Do you know your “avast” from your “aye-aye?” Aye! Would you rather be carousin’ than haulin’ wind? Aye! Are ye a lily-livered landlubber? Nay! You’re just the kind of fine swashbuckler we’re looking for. Talk Like a Pirate Day is on September 19th. To prepare, the library is having fun by entering a pirate-themed contest sponsored […]
After years of complaints, the front entry doors at the library are being replaced. The existing doors were installed in 1978. Years of wear have left the doors distorted to the point, where they could not closing properly. The new doors not only fit right, but have better insulation and glazing, which greatly improves their energy-efficient. […]
The schedule of events for the 5th Annual Summer Kick-off on the Seekonk Meadows has just been released. The Kick-off will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 2-6 PM.
The next meeting of the Library Facilities Study Committee (LFSC) will be in September. The data has not yet be determined.
One of my favorite places to visit on the Web is Humans of New York. It is a photographer’s daily chronicle of people he encounters in the city. He recently posted this picture and exchange with a gentleman at New York Public Library. Many of these insightful comments apply to all of the 16,415 public libraries in America. It […]
The library’s heating system has developed a major problem. The heat cannot be turned on until it is fixed. The Department of Public Works has arranged for it to be repaired and we are hopeful that it will be fixed soon. We do not expect the temperature in the building to dip below a comfortable […]
In 2012 and 2013, interior design students of Associate Professor Mia Alwen at the New England Institute of Technology undertook redesigning the Seekonk Public Library as their semester project. We have been asked to share these designs again with the public. The links below are to the student’s final presentations. These presentations were originally done in PowerPoint, but […]
September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Seekonk Public Library, the American Library Association and libraries across the country wish to remind parents and caregivers that a library card is an essential back-to-school item. Assisting students is an important part of our mission. Our staff works closely with teachers and school librarians to provide the information […]