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 […]

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 […]