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 […]

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012 The Seekonk Public Library has been providing high quality library service from its facility at 410 Newman Avenue for thirty-one years. The needs of Seekonk residents have changed greatly, and the demand for library services has grown steadily in that time. Despite these challenges, the Seekonk Public Library has […]

Seekonk Celebrates: Read!

1. What is a community read? Since 1998, hundreds of communities across the U.S. have embraced the idea of community reads as a tool for civic unity and discussion through a common literary experience. We thought this would be a wonderful way to celebrate 200 years of Seekonk town history and the wonderful people in […]

Internet access and filtering.

by Peter Fuller, Interim Director I wrote in a previous post about the important role the internet plays in providing library service.  Providing internet service is not without its challenges, however.  A public library system in Washington State is being sued because it restricts access to the internet by using filters.  Providing internet access is […]