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 […]

Trustees Award Application

Application Form The Trustees of the Seekonk Public Library are seeking to honor a graduating senior.  Any interested senior should fill out the following application and return it to the Seekonk High School guidance office by____________(deadline date).   Name________________________________________________________________________   College you plan to attend next year:________________________________________________   Please submit a typed, formal essay that […]

Recipients of the Library Trustees Award

Mary Jo Flanagan 1979 Amanda Parker 1996 Gina Mayo 1980 Rachel Joiner 1997 No Award 1981 Jeffrey Kirchman 1998 Cheryl Grey 1982 Courtney Daigle 1999 Dawn Marshall 1983 Kelley Hayes 2000 Lynn Tomei 1984 Caitlan O’Grady 2001 Lisa Grey 1985 Nicole Menard 2002 Courtney Petters 1986 Lauren Armstrong 2003 Karen Ditson 1987 Melissa Leandro 2004 […]