hours. Although the library continuously collects data on how and when it is used, it was extremely helpful to have some direct feedback from users. The survey indicated a strong desire to have […]

Heating Problem

The library’s heating system has developed a major problem. The heat cannot be turned on until it is fixed.  The Department of Public Works has arranged for it to be repaired and we are hopeful that it will be fixed soon. We do not expect the temperature in the building to dip below a comfortable […]

Library Designs From the N.E. Tech Students

In 2012 and 2013, interior design students of Associate Professor Mia Alwen at the New England Institute of Technology undertook redesigning the Seekonk Public Library as their semester project. We have been asked to share these designs again with the public.  The links below are to the student’s final presentations. These presentations were originally done in PowerPoint, but […]

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 […]