Please Vote to Postpone Parking Article

The Board of Library Trustees requests that you vote to postpone consideration of Article 4, which is on the warrant for the Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, February 25. This article seeks to have the Town appropriate $90,000 to develop parking behind the library. This parking is intended to accommodate unusually large crowds at events […]

Annual Town Report for Fiscal Year 2013

The Seekonk Public Library has been providing high quality library service from its facility at 410 Newman Avenue since 1981. Each year the library takes up the challenge to respond to residents changing needs and  their increasing demand for library services. Through careful management  and creative application of public and private resources, the library has met and in […]

Virtual Library Tour

Seekonk Public Library has embarked on a long journey to developing a better library building from which to serve you. We are currently working on a planning grant application that will be submitted to the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners in January.  At this early point in the process, it is impossible to say what […]

Thank You for Supporting the Library

Thank you to everyone who attended the Special Town Meeting on Monday to support the library.  All of us at the library greatly appreciate your supporting our efforts to move forward with the facilities study grant.  Your presence at the meeting  made the votes decisive, and it was powerful testimony that this is a community […]

Three Warrant Articles Will Determine the Library’s Future

The library has two articles on the warrant for November Town Meeting relating to the Massachusetts public library construction program. Article 12 is requesting $25,000 from Free Cash to fund a Library Facilities Study. The purpose of a facilities study is to (1) examine the community’s current and future library service needs, (2) determine the […]

Trustee’s Letter About Town Meeting Warrant Articles

The letter below is from the Board of Library Trustees and it appeared in the Rehoboth Reporter (online edition) on October 23, 2013. We have added it to the blog as part of the library’s on-going effort to inform you about important local issues. An opposing viewpoint by Doreen Taylor, a former Seekonk Selectmen, can be […]

Library Construction Planning Grants

In 2000, a Facilities Committee appointed by Town Meeting determined that the library building was inadequate for providing the services expected of a modern public library.  The library subsequently applied for and received a three million dollar construction grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners [MBLC] to undertake a major renovation and expansion of […]