Please Attend This Important Meeting

The Board of Library Trustees will discuss two important topics at their meeting on Wednesday, September 25. The first is the possible renovation or expansion of the library. At this meeting, I will present an overview of the building planning and construction grant process. More information about this can be found on the library blog. […]

Library Takes First Steps Towards a Better Building

In June, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) announced that it would be starting another round of library construction grants. These grant rounds occur at five to eight year intervals. On average, the state has awarded fifty percent of the total eligible costs of library construction projects. To receive a construction grant, a library […]

Library Is Used By Thousands

  Each August, all of the public libraries in the state submit a report to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). The report titled, the Annual Report Information Survey or ARIS for short, provides a large amount of data on each library’s services. Library staffs spend a lot of time to make sure that […]

The Dark by Lemony Snicket — A Review!

When I was young I wasn’t really afraid of the dark.  I was more afraid of the snakes my brothers kept in the basement.  Well, in this picture book story young Laszlo was afraid of the dark that lived in the basement.  Laszlo knew the dark lived in other places like corners and hidden places […]

Funds for Library Repairs on Town Meeting Warrant

Your library needs your support at the Financial Town Meeting on Monday, June 10. The Municipal Capital Improvements Committee is recommending that $161,300 be appropriated from the Municipal Capital Stabilization Fund for the repair and renovation of roof drainage at the library. The funding for the library is one of several capital expenditures contained in […]

Every Child Ready to Read!

A few weeks ago Sharon and Mary Ellen from the Youth Services Department attended an all-day workshop (Star Power: Sing Talk and Read, Play On and Write for Easier Reading) at Norton Public Library on early literacy and how to help your child get ready to read using simple, every-day activities. From the time they […]